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Centred Basketball
Winter 2020-21 Youth Basketball

In accordance with guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Centers for Disease Control, Centred Basketball (“CB”) will offer winter programming with the following COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan (the “Plan”). Compliance with the Plan is mandatory for all players, coaches, referees, spectators, and other volunteers. Any non-compliance with the Plan will result in suspension or debarment from Centred Basketball’s winter program. This Plan is effective as of October 10, 2020. The Plan will be updated/amended from time to time as required to comply with State and Local Guidelines.

Communication & Education
All players and parents will receive communication of this COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan before return to play begins. This policy will be included in our online registration and posted on the CB website.

We ask that all participants (coaches, players, and parents) follow the behaviors listed below to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to include but not limited to, hand hygiene (frequent washing of hands or use of hand sanitizer), taking of temperature, wearing face masks, social distancing (6ft), sanitizing equipment, properly covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when not feeling well or when displaying signs of COVID 19. 

Signs detailing COVID symptoms, details on social distancing and wearing of face masks will be posted throughout both locations, the State College YMCA and The Centre.

Our League COVID-19 Officer will be the President, Doug Loviscky ([email protected]). As described below, players, coaches or volunteers who test positive for COVID-19 or who have been exposed to COVID-19 will report the information to Doug.

Coaches, Players, and Volunteers Mandatory Requirements
1) All coaches are required to wear masks at all activities.
2) Parents should monitor players for the following COVID-19 symptoms prior to bringing them to any practices, skills sessions or games:
  • Fever or chills - Any player with a temperature greater than 100.4 should remain home.
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

3) Parents/Guardians must accompany players until the player has been checked in and notified to enter the gym. Players and parents must wear a face mask (covering mouth and nose) during check-in procedures. Players are required to wear face masks when not actively engaged in training sessions.
4) As part of the COVID-19 pre-screening process, CB will take forehead temperature of players upon entry to the YMCA or The Centre. If a player registers a temperature of more than 100.4 degrees, then the player will not be allowed to enter the facility and must depart with their parent immediately. Anyone demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed on the basketball courts and will be asked to immediately leave the facility.
5) CB will have hand sanitizer and each player will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the basketball courts.
6) 3v3 players at the YMCA will be organized in groups of no more than 6 at each basket (24 in entire gym) to limit the exposure within the league. 5v5 players at The Centre will be assigned to a team of no more than 10 players. Players should not move between courts or socialize with each other closer than 6 feet during downtime.
7) Players are required to bring their own water (labeled with their name on it) to every skills session and game.
8) No spitting, chewing gum, hand shaking or fist bumps. Keep all contact to a minimum.
9) Players will have individual equipment and mouth guards. No sharing of equipment.
10) CB will provide sanitized game balls for each session. The basketballs will be sanitized during and after games. Players or coaches will not be allowed to bring a basketball inside the facility.
11) Specific entrance and exit points will be identified to ensure players do not cross-over with each other.

Parents/Spectators Attendance Rules and Protocols
1) For all 3v3 sessions at the YMCA, to limit individual exposure, spectators will not be allowed in the gym. Players will be dropped off and picked up at a separate entrance by the gymnasium.
2) For 5v5 practices and skills sessions on weekdays at The Centre, parents will not be allowed in the gym. For 5v5 games on Saturdays at The Centre, a player may bring up to 2 spectators in the gym. Spectators must adhere to all rules and COVID procedures established by The Centre, such as staying 6 feet apart from unrelated spectators and wearing a face mask at all times.
3) Do not congregate at entrance or exit points.
4) Nobody is allowed on the courts except players and coaches.
5) Anyone considered high risk under the CDC COVID guidelines should not attend.
6) Do not attend games if you have been around anyone presumptive COVID positive, COVID positive or are not feeling well.

Identification of COVID exposure
Parents of players and coaches must immediately notify CB COVID-19 Officer Doug Loviscky ([email protected] or 814-280-0011) if a player or coach displays COVID-19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

CB will notify families and players who are known to have been at a session at the same time as the exposed or infected individual. We will follow CDC guidelines and HIPAA regulations on confidentiality of all participants. Players and coaches who display COVID-19 symptoms or test positive will not be allowed to attend any skills sessions or games until a doctor’s note is provided clearing the player or coach. CB will notify State College Health Department (814) 234-7150 and Centre County COVID-19 Hotline (814) 231-7111 of known positive results.

Centred Basketball COVID-19 Return to Play Waiver

I understand that CENTRED Basketball (“CB”) is following state and federal public health guidelines and that CB is going to be offering limited training with specific guidelines. I am being offered the opportunity to participate in CB’s limited COVID-19 training program and activities (the “Program”). I acknowledge that my participation is voluntary. I knowingly and willingly consent to participating in the Program, and I agree to follow all guidelines and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID- 19. I represent that I have the maturity, understanding, and skill to safely engage in the Program and all other CB activities and to observe all protocols, contact tracing, and guidelines for such participation as stated in the COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan.

I understand that engaging in the Program can be vigorous, physically demanding, and could result in injury. I also understand that the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and may still be highly contagious, and I agree that it is impossible to determine who has it and who does not, given the current limits in virus testing. I further understand that my participation in the Program involves a risk of being exposed to, contracting, or being around players who have COVID-19. I will do my part to follow all protocols, respect the directives, and abide by the requirements to return to play. I represent that I am in good physical condition and do not have any medical, physical, or mental condition that could result in injury or illness for others. I expressly assume the risk of engaging in the Program and other CB activities and hereby release and hold harmless CB and all parties involved, including the coach, other players and families, the staff of CB, the facility owners where we train, and local municipalities. In consideration of being afforded the opportunity to participate in the Program, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I, and my parent or legal guardian if I am a minor, for and on behalf of myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, hereby forever release, acquit, and discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, the CENTRED BASKETBALL and its operators, officers, directors, employees, contractors, members, partners, agents, sponsors, vendors, invitees and affiliates from any and all causes of action or actions, suits, losses, liability, damages, claims (including but not limited to, negligence, gross negligence, willful or intentional conduct), personal injury damages, medical or hospital bills, lost wages, property damages, judgments, levies, and executions whether known or unknown, liquidated or unliquidated,
fixed or contingent, direct or indirect which the undersigned or his heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns may have, against said releases arising out of my participation in the Program and any other CB activities.

I understand and agree that the foregoing release is binding on myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns and that CB will deny my participation in the Program until this release is executed by myself and my parent/legal guardian (if applicable) and all terms are hereby accepted. I understand that, if I am a minor, my parent or legal guardian is required to sign this release.

If my child is a minor, I understand and agree with each and every matter stated herein, I knowingly and willingly consent to my child’s participation in the Program, and I hereby bind myself and my minor child to the terms of this Return to Play Waiver by signing below.

If any provision of this Return to Play Waiver is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Agreement. I have read, understand, and accept the Return to Play Waiver as outlined above.

Parent’s Name: Player’s Name: _____________________
Parent’s Signature: _________________ Date: ____ , 2020


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