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Feb, 2020

A Special Message From Taney's Co-Ed 11-12 Commissioner!

Hello Taney Families!

As the calendar flips to March it’s inevitable that Taney Basketball season is nearing conclusion. And with it comes the end of Taney for my son, Marino, and for me.  Saying goodbye to many friends we’ve made along the way is far more bitter than sweet. The wins and the losses are insignificant. The milestones and happy moments along the way are everything. I’ll always remember the happiness, sweat and smiles on players like Henry Sylva, Ethan Tran, James Markham, Jude Kalifa and Gabriel LaRosa whom I have been lucky enough to coach over the years. 

Our goal each year is to find as much parity in our teams as possible, which is often a tall order.  This year, the stars aligned and we almost got it right.  Each Saturday and Sunday afternoon as the scores rolled in I was often shocked.  As Philadelphians we can’t help but root for the underdog and on any given weekend our wishes came true.  We hope that your family enjoyed a competitive Taney basketball season and the camaraderie that naturally comes along with Taney basketball.

Beginning this Friday we will get to see our little ballers compete for the Taney NBA 11-12 Championship.  Your Coaches will provide your team the most updated playoff information including seeding, bracket and schedule. We have no doubt that this will be a playoffs to remember, filled with the love and support of a fabulous group of families. 

Parental Behavior

We remind you that you are watching children, in an instructional league, vie for a Championship among their friends, classmates, and neighbors. 

Your behavior and your words will set the tone for this playoff season. 

Be positive and encouraging at all times. Please allow our children a positive end to the season---no matter the score.

We will not tolerate any behavior that is in any way inflammatory. If you act inappropriately, you will be asked to leave the gym.  

NBA 11-12 Taney Coaches

The joy of this season could only be accomplished with the steadfast commitment of our Coaches.  Each have been invaluable in keeping the season competitive and positive, therefore, please remember to thank our Coaches when you see them in the upcoming weekends.

Jack Post, Bill McManus

Raptors: Robert Taylor, Bernard Williams

Sixers: Libbi Skivo, Jon Skivo

Bulls: Tim Creech, Dewey LaRosa

Celtics: Jonathan Neely

Hawks: Matthew Liebman, Adam Solow

Nets: Brendan Tierney, Chrissy McDermott

A special Thank You to Jack and Bill who will retire their positions in the NBA 11-12 after MANY seasons devoting their time to coaching our children in Taney and to possibly move into the real NBA with their talented sons who age out of our beloved league.

All-Star Game

Each year we honor a Taney tradition and congratulate the All Stars of our league with a special, exhibition game.  This year our All Stars will play on Sunday, March 8th at 2:20PM at Phieldhouse.  This is immediately following the Championship game.  All are welcome to support our All Stars, many of whom have learned to play basketball as a part of the Taney organization.  Again, if you see these players in the upcoming weekends, please remember to congratulate each of them:

NBA 11-12 Taney All Star Team 2020

Aidan McElhatton
Sofia Meer
Marino Skivo

James Markham
Nick Post
Dylan Palantino

Atler Abobi
Ethan Tran
Adrian Marrero

Owen Erdman
Gabriel LaRosa
Tyler Seidman

Carter Bashir
Temaj Edwards
Alexander Kranzel

Eamon McDermott
Anand Rajagopalan
Finn Tierney

Avery Williams
Vaughn Koruba
Henry Sylva
Tate Taylor

Sportsmanship Award

Also, this year we continue the tradition of Honoring our league and our children with a goal of aspiring to win the League’s Sportsmanship Award.  The Coaches were briefed on this award before the season began with instruction to their players that respect, hustle and a consistently positive attitude would be considered as the determination for this Sportsmanship award.  Only one player will receive this honor.  However, each of the following players have received a nomination for this extremely elite award. 

Please, if you don’t remember to congratulate anyone on the email above, please make it a point to congratulate each of the young men below.  These athletes have earned our tremendous respect and each of their families should be incredibly proud.  

We will announce the winner of the Sportsmanship Award at the All Star Game.

Taney NBA 11-12 Sportsmanship Award Nominees 2020

Tate Taylor-

Loren Koenig-Bucks

Miles Lesser-Sixers

Izel Rodriguez-Nets

Pravin Dandekar-Raptors

Lev Puma-Hawks

Anand Rajagopalan-Nets

James Pargamanik-Bulls

Evan Steiner-Celtics

Our sincerest of thanks for all of the time and effort involved with getting your children where they need to be and what’s more being on the stands cheering them on to either victory or defeat. They know you are there and that knowledge will serve them well in life. We look forward to seeing you around town in the years to come.


Libbi Skivo {sky-vo}
Commissioner Taney 11-12 NBA 

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FKA Taney Youth Baseball Association

744 South Street Box 133 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Phone: 267-713-8838
Email: [email protected]

FKA Taney Youth Baseball Association

744 South Street Box 133 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

Phone: 267-713-8838
Email: [email protected]
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