In a city of overly pressured kids, Dribbl stands out as a fun, recreational program for young athletes who want to learn fundamental basketball skills in a positive and supportive environment.

Dribbl was founded in 1995 by Teddy Frischling, Athletic Director of The Dalton School, and Rich Gersten, Director of Brant Lake Camp, with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship. Today, the program continues to prioritize these values under Frischling’s direction.

The Dribbl program aims to develop and refine skills such as shooting, passing, footwork and ball-handling. For the earliest athletes, Dribbl focuses on getting kids comfortable on the court while improving basic motor skills such as jumping, running, and sliding. For the older kids, Dribbl also offers a chance to apply the skills they’ve learned toward timed league games.

Dribbl has a loyal following of New York City families who return year after year for its experienced staff and high coach-to-player ratio. Dribbl now enrolls more than 1,000 families each year, and was recently named “Best Basketball Clinic” by New York magazine’s annual “Best of New York” issue.

Oh, and as for the missing e . . . while our program is no longer affiliated with the Dalton School, Dribbl was originally an acronym for Dalton Recreational instructional Basketball League



Teddy Frischling
Founder and CEO of Dribbl
Director of PE & Athletics at The Dalton School
Head Coach of Dalton Boys’ Varsity Basketball
 of The Dalton Summer Camp

Teddy Friedman
Director of Operations at Dribbl
PE Teacher at Saint David’s School
Dalton School Athletics Coach
Former Group Leader at Camp Wildwood in Maine


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