Edge Athletics was formed in 1996 as a result of recognizing the need for a disciplined and structured basketball program that stressed fundamentals and skill development. It was formally known as the Hudson Valley River Rats, a name given to the organization that reflected the demographics of its members. The River Rats were a small group of young athletes that were looking to improve their basketball skills and thereby increasing their chances to play at the next level. As the River Rats grew in size and popularity the need arose to change the name to better reflect the objectives, goals and philosophy of the organization. Edge Athletics was born, and incorporated in June of 1999. Edge Athletics has expanded and offers a wide range of programs, products, and services. The philosophy of the business is the core of the company’s success and is now recognized as an industry leader.