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OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE NEW CANAAN HS BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS!
02/08/2021
Since we can't see them play in person, we have found...
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES
11/02/2020
  NEW CANAAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES   The...
 
OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE NEW CANAAN HS BOYS & GIRLS TEAMS!

Since we can't see them play in person, we have found a way to support our Boys & Girls High School Basketball Teams!  (Please see above flyer).  

25% of the proceeds will go to Filling In The Blanks

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

Go Rams!  

 


by posted 02/08/2021
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

 

NEW CANAAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

 

The goal is to keep our children safe during these basketball clinic sessions and to protect public health. In accordance with the CDC’s “Considerations for Youth Sports” and the State of Connecticut Sector Guidance we have outlined guiding principles for a proposed Basketball program this winter. All participants – parents, players, coaches – are expected to follow the guidelines outlined below.

 

GENERAL

  • All participants must conduct daily symptom assessments. If a participant is not feeling well,the participant should not attend game or practice.
  • All participants should have a temperature check prior to attendance. If the participant has aTemperature over 100.3s, participant is not permitted to attend practice or game.
  • Participants should be vigilant in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus by practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and wearing a protective facemask as recommended by CDC guidelines.
  • Participants must stay home and contact the NCBA if experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or if participant has been exposed to someone who has had signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Please see CDC guidelines for specific COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Participants who are repeatedly sneezing and/or coughing may be asked to immediately leave the court. (e.g., sneezing, coughing, or looks like they are not feeling well).
  • The state of Connecticut deemed on November 5th the sport of Basketball as a Medium-Risk Sport.  All Medium Risk sports require that a mask be worn including during competition.

 

 

GUIDELINES

  • Carpooling is discouraged. When carpooling is necessary, face coverings are strongly recommended.
  • Players and Coaches MUST enter the facility wearing a mask; as per the State of Connecticut, it must not be taken off until the conclusion of practice and the player/coach has exited the building.
  • Each player will be given their own designated area, where they can leave their bag, water bottle, etc., at least six feet away from other players' areas.
  • Players should not arrive early to practice or stay late. Should a player arrive early, he/she should remain in the car until the designated start time.
  • No congregating before or after practice. Please maintain a 6-foot distance when walking to and from the court.
  • To avoid unnecessary bunching, players should arrive fully dressed with sneakers on.
  • All players and coaches shall bring their own water bottles. Water bottles shall not be shared.
  • All water bottles should be labeled with the owner’s name.
  • Disposable water bottles should not be left at the court.
  • No spitting on court or rinsing mouth out during water breaks.
  • Food is not permitted on the courts. This includes chewing gum, candy, etc.
  • A player with a medical condition that requires a readily available food source should notify the Coaches in advance
  • Parents are not permitted in the facility or gym
  • Players should bring their own hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes to use after practice as well as a towel to wipe sweat from their face or arms prior to getting in the car to leave. Players will NOT be allowed to share such cleaning applications.
  • Starting times will be staggered if possible to avoid “crossing paths”. Players must leave the court directly after practice.

 

SESSION DRILL GUIDELINES

  • Drills will be designed to offer proper spacing among players.
  • Bunching is unavoidable. When bunching occurs, coaches willinstruct players to “separate” or “distance”.
  • Players who fail to follow distancing protocol will be asked to sit-out for some period at thcoach’s discretion. If the behavior continues, coaches will escalate to the NCBA.
  • Players are not permitted to touch other players’ balls or coaching equipment (cones, etc.) with hands. Coaches only will move equipment. 
  • Coaches are required to wear masks for entire practice session.
  • During water breaks, players should practice social distancing. To ensure proper distancing,players should drink water at their own bag, which should be at least 6 feet from any other bag.
  • Sharing of water bottles and squirting other players is not permitted. At the conclusion of water breaks, players should return water bottle to their bag.
  • When a coach is offering instruction or speaking to players, players and coach must properly distance.
  • At the end of the session, a wave or a salute will take the place of handshakes. No huddles, high-fives, etc.

 

COMMUNICATION

In accordance with state and local privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations, NCBA will notify local health officials, other youth sports program staff, umpires/officials, and

families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws and regulations.

 

*This document is subject to change at any time depending on state and local guidance.

 

Detailed Protocols for each Scenario below:

Individual has COVID-19 symptoms, but has NOT had close contact to a person diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • Stay home, notify the NCBA immediately and get tested
  • If testing result is negative, can return to practice once there are no symptoms for 24 hours
  • If positive, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever  (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If not tested, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms. 

 

Individual has COVID-19 symptoms AND had close contact2 to a person diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • Stay home, notify NCBA immediately and get tested.
  • If testing result is negative, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms. 
  • If positive, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever  (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If not tested, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other symptoms. 

 

Individual does not have COVID-19 symptoms, BUT had close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • Stay home, notify NCBA immediately and get tested.
  • If testing result is negative, Remain home in self-quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the person diagnosed with COVID-19. 
  • If positive, Stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever  (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement in other COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If not tested, Remain home in self-quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the person diagnosed with COVID-19.

 

Definitions for Close Contact, Isolation, and Quarantine Procedures below:

Close Contact: Spending at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19, or a direct exposure to possibly infected droplets of saliva or nasal mucus.

Isolation: Individual with signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or a positive test, stays home until no longer infectious for at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever (without fever-reducing medications) and with improvement tin other COVID-19 symptoms).

Quarantine: Individual without symptoms stays home for 14 days since last exposure to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 (the incubation period of the virus)


by posted 11/02/2020
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