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Happy New Year! I want to keep you informed about our upcoming basketball season. The WYBA, a non-profit run by a volunteer board, is trying hard to meet our mission this year in spite of the difficulties of this pandemic. Our goal is to provide the youth of Warren and surrounding towns a first class basketball experience. Your kid’s safety is paramount. All of our offerings will meet or exceed the Covid-19 safety protocols required by the Governor of NJ.

 

Unfortunately, the Warren Board of Education is not allowing the use of gym space inside the elementary and middle schools. Because of this, we had to alter our normal Travel and Recreation basketball experience for the 2021 season.

 

Travel Basketball season is currently underway! We are excited that our kids are representing Warren Travel this year. Our Teams will join leagues, enter tournaments and get practice space at outside professional gyms like Hoop Heaven or Iron Peak. The WYBA still has our normal fixed costs - insurance, bank and accounting fees, and website maintenance. In spite of the higher facility costs, we are keeping the costs the same as last year - $325. We understand the hardship this pandemic has caused our kids, and we want to ensure that they get to play organized basketball. The WYBA will cover any cost overruns, and in the event our season is cut short due to Covid-19 we will provide prorated refunds. The head coach of each team devised the best program to fit the needs of his parents and players. Ask your head coach for particulars about your season.

 

Recreation Basketball will go forward this year too! It is proving to be more difficult this year. Without Warren School Gyms, we won’t be able to have an indoor Rec season for 2020-21. To salvage the year, we intend to hold an outdoor Rec. program in the Spring. Click the “Programs” then “Recreation Program” tab on this website for further information.

 

Thank you for continuing to support Warren Youth Basketball. As parents in this community, we are working hard to get our kids on the basketball court. If you have further concerns, email the WYBA Board at

 

 

Thank you,

Vance Gillenwater

President, WYBA


by WYBA Board posted 11/16/2020