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2020 November Basketball

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Right now winter sports leagues are on hold,  but that doesn't mean that a modified basketball program can't be offered.

Participants in our November Basketball program will be grouped in cohorts of ten (10) participants for the entire program.  There will be no mixing of cohorts.  Each cohort can run contact practices with scrimmaging allowed strictly within their cohort.  Each cohort will be assigned a coach (or coaches) and practice 1 to 2 days a week for the month of November.  There will be a minimum of 3 practices. 

Cohorts will be restricted to their 10 participants ONLY, for the entire session.  There will be no mixing of cohorts or scrimmages against other cohorts/towns/teams.


REGISTRATION (online or mail-in) OCTOBER 13 - 25 
Cost: $25.00 Wilbraham/Hampden/school choice only
Location: Memorial School, 310 Main St. Wilbraham, MA



General Information
  • Open to Wilbraham/Hampden residents and school choice students only. Hampden residents and school choice students must register through the Parks & Rec Office (596-2816).
  • This is recreational play/practice only.
  • There are separate cohorts for boys and girls.
  • Grades K-2 will practice on Saturdays (11/7 - 11/21). Saturday practices can start as early as 9am and end as late as 6:45pm.
  • Grades 3-8 will meet on weekdays (excluding Thursdays) and Sundays (11/1 - 11/25). Weekday practices start as early as 4pm and end as late as 8:30pm. Sunday slots start as early as 9am and end as late as 9pm.
  • Registration must be completed and payment must be received before a child will be added to a roster. If the maximum number of participants is reached before payment is received, the child will not be registered.

COVID-19 Restrictions
• Coaches and participants are required to wear masks.
• One (1) parent/spectator per player. Spectators must wear masks and maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times. Spectators will sit in the entry area of the building.• A cohort cannot arrive more than 10 minutes for their scheduled session. This includes coach and players.
• Each participant is required to bring their own basketball for each practice.

STATE STANDARD - Mandatory Modifications for Modified Level 2 Play (for Sports that Cannot Modify Play to Limit Contact or Increase Distancing)

Moderate and Higher risk activities and sports that cannot implement the mandatory modifications as described above, can participate in modified Level 2 play. Level 2 play can take place for sports with close physical or face to face contact using a cohort concept for competitive contact practices or training, provided that Facility Operators and Activity Organizers meet the following minimum requirements:
• Training activities must be performed in “cohorts” of the same small group of individuals that performs all training activities together and without interacting with other individuals or cohorts.
• Cohorts can be no larger than ten (10) participants and the same cohort assignments must be used for every training session or class. Participants cannot be a member of multiple cohorts, nor can cohort assignments rotate.
• Training areas or boundaries must be marked so that training cohorts are separated in all directions by at least 14 feet. Class sizes should be capped by the number of available training areas based on the size of the facility and in no event more than 25 people on a playing surface.
• A cohort can compete against other cohorts if each cohort performs separately from other cohorts (e.g., pair figure skating, or small group synchronized swimming) and no contact occurs between cohorts.

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