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SSPBBA Statement


To our South Saint Paul Basketball Community,

Caring for our players, coaches and team members is our top priority, and we are doing all we can so you can enjoy your favorite youth sport. We are taking the concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very seriously. You will notice a few mandatory and precautionary measurements in place for the upcoming season. With these changes we are attempting to keep basketball as close to how it was previously, however making sure safety measures are put in place to make sure we are doing our part to slow, prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to our current health and safety practices, we will need to place additional measures and game plans in place to allow for us to navigate the season. We have created a return to play plan, looked at areas of change in our day to day operations as well as working with our partners & looking at the stance/procedures of associations around us.

For the upcoming season and for the foreseeable future we will be operating on a tier system that allows for us to be flexible in the level of restrictions that will be needed based on the severity of COVID-19 with in our community. There will be three levels of playing restrictions with level 1 being the closest to traditional play/activities while maintaining the CDC/MDH requirements. Level 2 will become more restrictive and will have additional protocols put into place and level 3 will be the most restrictive, maintain the greatest requirements. In the event that we would need to move beyond level 3 we would at that point be forced to suspend or cancel the season.

We are also closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and will continue to seek guidance from these agencies and public health officials. We are also continuously monitoring our policies to ensure we are providing the resources and guidelines our members, coaches, players and parents need at this time.

We appreciate your love for the basketball and support of Packer Hoops, we want you to know that we are committed to keeping our program safe so you can continue to enjoy your players growth this season.

Sincerely,

Packer Hoops (SSPBBA) Association Members

Our Return to Play


Mask Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Parents required to wear masks
Coaches required to wear masks
Coaches required to wear masks while demostrating drills
Players required to wear masks while transitioning to/from court
Players required to wear masks during non-drill times
Sanitizing Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Coaches Required to have personal sanitizer
Players Required to have personal sanitizer
Equipment cleaned at end of session
Sanitzation Break - 1 Per Session (Coaches, Players & Equipment)
Sanitzation Break - 2 Per Session (Coaches, Players & Equipment)
Sanitzation Break - 3 Per Session (Coaches, Players & Equipment)
PAC Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
NO spectators allowed, players and coaches only.
NO arrival greater than 15 minutes prior to practice start time
NO gathering in the lobby or gym area
Must use main lobby doors only
Must maintain 6ft distancing at all times when possible
NO more than one (1) team per court
NO more than three (3) players must be in the bathroom at one time
NO use of the running track - all sprints, running, drills/exrcises must be completed on team court
NO use of drinking fountains
Directional path entrance & exiting (Map will be shared when needed)
Specific bench & equipment area per court (Map will be shared when needed)
NO changing of clothing at all, only shoes may be changed once on site
Lincoln Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
NO spectators allowed, players and coaches only (In-house/Traveling teams).
NO arrival greater than 15 minutes prior to start time
NO gathering in the lobby, hallways or gym area
Must use main doors only
Must maintain 6ft distancing at all times when possible
NO more than one (1) team per court
NO more than three (2) players must be in the bathroom(s) at one time
NO use of drinking fountains
Directional path entrance & exiting (Map will be shared when needed)
Specific bench & equipment area per court (Map will be shared when needed)
NO changing of clothing at all, only shoes may be changed once on site
Practice Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
COVID-19 Self Evaluation must be completed by all players, coaches, and parents prior to practice
Each player must provide their own capped water bottle
Each player must have their water bottle and sanitizer marked with their name on it
NO cross team practices (Must practice with your team only)
NO cross team scrimmages (Must scrimmages with your team only)
Must leave promptly after practice ending (no gathering afterwards)
Normal allotted practices times, durations and days
(Mondays & Thursdays for both In-House & Traveling)
Practice durations shortened by 15 minutes with traveling start times delayed.
Practice days change (In-house = Mondays, Traveling = Thursdays Only).
NO scrimmages of any kind.
Game Day Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
COVID-19 Self Evaluation must be completed by all players, coaches, and parents prior to site arrival
Each player must provide their own capped water bottle
Each player must have their water bottle and sanitizer marked with their name on it
Must maintain 6ft distancing at all times when possible
Parents required to wear masks
Coaches required to wear masks
Players required to wear masks
Must leave promptly after games ending (no gathering afterwards)
NO handshakes, high fives, fist bumps etc. after games
Limited spectators at games (less than 50 people total including coaches, players, staff & viewers)
Restricted spectators at games (less than 35 people total including coaches, players, staff & viewers)
NO spectators at games (less than 25 people total including coaches, players, staff & viewers)
Fundamental (K-2) Requirements Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
COVID-19 Self Evaluation must be completed by all players, coaches, and parents prior to sessions
Each player must provide their own capped water bottle
Each player must have their water bottle and sanitizer marked with their name on it
Must maintain 6ft distancing at all times when possible
Parents & Spectators are required to wear masks
Coaches required to wear masks until sessions start
Players required to wear masks while transitioning to & from gym space
Must leave promptly after sessions ending (no gathering afterwards)
NO handshakes, high fives, fist bumps etc. during or after sessions
Limited spectators at sessions (NO more than (2) Two spectators per player)
Restricted spectators at sessions (ONLY (1) One spectator per player)
Coaches required to wear masks during the full session (Unless demostrating drills)
Risk of season suspension
NO spectators at sessions (players & coaches only)
Coaches required to wear masks during the full session
Risk of season cancelation
In-House Additional Details Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Risk of season impacts/changes
Limited number of spectators at events/games/tournaments
Risk of season suspension
NO spectators and games will be limited to players, coaches & staff
Risk of season cancelation
Limited number of coaches & players per team, NO spectators
Traveling Additional Details Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Risk of season impacts/changes
Limited number of spectators at events/games/tournaments
Risk of game reschedules/suspension
NO spectators and games will be limited to players, coaches & staff
Risk of season suspension
Limited number of coaches & players per team, NO spectators