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Basketball

Welcome to WAA Basketball

Woodbury Athletic Association (WAA) basketball accepts kids who live in the City of Woodbury OR attend a school in the City of Woodbury for its in house and traveling programs.   This includes kids who live in the City of Woodbury and are in the Woodbury High School boundary, East Ridge High School boundary, Stillwater High School boundary and Oakdale/Maplewood High School boundary.


Covid-19 Guidelines

Please see below for the Covid-19 Guidelines.  We will continue to make updates to this document as the guidelines evolve.   It is imperative that we follow the guidelines set forth in order to allow the kids to play.  

2020-2021 COVID-19 Guidelines

 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are required to follow the guidelines set out by Community Education, which is in accordance with the MN Dept of Health.  These guidelines could change as the COVID-19 situation changes throughout the season.  It is imperative that all players, coaches, families, etc. follow these guidelines or we could lose our privilege to use the facilities.

 

General Information

  • Parents are required to sign Covid-19 Waiver prior to child participation.  This was done at time of registration.
  • Do not send your child to practice if they are sick, may have been exposed to someone who is awaiting a Covid-19 test result, or have been placed on quarantine due to Covid-19 exposure.
  • Players will be required to wear a mask at all times (entering and exiting as well as playing)
  • Attendance will be tracked for all practices and games using Team Snap.
  • Players should bring water bottles as the water fountains will not be available.

 

Practice Information

  • Parents are not allowed in the gym or in the building for practices.  You will need to drop your child off at the door and pick them up at the door. 
  •  There will be extra time in between practices to ensure players have adequate time to exit the gym before the next group enters.  Do not drop your child off more than 10 minutes early.
  • All coaches and players attending practice will be required to wear masks for the duration of the practice.
  • All players and coaches must complete the Covid-19 compliance on Team Snap prior entering the building.
  • Teams must exit the gym on or before 9pm without exception.

 

Game Information

  • All players and coaches must complete the Covid-19 compliance screening prior to entering the building for a game.
  • We are awaiting guidance from MDH and MYAS on the spectator guidelines**TBD**
  • All players and coaches will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Players will not shake hands after games.
  • Teams and spectators must exit the gym promptly after the game is over.
  • There will be extra time in between each game to ensure enough time for established cleaning procedures.

 

Covid Exposure Communication

  • If you or a member of your family have tested positive for Covid-19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for covid, please send an email to: girlsbasketball@waawoodbury.org with the following information:
    • Player Name
    • Program (Boys/Girls In-house/Traveling)
    • Team (Grade/Coach)
    • First Date of Symptom(s) (if applicable)
    • Date of Covid-19 Test Taken (if applicable)
    • Date of Covid-19 Test Result Received (if applicable)
    • Last Date of Contact with the Team
    • Exposure date to an individual that has tested positive for Covid (if applicable)

Mask Exception Process:

The process to follow if your child has a medical condition that exempts them from wearing a mask during practice or game play is:

  • Obtain a note from a doctor stating that child is exempt from wearing a mask during practices and games. 
  • Send a copy of that note to their coach and to girlsbasketball@waawoodbury.org.
  • A copy of that note must be with the athlete at all times of play (practices and games) to be able to show at any point why they are not wearing a mask.

 

Note: This exception applies to all District 833 gyms.  If games are being played in another location outside of District 833, players will need to follow the guidelines of the host site. 

 

 

 
 

Additional Information:

 

MDH Link:

 https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sportsjan4.pdf

 

MDH Mask Requirement Information:

 

Face coverings must be worn in accordance with MDH guidance and Executive Order 20-81.

▪ Types of face coverings can include a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering. CDC recommends using two layers of fabric when making a cloth face covering. Face coverings that are made of thinner single-layer fabric such as certain types of masks, scarves, neck gaiters, or bandannas may not be as effective for blocking droplets that come out when speaking, coughing, or sneezing and should not be used unless there are no alternatives.

▪ A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely. The covering should not be overly tight or restrictive and should feel comfortable to wear.

 ▪ Any masks that incorporate a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhaling, mesh masks, or masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents are not sufficient face coverings because they allow droplets to be released from the mask.

 

MYAS Return to Play Guidelines:

 http://myas.org/mn-youth-basketball-alliance/covid-19-tool-box/

 




WAA Basketball Information


WAA Basketball Board

Would you like to be a part of the Basketball Board?  Here are the current openings:

  •  Girls Tournament Director
  •  Treasurer
  •  Boys Tournament Concession Manager

Please reach out to Christine Smith (basketballdir@waawoodbury.org) or Lisa Vaske (girlsbasketball@waawoodbury.org) if you are interested!


Thank You Volunteers!...

We would like to thank the many volunteers who make WAA Basketball a great experience for the players and families!