'Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation' Presents PLAYTIME BASKETBALL

Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation is a New Jersey non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization which supports AAU sports, education & mentoring opportunities for the youth as well as participating in community outreach programs with local children's hospitals in New Jersey and its surrounding areas.

Our mission is to inspire our youth to become leaders, champions, student-athletes and to empower them to be successful in school and life through sports, education and community relation that will facilitate systemic change. We promote values of selfless service that provides a safe haven in the community. In addition to promoting positive change and growth for children ages of 6 – 17, F K Best assists with building character that's exemplified by leadership. Our particular focus is OUR youth. We set out to strengthen their abilities and help them set short/long term goals and strive for realistic dreams. We execute our mission by conducting programs for the youth primarily in New Jersey and then branching out on a national level.

F K Best established the Youth Foundation in 2007. Funding for the Foundation was made possible by parents of current players who participated on the Teaneck Youth All Star basketball team and Bronx Kings ~ AAU basketball organization. The parents are honest and hard working individuals who love their children and support their activities. Over the past years, many of the parents have watched their children play for various organizations. Since then, we've decided to build an organization and youth foundation that would benefit our children. We create opportunities and provide support for promising youth to fulfill their potential in the classroom, on the court and in the community.

Birth of Fathers Know Best Youth Foundation. Connecting people and organizations around common goals ~ FKB serve as a catalyst by encouraging leaders (i.e. Educators, Athletes, Entrepreneurs and Musicians) to speak with our children and primarily focus on their fields of expertise. They stress the importance of education, family, sportsmanship and careers. Our objective is to establish an AAU Basketball organization ~ “PLAYTIME”. We have competed in many local and regional basketball circuits as well as nationally, under the direction of our volunteer parents. F K Best established a mentoring program ~ “Mothers Know Better after Dark”. Our mentoring program relies greatly on parent participation. We set out to provide tutoring sessions, travel outings such as visits to Museums, Learning centers and designated Monumental sites.

In 2008, F K Best established a community outreach program ~ "THOUGHTS for KIDS". Our community outreach program reaches out to disadvantaged children in the community and sick children in the local Children's Hospitals, throughout the holiday season, and provides gifts and toys.

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Thursday, March 15
PLAYTIME HS Spring Tryouts start Mar17th & 24th 2018




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Thursday, June 1
GO FUND ME - 13U & 14U Nationals


GO FUND ME Account for the PLAYTIME 13U & 14U Teams .


Wednesday, February 22
PLAYTIME HS Tryouts Workouts March 11th & March 18th 2017


Wednesday, February 22
Check out Mykel Swanston Hackensack (NJ) PG'17 on Hudl

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Saturday, January 21


Mel Henderson 2nd Annual Showcase Saturday Jan 21st, 2017

This event will showcase some great teams from New Jersey and Ct to include: Don Bosco Prep, St Joe's, St Peter's, Hackensack, Dwight Englewood, Eastside (Paterson), Bergen Catholic,  Randolph, The Hun School, East Orange, Notre Dame (CT) and The Master's School (CT) .

All games played at Hackensack HS First & Beech St Hackensack, NJ 07601

Tuesday, March 15
Highlights from Teaneck's win over Winslow in the Group 3 final

A Baucum

Tuesday, September 15


Saturday, March 7

15U / 16U / 17U

Saturday's 3-5pm (Teaneck, NJ)
Try Outs (March 7, 14, 21)
Pre Season Practice/ Scrimmage (March 16, 23, 30)
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Tentative Schedule:
AGame SuperShoot Out (March 28-29th)
Spring Fling (April 3rd and 4th)  Neptune, NJ
Spring Jam Fest (April 10th-12th) Philadelphia, PA*
Pitt Jam Fest (April 24th-26th) Pittsburgh, PA*
Gym Rat Challenge (May 23rd-24th) Saratoga, NY
Rumble in the Bronx (June 12th-14th) New York
Basketbull Summer Championship (July 10th-12th) Amhearst, MA*
Las Vegas Live (July 15th-19th) Las Vegas, NV*
Live in AC (July 22nd-24th) Atlantic City, NJ*
Hoop Group Buzzer Beater (July 25th-26th) Neptune, NJ*

(7 Guaranteed Events)
* Live Period Events *

Thursday, December 11
PLAYTIME apparel catalog through FAN CLOTH

PLAYTIME apparel catalog through FAN CLOTH.

Please find your favorite PLAYTIME products and place an order!


Wednesday, November 19
Shaakir Linsdey OWEN CC vs Monroe College - Nov 22 @ 2pm

PLAYTIME to support Shaakir "Shaq" Lindsey on Nov 22nd @ 2pm when Owen CC takes on Monroe College.

Monroe Athletics Complex - 19 Lecount Place, New Rochelle, NY 

I-95 North to Exit 15 onto Route 1 North to downtown New Rochelle 


Wednesday, November 19
Lavrone Green Chosen New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week

Montclair, NJ – Freshman guard LAVRONE GREEN was chosen as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week on Monday. Green earns the first NJAC Rookie of the Week selection after being named the Most Valuable Player of the BB&T Tip-Off Classic at Shenandoah and helping MSU record their first 2-0 start since 2009-10. In the first contest of his freshman campaign, he registered 19 points and two steals during an 88-86 overtime victory over Methodist. He then recorded 22 points, three rebounds, and one steal during a 95-79 victory over Cazenovia in the Championship game of Shenandoah's Tip-Off Tournament. Green currently ranks second in the NJAC in scoring (20.0 points per game). 


Wednesday, November 19
Teaneck's Chris Jones (U PITT) gets PLAY-TIME

Another Teaneck HS standout gets PLAY-TIME @ U PITT: Chris Jones 


Saturday, December 6

New Jersey’s own Kyrie Irving stars in his first commercial as Uncle Drew.

Saturday, May 26
Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview: Is It Playtime?

Playtime Will Be Ready To Rock!

The Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Division has been a pleasant surprise this year. #1 ECE-NJABC will not be in the building so we are looking to see who will be ready to step up. Here’s a look at the squads that will be in Lakewood.

Basketball Spotlight MDC 11U Preview

Playtime: PP has a few state crowns under their belt now they will be looking to win their second Spotlight banner. They have a thick field but they are definitely battle tested.

Team Nelson: TN is hungry for a crown after pushing #1 ECE-NJABC to double overtime during the Mid Atlantic finals. They have enough weapons to make it to Hoop Group Headquarters on Sunday.

Potomac Valley Select: I hear this is a super squad coming up from the Potomac Valley. Now they will be trying to represent to the fullest. It will be interesting to see how they mesh in this atmosphere.

New Heights: They got it together in AC by making it to the finals. Now they will try to win it all at the MDC. If they keep their momentum going they should be good to go.

CJ Hawks: The Hawks have been hovering around the championship round all season. Now might be the time for them to make the break through.

Beyond The Lines: This Lakewood based crew will have the home court advantage and will need it as they make their Spotlight debut. Welcome to the big stage I hope you are ready to rumble.

Team Rebels: TR hasn’t found their stride thus far this season but this might be their time to shine. The talent is there and now they just have to put everything together.

Other Teams To Watch: NY Panthers, Pleasantville PAL, M Plex Mustangs, KSK and others.

Monday, May 7
Basketball team pushes kids on court and in class

Basketball team pushes kids on court and in class

Monday, May 7, 2012 Last updated: Monday May 7, 2012, 11:37 AM
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A few years ago, a group of fathers in Teaneck and Hackensack decided they needed to do something to help students prepare for high school — and the rest of their lives.

John Judkins running the ball with teammates Coleman Chennault  and Jayden Lemond behind in a Playtime Panthers game. The team won the state championship in their age group.
John Judkins running the ball with teammates Coleman Chennault and Jayden Lemond behind in a Playtime Panthers game. The team won the state championship in their age group.

"The kids needed us," said Mike Richardson.

They formed a basketball team, but there was a catch: To play, a boy had to have a C-plus or better average. Those who didn't had to come to practice 30 minutes early for tutoring.

The boys didn't seem to mind the extra work as long as they got to play ball. In fact, the kids from all over Bergen and Passaic joined.

Today, they are doing well in school. They are also doing great on the court.

The Playtime Panthers are state champions — again.

The 9U team won their state AAU championships in late April, earning a spot in the nationals this summer.

On Sunday, the 11U team won its own state title. "It was a great game," said one of the players, Shai Williams, an 11-year-old Teaneck resident. The team will also compete against the nation's top teams this summer.

"It was a well-fought game," Richardson said of the 53-38 win over the Central Jersey Hawks on Sunday. He coaches both the 9U and 11U teams.

Now comes the hard work. "We have to prepare ourselves for the games ahead," said Richardson, a Teaneck resident who has a son on the 9U team. "We have to represent."

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Tuesday, April 24
NJ 9U State Championship Recap: Playtime 9U Wins State Title

NJ 9U State Championship Recap: Playtime 9U Wins State Title

Playtime Baby Ballers Win State Title

Championship Roster
Aryan Arora 33
William Richardson 22
John Easley Jr. 44
Caleb Skinner 30
Coleman Chennault 42
Jayden Lemond 41
Hunter Toro 43
Dasean Lecque 10
Julian Brown 34
John Judkins 31
Andrew Alfano 15
Spencer Johnson 25
Najee Tanksley 40

Tuesday, April 24
Playtime 11U Crowned 12U Div. 2 Champs

Playtime 11U Wins 12U Div. 2 Crown

Championship Roster: Jordan McCoy, Marc Bruce, Coach Mike Richardson, Ahsan Huland El, Coach Leshawn Tanskley, Coach Jelani Carter. Front from left: Jelani Carter Jr., Chihe Williams, John Wilson, Jaheim Tanksley. Middle row: Austin Geller, Brandon Osafu and Dashan Crittenden.

Wednesday, May 9
Playtime: NJ State CHAMPS! Win Back To Back Crowns

Playtime Earn Gold Medals

Playtime Panthers defeated CJ Hawks 51-38 to win the NJ AAU 11U State Champions. Playtime made it back to back titles as this squad also won the 10U crown last year.

Championship Roster:
Jordan McCoy
Marc Bruce
Ahsan Huland
El Jelani Carter Jr.
Chihe Williams
John Wilson
Jaheim Tanksley
Austin Geller
Brandon Osafu
Dashan Crittenden.
Coach Mike Richardson
Coach Leshawn Tanskley
Coach Jelani Carter

Friday, February 17
Spotlight Video Feature: Tanksley's MVP Performance At Baby Baller MLK Classic

Basketball Spotlight Video Feature: Tanksley's MVP Performance At Baby Baller MLK Classic

Jaheim Tanklsey Shows Why He Was MVP Of The MLK Baby Ballers Classic

Jaheim Tanksley was awarded the MVP of the Baby Ballers MLK Classic and after watching his footage it’s easy to see why. His basketball IQ, skills and court savvy is beyond his years. Right now he has to be one of the most feared ball handlers on the 11U level. The scary thing is he’s just getting started.

Monday, January 16
Playtime Takes Baby Baller MLK Classic Title

 Baby Baller MLK Classic 11U Championship Recap: Playtime Finally Gets It Done. 

Playtime Takes Baby Baller MLK Classic Title

Jaheim Tanklsey scored 20 points and Jordan McKoy added 12 points as Playtime Panthers defeated Team Nelson 48-37 to win the Baby Baller MLK Classic 11U Championship. Trevon Alderman poured in a team high 19 points in the loss. Playtime's coach Mike Richardson felt good to finally grab the banner. "It was a long time coming. We came in second in 3 consecutive Spotlight events. Now we can say we finally got over the hump. I'm so proud of my boys" he finished.

MVP: Jaheim Tanksley (Playtime)
Tanskley was remarkable in the finals. The pint size point guard did damage with his floater in the lane. But really hurt Team Nelson hearts by banging home deep jumpers even a trey ball from NBA range. When money time came Tanksley stepped up and cashed in.

Next we will bring you the top performers from each position during the MLK Classic.

Friday, January 20
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Forwards

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Forwards

Alonzo Frink (Playtime)- I heard about Frink tearing up competition in North Jersey and finally got a chance to see him in action. The first aspect of his game that caught my attention was his range from the perimeter. The stocky power forward is very comfortable behind the arc and he showed it by connecting some several treys over the weekend. Inside he banged the boards and maneuvered on the baseline. He scored 20 points against NWK and hurt KSK for 16 markers in their rival win.

Thursday, January 19
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 2

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 2

 BJ Saliba (Playtime)- Saliba helped Playtime make the final four by banging home mid range jumpers and scoring in transition. His best scoring game of the tournament was when he scored 14 points against NWK in their pool play win. He also hit a couple of big shots during their semifinal win against KSK.

Wednesday, January 18
Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 1

Baby Baller MLK Classic Recap: 12U Top Guards Part 1

Jalen Lecque (Playtime Panthers)

The 12U Division at the Baby Baller MLK Classic had some serious talent. Here’s a breakdown of some of the top guard that showcased their game in America’s Playground.

Baby Baller MLK Classic 12U Top Guards Part 1

Jalen Lecque (Playtime Panthers)-
The purpose of this event was to give the Baby Ballers a stage to shine and Lecque took full advantage. He starred as a scorer and passer all weekend but really stepped in their quarterfinal win versus KSK. Jalen scored a game high 21 points including a big time trey ball in the closing minutes. He had a big time weekend.

Zegary Scott (Playtime Panthers)- Scott proved to be a tough backcourt mate with Lecque. He was in the mix applying the defensive pressure and converting turnovers into easy buckets. He can play both guard spots well but is more suited for running the point. He’s one of the most underrated guards in the region.

Wednesday, January 11
Baby Baller MLK Classic Preview: Jordan "Is The Real" McCoy

Baby Baller MLK Classic Preview: Jordan Is The Real McCoy

Jordan "The Real" McCoy (Playtime)

Playtime Panthers were the toast of the state in NJ last season. They won the NJ AAU State title and Jordan McCoy was one the main reasons. The wiry guard has the tools to be a big time player in the future. His coach Mike Richardson knows about his skills, “Jordan is the most versatile player in the 11U Division. He played all 5 positions while helping us win 19 out of 21 championships last season” said Mike.

This season Playtime has won 2 out of 3 championships only finishing 2nd at the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic. “The Real” McCoy is a player that Basketball Spotlight has on our radar so we will be playing close attention to his progress. Can Jordan help Playtime win the Baby Baller MLK Classic crown? We will see in America’s Playground.

Sunday, October 23

Coach Johnson hosts B-ball Clinic: Head Coach Avery Johnson, Kerry Kittles, Darryl Dawkins and McDonald's NY Metro Co-op President, Tony Scari, hosted 90 ‘Future Stars' at the PNY Center on Sunday for a skills clinic. Students were selected for their dedication and team work both on and off the court of their hometown summer leagues.


PLAYTIME Panthers: NYC Basketball Profile


Tuesday, April 5
Wajdi visits the White House

Wajdi Ahemed scored perfect on the 2009 & 2010 NJ ASK Evaluation test in Mathmatics. In an elite class, he and only two other students in the state of New Jersey shared a trip to the Nations Capitol. This true Student Athlete is on the path to a career in one of the STEM based fields.

Saturday, October 22
PLAYTIME Flashback


Banquet Flyer
Saturday, August 20
PLAYTIME Family Weekend

Wednesday, June 15
Principal Sean Davenport is your guide to an expanded learning day in a New York City public school.

Adventures in a New School Day

Principal Sean Davenport, aka Coach "D", is your guide to an expanded learning day in a New York City public school, Thurgood Marshall Lower Academy.

Sunday, June 19
Playtime Earns New Threads from AGame


Sunday, June 5

Super 8s
Saturday, June 11
PLAYTIME introduces their Super 8s @ the Rod Strickland tournament

Monday, April 18
10U Top Performers From The Baby Baller Bonanza

Basketball Spotlight Season Award Winners  
Jordan McCoy Guard (Playtime)- When you watch McCoy play you can see potential written all over this youngster. He’s a fluid wing guard already and has a nice deep range jumper. I look forward to watching McCoy and Hoggard battle for years to come.

Akrum Ahemed Forward (Playtime)- Akrum operated inside for the NJ State Champs. He used the glass well and dribbled past the shot blockers. His inside play helped Team Nelson make their late rally.him.

Makhi Moore Guard (Playtime)- Moore is a good ball handler while running the show for the Panthers. He does a good job of not turning over the pill and getting his teammates involved.

Sunday, April 3

4th Grade ...

Tuesday, March 22
"Challenges to the Achievement of Black Boys in Public Education" Mar 31st
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Adam Clayton Powell Memorial Ministry:

Sunday, March 6

AGame Super Shootout 12U Recap: Playtime Earns New Threads


Monday, March 7, 2011

Playtime Cruised To The Championship

Playtime raced out to an early lead and went on to defeat Philly Triple Threat 54-35 to win the 12U Championship at the AGame Super Shootout. The Panthers had a balanced scoring attack in their victory.

Top Performers

Boubacar Kamissoko Guard (Playtime)- This kid lived on the fast break. He leaked out several times for uncontested layups. In the half court set he attacked from the wing and used twisting finishes to earn points. He also can be deadly from behind the arc. He had a huge weekend scoring the ball.

JJ Jinwright Guard (Playtime)- This was my first time checking out this kid and I like the tools he possess. He joined Boubacar in being a major problem in transition. I like the wiggle in his game and his ability to finish. I see him moving over to the point guard position.

Lydell Geffard Forward (Playtime)- The developing forward has great size and a soft touch but what really impressed me was the way he threw the outlet pass. Lydell made life very easy for his streaking teammates by hitting them with Joe Montana type long passes. On defense he blocked or altered several shots that led to easy buckets on the other end.

Mike Watkins Guard (Playtime)- Playtime has a load of scoring but Watkins controls the flow and makes sure the rock gets shared equally. Instead of using flash Watkins is a crafty guard that relies on his basketball IQ to get the job done.

Monday, January 31
Clash For The 10U Recap: Team Takeover Prevails over PLAYTIME

Clash For The 10U Recap: Team Takeover Prevails over PLAYTIME

Jahmir Young and Jason Gibson scored 9 points apiece as Team Takeover defeated Playtime Panthers 35-27 to win the Clash For The Cup 10U Championship. Jordan McKoy scored 7 points for Playtime in the loss.

Top Performers

Jordan McKoy Forward (Playtime)- McKoy was a problem all tournament because at his size he still can handle the rock and score like a guard. He has good range on his outside shot and will go inside to snatch a few boards. He should a good one in the future.

Makhai Moore Guard (Playtime)- Playtime has an up and coming guard in Moore. He gets anywhere he wants on the floor and will hit teammates on the move with the correct pass. We will be keeping an eye on this baby baller.

Murad Mostafa Forward (Playtime)- Murad battles hard on the blocks and will give you a spin move or two to get buckets. He does all the dirty work for the Green and Black.

Team Takeover 10U Champs

Jason Gibson Guard (Team Takeover)- Gibson is a cleaver ball handler and can also shoot the pill. He thrives in the open floor by pushing the rock and looking for teammates. This kid has a lot of heart and passion for the game. He has major swagger.

Jahmir Young Guard (Team Takeover)- The southpaw is a showman. He has a good crossover for a player so and he even likes to use the fake pass in transition. He has some swift moves and craftiness in his game already. He’s exciting to watch.

Garrett Kirkland Guard (Team Takeover)- Kirkland is a hard nose guard with some good guard skills. He likes getting out on the break and doing his thing while also being able to shoot from deep. He scored a game high 17 points against T Town Ballers.

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Monday, November 1
Converse launches the new Star Player EVO & EB3 (Elton Brand) signature shoes


Press Releases


November 1, 2010 - Converse launches the new Star Player EVO & EB3 (Elton Brand) signature shoes.

The younger PLAYTIME teams will take the court this season wearing the EB3 (Elton Brand) Converse brand shoes and the older PLAYTIME teams will wear the Star Player EVO and continue their relationship with the top notch sneaker compnay.

The is the 2nd season that PLAYTIME has partnered with Converse to reveil their new shoes.

Wednesday, April 28
Kyle Lawrence gets accepted in St.Benedict's Prep as a 7th Grader.........

The student body at St. Benedict's Prep includes young men in grades 7 through 12 from widely diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds with differing academic and athletic interests and abilities. Students primarily come from Newark, N.J. and the neighboring communities. St. Benedict’s is extremely competitive and receives applications from more candidates than there are available spaces. Admissions are competitively based on the applicant's school record, recommendations, and—to a lesser—degree performance on standardized tests. Successful students are active in school or community and church activities, have strong academic, cultural, or personal qualities, and demonstrate perseverance to develop themselves in a demanding environment.


Wednesday, November 18

Welcome to PETEY TV!  Here you'll find the latest pictures, video streams and a message board that are uploaded by parents and members of PLAYTIME BASKETBALL .We've also developed "PETEY Web Cam" where you will find "Petey Realty TV" and "Parents Cam""Petey Reality TV" captures behind the scene footage of PLAYTIME members and "Parents Cam" allows parents to upload live media content, videos and news about our group. Visit us regularly and place your photos, videos and comments.

Monday, November 29
How To Get Recruited for College Basketball:
There is no question about it. If you want to be recruited (