This is a NEW offering this Spring. We are looking to form a spring league with the kids in Kindergarten from this past season's skills & drills, and our 1st graders, who participated in this year's Rookie Division. The Hoopster League format will mirror what we did in the Rookies Division - Click on the link here FMI: HOOPSTERS BASKETBALL
Please note that Saturday, March 3rd is set for evaluations & the draft at the Y. Any player in 1st grade will have evaluations at 8:30am at the Y, and those in Kindergarten will be evaluated at 9:15. Practices start March 6th & 7th with the first games being played on Saturday 3/10 [times TBD].
(Pre-K and Kindergarten). This is an instructional program for boys and girls who are learning the game of basketball. Players will be introduced to the basic skills and rules through drills and interactive games. Any current or past members/participants can register on-line. Anyone new to the program must come into the Y to register.
For this eight week session, the cost is $48 for members and $68 for non-members. EACH CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 PLAYERS - We will be generating a waiting list with the possibility of adding a class if needed.
As a volunteer organization, coaches, program assistants, and officials are needed. Also, we could not exist without the generous support of local sponsors. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring a team, should contact Chris Shea at email@example.com For more program information, stop by the Y at 62 Turner Street in Auburn or call the Welcome Center at 795-4095.
The YMCA Co-ed Biddy Basketball League serves Auburn, Lewiston, and the surrounding communities by affording boys and girls in grades 1–6 an opportunity to participate in an organized basketball program.
This Y program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball and to develop kids’ skills in dribbling, passing, and shooting in a team environment. The Biddy Basketball League offers three divisions: Rookie [grades 1-2], Pee Wee [grades 3-4] and Junior [grades 5-6]. Each division will conduct a player evaluation and draft, recognizing individual talent levels in order to provide the best possible scenario for equal play among teams.
Rookie Division Evaluation & Draft: Thursday November 2nd: First Graders at 5:15; Second Graders at 6:30pm AT THE Y.
Pee Wee Division Evaluation & Draft: Saturday November 4th at 8:30am at ELHS
Junior Division Evaluation & Draft: Sunday November 5th at 8:30am at ELHS
Youth Basketball at the Y is more than just learning the game. Programming is based on character development and the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. The focus of the program is to have each child gain an understanding of the game, improve skill level, learn team play, build self-esteem, show good sportsmanship, and most of all have fun! Financial Assistance is available for qualifying families.
Teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are usually 6-7pm). Games are played Sunday mornings at the Y starting at 8am. Practices begin the week of November 6th with games starting the weekend of November 19th. The 14 game season comes to a close February 11, 2018.
Boys and girls in grades 3 & 4. Pee Wee teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are typically 5-6pm), Practices begin the week of November 6th, with games starting the weekend of November 18th. The 14 game season comes to a close February 10, 2018.
Boys and girls in grades 5 & 6. Junior teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are typically 7-8pm), Practices begin the week of November 6th with games starting the weekend of November 19th. The 14 game season comes to a close February 10, 2018.
Cost for each of the three divisions: $55 for members and $75 for non-members. Everyone who registers by Thursday, November 1st will be placed on a team.
5th-6th Grade Travel Team Rosters [posted 10/18 @ 2pm]
Travel Basketball is offered in addition to the Y (in-house) Biddy Basketball League for both Pee Wee and Junior Divisions. Those playing travel basketball must be registered and participate in the Y Biddy Basketball League. Travel basketball requires an additional program fee, practice time and games on the weekends.
Anyone trying out for a team must “SIGN UP” so we can track #’s and gather pertinent information. There are no fees when "signing up". After tryouts, all those placed on a team will be registered and have program fees generated.
Information on travel team tryouts for 3-4 grade boys and girls will be made available early November.