Throughout the world this COVID -19 Pandemic has effected our daily lives in some form. We have been forced to hunker down inside our home and isolate ourselves in order to keep our neighbor safe. As a Director/Coach i can say this affected us major beyond comprehension in our profession as this is Prime Travel Ball season. Coaches and Tournament directors where forced to cease all activities. I cant say I have sat and watched other programs are doing with there players or not but what i have saw is like the " relcass argument" nothing but bickering about whats the right or wrong time to start playing again. I can honestly say I'm ready to play now! Not just ready to play but ready to interact with my boys again. The practices, the workouts, the fussing, and the encouraging i miss it all. I'm not knocking anyone's beliefs or feelings but sitting around waiting for the all clear isn't in my DNA. I think we all take a risk by trying to move past this but risk takers are the ones who are rewarded. The safety of our players their parents and siblings are always the most Its important things as we are making every attempt from our end to clean and sanitize. We have taken special precautions such as Hand Sanitize at all times, We now have a UV lighting Wand which kills up to 99.8% bacteria on sideline for towels, balls, warm ups, and other equipment that maybe exposed.
Tentatively we will resume Tournament play with our Good Friends and Impress Me Basketball on 5/29-5/31. They host one of the most outstanding tournaments in the area so we are comfortable with the precautions that they are taking as well. There will be some noticeable changes to tournaments but in my opinion I'm sure everyone will be comfortable.
Scheduling Division Blocks
Games will be scheduled on each court for one Division and or Pool at a time. Teams & Spectators participating during this block should be the only ones in the gym during that allotted time. Coaches because of this scheduling format scheduling request will be difficult to accommodate. In addition, because of this scheduling format, teams may play back to backs.
Prior to the start of each scheduling block, the prior block participants and spectators will exit. The Impress Me staff will sanitize the bleachers, benches, doorknobs, Entry ways, Railings, & other common high traffic surfaces prior to letting in the next scheduling block participants and spectators.
Spectators will be provided with hand sanitizer at entry way.
When Players and Coaches arrive, they will go through temperature check. Once cleared Coaches and Players will be provided with hand sanitizer. During the games hand sanitizer will be provided at each bench. Players are required to sanitize their hands prior to entering & exiting the game. Referees will also sanitize the game ball during play stoppage.
At the end of the game each team must discard of all trash. No post game handshakes will take place. If a new team is coming to the bench that bench will be sanitized prior to the next team coming.
Our goal is to keep spectators as safe as possible and minimize contact with other patrons. To ensure minimal contact it is necessary that all patrons attend only during their teams scheduling block. Spectators will be allowed into the venue after players and coaches have been processed. We ask that all spectators adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines. When you arrive, you will see 6ft markings to form a line. You will also see 6ft markings in the bleachers and a designated section for families. All Spectators will also go through forehead scan temperature checks when they arrive and be offered hand sanitizer. In addition, all spectators are required to wear a Face Mask. Spectators can provide their own Face Mask or purchase one at the admissions table. Any spectator without a Face Mask or with a fever will not be permitted.
We want to thank you for supporting our events!
Stay Safe & Healthy
Impress Me Basketball Staff
As you can see Impress Me Basketball and there staff will go above and beyond to make everyone as safe as possible but also give our boys and our parents that sense of normalcy. Maybe my life is that boring but Saturday mornings that Im not ripping and running trying to get to a tournament are the worst