Good Day Coaches:
It has recently come to the Boards attention that there may be some coaches who are running "modified" basketball Practices. While we appreciate that this gesture is coming from a good place we need to make it clear that these "modified" practices are NOT sanctioned with Cambridge Basketball or Basketball Ontario and as such there is no Insurance on the players or the facility you are using.
It's important that you understand the liability that that carries on you as the coach. If someone is hurt or the property is damaged it will by your responsibility not Cambridge Basketball or Basketball Ontario. That is a big risk and we do not recommend that you take that risk. I know that you want to keep the kids active and we are so very thankful for your passion and commitment but we cannot sanction these practices at this time.
Additionally with the increase in Covid 19 cases in the Region you are adding to the risk that one of the kids could get sick and the facility would also have to stop any programs they have running as a result of a positive case.
On that note Cambridge Basketball has decided NOT to host Basketball Tryouts at this time. Although we are committed to have a house league and travel season in the future, whenever that may be or what it may look like, at this time we believe it is in everyone's best interest to postpone our tryouts. If things should change we will of course let you and the players know.
As we prepare for the 2020/2021 basketball season and all the requirements and restrictions in the various phases handed down from our Government, Basketball Ontario and the WRDSB we are more determined than ever to ensure that we continue to offer a House League program and a Travel Program for 2020/2021. Obviously these programs may look different then in previous years but Cambridge basketball will adapt.
Currently Basketball Ontario is in "Phase 3" which has fewer restrictions than "Phase 2" but still requires "non-contact" for players. For more information on Basketball Ontario's phase 3 program please visit to https://basketball.on.ca/ontario-basketball-releases-return-play-guidelines-phase-3/.
Additionally the WRDSB has announced that they will most likely not be opening up their community permits until November of 2020 (no guarantee of that date) which means we will of course we have to adjust the start dates of our Travel and House League programs for the 2020/2021 season.
The Cambridge Basketball Directors will be meeting regularly between now and October and will update our website with new information as it becomes available.
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