Empowering young women through basketball

The Kyniska Way

Kyniska has been empowering young women through basketball since 2009. Our purpose is to give girls an opportunity to play the game of basketball, but also to build character and confidence in the process. At Kyniska, we emphasize fundamental skill development in a family environment and are tirelessly committed to helping every player reach her potential. As you will see in our devoted staff, we have a deep respect and love for the game which we seek to instill in all of our players.

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Kyniska News

Kyniska Welcomes Coach Diana Caramanico!!!

Coach Caramanico will be coaching Kyniska's 5th grade team for the upcoming season. The former Penn standout and Big 5 Hall of Fame player brings a wealth of experience to the Kyniska staff for the 2020 AAU season. Please click here to read more about Coach Caramanico courtesy of Penn athletics.

Kyniska Welcomes Coach Laura Scaperotto!!!

Coach Scaperotto will take over the duties of coaching Kyniska's 6th grade team for the 2020 season. We welcome Coach Scaperotto and look forward to seeing her work with her team this upcoming season!

Kyniska goes International! Several Kyniska players competed in Ireland with East Coast Basketball.

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The Kyniska Mission

We want to make our athletes the absolute best players they can be. Doing so, however, requires more than just building their knowledge of the game and teaching them how to be part of a team. Achieving this objective requires overall empowerment. This means building confidence, character, and self-esteem, as well as giving them the technical skills they need to excel on the court. To achieve this goal, Kyniska believes in balancing playing time and playing to win, with a continual emphasis on individual development.

General Information

Kynska tryouts start in January of each year. Teams are normally selected by February and practices begin in March. Weekend tournaments start at the end of March and can run as late as July depending upon the age group and level of play for each team. Most teams do 6-8 tournaments. Older teams tend to travel more and do more tournaments. For more information, contact our Directors at kyniskahoops@gmail.com.

About Us

Kyniska Hoops is a girls basketball organization that competes in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Founded in 2009, Kyniska fields teams for girls in grades 4 through 11.

Founded in 2009 by Erin McCartney (now Erin Rozniakowski) and her sister, Melissa, Kyniska was created to provide more opportunities for young girls to play AAU basketball. Based in the Western Philadelphia suburbs, Kyniska’s home base is the Main Line/Springfield/Media area. Our players, however, have hailed from as far as Ridley, Phoenixville, West Chester, and Souderton. Kyniska’s approach to travel basketball is aimed and building the confidence of all players. We focus on player development, positive coaching, and playing time to achieve this goal.