CYO Basketball

CYO basketball is a winter-long competitive basketball experience. We provide Biddy Basketball for Kindergarten through second-graders in an instructional setting that begins in late February.
We also offer a third through sixth-grade basketball traveling program that is officially sanctioned by the Diocese but this option is for Parish participants only.

The Biddy Basketball program is a wonderful opportunity for children to participate in team and athletic competition in an environment that emphasizes beginner instruction and fun. Some facts about the Biddy Basketball program:
• Our program is for Saint Columba school and parish children, both boys and girls, from grades kindergarten through third grade. Teams will be created by dividing those children as evenly as possible by number of players, gender and grade level throughout the teams
• The deadline for registrations to be received is noon on Sunday, February 11. A meeting of prospective coaches will be held immediately after that date in order to create the teams, assign practice times and finalize team shirt orders. For that reason, no application will be accepted after the deadline.
• Practices will begin soon after, with games running through February and March.
• Our coaching staff is made up of caring and passion-ate individuals, almost all of whom have or had children in the program. Most coaches have coached in our CYO program and have received training conduct-ed by the Dioceses to be authorized to coach in the program.
• The amount of teams within our Saint Columba CYO program has varied through the years based on the number of children participating. The league concludes with a pizza and cake party.
Again, in order for your child to participate in this pro-gram, you must complete the registration form and submit it before noon on Sunday, February 11th; how-ever, I urge you to complete it as soon as possible in order for our staff to be better able to gauge the number of players and decide the amount of teams needed for everyone to participate. Completed registrations can be returned to either the Saint Columba School or Parish Office. A registration fee of $30 is required and checks can be made payable to Saint Columba.
Finally, if you know any other Saint Columba parish family who is interested in enrolling their child in this program, please supply them with this information and a registration form. Registration forms and/or addition-al information can also be requested and received by e-mail by sending the request to, or by calling me at 570-912-2607. Hope to see you and your child on the basketball court soon!


Scott Blake

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