PCPRA Guide for 2020/21 Basketball League Play

Dec 8, 2020 1:16 PM
Kevin Teate


PCPRA Guide for 2020/21 Basketball League Play

  • All players, coaches, officials, spectators, volunteers and staff must follow the most current Executive Order from the Governor.
  • If the entity engages volunteers or has members of the public participate in activities, prohibiting volunteering or participation in activities for persons diagnosed with Covid-19, having exhibited Symptoms of Covid-19, or having had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have Covid-19 within the past fourteen (14) days.
  • If a player, coach, volunteer, official, league official or spectator should become ill with Covid-19, notify the Pike County Parks & Recreation Authority at or by phone at 770-567-2027. Stay home if you are sick.
  • All players, coaches and volunteers to consent to the Covid-19 waiver. If playing a team outside Pike County at the Pike County Middle School Gym, the opposing team’s coach will be given a copy of these guidelines and a Covid-19 Waiver to sign.
  • It is encouraged that all spectators, participants, coaches, officials and volunteers are to wear a face covering, except when eating, drinking or exercising.
  • Players may wear any Personal Protection Equipment deemed necessary by their parents as long as such items do not compromise the safety of any and all participants.
  • Teams are to social distance during practices.
  • We encourage limiting team meetings. Practice social distancing during any team meeting.
  • Per Pike County Middle School we are limited to 192 total people in the gym at any one time. Families/members of same household should be seated together on game day and create social distance from other families. Please supervise all children.
  • We encourage only immediate family members/guardians to attend games.
  • At the end of the game or practice, teams shall line up along the free throw line near their respective bench area and nod/wave in a sportsmanship gesture to the other team (in the case of a game), gather your items and leave the gym please. No sticking around to watch another team(s) practice or play. No post-game meetings inside the gym or gym lobby.
  • Only the officials and the head coach from each team attends the pre-game meeting while social distancing. No assistant coaches and no players at the pre-game meeting. Each coach is to stand on the outside of the center circle on each side of the division line.
  • No hand-shakes, high fives, fist bumps, forearm smashes, chest bumps, etc. Use verbal praise.
  • No spitting, no projectile nasal discretions, no tobacco, no gum, no sunflower seeds, and no shelled peanuts. For the safety of the participants, spectators and staff.
  • No shared water bottles. No water coolers are to be used. Each player is to bring his/her own labeled water bottle(s). For the safety of the participants.
  • No shared equipment. Each player’s equipment should be sanitized before and after use. If equipment is shared, sanitize between uses of equipment. For the safety of the participants.
  • It is recommended that all athletic equipment be sanitized before practices/games, periodically throughout the practice/game, as needed and after the practice/game. For the safety of the participants.
  • PCPRA staff will sanitize the game ball during time-outs and between quarters. The game ball is not to be used for warm-ups or at halftime.
  • Personnel at the official scorer’s table will remain at least six feet apart and wear face coverings.
  • All PCPRA staff will wear face coverings while inside the PCMS Gym.
  • At least 15 minutes scheduled between the end of one game and the next game start time to limit social contact and to give time for cleaning and sanitizing.
  • 15 minutes scheduled between the end of one practice and the next practice start time. One weekday practice only to minimize the occurrence of social contact.
  • The next team(s) to take the court for a practice or a game will wait in their car or outside the gym away from the entrance/exit until the previous teams & spectators have exited the facility.
  • Team benches will be placed opposite the spectator seating while observing social distancing guidelines. Chairs will be used for the team benches spaced at least six feet apart.
  • We encourage everyone to practice social distancing while at the PCMS Gym.
  • We encourage everyone to follow all local, state and CDC guidelines.
  • Parents should supply their athletes with antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer for disinfecting playing equipment and cleaning hands during the game/practice. PCPRA will provide each team with one bottle of hand sanitizer. PCPRA will supply hand sanitizer at the official scorer’s table.
  • Remove all trash and please do not discard PPE face coverings or gloves on the ground or in bleachers.
  • Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players. This means additional spacing between players while practicing, changing drills so that players remain spaced out, and no congregating of players.
  • Players should have designated spots to place their personal items.
  • A coach/designated person is to be responsible for ensuring players are social distance properly when not participating in the game/practice.
  • Players are to bring their own snacks, no shared/communal snacks.
  • Social distancing guidelines to be followed while using the restrooms.
  • Any person coming within an unsafe distance of an official or staff member to aggressively argue or discuss a call will be subject to automatic ejection and/or removal from premises.
  • This league will focus on fun, safety and instruction. Treat all opposing teams, officials and staff with respect.
  • Official shall stand 6 feet or greater away from player making the throw-in and bounce the ball to that player on a front court throw-in.
  • The lead official shall stand on the end line and bounce the ball to the free thrower.
  • Eliminate the jump ball and award the ball to the visiting team to start the game with the first alternating possession for the throw in.
  • To start an overtime period, use a coin toss to determine which team is awarded the ball.
  • Anyone who doesn’t feel safe has the right not to participate or to attend.
  • Use of Pike County Middle School Gym is at your own risk. Guidelines are subject to revision.

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