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NCBA-LEAGUE SHUTDOWN
11/23/2020
  To: NCBA Families From: The NCBA Board of Directors  Subject: ...
WINTER CLINICS CANCELLED
11/23/2020
To: NCBA Families From: The NCBA Board of Directors  Subject: ...
RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES
11/02/2020
  NEW CANAAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES   The...
WINTER CLINICS WITH MIKE EVANS & ANDRE BROOKS
11/01/2020
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, ALL CLINICS ARE FULL!   CLINICS...
 
NCBA-LEAGUE SHUTDOWN

 

To: NCBA Families

From: The NCBA Board of Directors 

Subject:  Update: NCBA Shutdown

 

As many of you are probably aware, last Thursday Gov. Lamont announced severe limitations to all youth sports activities, effective November 23, 2020 - January 19, 2021. After careful review of the new guidelines, the NCBA Board has concluded that we have no choice but to shut down all NCBA basketball-related activities effective immediately.

Any players that paid registration fees will receive a full refund of fees paid. Refunds will be processed as quickly as reasonably possible. 

The current plan is to restart basketball practices and clinics on January 19th when the present restrictions are scheduled to be lifted. However, given the fluidity and unpredictability of today’s environment, we can only move forward in as much as the governor and the state allows us to do so. We will continue to keep you updated as events unfold and options for moving forward become clearer. In the meantime, we ask for your patience and understanding. 

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the NCBA Board members. Any of us would be happy to help in any way that we are able to do so.

We thank you for your continued support of the NCBA and wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Please take care and stay safe. 

NC PRIDE!


by posted 11/23/2020
WINTER CLINICS CANCELLED

To: NCBA Families

From: The NCBA Board of Directors 

Subject:  Update: NCBA Clinics at St Mary's with Coach Evans & Coach Brooks

 

As many of you are probably aware, last Thursday Gov. Lamont announced severe limitations to all youth sports activities, effective November 23, 2020 - January 19, 2021, details can be found here; https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Team-Sports-on-Pause.

After careful review of the new guidelines, the NCBA Board has concluded that we have no choice but to end the clinics at St Mary's effective today.

 

Those participants that registered AND paid the clinic fees will receive a prorated refund of fees paid. Refund amounts will be determined by how many sessions were held for each group (out of the 8 total scheduled). This will be determined in short order and the appropriate refund amounts will be processed as quickly as reasonably possible. 

 

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the NCBA Board members. Any of us would be happy to help in any way that we are able to do so.

 

We thank you for your continued support of the NCBA and wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

 

Please take care and stay safe. 

 

NC PRIDE!


by posted 11/23/2020
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
WINTER CLINICS WITH MIKE EVANS & ANDRE BROOKS

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, ALL CLINICS ARE FULL!

 

CLINICS WILL BE HELD AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH IN NORWALK

669 West Avenue

 

6TH BOYS

10/30, 11/2, 11/6, 11/11, 11/16

4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

 

11/20, 12/2, 12/7

6:05 P.M.-7:35 P.M

 

6TH GIRLS

10/28, 11/4, 11/9, 11/13, 11/20, 12/2,12/7

4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

7TH BOYS

10/30, 11/2, 11/6, 11/13, 11/18, 11/23 12/9

6:05 P.M.-7:35 P.M.

 

12/2

7:40 P.M.-9:10 P.M.

 

7TH/8TH BOYS

10/28, 11/4, 11/13, 11/18,12/11

7:40 P.M.-9:10 P.M.

 

11/9, 11/30, 12/4

6:05 P.M.-7:35 P.M.

 

7TH/8TH GIRLS

10/28, 11/4, 11/11

6:05 P.M.-7:35 P.M.

 

11/18,11/23,12/4,12/9 

4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

 

8TH BOYS

10/30, 11/6, 11/11, 11/20, 12/4, 12/9

7:40 P.M.-9:10 P.M.

 

11/16 

6:05 P.M.-7:35 P.M.

 

11/30

4:30 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

 

(All dates and times are subject to change)
 
 
About Coach Brooks and Coach Evans:
 
Andre and Mike are both former semi-professional basketball players: Andre played at the highest level in Mexico, and Mike played in Belfast. Since then, both have coached varsity basketball, have led AAU teams to state championships, and have assisted Division 1 NCAA teams and trained professional players all the way down to middle school athletes. Andre works for the NBA part-time and Mike runs Full Court Peace, a global nonprofit.
 
 
Looking forward to seeing you on the courts this Winter!
 
Questions:  
 
 

by posted 11/01/2020
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