YMCA OF AUBURN-LEWISTON
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Effective July 25th: Sat 7:00am-12:00pm; Closed Sundays.
The Y at CMMC: Closed until further notice
Notice: Beginning July 25th, the Y will expand the hours of the fitness center to include Saturdays 7am-12pm.

YMCA Biddy Basketball


Basketball

2019-2020 BIDDY BASKETBALL SURVEY

If you would, please take a moment to complete the 2019-20 Biddy Basketball Survey. We take your feedback seriously and are always looking to make improvements and positive changes to the program. We would  greatly appreciate your feedback! For those taking the survey, participation will be anonymous. If for any reason you'd like to be contacted about the survey, its contents, or your feedback, there is an opportunity at the end to provide your name & email – we would be in touch from there. 

Please click on the appropriate link to proceed, it will only take a few minutes of your time. 

Thank you!!

Rookies Division [Grades 1 & 2]: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egxfd9glk6v04anz/start 

Pee Wee Division [Grades 3 & 4]: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egxfbuaok6uzkyd2/start 

Junior Division [Grades 5 & 6]: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egxf9vxak6uyusw4/start 


2019-2020 Biddy Basketball Ceremonies Recap

YMCA of Auburn – Lewiston Presents the 2019-2020 William J. Hood Outstanding Volunteer Award to Leonard Kimble

2019-20 Award Recipient Leonard Kimble and YMCA Sports Coordinator Ally Kennedy

The YMCA’s Outstanding Volunteer Award is named after William J. Hood who was an exemplary youth leader in the Auburn-Lewiston community. Mr. Hood played at the YMCA as a youngster in the church league through the 1940’s. He continued to be committed to the YMCA’s Biddy Basketball program as a coach, sponsor, donor and mentor until he passed away in 1985. This award is given in honor of Mr. Hood for the positive impact he made and his commitment to the Y’s Biddy Basketball program, and area youth.

This year’s recipient, Leonard Kimble, coached at multiple levels in the Biddy Basketball Program over the past 4 years. He coached In-House teams, assisted with travel basketball, and spent countless hours over many weekends, officiating games and assisting at the scorer’s table.

Most importantly, Coach Kimble understands the responsibility of what it means to be a coach at the Y, and as it should be, that winning is secondary. What is most important is helping kids improve their skills, build self-confidence, achieve success, and helping them build the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork. Thank you for all that you have done for the Biddy Basketball Program, Leonard! You will be missed!  

1st Year Players with their Basketballs

In conjunction with honoring her husband, the late William J. Hood, Mrs. Jeanne Hood and her family have continued to support The Y’s Biddy Basketball Program for almost 50 years. They established and continue to carry on the tradition of providing basketballs to all First Year Players in the YMCA Biddy Basketball Program. These last 3 years we have averaged over 60 basketballs given to first year players in the program. We thank Mrs. Hood and her family for their continued support and overwhelming generosity. 

Junior Division 1st Year Players with their YMCA basketballs

Pee Wee Division 1st Year Players with their YMCA basketballs

Rookie Division 1st Year Players with their YMCA basketballs

Divisional Sportsmanship Awards

This award is given to the player in each division that exemplify and demonstrate the qualities of great sportsmanship. 

2019-20 Junior Division Sportsmanship Award Winner:

David Clarke

Junior Division Award Nominees:Kyle Fish, Max Kimble, Kai Taylor, Akol Maiwen, Jayden Sands, Cedric Makelele, Ella Beaudoin, Jenna Shea, Hope Fontaine, Chloe LaPrell, Piper Croteau, Chloe Croteau, Isabelle Merrill, and Carson Veilleux. 

2019-20 Pee Wee Division Sportsmanship Award Winner:

Camden Welch

Pee Wee Division Award Nominees: Joey Moya, Derrick Seger, Liam Jones, Elijah St. Hilare-Jordan, Logan Stout, Amarius Hammond, Ashton Sullivan, Nathan Connor, Elliot Blais, Kewito Castigo, Julian Barajas and Landon Farrell, Cameron Daigle, Joshua Hawkins, Emily Poulin, Elizabeth Galway, and Charlotte Ranger, Maximus Fontaine, Analiese Landry, Benjamin LaPrell, Zenon Marris, Leland Maxim, Sean Nadeau, Ellen Shea, and Corbin Williamson.

2019-20 Rookie Divisional Sportsmanship Award Winner:

Ronan Marshall

Rookie Division Award Nominees: Carter Belanger, Andres “Sito” Elias, Ian Rausch, Imad Abdullahi, Peyton Fournier, Daunte Clark, Jamison Adams, Benjamin Berry, Adam Landry, Ethan Bolduc, Jacob Seger, Sydney Mooney, Ava Belknap, and Declan Warden, Natalie Higgins & Caelan Warden. 

2019-20 Team Award Recipients:

Junior Division: [Grades 5 & 6]

Breau's Too: Mackenzie Bryant

Northstar Mortgage: Landon Knowlton

M & P Used Auto Parts: Ella Beaudoin

The River Comics: Jayden Sands

Elscott Manufacturing, LLC: Kai Taylor

Bare Bones Construction: Kyle Fish

BGA Financial: Akol Maiwen

Ben Alpren Machine Tool & Supply: Chloe Croteau

Pee Wee Division: [Grades 3 & 4]

Platz Associates: Amarius Hammond

Austin Associates: Derrick Seger

Dunkin' Donuts- Lisbon St.: Gabriel Zielinski

Northstar Mortgage: Sienna Cifelli

Pat's Pizza: Hailey Cheever

Hahnel Bros.: Analiese Landry

Auburn Family Dental: Kewito Castigo

Gee & Bee Sporting Goods: Sofia Bennett

Androscoggin Title: Logan Stout

Rick's Swimming Pools: Elizabeth Galway

Androscoggin Bank: Vaughn McKay

Rookies Division: [Grades 1 & 2] 

Emerson Chevrolet Buick: Ronan Marshall

Leary & DeTroy: Peyton Belknap

Hammond Lumber: Bryson Lamarche

Pine State Pest Solutions: Carter Belanger

Heidi's Brooklyn Deli: Jacob Seger

Roopers: Lincoln Tardy

Bare Bones Construction: Andres “Sito” Elias

Dunkin' Donuts- Lisbon St.: Benjamin Berry

2019-20 Most Improved Player Recipients:

Junior Division: [Grades 5 & 6]

Breau's Too: Hannah Labbe

Northstar Mortgage: Baron MacCarthy

M & P Used Auto Parts: Cash Thomas

The River Comics: Tessa Douglass

Elscott Manufacturing, LLC: Charlotte Grenier

Bare Bones Construction: Rebekah Moya

BGA Financial: Kellen Anthoine

Ben Alpren Machine Tool & Supply: Emily Dunbar

Pee Wee Division: [Grades 3 & 4]

Platz Associates: Payson Pollock

Austin Associates: Lucas Fowler

Dunkin' Donuts- Lisbon St.: Ian McKay

Northstar Mortgage: Brady Guay

Pat's Pizza: Will Turner

Hahnel Bros.: Ian Sommers

Auburn Family Dental: Ella Perreault

Gee & Bee Sporting Goods: Dominic Langelier

Androscoggin Title: Lyra Steidel

Rick's Swimming Pools: Cameron Hughes

Androscoggin Bank: Joshua Hawkins

Rookies Division: [Grades 1 & 2]

Emerson Chevrolet Buick: Egan Gould

Leary & DeTroy: Bronson Richardson 

Hammond Lumber: Sydney Mooney

Pine State Pest Solutions: Daunte Clark

Heidi's Brooklyn Deli: Blake Boulanger

Roopers: Logan Page

Bare Bones Construction: Malik Marafa

Dunkin' Donuts- Lisbon St.: Carter Gagnon


HOOPSTERS BASKETBALL

This new Y Basketball Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a team environment and to further develop kids' skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. Games will be 4 vs 4 and be 8 minute quarters. 

2020 Hoopsters Program Flier

WHO: Boys & Girls in Kindergarten & First Grade

WHEN: Tuesday February 25th 2020- Mandatory Player Evaluations: 1st graders: 5-5:30 p.m. | Kindergarten:  5:45-6:15 p.m.
8 Game Season
Practice once a week [Wed-Thur-Fri from 5-6 or 6-7 Days & Times vary by coach]
Games will be on Saturday mornings
WHERE: YMCA Gymnasium

COST: $52/Y-Members | $67/Non-Members

Online registration for current or past members or participants.

We have needs for volunteer coaches, and team sponsors. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Ally Kennedy at akennedy@alymca.org 


BIDDY BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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.

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.

Rookies Division

Boys and girls in grade 1 & 2. Teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are slated for 6-7pm). Practices begin the following week of the Rookies Evaluation & Draft. Games are played Sunday mornings at the Y starting at 8am. The 13 game season comes to a close early February.

Pee Wee Division

Boys and girls in grades 3 & 4. Pee Wee teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are slated for 5-6pm). Practices begin the following week of the Pee Wee Evaluation & Draft. Games will be played Saturday mornings starting at 12:00pm. The 11 game season comes to a close early February.

Junior Division

Boys and girls in grades 5 & 6. Junior teams hold practice once a week at the Y (time-slots are slated for 7-8pm). Practices begin the following week of the Junior Evaluation & Draft. Games will begin Saturday mornings starting at 8:00am. The 11 game season comes to a close early February.


SKILLS & DRILLS 2020 

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. Each class is limited to only 12 players. We will be generating a waiting list with the possibility of adding a class if needed.

WHO: Boys & Girls - Pre-K & Kindergarten

WHEN: 8 Week Sessions

Pre-K: 2020 Dates TBD

Kindergarten: 2020 Dates TBD 

WHERE: YMCA Gymnasium, 62 Turner St. 

COST: 2020 Prices TBD

For more information about the program, financial assistance, or how you can volunteer, please contact Ally Kennedy at akennedy@alymca.org or 207-795-4095.