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Great Experience

We have been a part of the program for 4 years.  We love what the coaches are doing to help our daughter accomplish her dreams.Its not just about basketball with this program.  You also build a small family with the teammates.  They have lots of activities that help the community. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a chance to see their child reach and witness a great experience for basketball.


Great organization with coaches who truly love what they are doing and have your child's individual talent and skills at heart. PAYJ is one big happy family!❤️

Yellow Jackets

This is Delia's 3rd season with the Yellow Jackets. Coach Helsel and Coach Lane are motivating, demanding, caring and encouraging. Delia's basketball skills and confidence have improved greatly since joining the Yellow Jackets. Delia has really enjoyed her experience. Thank you Coach Helsel and Coach Lane!

PA Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets organization has been very instrumental in my daughter's basketball development. From day one, the coaches have stressed fundamentals and have shared their love and knowledge of the game. My daughter and I have enjoyed traveling to top notch tournaments and playing against teams from all over the East Coast. Along with basketball, this organization has provided us the opportunity to meet wonderful people and form life long friendships.

An Organization for ALL Levels

My daughters have been with the PAYJ Organization since its inception. Their elementary program is a developmental program that is second to none. They offer all year round practice, camps, clinics, and tournaments. Their Elite program offers great experience and opportunities for the serious player who wants to specialize and be a collegiate basketball player. They go to numerous collegiate showcases so their players can be seen by Division I, II, and III, college coaches. Whether your daughter is at the learning level or the competitive level, PA Yellow Jackets are for you!!!

PA Yellow Jackets - Great program!

PA Yellow Jackets has been a great opportunity for my daughter in so many ways! This is her 2nd year with PAYJ and I can see great improvement in her game, teamwork, and leadership. We decided to have Ayla tryout for AAU to give her an experience of playing with a new team, new coaches, and against a high level of competition. Overcoming unfamiliarity and facing new challenges builds confidence, character, and strength and PAYJ provides this platform. PAYJ coaches are committed to offering an awesome AAU experience for the girls through a great tournament schedule, practices, summer camp, clinics, and team-building events. Happy to be a part of PAYJ!

Great coaches Great experience Great people

The time that coach Helsel and Lane put into all their teams and players is amazing. They are very dedicated and passionate coaches. Their coaching experience and recruiting knowledge is extremely helpful in getting your child to the next level. My daughter's experience has been very positive and fun while improving her basketball skills and knowledge of the game. If you're looking for a quality AAU basketball organization, I highly recommend the PA YELLOW JACKETS!

PA Yellow Jackets coaches and organization

I would highly recommend PA Yellow Jackets and coaches. My daughters have been playing for them for 5 years. Coach Helsel and Coach Lane are fair with playing time and also gave my daughters confidence in their game. It is awesome to see the progression of the girls on the team from year to year. Thank you Coach Helsel and Coach Lane!! Looking forward to many more years.

Friendships and Great Memories

This will be Sydni’s fourth season with the PAYJ. The coaches have really helped her grow as a player. She has made many lasting friendships and many great memories! #PAYJproud

PA Yellow Jackets

My husband and I wanted to challenge our daughters to learn and play basketball at a higher level. PA Yellow Jackets have provided wonderful coaches that teach their girls in a motivating and caring manner, while playing with and against high-level skill. It has been an amazing experience for both of our girls.