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Old Mon Jun 08, 2020, 11:46am
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When you coming back?

This is not specific to basketball, but any information would be nice. Who is coming back or when to play any sport? What is your state's policy for high school sports? What is the timeline for non-scholastic organizational events like AAU, Travel, or any other youth sports for coming back?

Just hearing different things and hearing about different things going on around the country. Again this can apply to any sport that is out there, not just basketball. If your children are playing softball or baseball, when are they coming back or are they already back?

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Old Mon Jun 08, 2020, 01:09pm
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Some outdoor non-school sports will return to Connecticut next week.

AAU, "travel", or "American Legion" type baseball and softball games will have many safety guidelines: use own equipment, only a couple of players in the dugout at the same time, umpire behind the pitcher, no spitting, no after game handshakes, no high fives, masks for base coaches and some umpires, no throwing around the horn, limited fans, etc.
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2020, 07:57pm
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Texas: UIL has opened up this week for schools to begin summer conditioning (regulated under normal circumstances) with some strict conditions. I assume the private school associations have done something similar. It is up to the school district to open or not and/or set their own policies. My guess is that most districts will go ahead and open under the state imposed restrictions but some parents may restrict their kids from coming on campus.

For the last several weeks, I've put the Texas football season and fall sports in general at 50/50, but I'm coming off that. I think its going to go full tilt, with crowds as we will see in the next few days that the various "gatherings" (call them what you want) in major cities over the last 2 weeks have not sent up a spike in cases. If I end up being wrong about that and there is a spike, then all bets are off and I can assure you that virtually no state will have school or other organized sports anytime soon -- probably until next spring at the earliest.

I don't know about youth leagues specifically except what I've heard. Some baseball and probably softball leagues, because they're outdoor, have begun practicing according to second and third hand info I've gotten. Every indoor activity I've heard of, including basketball camps, have been cancelled.

I can foresee football happening in outdoor venues only and volleyball not happening this fall. I can also foresee school districts not fielding teams because parents don't want their kids playing and they don't have enough. I did fear private school enrollment would drop but after a discussion yesterday with a source at a large private school, I don't necessarily think that will happen.
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2020, 08:39pm
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Looks like fall for Ohio high school sports. Open gyms and conditioning have started for basketball and football. Golf teams are practicing. I think they've waved the coach instruction days for golf not sure about the others. I've only talked to a golf coach.

I think Iowa was going to have highschool baseball/softball?
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2020, 08:41pm
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All outdoor playing fields in Nevada are still closed under the Governor’s multi-phase reopening plan. That means that there are currently no youth sports occurring. Curiously, casino gaming was permitted to open for business this past Friday. Money is clearly a factor in the reopening process.

All Memorial Day AAU basketball events were canceled. I’ve heard that the local school district plans to open its facilities in August for HS students to play Fall leagues in preparation for the coming school year. That is contingent upon what the State allows. Have to wait and see.
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Travel baseball is pretty much back. Registration for rec baseball/softball is opening up now. Very little, if any guidance from the state (Michigan) on how to behave beyond "maintain social distancing". A lot of teams went to Ohio to play in tournaments because they opened before us. Ohio had "recommendations" and a sport specific plan, but none of the items were requirements. My son has a baseball scrimmage tomorrow and I fully expect the coaches to pretend things are just normal, which may cause me to lose my mind.

As for HS sports, it really comes down to our state's view of things when late August rolls around. Our officiating crew has been assigned football games through the fall, and HS conditioning is opening up now. My personal view is if we don't see a major spike in cases and/or deaths by the middle of August, I think things are a go for fall football and other sports. They've discussed swapping baseball and football seasons, but I don't see things being any better after a winter of being indoors here in the north. Just my 2 cents.
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Old Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:15am
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In the DC Metro area:

I've gotten NCAA soccer games, although one JUCO (and the closest one at that) said they'd shut down all NJCAA activities for 2020-2021. My local travel soccer league plans to have a fall season.

VHSL just had a press release which said they are planning to follow state guidelines about reopening, then share those guidelines with schools. AKA, it's in the air.

Nothing from my NCAA basketball assignor.

EDIT: But my NCAA soccer guys did say they are planning to release schedules for DII-DIII schools in the Northeast over the next 45 days. That was about 7 days ago.
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Old Wed Jun 10, 2020, 08:20am
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I think Iowa was going to have highschool baseball/softball?
There were a report they were going back to play like last June 15 for the earliest contest. They have been in practice since June 1. I have not heard of anything that suggests this is not going to take place at this time.

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Old Wed Jun 10, 2020, 11:16am
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Youth hoops leagues start up on...

June 15 here in Kansas the youth recreational leagues and tournaments are scheduled to start. From the Managers I received an email regarding ''Covid-19 safety precautions for youth basketball":
1. For the Players--no one with a fever temp can enter game, only one practice ball per team, only fans allowed in the gym are parents/guardians or whomever drives them to the game site, for teams that play next--they cannot be in the gym on the sidelines like before--must be outside in hallway or someplace, no water bottles brought in from outside--only can use the ones dispensed at the game site.
2. For the Refs: use latex gloves required, face mask recommended (so I need to find a good quality vented good airflow type face mask instead of this Blue surgical mask now), and we are instructed to call games tightly to set a tone in order to curb the "extra" contact.
Collectively, these efforts (albeit not perfect) will mitigate the spread.
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Old Wed Jun 10, 2020, 05:35pm
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It's impossible to find latex gloves around here.
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Old Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:15pm
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It's impossible to find latex gloves around here.
Try Beauty/Barber supply houses.

I've got some sources in China for $0.025/pair if you need 250,000 pairs!!
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Old Thu Jun 11, 2020, 11:58pm
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June 15 here in Kansas the youth recreational leagues and tournaments are scheduled to start. From the Managers I received an email regarding ''Covid-19 safety precautions for youth basketball":
1. For the Players--no one with a fever temp can enter game, only one practice ball per team, only fans allowed in the gym are parents/guardians or whomever drives them to the game site, for teams that play next--they cannot be in the gym on the sidelines like before--must be outside in hallway or someplace, no water bottles brought in from outside--only can use the ones dispensed at the game site.
2. For the Refs: use latex gloves required, face mask recommended (so I need to find a good quality vented good airflow type face mask instead of this Blue surgical mask now), and we are instructed to call games tightly to set a tone in order to curb the "extra" contact.
Collectively, these efforts (albeit not perfect) will mitigate the spread.
How are going to blow a whistle with a facemask on?
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Old Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:05am
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It's impossible to find latex gloves around here.


Better luck going to hardware/home improvement stores.
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Old Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:09am
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How are going to blow a whistle with a facemask on?
Fox is making electronic whistles you can use. I won't be using one. A high energy game in a packed gym with any humidity at all and it's hard to breathe for a healthy, non asthmatic without a mask. If you wear a mask that actually does anything, you'll see guys passing out or getting dizzy.
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Old Fri Jun 12, 2020, 07:57am
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Fox is making electronic whistles you can use. I won't be using one. A high energy game in a packed gym with any humidity at all and it's hard to breathe for a healthy, non asthmatic without a mask. If you wear a mask that actually does anything, you'll see guys passing out or getting dizzy.
*The email from Management stated that there is NO requirement to wear a Face mask, just a recommendation. I won't be wearing a face mask; however, the latex gloves (a pair will be provided at the table) were stated as "mandatory for use" in officiating their games.
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