Covid will certainly impact the way we do evaluations, play the games, practice in the gym, including:
-> Evaluations will be held outside at the BHS outdoor courts on Sunday October 18th (with all Evaluations held on that date). For those few kids that are unable to make that date we will have one combined alternative evaluation (which typically we have about five kids that cannot make the evaluations and we ask that everyone try and hard as they can to be able to attend the evaluations). Players that miss the evaluation and alternative date will not be considered for any “travel team”.
-> We are not certain whether there will be a Bow Memorial School team(s) this year – so we strongly encourage all 7th and 8th graders to attend the evaluations on October 18th (note – the 7/8th grade travel team IS the BMS school team – we will not have an alternative travel team – unless there is no BMS team – in which case the evaluated team will be the travel team).
-> Games will look different this year.
a) limited fan attendance,
b) bleachers to remain closed,
c) more time between games,
d) teams waiting to play their game to remain in their cars in the parking lot,
e) possible enter/exit gyms through direct backdoors (avoiding the hallways entirely),
f) mandatory mask wearing by all except players on the court, and possible other changes as well.
-> Practices will have similar restrictions as the games.
-> Because of all of the uncertainty, BAC is reducing the initial registration fee from $110 to $90. For players that are selected for the “travel teams” they will be required to pay an additional $100 (due to the significant increase in expenses that we are anticipating this season associated with those teams).
To be held at the Bow Elementary School gym, cafeteria or the Bow Community Center. Two practices each week (exact time will be based on availability of coaches). Season begins as early as January 2021 and may run up to February vacation.
Players will be notified of their team/coach towards the end of December.
There are no evaluations for these players and teams are set up based on a variety of factors (many of which include available times, carpooling, friend groups, schedules and sometimes skill level).
This is a fun league and sometimes the team set up can result in games with lopsided scores - the kids do not seem to mind, but this sometimes frustrates parents. One player, at this age, that really understands the game can completely change the outcome. Keep in mind - this is truly about having fun and more competitive teams and greater emphasis for skill sets and equal teams, etc. begins in 3rd grade.
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