Minnesota Youth Athletics Services

MN Youth Basketball Alliance

2021-2022 Minnesota Youth Basketball Alliance Recommendations For COVID-19

            As of 9/21/2021

The recommendations below were adopted from the Minnesota State High School League and can be considered as MN Youth Basketball Alliance members develop COVID plans to be implemented within their association.

Prevention Strategies:


  • Strongly recommend vaccination for all those ages 12 and older.


  • Masks/face coverings should be worn when participants are not actively playing.
  • Indoor masking is recommended for all spectators, coaches, and game personnel.

Physical Distancing

  • Maintaining 3 feet of distance from people when possible.


  • Small groups/pods during practices.


  • Self-screening should be done by all participants, coaches, referees, spectators, and game personnel.
  • Attendance should be kept for all team games, practices, and activities.


  •  Participants who are not vaccinated should be tested regularly.

General Hygiene Practices

  • Handwashing, using individual water bottles, clean equipment, and uniforms, disinfect high-touch areas, and limit the sharing of equipment.

Use of Indoor Spaces

  • When using indoor spaces, keep groups/pods small.


  • Use of practice pods that are small and consistent.
  • Stagger start time to reduce contact.
  • Limit practice to only coaches and players, when possible.

Off-court Activities

  • Off-court activities are not recommended.


  • Carpooling is not recommended. If necessary, use masks/face coverings and social distance as much as possible.


NOTE:    Facility requirements take priority over any of the above recommendations.


Other Resources:

MDH Update for MYBA Associations as of 9/1/2021

American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Interim Guidance

MDH COVID-19 Sports Guidance

MDH COVID-19 Decision Tree

General Guidance: mailto:Health.schools.covid19@state.mn.us


CDC COVID-19 Activities

CDC Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science


Who is the USCAH?

"The U.S. Council for Athletes' Health provides independent, unbiased athletics healthcare consultation, education, and compliance from a team of experts with nearly 300 years of experience in athletics healthcare and administration. 

Founded in 2017, USCAH is committed to the health, safety, and welfare of all athletes at all levels and is dedicated to the mission of collaborating with every organization to inspire and ensure athlete health and safety is a priority.

As a collaborative partner with the MYAS, the USCAH team delivers consultation, education, compliance, and expert analysis that reduce risk and protect against undue injuries for all who participate in MYAS programming."



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