The East Side Escalades' offer boys and girls basketball for 4th through 12th grade at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, located at 280 Pleasant Avenue, New York, NY.
We offer the AAU Travel Basketball highest level of middle and high school AAU travel basketball in NYC and our youth basketball is second to none.
The Escalades' play man-to-man defense until high school as we believe that playing zone defense with young kids is awful for development and without learning man-to-man you are only learning half the game. Our offense is run without set plays as a progressive system that we add to each year.
This ensures that all players touch the ball and everyone is always moving. The most important thing about the Escalades' is our commitment to diversity. We want kids and teen basketball players from every background to play together, kids who would never have met each other otherwise.