To: All Kilsyth Basketball Domestic Club Representatives
From: Kilsyth Basketball Commission
OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION TO THE JUNIOR DOMESTIC CLUBS
All Junior Clubs
The Victorian Government’s latest announcements on Sunday 8th November 2020, made it “unclear” as to when Indoor Basketball will return. As it currently stands, all venues/stadiums are capped at 20 people only, regardless of the number of courts or annexes.
From November 23 (the Last Step of the Roadmap for reopening), there is positive news that both adult and junior participants can return indoors in a ‘contact’ or ‘non-contact’ scenario for either training or competition. However, a venue limit of 100 ‘patrons’ has been set for indoor community sport and a group limit of 20. The interpretation of the restrictions from Basketball Victoria are:
From 11:59pm on Sunday 22 November VICTORIA WIDE ALL AGES:
Outdoor (contact or non-contact) Competition and/or Training – ORANGE 50
Indoor (contact or non-contact) – ORANGE-20*
At this stage venue limits are 100 people max; which for Kilsyth and Lilydale Stadiums would equate to 20 people per court x 4 courts, running on 60-minute time slots.
This means we can return to 5 on 5 contact play with a limit of 20 people per court. What is unclear, though, is whether the 100 person limit includes coaches, spectators and officials. Basketball Victoria is trying to clarify this as soon as possible.
We have received a substantial number of Return to Play survey results, and there is an overwhelming desire from people to start playing as soon as possible, with Tuesday December 1, 2020 a targeted return date.
For planning purposes, the week commencing Monday 23rd November through Sunday 29th November will serve as a ‘return to practice’ week, giving teams and players a chance to prepare for competitions tipping-off on Tuesday December 1, 2020.
Based on these dates, a shortened summer season will run with the following parameters:
The age group season cut-off date for Summer 20/21 will be 31st December 2020.
VJBL ratings will be taken from the current season (2019-20) selected teams as published by the Kilsyth Cobras.
Girls U11 or U12 competitions will depend on the number of teams entered.
Summer 20/21 will run as a new season, so all teams will need to be entered.
Should the December 1, 2020 start date not be achieved, then the commencement will be moved back. If we believe there is not enough time prior to the end of the year to start 5 on 5 competitions, then Kilsyth Basketball will conduct a 3×3 competition in some form (details TBC).
We are also looking at the possibility to running a three day Tournament – in conjunction with Knox Basketball – in the week of Boxing Day – New Years Day (dates TBC).
The Winter 2021 season will begin Tuesday 20th April, 2021 (start of Term 2).
To keep up to date with Basketball Victoria’s latest COVID-19 related news, click here.
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