November 19, 2020
The CBA has reviewed the new Illinois "Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations" that go into effect on Friday, November 20, 2020. As a result of our review and the clear language around "no indoor group classes" and "pause all indoor group sporting and recreational sporting activities including youth and adult recreational sports", the CBA has decided to pause all travel practices until at least Friday, December 4. At that point in time, the CBA will determine if continuing to pause our team practices or resume practices make the most sense moving forward.
Payments/Credits - All travel registrations and payments should be available (via website and link shared by your coaches) by early next week. At this point in time, we are only charging families for the cost of practices and a minimal amount to help cover CBA fixed costs such as insurance, professional fees (attorney/accountant), website fees, etc. Given the "pause", all travel teams will be looking to reschedule any missed practices when practicing resumes. Should teams not be able to reschedule all missed practices, the CBA will be issuing a refund for those amounts to each family.
Questions - For any questions or concerns, please reach out to the CBA Executive Board at email@example.com
We hope that everyone is doing as well as possible through this pandemic, staying active, healthy and safe.
2020 has certainly been a year of firsts across many aspects of our lives. The Cary Basketball Association (CBA) has made it a priority since the pandemic started to think out of the box and do our best to create solutions on how to keep our kids active.
While we will not have a traditional CBA Rec season (due to lack of available facilities), we are excited to have basketball options available to all ages and skill levels.
CBA Rec Season Options - Kindergarten-8th Grade
The CBA is excited to expand on our partnership with Pure Sweat Basketball in Crystal Lake. As a result of Cary School District 26 and Fox River Grove School District 3 not allowing us to rent their gyms in 2020 or 2021, Pure Sweat has pulled together three (3) separate five-week Winter Basketball League sessions for Kindergarten through 8th grade starting as early as November 7.
All leagues will be run by professional Pure Sweat trainers and will not require CBA coaches or volunteers.
K-2nd will be coed and will meet once per week (Saturday OR Sunday) and will consist of 30 minutes of fundamentals development/training and 45 minutes of contests and competitions. COST: $75 per 5-week session
3rd-4th will be separate boys and girls sessions and will also meet once per week (Saturday OR Sunday) and will consist of 30 minutes of fundamentals development/training and 45 minutes of contests and competitions. COST: $75 per 5-week session
5th-6th and 7th-8th will be split into Boys and Girls Sessions and meet twice a week on Saturday AND Sunday, with Saturday dedicated to Skills Training and Sunday dedicated to Contests and Competitions - each 1 hour and 15 minutes each. COST: $125 per 5-week session
UPDATE: In a few very short weeks, we are filling up several of the sessions and age levels. After Friday, October 10, Pure Sweat will be creating a waiting list for any session that fills up, so be sure and register by the end of the week for these weekend sessions.
NOTE: these sessions will be limited to first come, first served. Pure Sweat is intending to open up additional sessions when/if these fill up, but please don't wait until the last minute or you may miss out on this opportunity.
CBA Rec Season Options - Falcons (H.S.)
CBA FALCONS UPDATE: The CBA has decided not to move forward with a CBA Falcons (high school) season or series of tournaments. We have heard from one of our facilities partners @ Life Zone 360 in West Dundee and they have pulled together a 12-game league on Saturday nights starting in December. Please share and sign-up by Friday, November 27 as we will be hosting a Zoom draft on Sunday, November 29 with head coaches to finalize teams.
HERE is a link to the Life Zone 360 high school league (only open to Cary and Fox River Grove high school students)
CBA Executive Board
Since 1993, the Cary Basketball Association has been providing basketball opportunities to the youth in our communities - kindergarten through high school. Today, the CBA offers both recreation and more competitive "feeder" program opportunities.
Grounded in good sportsmanship, the CBA provides the opportunity for players of all ages and skill levels to play with friends and compete at the highest level.
The CBA takes the safety of our players, coaches, families and opponents very seriously. As a result, we have developed the following forms to provide guidance, protocols and waivers necessary to be able to allow our kids to come back to basketball, safely.
CBA COVID Waiver - This must be completed by any CBA participant including players, coaches, scorekeepers, refs, etc. prior to participating in tryouts, practices, scrimmages, etc.
CBA COVID Guidelines - These are the guidelines that we have established for any CBA practice, scrimmage, or CBA Falcons tournament. Should CBA travel teams be participating in league play, tournaments, shootouts, etc. they will be required to follow the guidelines provided by the host/venue
CBA COVID Protocol - This is black and white and should be taken very seriously. It is also necessary for every team to provide a "health check" record for every player and coach for every practice, scrimmage or game to allow for tracing should one of our players/coaches or opponents contract COVID-19
All registered CBA player families have electronically signed the CBA Code of Conduct policy. Below is the policy for your review and understanding