UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

*** REGISTER FOR OUR JAN/FEB "SKILLS AND SCRIMMAGES" PROGRAM! ***


We've received a lot of requests to extend our Weekly "End of Year" programs into January/February, so we are planning to offer another 7 week session on Sundays/Mondays starting January 3rd (thru the end of February). Below are the programs/groups.

Program #1: "Skills and Scrimmages"

The goal for this program is a fun balance of skill work and scrimmaging. Each week we will have a fun warmup drill/contest, will work in detail on a specific skill for about 15-20 minutes, and then scrimmage for almost an hour. We will use skills competitions to make skill development fun, and players will stay within their designated group of local players to reduce contacts. Players will wear masks and the scrimmages will follow state guidelines to minimize sustainted contact. See below for more info on our current COVID protocols.

Groups:
- "Skills and Scrimmages": Boys Grades 3-7 (Mondays 5:30-7:00pm)
- "Skills and Scrimmages": Boys Grades 8-10 (Sundays 7:15-8:45pm*)
- "Skills and Scrimmages": Girls Grades 5-7 (Sun 7:15-8:45pm*) 
* skipping Super Bowl Sunday
Location:  The Shrewsbury Club in Shrewsbury
Program Fee: just $185 for 7 sessions!

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Program #2: "Distanced Skills"

Weekly on Sundays for Boys and Girls in Grades 3-10

This program will mimic The Skills Factory program we held this fall. Players will work on individual skills and get a ton of exercise, but there will be no contact and players will wear masks, need to maintain 6 feet of distance at all times, and only use their own basketball. See below for more info on our current COVID protocols. While there will be a focus on all of the core fundamentals (shot mechanics, game intensity shooting drills, ball handling, moves and finishing, etc.), players will also work on their strength, speed, and agility. We will use a variety of skills competitions to make skill development fun for all players!

Dates: 7 Sunday Sessions from 1/3 through 2/28, skipping Super Bowl Sunday
Times: 7:15 - 8:45 pm
Location:  The Shrewsbury Club in Shrewsbury
Program Fee: just $185 for 7 sessions!

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



COVID PROTOCOLS FOR SKILLS SESSIONS:
ALL PLAYERS NEED TO HAVE A MASK ON AT ALL TIMES, from when they leave their car until they get back in their car, only pulling it down when drinking water (and 6ft from anyone else while doing so).

Protocols for Players/Families at Home:
- Parents are being asked to be especially vigilant to monitor players and anyone else in the family unit for potential symptoms. The CDC has an updated list of symptoms at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html. Note: they also have a nice interactive “Coronavirus Self-Checker” available on this page which walks you through a series of questions.
- If a member of the family unit (including the player) or anyone they have come in contact with has tested positive for COVID-19, the player must stay home and the club must be notified immediately via email
- As both parents and children are increasing their interactions with others, obviously everyone needs to be smart about protecting friends and family members that are at higher risk (older people, those with reduced immune systems, etc.) by avoiding direct or indirect contact with those higher risk individuals.
- Prior to every session, parents must to do the following:
A) Take the player's temperature. If it is more than 100.4, the player should stay home and the club must be notified.
B) Check the player for any of the following symptoms. If the player has any, they should stay home and the club must be notified.
Symptoms:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
C) Review the suggested “Practice Behaviors” with the player (see below regarding coughing, sneezing, mouthguards, etc.)
- Players should go to the bathroom before practice (to minimize need to use a shared bathroom)

Protocols for Players/Coaches when on the Court:
- PLAYERS SHOULD STAY IN THE CAR UNTIL THE DESIGNATED TIME AND HAVE A MASK ON AS THEY EXIT THE CAR.
- We will have a sanitizing station at each session with hand sanitizer/paper towels (one player at a time, 6 ft distancing). The Shrewsbury Club will be taking everyone's temperature when they come in (those over 100.4 will not be allowed in) and everyone will be encouraged to use the hand sanitizer at the front entrance.
- Players, coaches, and anyone involved in the session must wear a mask at all times
- Players should bring an inflated basketball (cleansed/sanitized before leaving home and upon return). Players should bring plenty of water in water bottles that are CLEARLY marked with their name on them. Players should bring all of their belongings in a bag.
- Players will be required to place their bag/belongings in such a way to ensure they are 6ft apart from other players' belongings.
- Players will be reminded of appropriate "Practice Behaviors", including not removing masks to cough/sneeze (with trip to sanitizing station immediately after as needed)
- Mouthguards will be highly discouraged (unless medically necessary). If a player must wear a mouthguard, they will be reminded not to touch it with their hands after being placed in their mouth. If they do, a trip to the sanitizing station will be required immediately.
- Parents will be required to remain outside of any practice facility, and should follow state guidelines (wear mask, maintain physical distancing, avoid high-touch surfaces, etc.).
- The facility we are renting may have additional safety protocols that we will be required to adhere to

Keep in mind these protocols may be adjusted based on new guidance from the state, local authorities, or the facilities we are using.