We have been getting a number of inquiries recently about the status of the upcoming season, so we have decided to let you know facts as we know them over the next few weeks.
We have submitted requests to the ALCDSB for gym time at the schools where we play for the upcoming season. At this point no decision has yet been made regarding Community Use of Schools for the upcoming school year.
Registration is planned for Saturday September 11, but that of course is dependant on all of the other factors listed here and could well need to be pushed out. Details of divisions and ages can be found on our web site (www.justforthefunofit.ca) under the EVENTS tab.
Ontario Basketball is currently in Phase 2 of their Return To Play Guidelines which state:
*Outdoor sports training may continue without contact, there is no limit on the number of participants as long as physical distancing can be maintained
*Spectators are permitted at 25% capacity
*Sessions may only be training for team members – No games or scrimmages permitted in Step Two.
*Indoor use closed except for high-performance athletes and day camps or overnight camps
Under these guidelines we would not start playing
We will continue to monitor the Provincial reopening guidelines as we move through the reopening process in the next few weeks.
We will also continue to follow what directions are coming from the KFL&A Health Unit as well to understand special requirements that may need to be in place for a restart of our program.
As an executive, we plan to meet regularly throughout the summer, and we are sure that you can appreciate how “fluid” things will be in the time between now and September. We do want you to know this – we are committed to doing everything we can to operate, and we will always do that in the way that provides the safest environment possible for our players, volunteers and their families. RB