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Warren Youth Basketball Association’s Covid-19 Statement

 

Dear WYBA Parents and Players:

We are excited to play indoors at the Warren school gyms for the 2021/22 season.  Getting our kids to play basketball is our priority, and we hope to have a relatively normal season without interruptions from Covid-19 cases.  We need your help to make that happen.  The WYBA takes the safety of you and your children seriously during this Covid-19 pandemic.  Our facilities usage agreement with the Warren School Board specifies that the WYBA will follow all applicable laws from NJ State agencies and NJ Executive Orders related to Covid-19.   

 

Masking/Face Covering is required for:

Everyone who enters the Warren Schools for WYBA basketball events, just like during regular school hours.  This means coaches, parent spectators and players, including visiting teams.  Mask up before you come in.  The only people allowed to remove their masks inside the schools are the players when they are actively practicing or playing in a league game. Players sitting on the bench during games or the sidelines during practice need to be masked until they are active again.  Everyone else must wear masks at all times.  When the kids leave practice or games, they need to mask up before they exit.

We have been warned by the Warren Board of Ed about mask violations.  It is paramount that we follow the rules, regardless of personal opinions on the matter.  The Warren Schools and the WYBA are compelled by the Governor's Executive Orders.  

Social Distancing:

Coaches are required to keep all unmasked players 6ft apart and avoid close contact for 15 minutes during practice and at games. 

Preemptive Action:

If anyone is not feeling well or believes they may have Covid-19 or any viral infection, please stay home!  Parents/Guardians are responsible for informing their child’s coach of any Covid infections or positive tests.  No player will be penalized for missing practice or games if they are feeling sick.

Vaccine Support:

The WYBA recommends that all coaches and players, when they are eligible, get a Covid-19 vaccine.  According to the CDC, the vaccine is safe and effective.  Vaccinated players and coaches are not required to quarantine.

Quarantine:

In the event of a known positive Covid-19 case, the WYBA will make a case-by-case decision on who needs to quarantine based on current guidelines.  Even if everyone on the team is not ‘required’ to quarantine, that does not mean that the team will continue to practice or play with a depleted roster until the quarantine is over.  

 

To ensure the safety of each individual player and their teammates, please get vaccinated and wear masks as required.  We need your help to prevent all unwanted Covid-19 cases and to comply with current NJ State Executive Orders.  We want our kids to play basketball, not sit at home in quarantine!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  We are doing our best to provide a normal season in spite of the regulations.  We know mask fatigue can set in, but please continue being vigilant so our kids can keep using the Warren School’s gyms to play basketball.  Without them, our season is nearly impossible.

Thank you,

The WYBA Board

warrenyouthbasketball@gmail.com


by posted 11/29/2021

Registration is OPEN!

Recreation registration is now open for the winter basketball season.  WYBA Recreation Basketball is open to all boys and girls 3rd through 8th graders from Warren, or Watchung. The registration will close on November 8th.  The season will start in Decemebr to March.   For additional information regarding the program, click the link: Recreation

Register for Recreation 


by WYBA Board posted 10/10/2021

Coach registration is now open

Recreation coach registration is now open for the 2021-22 winter basketball season. All coaches must register for the recreation winter season by November 1st.  The season is scheduled to start Mid November. For additional information regarding coaching requirements, click here

 

Register Now


by WYBA Board posted 08/24/2021