Per the Governor's announcement on December 16th, we are making plans to Return to Play starting on January 11th! Stay tuned to this website for updates! Please be aware of the Covid policy posted below.
The team schedules on the bottom section of the Traveling page will be updated as we confirm additional tourneys and/or make changes to our schedules.
Prior to Practice:
Please have your athlete perform a self-check before you leave your residence each day. Please be in the practice of taking your athlete’s temperature before coming to practice. The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, headache, chills, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. If your athlete is feeling ill in any manner, please stay home!
Effective 1/4/21, it is REQUIRED that all teams utilize the SportsEngine schedule to indicate practice attendance, and that all parents indicate their daughter's attendance by RSVPing "Yes" in the app. Players who are not in SportsEngine for a particular practice or game as "attending" will NOT be allowed in the gym. We need to be have a definitive tracking mechanism to know who was in a gym at any particular time to comply with Covid requirements.
Practice Drop Off/Pick Up:
Parents are expected to drop off and pick up their player outside of the practice facilities. Lakeville gyms are off-limits to anyone other than players and coaches.
·Drop Off: Please don’t drop your child off more than 10 minutes ahead of practice time.
·Pick-up: please promptly pick up your child at the door of the practice location.
·Masks are required of all players and coaches during practices and games. There are no exceptions to the mask policy at this time. Masks must be worn at all times while in any facility. Any updates to this policy from the State of Minnesota Department of Health will be communicated asap.
If a player knows they have been exposed to COVID-19, they may not practice for 10 days following the exposure. Parents must notify the appropriate program director (firstname.lastname@example.org for Traveling, lngbainhouse for In-House and Red) and your team’s coach asap in this situation.
In the event of a known exposure or if a player is symptomatic, players may not participate in any team activities, and we request that parents have your player tested as soon as possible. The Department of Health has greatly expanded screening options, you should find testing easy to locate. Do not participate in any team activities (neither games nor practice) while awaiting test results even if symptoms are gone.
If a player has a positive test for the virus, the player’s parent or guardian must immediately communicate this to the LNGBA Coronavirus Manager by completing the reporting link on the LNGBA homepage or contacting Scott Dorow (Phone 952-484-2522, email email@example.com). We will maintain privacy, but will also need to alert team parents, opponents, the Minnesota Department of Health, and ISD 194 if we learn of direct exposure that happened in our program.
For players who test positive or are otherwise diagnosed as having Covid-19, LNGBA has implemented the Minnesota State High School League return to play policy. A link to that document is posted in the Traveling page of the LNGBA website. These guidelines indicate the need for a medical professional to authorize the return to play, and the player and coach to follow a graduated return to play process (prescribed in the document).
Team-building events are typically a fun and important part of the season. In the current environment, non-basketball events connected to the LNGBA team are prohibited.
Tournaments this season will look different. Every association that hosts tournaments will have a Covid policy, which may result in limited or no spectator attendance. We will communicate tourney requirements as we learn of them.
We all share the common goal of wanting our kids to be able to play, and adhering to the established rules, regardless of our own personal feelings toward those rules is not optional. Thank you in advance for your partnership and cooperation in supporting all safety protocols.
The 2020 PANTHER CLASSIC was a fun & successful weekend of basketball!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PLAYED & ALL OF OUR GREAT VOLUNTEERS!!!
To anyone who ordered apparel,
Town sports will be calling you for your order pick up soon! They will also be shipping your items soon if you wanted them shipped. Some items are on back order they will call you regarding this.
B-ball bag orders should be on their way to you, they were suppose to be shipped out yesterday!
Thank you for your patience with all of this!