Why Choose Biddy?
Biddy Basketball is not just a game to be played or a competition to be won. It’s an opportunity to engage children in a healthy activity that will contribute to their overall wellbeing and development. Participants of Biddy Basketball will learn important life skills, increase cognitive functions, and be provided with appropriate skill level training. To achieve these goals, Biddy Basketball focuses on her Core Purpose and the need to Serve, Preserve, Build, and Create.
To strengthen communities by nurturing sincere relationships grounded in love, respect and compassion, without prejudice of race, culture or faith, above all else.
To strengthen communities… Biddy Basketball believes that outside of the home, communities serve as a vital role in the habitual and spiritual development of an individual. Territorial boundaries provide a tool for enhancing community cohesion while competition brings people together to support and interact positively with their neighbors to bridge distances and embrace the shared interest in the development of the youth. A strong community builds a generation of strong individuals who benefit the greater good of society.
By nurturing sincere relationships… Through ever increasing advances in technology, individuals have more opportunities to detach themselves from human interaction and communication. Biddy Basketball practices, games, scrimmages and tournaments provide children and adults with allotted time to interact with others on a more personal level. Coaches inspire and mentor; athletes learn and play; parents support and encourage.
Grounded in love, respect, and compassion… Everyone deserves love, respect, and compassion. However, in the heat of the game, sometimes we fall short of our personal standards in the way we treat others. Biddy Basketball provides resources to coaches, athletes and parents on how to honor the game with the utmost dignity for themselves, their peers and community.
Without prejudice of race, culture, or faith… Biddy Basketball believes that we are all connected in the journey of life and we recognize and embrace the beauty of all our God-given differences. Biddy Basketball partners with other like-minded organizations to broaden our participants understanding of the diversity that exists in our world so that we may all come to love one another as equals and to create bonds of lasting peace and unity.
Above all else
Foster love through each teachable moment
Biddy Basketball's “Way to Excellence” is designed to help coaches, parents, and players uncover daily prayers and activities, as well as, sports related tactics that encourage love for each other.
-- “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” - John 13:34-35
Honor the game by helping kids develop a sound fundamental mindset The two guiding principles of Biddy Basketball that are befitting to a child’s age and physical abilities are: One (1), rules that maximize a child’s ability to learn the fundamentals with participation and two (2), tools that mature with the athlete to ensure proper form and technique.
--They called it “The Beautiful Game.” The 2014 NBA Championship game played by Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs was “played as it should be, as it’s meant to be and how it hasn’t been played in decades. They executed the fundamentals of basketball at the highest level making them truly worthy of NBA champions.” –Marek Warszawski
Empower actions that encourage continuous self-improvement
As a registered member of Biddy Basketball all directors and coaches will have access to a plethora of resources to help them on their path of serving our youth; including, but not limited to:
-From the Ground Up: Building a Positive Youth Sports Culture (PCA)
-Developing a Positive Coaching Style and Technique
-Teamwork and Leadership Skills that Improve Self-Esteem, Self-Respect and Self-Worth
-Understanding Linkages between Sports and the Community
“Not only is there more to life than basketball, there’s a lot more to basketball than basketball.” – Phil Jackson
Acknowledgement of the inherent beauty of all people and the divine relationship that binds us
The Biddy Basketball Foundation, founded in 2014, was created to bring awareness to the interconnectedness of all people by offering resources and services, including, but not limited to:
-An online discovery database for children and adults to explore the history and modern day lives of people all around the world
-Highlights of other groups and organizations that are striving to make a difference in the lives of the youth
-Outreach opportunities for Biddy kids and coaches who are interested in taking a more “hands on” approach
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other-that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister.” – Mother Teresa
The Character Champions Hall of Fame has been created to recognize and honor our Biddy coaches, players and parents that embody the core values and purpose of Biddy Basketball in their everyday lives.
Our coaches and board of directors believes that organized team sports provide kids with a way to excellence. They can get a sense of accomplishment and achievement through learning more about basketball along with vital life skills.
Biddy Basketball partners up with the New Orleans Pelicans for a special night each season. They get to meet the Pelicans players and shoot hoops with them. They stand out on the court to welcome the team at the start of the game. It’s a one of a kind experience you don’t want to miss.