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Castle Announces Tryouts for Middle School Spring/Summer Teams

announced February 15, 2017

Castle Athletics announced the tryout schedule for its Boys 10-14U teams and its Girls 11U and 14U teams. Tryouts will begin next week and will be held at PS7 (120th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues in Manhattan), The Salvation Army (540 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan) and Minisink (646 Malcolm ... (Read More)



Castle Programming Humming Along With NYC Castle Challenge Leading The Way

announced December 8, 2016

During the Fall and Winter, Castle Athletics focuses its attention on its elementary and middle school aged student athletes. Since late October, the players have been enmeshed in twice weekly practices and academic enrichment sessions and begun play in the Winter League at the House of Sports in A... (Read More)



The Castle Athletics Challenge

announced November 22, 2016

The Castle Athletics Challenge features both boys & girls high school varsity basketball teams in a two-day event, to be played at Hostos Community College, November 25-26, 2016. Follow the events on the following:            &nbs... (Read More)



Teams Announced for First Castle Athletics Challenge

announced October 27, 2016

Castle Athletics announced today that it will hold its First Castle Athletics Challenge on November 25-26, 2016. The two-day event, to be played at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, will bring together some of NYC’s best high school boys and girls basketball programs. On the boys side,... (Read More)



Castle Announces Lady Knights Senior Coaches for 2016-2017

announced September 13, 2016

Castle Athletics proudly announced today the coaching staff for their 17U-14U Lady Knights teams. Brian Rosen, President of Castle, said “we have been looking towards the development of the girls’ side of Castle for several years. While we have made progress, with this infusion of exce... (Read More)



Castle High School Teams Travel the Country/NYC Tourneys Next

announced August 2, 2016

Castle's girls and boys high school-aged teams finished their "Live" period of hoops traveling the country to play in some of the most prestigious and competitive tournaments. The Lady Knights barnstormed through Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, D.C. and Georgia, playing in tournaments such... (Read More)



Gymrat Challenge 17U Pool Play - Castle Knights vs Lone Wolf

announced May 31, 2016

From the article Gymrat Challenge 17U Pool Play - Castle Knights vs Lone Wolf: "Castle led from start to finish as they are a team full of very good athletes. They opened up a big lead in the second half and put on an aerial display in the victory." Read the entire article here. ... (Read More)



Castle Athletes Succeed on the Court and in the Classroom

announced May 25, 2016

Over the past three months, the Castle boys and girls teams have been taking to the court and tackling the books. With over 200 student athletes in the program this year, spread over five girls and nine boys teams, the Castle mandate of education first is catching on. Our student athletes have bee... (Read More)



Castle Boys Run the Gauntlet

announced February 14, 2016

Castle has accepted the invitation to have its high-school aged boys teams join the 2016 Adidas Gauntlet Series. For several years, the Castle boys have been knocking off some of the top national teams and the invitation is a validation of the superb work of the Castle coaches and the play of Castle... (Read More)



Tutoring Finishes the Winter Season

announced February 13, 2016

The Castle tutoring program finished off the winter season today with five teams practicing and taking advantage of the academic enrichment sessions. Over the past few months, our teams have received help with homework assignments and special projects, were assisted with reading and math problems a... (Read More)



Castle Gala a Massive Celebration

announced February 12, 2016

On Monday evening, Castle Athletics hosted its First Annual Gala at The Parkview Lounge in the Time Warner Center. Over 200 persons were on hand. As noted by President Brian Rosen, the event was a celebration of all the great things Castle has accomplished since its inception in 2008. He noted the... (Read More)



Castle Girls Schedules Released

announced February 4, 2016

The Castle Girls’ team tournament schedules were released today and they continue the highly competitive pairings from a year ago. Besides appearing in local favorites such as the Rose Classic, the Rumble in the Bronx, the Big Apple Classic and the Albany-based Gym Rat Challenge, the ladies w... (Read More)



Castle Boys 10-14U Schedules Posted

announced February 2, 2016

The Castle Boys 10-14U schedules were released today and they continue the trend of national and regional exposure for our student athletes. Tournaments include the Rumble in the Bronx, Spring and Summer Jam Fests, the AAU District Championships and the ZG Boys National Championships. Last year, t... (Read More)



Castle Announces Boys 15-17U Schedules

announced February 1, 2016

This afternoon, Castle announced its schedule for its boys' 15-17U teams. Keeping with its goal of playing at the highest caliber available, this year's schedules include stops at the King James Shooting Stars Classic in Akron, Ohio, the DC Premier Shootout in Washington, DC and the Battle for Char... (Read More)



How McKee/S.I. Tech's Stephanie Sabido transitioned from role to go-to player

announced January 15, 2016

MSIT.s Stephanie Sabido looks to dish off a pass. January 12, 2016 (Staten Island Advance/Hilton Flores) By Charlie De Biase Jr. | debiase@siadvance.com on January 15, 2016 7:30 AM highschoolsports.silive.com/news/article/3860511313774830790/how-mckeesi-techs-stephanie-sabido-went-from-role-to... (Read More)



Castle Announces Gala / Butch Graves Named Inaugural Player of the Year

announced January 14, 2016

    Castle will be hosting its First Annual Gala on Monday, February 8, 2016, from 6:30-9:30pm, at The Parkview Lounge (formerly known as The Stone Rose), located in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. As part of the event, Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr. has been named the ... (Read More)



Castle Tutoring Going All Out

announced December 21, 2015

Under newly appointed Education Director Howie Harrison, the Castle Athletics academic enrichment program is reaching new highs. While last year's program demonstrated dramatic improvement among the Castle student athletes, with cumulative grade point averages jumping, this year's program promises t... (Read More)



Villar Named to National Honor Society

announced September 24, 2015

On September 21, 2015, Allen Villar, a senior at All Hallows High School and a three-year member of the Castle Athletics family, was named to the National Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements. Castle congratulates Allen on his honor and appreciates the fine example ... (Read More)



Richie Parker to Coach Boys 14U

announced September 10, 2015

We are happy to announce that Richie Parker has rejoined the Castle Knights coaching staff for the 2015-2016 season. Richie served as coach during the 2014 winter campaign but left for a full-time opportunity with BSNY, running basketball camps and coaching several of their teams. He will jump rig... (Read More)



Castle Ends the 2014-2015 Campaign with BBQ

announced September 2, 2015

Castle ended its season with its Second Annual BBQ Celebration. Over 100 players and coaches from all Castle teams, as well as many parents and siblings, were present and enjoyed way too much food. There were spirited hoops games, both pick-up and organized, including some memorable match-ups of t... (Read More)



Castle Lady Knights Show Their Future Talent

announced September 1, 2015

The Castle Lady Knights recently displayed their skills as both the 15U and 12U teams took the championships at the Future Talent Tournament. Each team knocked off the competition in the finals by 10 points. It was the perfect ending to their fantastic seasons. Congratulations to Coaches Red and ... (Read More)



Castle Takiní It to the Streets

announced August 19, 2015

Castle kids have continued the Summer fun and basketball by playing in playground tournaments throughout New York City. And, they continue to bring home the gold in many of them. On the Girls’ side, the 12U team has continued their phenomenal season-long run by taking the championship at the... (Read More)



Castle Knights Do Vegas the Right Way

announced July 29, 2015

The Castle Knights are back home in NYC. But, they played great in Las Vegas. The 17U, 16U and 15U teams competed in both The Big Foot Las Vegas Classic and The Adidas Uprising Summer Championships. Both tournaments were managed very well and both had some of the top teams in the country playing.... (Read More)



Castle Knights Roll the Dice in Vegas

announced July 23, 2015

The Castle Knights 15U, 16U and 17U teams lit out for Las Vegas on Wednesday to play in the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships and the Big Foot Las Vegas Classic. After a long day of travel and registering for both tournaments, the boys started play in the Big Foot and each came away with victori... (Read More)



Thanks To Our Tutors: The Engine For Our Program

announced July 1, 2015

With the recent end of the academic year, Castle Athletics would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the people that make Castle successful. While there are the glory people that are visible to the outside world at tournaments throughout the United States, our message and the enrich... (Read More)



Castle Knights Continue Their Stellar Play

announced June 29, 2015

The Castle Knights continued their strong seasons with another excellent showing this past weekend. The 17U-14U teams went down to Hoop Group headquarters to play in the Summer Showdown, a warm-up act for the “Live” events coming their way in July. And, it turned out to be a great way t... (Read More)



Lady Knights Gain Recognition at the Gym Rat

announced June 22, 2015

Castle’s Lady Knights took to Upstate New York for the Girls Gym Rat recently and showed the tremendous potential that they possess. The girls competed hard and came out with victories against stiff competition. And, they impressed the scouts by having ten players recognized for their stalwa... (Read More)



Castle Boys Get Elite Level Training

announced June 20, 2015

Castle's 8th grade Knights got a special treat Friday evening when Idan Ravin stopped by practice to offer some elite training. Mr. Ravin coaches many NBA and WNBA players including Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Skylar Diggins. Many thanks for the experience. Stop by... (Read More)



Castle Boys Continue Strong Showings at ZG Nationals - Three Make All-Tourney Teams

announced June 16, 2015

Castle Athletics sent six teams to Metro Boston last weekend and each continued their strong recent play. Two teams, the 11th grade and the 9th grade squads, finished their pool play undefeated and marched on to the knockout brackets. The 10th grade team finished pool play 3-1 and just missed out ... (Read More)



Castle Knights Take Over Vassar and More

announced June 10, 2015

This past weekend, the Castle Knights 16U and 14U squads stormed the Vassar College quad and came away with championships at the Vassar Summer Classic. In doing so, the Castle 16U team knocked off all comers, including the PSA Cardinals in a very closely contested game. Afterwards, Coach Marcus Ma... (Read More)



Castle Players Strut Their Stuff at the Gym Rat

announced May 29, 2015

The Gym Rat released its tournament recap yesterday and named its All-Tourney Teams. Although the Castle Knights did not win the “Chips”, our players were certainly recognized. In the 17U bracket, Jordan Lee (Cardinal Hayes) and Michael Laster (Collaborative) made the tournament team, ... (Read More)



Youngest and Oldest Lead the Way

announced May 11, 2015

This past weekend, all of the Castle teams enjoyed success, with three teams doing very well at the Providence Jam Fest (running deep in the brackets), and the 17U boys heading to the Championship at the AAU Districts and the 11U boys team copping first place at the Zero Gravity War in Western, CT. ... (Read More)



Castle Boys Continue to Roll to Victories

announced April 21, 2015

This past weekend, the Castle boys’ 14U, 15U, 16U and 17U teams kept up their hoop onslaught and all took home the gold at the Zero Gravity Rage for Royalty tournament staged throughout NYC and Westchester County. The tournament brought in some of the top teams from the region who were using ... (Read More)



Castle Student Athletes Enjoy Enrichment Sessions

announced April 16, 2015

Castle's academic enrichment sessions are fully underway and our student athletes are thriving and enjoying the process. Whether pinpointing specific academic areas that need to be further developed, assisting students with homework assignments or projects, or providing general overviews on global ... (Read More)



Castle Teams Enjoy a Big Weekend

announced April 15, 2015

Last weekend, Castle’s Girls and Boys teams were playing in tournaments throughout Pennsylvania and New York-the AAU Districts, the Rose Classic, the Zero Gravity Tip-Off Classic and the Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest-and having great success. The Girls 12U team took another chip, this time in th... (Read More)



Castle Teams Run Wild at Thoroughbred Classic

announced April 3, 2015

Last weekend, six Castle high school-aged teams, three girls and three boys, ventured to Saratoga, NY for the Thoroughbred Classic. Five of them made it to the championship game in their brackets and three of them, the 16U and 15U girls and the 15U boys, rumbled home with championships. It was a g... (Read More)



Castle Boys HS Teams Start Seasons with Chips

announced March 25, 2015

This past weekend, seven Castle Athletics teams invaded New Jersey to participate in the March Showdown at Ramapo College. The tournament was the kickoff for six of the teams, including the three Boys High School aged teams. And, all three came away with tournament championships. The 17U team, le... (Read More)



Castle Starts the Spring Season and Picks Up a Chip

announced March 16, 2015

The Castle middle school-aged teams started their Spring season at the March Madness tournament at Ramapo College this past weekend, with the Boys 13U team coming home with a championship. The team was led by Brian Moore who averaged 14 points a game. Coach Richie Parker was thrilled with the re... (Read More)



Emilee Christopher to Coach 8th Grade Girls

announced February 15, 2015

Castle Athletics announced today that Emilee Christopher has joined the Castle family to coach its 7th/8th grade girls' team. After playing her AAU ball with the Garner Flames of North Carolina, Emilee played her collegiate career at North Carolina A&T. Following graduation, Coach Christopher ... (Read More)



Castle and Letís Get Ready Prep Students

announced January 29, 2015

This Saturday, January 31, 2015, Castle Athletics and Let’s Get Ready will be holding an introductory session for Castle’s student athletes, informing them of the benefits and timing of the LGR programming. The program, free for all participants and conducted at several locations throug... (Read More)



Castle Teams Take 3 Championships at MLK Tourney

announced January 20, 2015

Castle’s 5th Grade Boys’ and 6th and 8th Grade Girls’ teams each collected gold this weekend at the New Castle 27th Annual Martin Luther King Tournament. The tournament spanned four days for the Castle teams and provided each of the teams, including the 6th Grade Boys’ team,... (Read More)



Castle KenKen a Can-Can

announced December 15, 2014

 On Saturday, Castle hosted its first KenKen demonstration for its student-athletes. For those who do not know, KenKen is a grid-based numerical puzzle that has been proven to “make you smarter” and help with your math studies in school. Over 80 players from Castle’s 3rd thr... (Read More)



Castle Kicks Off Developmental Clinic

announced December 14, 2014

Castle Athletics kicked of its Developmental Clinic for 1st and 2nd grade boys over the weekend. It was a tremendous success with players getting an understanding of some of the elementary concepts of footwork, defensive stances, passing and dribbling. Below, Coach Rudy works with some of the youn... (Read More)



Richie Parker Joins the Castle Ranks

announced December 8, 2014

Castle Athletics proudly announces the joining of Richie Parker to its coaching ranks. Richie, a star collegiate player for Long Island University and scholastic standout for Manhattan Center, will be taking over the reins of this year’s 7th grade boys’ program. In his playing days, Rich... (Read More)



Castle Boys Win House of Sports High School JV Championship

announced November 10, 2014

Castle Athletics took down the House of Sports High School JV championship yesterday, deploying a team of players from last season's 8th and 9th grade teams. During the regular season, the boys went 7-1, losing only when they were significantly undermanned due to injury. Yesterday, the boys avenge... (Read More)



Castle Lady Knights Start the Charge

announced November 5, 2014

The Castle Lady Knights started their inaugural high school campaign in dominating fashion this past weekend, sweeping two games in the Under Armour Hoop Dreams Invitational by 8 and 43 points, and guided by Curtiz "Luck" Simpson. Castle has been developing the ladies side of the progra... (Read More)



Castle Boys Double Down in Vegas

announced July 30, 2014

Castle Athletics finished its 2013-2014 travel season with its four boys teams venturing to Las Vegas to play in the Vegas Finals, July 23-27. The competitive field included some of the best teams from some of the elite programs throughout the United States and Canada. And, while all of Castle's t... (Read More)



Castle 16U Boys Grab the Summer Tipoff

announced June 13, 2014

Castle’s 16U boys continued their winning ways by taking the championship at the House of Sports Summer Tipoff. In doing so, Castle outscored its opponents by a combined 214-146. But, it was not all easy. The boys needed to outlast a game Mid-Jersey Mavericks squad in the final to best them... (Read More)



Castle Coach Visits the Swamp

announced June 13, 2014

Castle 17U Assistant Coach Marcus Matthews took his knowledge and coaching experience to the University of Florida basketball camp this past weekend. Besides hobnobbing with Coach Donovan of the Gators, Coach Matthews led his team to the camp championship. Congratulations!! We look forward to lea... (Read More)



Under Armour Powers Castle

announced June 4, 2014

Castle Athletics would like to thank its friends at Under Armour for their support of Castle’s student athletes throughout this year. We proudly wear our UA gear as we are powered to victory in tournament after tournament.



Castle Boys Conquer the Hudson Valley Showdown

announced June 2, 2014

Castle’s boys teams dominated the Zero Gravity Hudson Valley Showdown this past weekend, taking championships in the 14U, 16U and Varsity competitions and going undefeated in five games. The 15U just missed out on completing the sweep by going 2-1 but failing to make the playoff rounds. As t... (Read More)



Castle Boys Take on the Gym Rat

announced May 28, 2014

This past weekend, Castle’s 14U-17U boys teams traveled to Albany and Saratoga to participate in the Gym Rat Challenge. Competition was fierce and each of the teams showed very well. The 17U team stormed through its pool, besting Connecticut Elite (58-50), Game 7 Sharks (54-50) and New York ... (Read More)



Castle Wins the War for Westchester

announced May 19, 2014

Castle's Boys teams won most of the battles and the ultimate War for Westchester (a Zero Gravity tournament) this past weekend. Led by the 17U and 16U teams, the boys won two championships, were edged in another final and barely missed making the finals in a fourth age group. All in all, a pretty ... (Read More)



Castle Boys Enjoy the Easter Weekend

announced April 21, 2014

Led by its 17U team’s success at the Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest, Castle’s Boys teams hopped over the weekend competition with plenty of wins all around. In Virginia, the 17Us swept into the Sweet 16 with wins over Team Melo and Baltimore’s Finest. Featured on the “Live Bl... (Read More)



Hoop Dreams Invitational Recap

announced April 8, 2014

 (from Elite Sports Events) Elite sports put on another great basketball tournament to kick off their spring season as they hosted the Hoop Dreams Invitational at the INSPORTS facility in Trumbull. Teams from the ages of 10 through 17 competed in this very competitive battle between great prog... (Read More)



Castle Teams Win UA Hoop Dreams Chips

announced April 7, 2014

The 11th Grade and 9th Grade boys teams continued their winning ways and pulled down championships in the Under Armour Hoop Dreams tournament in Trumbull, CT. Like the championship the week before, the 11th Grade Knights played a complete game on both ends of the court. Again, there was balanced ... (Read More)



Castle Gallops to Victory at Thoroughbred Classic

announced March 31, 2014

Castle's 10th and 11th grade teams started their spring seasons in superb fashion, racing to championships in the Under Armour Thoroughbred Classic in Saratoga, New York. The tournament hosted over 150 teams from New York City up through Upstate New York. The 10th grade team rolled through its comp... (Read More)



8th Grade Boys Sweep March Showdown

announced March 24, 2014

Castle’s 8th Grade Boys dominated the March Showdown at Ramapo College, sweeping past the New Jersey Gazelles, Bello NYC and, in the championship, St. John’s Leonia. Castle had great all-around play starting with a suffocating defense. The boys trapped all over the court, leading to nume... (Read More)



8th Grade Boys Finish Winter Season with Championship

announced February 17, 2014

The Castle Athletics 8th Grade Boys team finished its Winter campaign with four resounding victories and a championship in the Elite Sports Under Armour Presidents Weekend Tournament. Assistant Coach Bill Coston said that it was a total team effort and was the culmination of hard work, practice and... (Read More)



Castle Takes Lease For Harlem Office Space

announced February 6, 2014

Castle Athletics announced the signing today of a lease for its new headquarters at 1662 Park Avenue, New York, New York (located at 117th Street and Park Avenue). The office will serve as the hub for Castle’s educational and athletic activities. Allen Coston, spokesperson for Castle, indica... (Read More)



Rudy King Joins Castle Coaching Staff

announced January 30, 2014

Castle Athletics announced today that Rudy King, currently Assistant Head Coach of Monsignor Scanlan High School’s Boys’ Varsity Basketball team, has joined the Castle coaching staff for the 2014 season. Coach King will be leading Castle’s Boys’ 11th Grade team through its ve... (Read More)



Castle Announces Junior Program and Girls Side

announced September 12, 2013

Castle Athletics will be expanding its programming and athletic development to include a Junior Program (Grades 2-7) and a Girls’ Middle and High School Program (Grades 8-10). This past year, Castle sponsored Boys basketball teams for players in 8th, 9th and 10th Grades. Each team had an extre... (Read More)



10th and 9th Grade Teams Tune Up at Vassar

announced June 7, 2013

The 10th and 9th Grade teams played at Vassar College last weekend and both ran through their brackets to the championship. The tournament served as a tune-up for this weekend’s Rumble in the Bronx. The 10th Graders went 3-0 in pool play and then defeated a game Marlboro Crush and the Sulliva... (Read More)



9th and 10th Grade Teams Win Tune-Ups for The Gym Rat

announced May 23, 2013

Both the 9th and 10th Grade teams won their divisions of the Zero Gravity War for Westchester this past weekend, each winning five games over two days. The 8th Grade team narrowly missed out winning its pool and qualifying for the medal round. All weekend, the 10th Grade Knights were led by tremend... (Read More)



Castle's 8th Grade Team Shows Heart at the Spring Hoops Shootout

announced May 6, 2013

This past weekend, Castle’s 8th grade team competed in the Spring Hoops Shootout in Mahwah, NJ, playing three games and finishing with two wins and one loss. Throughout the tournament, the Knights demonstrated their tenacity and desire to win. On Saturday, the Knights played the Teaneck Allst... (Read More)



Castle Knights Roll through Jersey

announced May 6, 2013

The Castle Knights 10th Grade team plowed through the Spring Hoops Shootout this weekend and dominated pool play, beating BC Eagles, HDynasty and Downtown Ballers by 25 points or more. In the finals, the Knights bested a game Wyckoff YMCA squad by 5 points. The Knights played a fine all-around game ... (Read More)



Castle Athletics 14U - Super Regional Champs

announced April 22, 2013

The Castle 14U team came in 1st place this weekend at the AAU CT Super Regional in Newtown, CT. On Saturday, the team went 2-1. The first victory was a due to forfeit (Connecticut Elite did not show up). We lost the second game against Stamford Peace 59-64. John Jimenez had a solid game with 17 poi... (Read More)



Castle 9th Grade Earns Bid to Division 1 AAU Nationals Finishing 3-1 for the Weekend

announced April 9, 2013

The weekend started off on negative note with our 1st loss of the season to CT Gladiators on Saturday evening. Sunday with a 6:30am meet up time, we headed to New Haven CT with only 7 players knowing to earn a bid to the DIV 1 nationals we would have to play and win 3 games. Since we were shorthande... (Read More)



Castle 10th Grade Sweeps AAU Super Regional - Secure D1 National Bid

announced April 8, 2013

Castle’s 10th Grade squad swept through the AAU Super Regional in Newtown, CT this weekend, knocking off Nor East Lightning and two teams from Connecticut Elite. By doing so, the team garnered a D1 National Tournament bid. Throughout the tournament, the team played well on defense and continue... (Read More)



Castle 8th Grade Earns Bid to D1 National Tournament

announced April 8, 2013

With wins against Connecticut Elite and the North Babylon Bulldogs during this past weekend’s AAU Super Regional Championship hosted in Newtown, Connecticut, Castle’s 8th grade team secured a bid to the D1 AAU National Tournament. Castle Knights 62 – Connecticut Elite 39: From s... (Read More)



Castle Goes Undefeated in the New Milford Easter One Day Tournament

announced April 3, 2013

Castle's 8th, 9th, and 10th grade teams all went undefeated this past weekend during the Easter One Day Tournament hosted at the Connecticut Sports Arena in New Milford, Connecticut. Recaps of the the games follow:  8th Grade Team Castle 65 - Hudson Hawks 45: Castle's pressure defense secure... (Read More)



8th and 9th Grade Teams Sweep Through Tip Off Classic

announced March 25, 2013

Castle's 8th and 9th grade teams went undefeated during the Tip Off Classic hosted at the Brewster Sports Center in Brewster, New York.  Game summaries follow:  8th Grade Team Castle 84 - Nor'east Lightning (Morris - 14U) 60: Castle maintained momentum throughout its victory against t... (Read More)