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Season Update / In-House and Traveling Final Registration

The Boosters Basketball Board has been working diligently in preparation for the season while ensuring that we follow safety guidelines and best practices provided by the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, and our local officials.    

After reviewing the updates below, please confirm your intent to participate in the Traveling/In-House program by completing your final registration where fees will be collected.  

Please complete the final registration for Traveling and In-House HERE by Saturday, October 24th.    
 

Traveling Program Update

  • Schedule: Practices are expected to start in November; coaches will be in touch with families regarding practice and tournament schedules when the information is available
  • Costs:
    • Traveling registration fee is $170
    • There will be will be additional tournament entry fees due from families which will be communicated in the near future as coaches firm up tournament planning
  • Teams have already been selected based on tryouts in September; only register for the Traveling program if you participated in tryouts and have been placed on a team

In-House Program Update

3rd and 4th Grade In-House

  • Format: 
    • Modified program with all activities expected to be held in St. Anthony with participants from our local community.  There is strong interest in the program with enough participants to conduct a local program rather than the typical approach where games are played against teams from neighboring communities  
    • Combination of individual skill development, team activities (up to ~10 players per team), and (at the election of the players/families) 3v3 and possibly some 5v5 competition involving other local teams
  • Schedule: We anticipate that practices/competitions will be scheduled for weeknights and Sunday afternoons beginning in late October or early November
  • Cost: 3rd/4th In-House registration fee is $115

5th-8th Grade In-House

  • Format: Currently anticipate a relatively normal program where team practices will be conducted in St. Anthony and games will be played in neighboring communities (for example, Chippewa Middle School) and include games against other north metro teams
  • Cost: 5th-8th In-House registration fee is $140
  • Schedule: We anticipate that practices will be scheduled on weeknights with games on Saturdays, with practices beginning in November

In-House coaches are still needed so please contact Jorun Kaufman at bybainhouse@saboosters.org and complete an application here if interested.  

Gym Access / Restrictions

Please be aware of the following gym restriction and access considerations that could impact the season.  

  • In-House: It is possible that spectators will not be able to watch practices and/or games (players and coaches might be only people permitted to enter facilities)
  • Traveling: Spectator involvement in Traveling tournaments is expected to vary based on restrictions of individual tournament sites 
  • St. Anthony Gym Availability for Practices
    • Due to changes to high school sports schedules and various logistics, we expect to have reduced gym availability for practices until at least late November; this means that teams could have shorter, later, and/or fewer practices than what they have experienced in past seasons
    • If District 282 goes to a full distance learning model, we do not expect gyms to be available for practices and the season will likely be suspended

Refund Policy

  • To the extent the season is cancelled early due to COVID-19, Boosters will determine partial refunds of registration fees based on costs incurred to date and the length of season remaining  
  • For Traveling teams, the additional tournament entry fees paid by families will be refunded to the extent that the tournament itself has provided a refund

COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols

We are continuing to work closely with our local officials and the Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance as we finalize our COVID plan and safety protocols.  It will take a concerted effort from all participants to closely follow the guidelines and safety measures put in place to create as safe an environment as reasonably possible.  We encourage you to review the link below and stay tuned for updates.  

  • Please note that the controls outlined via the link above are focused on activities held in St. Anthony facilities (all practices, 3rd/4th In-House, and Lil Dribblers programs)  
  • 5th-8th Grade In-House program: We expect the other neighboring communities involved to implement similar controls at their facilities and we will provide additional information when available  
  • Traveling program: 
    • The controls at tournaments will be determined by the specific site hosting the tournament
    • Based on MYAS guidelines and experiences to date in summer/fall AAU programs, tournaments are expected to include limits on spectators, a requirement for masks (except players typically unmasked during games), and a controlled environment around entry and exit of teams to promote social distancing    

Lil Dribblers Update

The Lil Dribblers program (1st and 2nd grade) is tentatively scheduled for Saturdays in December and January.   This is a local program with participants from our immediate community.  Preliminary registration (no upfront fee collected) is open HERE and there will be a final registration process where fees would be collected in November as the season approaches.  

 

Thank you for your interest in the Boosters Basketball program and we look forward to partnering with all of you to make the most of what we can of a season in this environment.  We are committed to closely monitoring the COVID situation and will make adjustments as necessary.  

As a reminder, please complete the final registration for Traveling and In-House HERE by Friday, October 23rd


2020-2021 Traveling Basketball Tryout Results (Updated)


Preliminary Registration for 2020-2021 Lil Dribblers

Lil' Dribblers Preliminary Registration is NOW OPEN.  Click HERE to register.

Lil' Dribblers: Boys and Girls grades 1-2

While there is ongoing uncertainty regarding the season due to COVID-19, please complete a preliminary registration to help with planning efforts and to stay informed.  No payment required at this time. 

The Lil' Dribblers program typically runs on Saturdays in December and January.  Registration is expected to remain open until early to mid-November.  


Covid-19 Information

 

Here are the latest "Return To Play" updates and suggestions from the MN Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of June 19, 2020.

The link below will open up the MYAS website and will provide you with updated information to help you on your journey to safely return to youth sports.

http://www.myas.org/covid-19/resources/

OTHER RESOURCES 

MN Dept. of Health - Guidance for Social Distancing
in Youth Sports (updated June 19, 2020)

CDC - Considerations for Youth Sports

 


2020-21 BYBA Lil'Dribblers/InHouse/Traveling Basketball Players and Families

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Next Board Meeting:


October 11, 2020
6:30pm
St. Anthony HS Commons

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Becoming a Member of our Board

 We are always welcoming of community members who would like to help shape the future of youth basketball in St. Anthony.  If you have an interest in being a part of our organization, please feel invited to any monthly meeting. 

 

The St. Anthony Boosters Youth Basketball Association Board typically meets the third Sunday of the month at 6:30pm in the St. Anthony Village High School Commons.  Please see the calendar for specific dates and times.

 

If you have any questions about the St. Anthony Boosters Youth Basketball Association or would like more information on becoming a board member, please contact Tom Kuykendall @ bybapresident@saboosters.org