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Hamden Fathers Basketball Covid Mitigation Protocol 2021-2022 Season

 Our main goal is to keep our community SAFE and for our players to enjoy basketball.

    At present all players and only 1 parent or guardian will be allowed to enter the gym. They will be required to wear a mask and social distance in the stands whether at try-outs, practices or games.

  As the situation is presently fluid, Hamden Fathers Basketball will adopt and adhere to any additional Covid Mitigation Protocols designated by the State of CT Health Department, Quinnipiac Health Department, Town of Hamden BOE and the CIAC. We will ensure that all association members remain SAFE.

  During the season players, coaches, gym personnel, parents or guardians, and officials will be required to wear their masks when inside the gym. Players will be required to wear their masks at all times whether on the bench or on the floor to play.

  No one is allowed to bring in outside basketballs to the gyms. All volunteers, coaches and gym personnel will be required to wear masks. All players, parents and guardians must wear their masks at all times.

Try-Outs

  Our try-out sessions will be held in small cohorts. Parents or guardians will be notified for their children’s time slot for try-out. This will allow for players to be evaluated and enter the floor during their appointed time slot avoiding an overflow of people in the gym. During the try-outs we will use large peel and stick labels to identify the players and not use our normal index cards and pins. This way the players can remove their large label when leaving and throw away.

Everyone is required to wear a mask when entering the gym and must keep them on.  Players will be allowed to enter the floor for their try-out wearing their mask. At conclusion of the try-out, players, parents and guardians will exit the gym immediately. All parents or guardians must social distance while in the gym. All volunteer coaches and gym personnel must wear mask while inside the gym. We will have a table setup with enough sanitizer for players, parents and volunteers to use. 

 Attendance will be taken at all try-outs which will include volunteers, gym personnel, players and parents or guardians in the gym for contact tracing.

When attending games, team practice, try-outs and clinic sessions, which we will have staggered, we must allow for the gym to empty out then the next set of teams will be allowed to enter. Everyone’s cooperation is needed in exiting quickly out of the gym.

Games

Attendance will be taken at all games which will include volunteers, gym personnel, officials, players and parents or guardians in the gym for contact tracing.

Everyone is required to wear a mask when entering the gym and must keep them on.  Masks will be required for officials and players while on the floor and sitting on the bench socially distanced. Benches will be extended to accommodate social distancing.

All parents or guardians must social distance while in the gym. All volunteer coaches and gym personnel must wear mask while inside the gym. We will have a table setup with enough sanitizer for players, parents or guardians and volunteers to use. 

All games times will be staggered to allow for current teams to exit the gym and sanitize. The next set of teams will be allowed into the gym once the previous teams have exited. We are buffering 10 minutes to exit, such that teams will have 5 minutes to warm up.

At the conclusion of the game, players, parents and guardians will exit the gym immediately.  

All parents or guardians must social distance while in the gym. All volunteer coaches and gym personnel must wear mask while inside the gym. We will have a table setup with enough sanitizer for players, parents or guardians and volunteers to use. 

Practices

During practices all coaches and players must wear their masks. All parents or guardians must wear their mask and must social distance while in the gym. Attendance will be taken at all practices by each team coach and will include players and parents or guardians in the gym for contact tracing.

Entering and Exiting the gym for try-outs, practices and games

 We will enter the gyms at the usual entrances, however when leaving at the Hamden Middle School exiting will be at the door to the sidewalk in the auxiliary gym. 

  At Hamden High School you will enter using the far right hand side set of doors by parking lot and enter the gym immediately. When exiting you will leave the gym floor through the far doors by storage closets enter the hallway turn left and come to the main doors and exit the set of doors to your right.

  At Wintergreen School you will enter at main entrance and everyone will exit through the far set of doors on the parents side of the gym leading to the sidewalk at the front of the building.

 For team practices at Ridge Hill School enter through normal doors and then exit the gym using the ramp by boy’s locker room at the hallway turn left and then proceed to main doors to exit.

  Dunbar Hill School will enter through the main entrance on parking lot side and then you will exit at door near stage on left side facing the stage to leave.

  Spring Glen you will enter through the side door and when exiting turn left out of gym and go out through main doors. It is imperative that parents pick up their children in a timely fashion. Your cooperation is appreciated during this difficult times..

Clinic Sessions

Our clinic sessions for 5/6/7 & 8 year olds will be held in small cohorts to accommodate all players and 1 parent or guardian.

During clinic sessions all coaches and players must wear their masks. All parents or guardians must wear their mask and must social distance while in the gym. Attendance will be taken at all clinic sessions which will include gym personnel, players and parents or guardians in the gym for contact tracing.

Everyone is required to wear a mask when entering the gym and must keep them on.  Players will be allowed to enter on the floor for their clinic session wearing their mask.

At the conclusion of their session players and parents & guardians will exit the gym immediately. All parents or guardians must social distance while in the gym. All volunteer coaches and gym personnel must wear their mask while inside the gym. We will have a table setup with enough sanitizer for players, parents and volunteers to use. 

Registration

Registration is to be done by on-line through HamdenFathersBasketball.Org website. Late registration can be done by dropping off filled form and payment at gym at the prior to last cohort. Times will be announced on our website.

 

Contact Tracing

Hamden Fathers Basketball will be taking attendance at all gyms. If there is a positive test from any event the attending persons will be notified with a phone call from their head coaches. During try-outs and clinic sessions notification will come from the Executive Board via email notification. It is imperative we have everyone’s contact information during the registration process.

Hamden Fathers Basketball will make any changes necessary to ensure a SAFE environment for our community.