Dear Parents and Coaches:
Many parents are understandably concerned about allowing their child(ren) to play sports - or to participate in any activities - during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The MN Dept. of Health has reviewed the Safe Play: Back to the Diamond guidelines and based on their feedback, we feel comfortable moving forward with them. Every statewide youth sports organization must have their own sport-specific guidelines in place. With safety being our #1 concern, we are confident that we can return in a safe and healthy way. This document may be subject to change but it will provide our partners with the ability to move forward with a universal plan for a return to competition for youth basketball in Minnesota. It is up to all of us to adhere to the guidelines put in place in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. If we ignore these, all of us will lose out, on the opportunity to continue to play the game we are so passionate about. Please do your part to slow the spread!
We have received many questions about how events are to be conducted in this environment, so wanted to provide general information and a response to the most frequently asked questions are below.
Highlights of the Safety Plan
- Do you have temperature of 100.4 (F) or higher?
- Do you have a new or worsening cough today?
- Do you have any of these other symptoms?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- If you answered “Yes” to having any of the symptoms listed, you must stay home.
- We are limiting the number of spectators that can enter the facility.
- Each team will be given 30 wristbands. Coaches, players and spectators will need a wristband.
- Coaches, please see the tournament director to obtain your wristbands and disperse them to the coaches, players and designated spectators on your team.
While at the Facility
- All attendees must maintain six feet distance, whenever possible from anyone outside their household.
- All attendees must leave the facility immediately if their team is not currently playing.
- All attendees must adhere to the posted policies.
Team Rosters & Waiver
- Coaches, make sure that your online roster is complete.
- Coaches and parents, make sure that you have completed the MYAS Waiver and Code of Conduct
- The playing rules have been modified to help prevent exposure and to refrain from physical contact with coaches, players, and spectators.