BASKETBALL SEASON SUSPENDED AS OF MARCH 27, 2020
Ontario Basketball COVID-19 Update
Remaining 2020 OBA Championships cancelled due to coronavirus
MARCH 27 – Ontario Basketball (OBA), in accordance to Canadian and global health authorities, has made the difficult decision to cancel all programs including the remaining OBA Championships on the 2020 calendar through May for U13 athletes and older.
OBA appreciates the support of our basketball community in your cooperation and understanding. This decision is not being made solely for the health of our players, coaches, and officials, but also public health.
With rapidly developing risks associated with COVID-19 it is not safe for our basketball community to play – or train towards playing – in these end-of-season tournaments with thresholds of public gatherings set at 50 people and the encouragement of social distancing. We encourage all Ontarians to follow public health advice as we are in the midst of a global health crisis that is far more significant than sport.
Cancelled events include:
- Provincial Championships and Ontario Cup
- OBL Weekends
- OBL All-Star Game (May 2)
- All remaining OBA-sanctioned tournaments
Teams and parents are asked not to contact hotels or Sport-Travel. All hotel reservations will be cancelled and Sport-Travel will be contacting team managers directly with details.
The impact of COVID-19 on sport is becoming increasingly worrisome and continues to have an expanding impact internationally. Ontario Basketball and Canada Basketball have been closely monitoring all available information related to the continued spread of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (coronavirus). The health and safety of our players, officials, employees, volunteers, fans, partners, and everyone associated with basketball in Ontario and Canada and upcoming events continue to be our priority.
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In honor of the memory of Rowan Stringer, the last Wednesday of September starting this year has been dubbed Rowan’s Law Day, as a commemoration to raise awareness about concussions in sport. Rowan’s Law is now required to be acknowledged by parents, coaches and players.
Rowan’s Law requires all players under 26 years of age and all parents/guardians of players under 18 years of age and coaches to review Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources and OBA’s Concussion Policy and Code of Conduct on a yearly basis.
Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources, which can be found here (https://basketball.on.ca/
OBA’s Concussion Policy and Code of Conduct, which can be found here (https://basketball.on.ca/
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