After taking a few years off due to Covid, the Castle Challenge is back and scheduled to take place June 23-25, 2023 at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. The tournament will be open to Boys and Girls teams 14U-Varsity level.

Castle Athletics President Brian Rosen said “we wanted to get back to what we did pre-Covid and this event is a great opportunity to showcase talent from NYC and beyond and Kingsborough. It is the Summer and the venue is on the beach and near Coney Island Amusement Park. It is a super spot for teams to play basketball and enjoy the scenery and event. We are hoping that many programs see the chance to have a great time and experience great competition.”

Registration for the Castle Challenge will open on Monday, June 5, 2023. For information and registration materials, click HERE.


Castle Athletics will be holding tryouts for its Girls and Boys Middle School teams this week, starting today.  The tryouts for the Girls’ teams will be held at The Salvation Army, located at 138th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, and the Boys’ tryouts will be held there, as well as at LPAC, located at 14 W. 170the Street in the Bronx.  Both the Girls and Boys teams will be playing a very competitive circuit this Spring and Summer and will be traveling throughout the Northeast and beyond to play against some of the best teams in the country.

Castle Athletics is a program dedicated to the academic and athletic advancement of its students athletes.  It assists in the academic development of its participants through dedicated tutoring services.  Its athletic achievement is focused upon providing the highest caliber of coaching available and the opportunity to compete against the best players.  All of this (including gear and expenses) is provided at no cost to the player or family.  Rather, participation in the academic and social enrichment portion is the only fee required.

Good luck at the tryouts!!


Castle Athletics tryouts for its Boys and Girls Middle School teams are happening, with more and more student athletes looking to participate. The Boys continue tonight (B11 and B13) and tomorrow (B12 and B14) at The Salvation Army at 137th Street and Lenox Avenue in Manhattan. The Girls will conduct one additional tryout (G10-12) on Saturday, September 17th, in Brooklyn at Wyckoff Gardens Community Center. See the below flier for the Girls details.

Do not miss out on an opportunity to participate!!


Castle Athletics has scheduled tryouts for its 2022-2023 Middle School Girls teams for this weekend. Middle School Coordinator Anwar Gladden said that “with our schedule and the desire to get our student athletes in the gym as early as possible for training and practices, we felt there was no need to wait for the school year to get underway. We anticipate practicing and training several days a week to get ready for the Fall and Winter seasons. They are competitive schedules and our student athletes will be ready for the competition.”

Last year, the Girls Middle School teams played at the highest level and traveled to compete in the best tournaments. Over the Summer, they were in Indiana, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania and even showed their strengths on the courts of NYC. To be a part of it, check out the scheduled tryouts and play your best!!!