Basketball Academy

Premier Athletic Club | 2127 Albany Post Road | Montrose, NY 10548

COST: $295

10:00AM – 11:15AM
January: 1/17,  1/24,  1/31
February: 2/7,  2/14,  2/21


Grades 4th – 12th
There will be numerous baskets that will allow you to stay with your age group and gender.

In-Season Shooting

10:00 – 11:15AM
• 75-minute shooting workouts
• 300 to 400 shots in every workout

Ball Handling & Passing

11:30 – 12:15PM
• 75 minute drills, skills, and
ball-handling workouts 

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    Meet Our Coaches

    Chris DiCintio Chris DiCintio President & Founder

    Chris DiCintio is the founder and President of The East Coast Panthers. DiCintio has been involved with high school basketball for over twenty years. Currently, he is the Varsity Boy’s Coach at Somers High School in Somers, New York.

    In 2015, he has taken Somers, an afterthought in Section 1 basketball, to a Final Four at the Westchester County Center for the first time in over two decades. With double digit winning season in the last four out of five years, DiCintio has clearly established Somers as an annual contender in Section 1 - Class A, one of the most competitive sections in NY State. Read More

    Darryl Atkinson Darryl Atkinson Vice President

    Darryl Atkinson has been involved in high school and college basketball for twenty years and has worked, coached, and help develop players who are or have played professionally and at the highest levels of NCAA basketball.

    As the Associate Head Coach at Somers High School, he has helped take the Somers program to new heights. With a Final Four appearance and three trips to the Quarterfinals in the past five years, Atkinson has helped establish Somers as an annual contender in Section 1 - Class A. Read More

    Larry Rheingold Larry Rheingold Director of Athletic Events

    Larry Rheingold has been coaching for the better part of 25 years. For the past two seasons Rheingold has been the Asst. Men’s Coach at Concordia College.

    Previously, Rheingold was the asst. Varsity basketball coach at Croton Harmon High School. Additionally, Rheingold has been involved in youth basketball as well. Rheingold started his coaching career working with troubled youths in 7th and 8th grade. He has coached various age groups in AAU for the past 7 years. Read More

    Lou DeMello Lou DeMello Director of Basketball Operations

    Lou DeMello is an energetic, motivated and extremely knowledgeable Athletic Director and Basketball Coach/Trainer for nearly 30 years.

    Coach DeMello comes to the East Coast Panthers as the Head of its Basketball Operations focusing on developing the Panthers throughout Westchester County. Lou brings years of experience at his profession being the former Athletic Director for the Brewster Sports Center in Brewster, NY and the House of Sports in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Read More

    Liz Martinez Liz Martinez Office Manager

    Liz Martinez is the office manager for the East Coast Panthers since 2016. She handles communications, billing, planning and registration for the organization. Liz was born and raised in Westchester, NY; Graduating from Maria Regina H.S, in Hartsdale and from SUNY College in Purchase, NY with a Bachelor of Arts. She has worked in retail for a decade which has given her the opportunity to deal in customer service and an appreciation to help people. When she is not working hard the East Coast Panthers, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Read More

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