Sudbury Youth Basketball provides a safe learning environment for players of all abilities that develops the athletic skills, character, sportsmanship, & teamwork of Sudbury school children in grades K to 8, by participation in competitive basketball.

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Sudbury Youth Basketball (SYB) provides a safe and balanced learning environment for players of all abilities that develops the athletic skills, character, sportsmanship, and teamwork of Sudbury school children in grades K through 8 through their participation in competitive basketball.

COVID - FAQs

COVID - FAQs

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. If you have any additional questions about the upcoming season, please email us.  

 

What time will the online registration go live on Nov 5 and if a link to register will be sent out?

Registration will start at 6PM.  An email containing the link will be sent out at 6:00pm and you can also access the registration page by going to the website and clicking on the "Register Online" tab found on the left side of the home page.

 

 

Will a refund be issued if the season gets cut short? 

Yes. If the state, county, or local officials require SYB to shut down, we will offer a prorated refund depending on where we are in the season. 

 

Will there be evaluations in town?

No. With the restrictions on the number of kids allowed on the court and lack of gym space, we will not have evaluations. We will rely on coaches’ evaluations from the previous season. We will try our best to split teams up to give competitive balance ensuring a great experience for all skill levels.

 

What will the 3rd and 4th grade kids be doing?  Drills only?  Drills and games (subject to guidelines)?

Given the current situation, our plan is they would have a one game or team practice on a weekday night and one practice or game on Saturday or Sunday.  There would be 6 regular season games plus two guaranteed playoff games. 

If the state changes the current guidelines, we will shift to skills and drills and no games.  Our hope is to offer games.

This goes for 5th through 8th, too.

 

Are you offering any scholarships? Will you offer support for low income families? 

Yes.  Learn more here.

 

Will each team’s practices and games always be on same days and times, once scheduled, or different schedule every week? 

When signing up, please anticipate that a team’s schedule will vary week to week. Teams will have one weekday and one weekend event. 

Monday – Friday: teams will play anywhere between 5PM and 8PM

Saturday + Sunday: team will play anywhere between 8AM and 8PM

Keep in mind our goal would be to create a consistent schedule, but this is something that we cannot guarantee. With the limited court time and uncertainty around registration numbers, we need to be flexible and cannot commit to this at this time.

 

Will Lincoln and Wayland be allowed to put their own entries into the In-Town league, assuming all the players on those teams live in the respective towns?

No. Unfortunately, the in-town league will be only Sudbury residents. We will not travel or play against neighboring towns.

 

What safety precautions will be taken for players and coaches? Will they have to wear masks for practices and games?

We will follow all guidelines set forth by Massachusetts and will be developing health and safety measures— which includes but is not limited to having all players, coaches, and refs wear masks always even during games.

Keep in mind there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 when participating in a high risk sport like basketball. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death especially for those with underlying medical conditions.

By participating in SYB, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We will take all necessary measures to keep our coaches and players as safe as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic, but please understand that there is a shared responsibility between players, coaches, families, and SYB.

 

Any update on the travel program?

At this point, due to the rising COVID numbers and the uncertainty surrounding travel basketball, we will not be offering travel basketball at this time.  All players who register for the '20-'21 season will register for intown basketball.  If things change and we can have 7th and 8th grade travel basketball teams, players who have already registered for intown will have a chance to tryout and then play both intown and travel.  

 

Will there be tryouts for the Travel team?  

If things change and we have travel for 7th and 8th grade, we will have tryouts. 

 

Any update on whether MA will allow games?

We are waiting on the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) for further guidance and rules.

As of now, we will be able to play some games in town against other Sudbury kids.

 

Is travel looking likely or unlikely?  If it stays intown, will they likely be playing on a mixed team?  That will not likely be worth my child’s time since my child is a stronger player and, in that case, we would do AAU.

SYB is looking to do everything possible to make this winter a great experience for everyone regardless of skill level. Without knowing the final registration number, we can not guarantee how teams will be split up. But our goal is competitive balance and ensuring the kids that play all year round as well as those just starting to play have fun, improve, and have a great time playing basketball with friends.

Keep in mind that the LS boys’ and girls’ varsity coaches are involved in the planning and helping with the upcoming SYB season and are encouraging everyone to participate in SYB even if it remains in town. They both feel that it is especially important to play with and against classmates this winter and there is plenty of opportunity to play AAU in spring, summer, and fall.


posted 11/03/2020
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