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Winter Community-Based Basketball
Return to Play - 
January 2021

To all Community Basketball Association leaders,

2020 was a year of change for all basketball associations as we came to grips with the pandemic and the changes requested / required in our programs to keep participants safe while continuing to play the game they love.

With the most recent November 2020 Youth Sports pause invoked by Governor Walz’s Executive Order, MYAS and MYBA worked together to develop an all-inclusive guide for basketball associations to utilize in January 2021 as programming is allowed to start again.

This guide is a collection of knowledge and wisdom learned from interactions with MDH and school districts during the September through November basketball season. It is meant to remove many of the unknowns we all dealt with before the Youth Sports pause and ensure that all basketball associations are leveraging the best practices identified by MDH and our school districts.

I am hopeful that leveraging this guide and the tools included in it will reduce the administrative burden and eliminate many of the unknowns that were put upon our organizations.

Jim Davison,
Osseo-Maple Grove Basketball Association President
MYBA Return to Participation Task Force

Youth Sports Done Right