A big thank you to all our awesome sponsors this crazy spring/summer ball season! We were fortunate to be able to offer our softball, baseball and tee ball programs this season even during the coronavirus pandemic. We had to start late and modify our season but we are greatly we were able to play some ball!
Our 2020 tee ball sponsors were:
Spruce Mountain PTO
The Bluffs Campground & Mini Golf
RCCM Cleaning Services
Hot Colors Screen Printing & Designs
Johnny Castonguay Logging
Hillside Sports Club
Our 2020 softball sponsors were:
Otis Federal Credit Union
Spruce Mountain Pharmacy
Knight's Auto Repair
Guild's Country Hardware
Our 2020 baseball sponsors were:
Summit Support Services
Paul Jackman Excavation
Livermore Concrete Foundations LLC
Smitty's Tree Work
Another big thank you to the Towns of Livermore, Jay and Livermore Falls for allowing us usage of the ball fields to be able to offer the chance for our athletes to get out and on the diamond!
Also, a SHOUTOUT to all our amazing AYS coaches!! We wouldn't be able to do this without all your hard work, time and dedication. We appreciate you!!
Our 2020 Teeball coaches: Whitney Soucy, Forrest Morse, Danielle Welch, Chris Blodgett, Ashlee Giroux and Eric Gemelli.
Our 2020 softball coaches: Jake Turner and Lisa Dube
Our 2020 baseball coaches: Mike Chretien, Angela Hodgkins, Nicole & Shane Mason, Trevor Giroux, Forrest Morse, Josh Reichenbach, John Turner, Jenna Rocque and Eric Gemelli.
SET TO START
AYS Board is happy to announce that we brought back our monthly newsletter. December is a busy month for Area Youth Sports (AYS). We are getting ready to kick off our boys basketball program this week. This year we have a new boys’ basketball program commissioner, Jenna Rocque and we are excited to announce we had 105 boys signed up for this season. AYS was able to make 2 little hoopster teams (grade pre-k to 1st), 4 minor teams (grades 2-4) and 3 major teams grades (5-8). Basketball games are held every Saturday from Dec 7th thru Jan 11th at the AYS Building. Stop on by and watch some of our area youth athletes play some ball and grab a snack and/or beverage at our concession stand.
If you are wondering about girls basketball no worries, our girls basketball program will start immediately after the boy’s season ends. Signups for girls will begin this month on Dec 14, 2019 and ends Jan 4, 2020. Sign up fees are $30 for Little Hoopster grades Pre-k - 1st and $40 for grades 2-8th. You can register online at https://www.ayssportssignup.com. Currently we are looking for a qualified individual to be the girls’ basketball commissioner, the individual must be well organized, with knowledge and love for the sport. If interested please email a letter of intent to AYS Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AYS also has travel basketball program that is ready to kick off this week. The travel program is part of the Western Maine Youth Basketball League (WMYBL). The league plays every Sunday starting December 1st and runs through February 2020. AYS would like to welcome our new travel basketball commissioner Racheal Mastine and also congratulate the 33 athletes that made a team. This season AYS travel basketball has a 3/4 girls team, 5/6 girls team and 5/6 boys team competing in the league. We can’t wait to watch these talented kids play ball.
That isn’t all! AYS will host our annual Holiday Craft Fair with local artisans and vendors on December 7th in the AYS cafeteria from 10am to 3pm. There will be 50/50 raffle, potluck, bake sale and door prizes. They have close to 20 vendors registered for the event. You will not want to miss it!
Do you like to win? AYS will also be having our annual winter raffle fundraiser this year. This year the raffle will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Ticket prices are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets will be available for purchase by mid-December. You can purchase your ticket(s) from AYS basketball player, board member, or at the AYS concession stand during basketball games. We will draw a winner the weekend before February vacation.
We are excited to announce that AYS will be offering coaching seminars soon. Being a youth sport coach is not just teaching the kids how to play a sport it is so much more; the seminars will go over what it means to be a youth coach, conducting practicing, injury prevention, nutrition and hydration, and much more.
Don’t like the winter? Our gym will have open hours again this year for those of you who wish to walk during our cold winter mornings. Our doors will be open from 7 am to 1pm. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Donations are greatly appreciated.
We like to hear from the community. Our next board meetings are Sunday December 1st and December 15th 7am. If you have ideas, concerns or just want to see what we are all about, come join us on Sunday mornings.
As we end this edition of our newsletter. We like to give a BIG thank you to all our sponsors, coaches and volunteers. Nothing would be possible without you!