Damian Rosado

Thrive Sports Bed-Stuy Photo Diary

On Saturday, 10/03/2020, Thrive Sports hosted our second post-Covid basketball skills and drills clinic and under-14 tournament in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We proudly collaborated with Titan Sport, who launched their fall flag football league and celebrated their cheer leading program at the same. 5 U-14 3-on-3 teams Under-11 Skills and Drills Clinic 60 youth participants…

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Thrive Sports Sunset Park Photo Diary

It’s so good to be back. On Saturday, 9/23/2020, we proudly hosted our first (mostly) socially distant Thrive Sports 3-on-3 basketball tournament since COVID-19! ☄ 23 teams ☄ 92 competitors ☄ 30 volunteers and coaches ☄ Energized spectators ☄ Sanitizers, face masks, temperature checks ☄ Swag, trophies, pizza, water, snacks, and more 💯 Gratitude for our…

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Fall 2020 Basketball Tournaments

Thrive Sports Presents Tournament of Champions 1-Day Tournament 2-Game Elimination 3-on-3 Basketball 4-Player Rosters Junior Division, 13-15 years old Senior Division, 16-18 years old COVID-19 compliant Social distancing and masks required Masks and hand sanitizers provided to all participants Temperature checks before registration for everyone participating September 19 Sunset Park, Brooklyn Sunset Park Registration 8AM –…

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Thrive Sports is Back! Thank You, Ben Barasch

Dear Friends and Family, I hope you are all safe and managing through these uniquely challenging times. As difficult as it is for many of us to stay isolated, it is even tougher for today’s teenagers. More acutely, the underprivileged youth of NYC need outlets to activate their social lives, physical and mental health —…

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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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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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layup at basketball tournament

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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beyond the game

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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