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Welcome to the Newburyport Boys Basketball Association!

 

Hello NBBA families

 

We did receive notification from the State late last week about the new guidance around basketball here in Massachusetts that will allow for competitive play.  We also had a meeting last night with area communities that form the Cape Ann League.  While we do not know exactly what all the modifications are as of yet, we are confident that we will be able to meet or exceed the guidelines set forth by the state.

 

As of now we know:

 

  • Mask wearing will be mandatory for everyone including players, coaches and referees. 
  • Spectators will be limited ( 1 spectator per family), masked, and socially distanced.
  • Only 25 people will be allowed on the playing surface  (Players/Referees/Coaches/Scorekeeper)
  • Cleaning and Sanitization protocols
  • Contact Tracing and screening of all parties entering the gymnasium

 

 

We are happy to be able to offer some level of basketball but obviously things are going to look drastically different this season.   The availability of gym space is problematic.  However, our longstanding relationship with the Hope Church will allow us to provide some level of basketball for those that are interested.  At this point though, we need to run our entire program out of the Hope Church.  Therefore number of participants and time will be limited.  As of now, the schedule will look like this:

 

Rookie League will have 2  45 minute sessions on Saturday morning (8am-945am)

D League will have 3  1hr sessions on Saturday  (10am-130pm)

5th/6th In Town Division will play 1 game on a week night at 6pm  (no practices)

7/8th In Town Division will play 1 game on a weeknight at 730pm  ( no practices)

HS Rec League will play Saturday afternoon (145-515pm)

Travel Teams (4th-8th) will be playing at a neutral spot throughout the season and we will not be hosting home games in Newburyport. 

 

 

Our next hurdle is really getting a grasp on the number of players.  We certainly understand both the excitement and the hesitation for many families on whether they want to participate and understand that you are going to make the best decision for your child’s participation.  The feedback from the survey was exceptionally helpful as we processed all the information. 

 

Registration will be open on November 12, 2020.  We plan on starting in December with tryouts/evals and skill sessions for travel and kick off the season in January for 8 weeks and our usual year end playoffs and jamboree.

 

I am happy to try to answer any questions you may have.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Newburyport Boys Basketball Association (NBBA) offers the opportunity for all boys living in Newburyport or attending schools in the city to exercise, develop basketball skills, and play structured, competitive basketball games.

 

 

 

The NBBA offers school-aged boys the change to play in the following leagues: 

 

  • Cape Ann League (travel), for grades 4–8
  • 5th/6th and 7th/8th Grade In-Town Leagues
  • Development League (D League) for grades 3 and 4 
  • Rookie League for grades 1 and 2
  • High School Rec League

 

The focus in the travel programs is on developing skilled, competitve players who will play against teams from neighboring towns in the Cape Ann League. 

For the in-town leagues, players of all skills levels participate in an equal-playing time environment that features balanced team rosters and fun, competitve games against friends and classmates. 

The D League gives third and fourth graders the chance to play in a organized league format while learning and honing basic skills and team concepts. 

The Rookie League is designed to introduce the basics of the game to our youngest players through skill instruction and fun basketball games and contest. 

The Rec League provides an opportunity for all high school players to continue playing the game in a structured setting but without coaches or practices.

Registration for the Winter High School Rec League will open in December, after the high school rosters have been set.

 

Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting youth basketball here in Newburyport!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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