Basketball

24 Years of Sportsmanship

Thrive Sports hosted its 24th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 13th in the Lower East Side. (Read the backstory here.) Since 1994, we’ve been nurturing champions through basketball. Here’s how we do it. First, the community commits to a day. In the Lower East Side, our flagship tournament features the ministry that birthed us,…

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Skills, Drills, & Conditioning: Coming to BX and BK this Spring

This April and May, join Coach Damian at St. Mary’s Park and Recreation Center in the Bronx and Sunset Park Recreation Center in Brooklyn for an eight-week Basketball Skills, Drills, & Conditioning program.  The Bronx program is Mondays from 6-7:30 starting April 8th. Brooklyn is Wednesdays from 7:30-9 starting on April 10th. Go here to register,…

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NBA All Star Memories with Steph Curry

In 2015, hours before the NBA’s All Star game at Madison Square Garden, Steph Curry surprised a group of Harlem Village Academies students by buying them all new pairs of his signature Under Armour sneakers. They all were Young Life NYC students participating in our flagship School Mentors program on a field trip with one…

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Thrive Sports at Barclays Center

2019 Five Boro Invitational Sponsored by United Praise and Saturate NYC Championship Game Queens/Brooklyn vs. Staten Island Featuring Thrive Sports players and coaches Lawrence Coles of Speek Lyfe and Damian Rosado. Congratulations to the Staten Island squad from Urban Hope for a classic comeback, 1-point victory in overtime. 2019 Five Boro Invitational At Barclays ‹…

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Beyond the Game Photo Diary

This summer Thrive Sports introduced the Beyond the Game Skills Academy at D’Emic Park in Industry City, Brooklyn, in partnership with FunSports, Inc., City Life, I Am Empowering, Fit2Box, Brooklyn Nets, and DS Sports Media. Over sixty student-athletes participated, learning basketball and life skills, including conditioning, fundamentals, game rules and regulations, and mentorship. Guest speakers throughout…

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Hoopin’ it since ’94

You might wonder how Thrive Sports has been organizing 3-on-3 basketball tournaments for 24 years, when it only launched officially last month. Here’s how. Collage from past AGM/Xcel tournaments. Jeremy produced his first basketball tournament in 1994 for Abounding Grace Ministries, and they’ve continued the Lower East Side tradition ever since. Accounting for one unfortunate…

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Thrive x Industry City

Thrive Sports is coming to Industry City this summer with Beyond the Game Skills Academy for six Wednesdays from July 11 – August 8. Youth ages 13-17 will gather at D’Emic Playground on 34th Street for basketball drills, tournaments, and more. Beyond the Game is a collaboration between Thrive Sports, Funsport, Inc., City Life, Brooklyn…

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Thrive Sports Creates Champions

Highlights from our inaugural Thrive Sports 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunset Park on June 2, 2018. We create champions. Seen today at #ThriveSports #SunsetPark #3on3 #Ballers #BringSportsBack #BrooklynBasketball #StreetBall @brooklynnets @nbacares @nba @nycyouth @nycschools @nycparks @NYCService A post shared by Thrive Collective (@nycthrive) on Jun 2, 2018 at 10:35am PDT We create champions. #ThriveSports @coachrosadonyc…

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thrive sports 3 on 3 basketball tournament

Sunset Park Presents Thrive Sports

Thrive Sports launches tomorrow with our inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Sunset Park. Thrive Sports is a collaboration between Thrive Collective and Coach Damian Rosado of Rosado Recreations, and builds off a combined 45 years of sports-related, youth development programming in New York City. Damian was born and raised in Sunset Park, and was introduced to…

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