BROCKVILLE BLAZERS VACCINATION POLICY

BROCKVILLE BLAZERS VACCINATION POLICY VERS 1.0

OCTOBER 7, 2021

 

Vaccines are a safe and reliable way to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Due to the close-contact nature of basketball, getting vaccinated is the best way for coaches and players to protect themselves, their teams, and their families.

The Brockville Blazers are implementing this mandatory vaccine policy for the 2021-22 season whereby all players, coaches, managers and junior officials are required to be fully vaccinated. This is consistent with policies adopted by EOBA and other area basketball clubs. Here are the details:

  • Players born in 2008 or earlier are eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.  All are required to have first vaccine by October 18th, second does by November 15th and are able to fully participate when the 2 week waiting period is over or by Dec 3rd.
  • This includes participating in try-outs, practices, games or any other activity. Players born in 2009 who recently became eligible for vaccination: they must become fully vaccinated as soon as possible and may participate in the interim.
  • If players born in 2009 or later become eligible during the season, they will be required to become fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • All players, coaches, team managers and junior officials will be required to show proof of vaccination at all events.
  • Proof of vaccination may be requested in addition to attestation.
  • Proof of vaccination may well be required in future, e.g., if schools or other facilities require vaccination for all visitors (which would also cover any spectators at games or team practices, where permitted).

 

All Brockville Blazer participants are expected to continue to follow all other applicable local and provincial public health protocols such as screening, hygiene, masking, and capacity limits.

2021-22 BROCKVILEL BLAZERS CLUB UPDATE

 September 14, 2021

Last week the Ontario Basketball Association announced a return to competition for rep club teams this year. Unlike centres with non-school venues at their disposal, we still do not have access to gym facilities. We hope that will change at some point, so we are planning our potential 2021-22 rep team offerings.

We will be starting our competitive team tryouts on Saturday Sept 18, 2021.  If you have a child interested in playing rep basketball, please fill in the this link to online registration to be included in emails regarding tryouts.

If you are interested in coaching or volunteering in some other capacity, please complete form on this page.

Due to OBA timelines, our immediate priority is to plan for possible rep teams. Beyond that, we will then be able to consider house league or development programs if your child is instead interested in those.

Note that the OBA also announced a proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement, subject to exemptions. Details are here.

We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and eagerness to get back to normal life (and basketball of course), and we have received many inquiries. Please visit the website and Facebook page regularly for updates, since we are unable to promptly respond to all individual requests for information. 

2021-22 PLAYER REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON IS OPENING UP.  THE BLAZERS WANT TO PLAN THE SUMMER TRAINING SCHEDULE ALONG WITH KNOWING OUR NUMBERS AS WE POTENTIALLY HEAD INTO ONE OF OUR MOST CRITICAL YEARS AS A BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION.  

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE EVERYONE BACK AND EXPAND BUT KNOW THIS MAY NOT HAPPEN WITH A YEAR OFF.

YOU WILL NOT BE HELD TO REGISTRATION AS WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT FALL 2021 OR WINTER 2022 WILL HAVE IN STORE FOR PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL.

COACHING APPLICATIONS

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON FOR ALL LEVELS OF BASKETBALL. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE EXECUTIVE. THE EXECUTIVE IF NECESSARY, WILL CONDUCT INTERVIEWS WITH CANDIDATES TO HELP CHOSE THE APPROPRIATE CANDIDATE FOR EACH TEAM.

There is no specific date for closing of taking applications but teams will be filled and announced when there has been suitable selections made. If there are multiple coaches applying for head coach role for one age level, executive members will conduct interviews to determine successful coaching applicants.

Reminder that taking your NCCP course but not getting certified is the same as not taking it all. We highly recommend getting certification done as these will play into the selection process.

STACEY DALES INVITATIONAL

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