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Zoom Link for 1/16 Coaches Meeting
by posted 01/15/2021


Connecticut Basketball ​Community:

Our mandatory Pre-playoffs Coaches Meeting is January 16, 2021 at 8:30a.m.  

The zoom link and draft agenda appears below.  (As always, we're going to start on time and finish on time.)   

Thank you for all you on behalf of our kids and community!

Connecticut Basketball

Agenda

Connecticut Basketball Mandatory Coaches Meeting

Date:  Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time:  8:30a.m.-10:10a.m.

Address: Via Zoom 

Topic: Connecticut Basketball Mandatory Coaches Meeting
Time: Jan 16, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 847 0968 9371
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Agenda

 

I.   Welcome and Overview.  G Collins

Executing on Plan C

II.  COVID 19 Protocols.  E. Germaly (Groton)

III. New Coaches Orientation  L. Schwartz & G Collins

IV.  New Items

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CTBALL Bi-Weekly: Play Expected to Begin Feb. 1st!
by posted 01/14/2021


Connecticut Basketball Weekly

Pre-Season No. 14.7

January 14, 2020 5:00p.m.

 

Connecticut Basketball Community

 

We continue to communicate with DPH officials.  Here's where we stand:

 

  1. While the rules issued regarding to the CIAC do not apply to us; we have reason to believe that we will be able to resume game play--with restrictions--on February 1, 2021 (and be permitted to practice before then).
  2. Accordingly, we are executing Plan C--which is an extended five to six week pool play playoff format beginning the week of February 1, 2021. 
  3. We have moved our coaches meeting to Saturday, January 16, 2021, and the information regarding the zoom link appears below.)

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, we continue to be asked why we're even trying to continue to play? The answer--straight from the lips of our President--is:

 

"Because these are not "just games." The gym is a classroom (that just happens to have lines painted on the floors)" The kids need to back in the classroom to learn their winning habits!"

 

Onward Together!!!

 

Connecticut Basketball 

 

www.ctbball.org

Topic: Connecticut Basketball Mandatory Coaches Meeting
Time: Jan 16, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84709689371?pwd=c1hFUUgrekNYV3MrSVBzSW0rUGZkUT09

Meeting ID: 847 0968 9371
Passcode: 171811
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,84709689371#,,,,*171811# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,84709689371#,,,,*171811# US (New York)

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 847 0968 9371
Passcode: 171811
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcxrMaMnxF

 

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Registration is Open for the Double-Dip Tourney!
by posted 01/13/2021


Connecticut Basketball Community: 

Registration is open for our President's Day Double-Dip!

In the age of COVID--these games also make for two and half hours of extra work!  

Register now at http://www.ctbball.org for this one-day event (February 15, 2021). 

Just hit the Big Red button and fill out the quick on-line registration form!

Keep Rebounding!!

Connecticut Basketball

More About our Double-Dip 
 
This session is played as follows:​
 
  1. Teams are placed in four team brackets.
  2. The winners of the first two games play each other in the Winners game.
  3. The two losing teams play each other in the Not-Winners game.
  4. Accordingly, brackets are played in a two to three hour time-period.
  5. The fee for the two games is $190  (You will be billed after your bracket has been filled.) 

Note: As with all Connecticut Basketball travel playall players from any Club or team must be from the same town and grade appropriate.

Like our strategic partners, the Nutmeg Games, this tourney is for travel teams only.

Games will be played at:
 
Sports on 66
265 High Street
East Hampton, CT 06424.

 

See you on the court!

Connecticut Basketball

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What is Plan C Again?
by posted 01/13/2021


Connecticut Basketball Community

 

Frequently Asked Questions Re Plan C

 

  1. What is Plan C?

When the pandemic hit, we created three plans in the summer of 2020 to ensure the kids could play some semblance of a season.  Plan A was begin the full season on December 2, 2020--which had to be cancelled because of the first pause.  Plan B was to begin a shortened season on January 1, 2021--which had to be cancelled because of the second pause.  Plan C assumed that play might now begin until February 1, 2021--which is now occuring. 

 

​2.  Is Plan C a full season?

 

No.  Plan C should be thought of as a big huge 6 week tournament in which each team tries to play 7-10 games.

  • Each division is a pool.  Each team will play one to two games per week.  All teams will advance to a single eliminationn round.
  • The teams that finish in the top half of their pool will be placed in a single elimination (NCAA) bracket.
  • The teams that finish in the bottom half of their pool will be placed in a single elimination (NIT) bracket.  
  • Once in their single elimination brackets, teams will play until they lose a game (or win a Championship).

 

​3.  What are the costs to play in Plan C?

 

We have and continue to run the League "at cost."  Thus, costs are based on the number of games which are being calculated as the schedule is reworked again but please note:

  • Gym time will be more expensive because the COVID protocols make it next to impossible to play a game in a 70-75 mins time slot.  (Teams must wait outside for their games and are not permitted to enter the gym until all players in the game before them have finished play.
  • WE will communicate the costs for each team as soon as the schedule is completed.

 

​4.  Will we be playing running time?

 

We will not play running time to shorten the games but may play 7 min quarters.


 

5.  Why are we even trying to play this short schedule?

 

Because these are not "just games." The gym is a classroom (that just happens to have lines painted on the floors)" The kids need to back in the classroom to learn their winning habits!

 

Stay safe!

Keep rebounding!!

Onward Together!!!

 

Connecticut Basketball 

 

www.ctbball.org

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Time to Upload Your Rosters!
by posted 01/13/2021


Connecticut Basketball Coaches:

As we retool and recalibrate for our February 1st tipoff please note the following regarding your team rosters:

 

  1. Your rosters are now due January 12, 2021 (if you haven't already uploaded them)
  2. If you have never uploaded a roster, please refer to the "Guide to Upload Rosters." on our website.
  3. If you are still having issues uploading your roster after carefully reviewing the "Guide to Upload Rosters," you may then contact our webmaster, Lotus Schwartz (see League Contacts for email).

Stay safe!

Keep rebounding!!

Onward Together!!!

 

Connecticut Basketball 

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Understanding the Prime Directive...
by posted 01/12/2021


Connecticut Basketball Leaders, Coaches, Family & Friends:

As the season finally begins, please take a moment to remind yourself of Prime Directive--and its tenets:

  1. We work together to resolve issues off the court--and compete intensely on the courtWe strive to address issues without having to escalate them to the Club Presidents or the League.
  2. We communicate with respect.  We disagree without being disagreable.  We don't yell or scream at each--or write unproductive emails.  In fact, when we communicate we like to start it with, "we all really appreciate everything you do for our kids and community... [but"
  3. We play every possession like the 7th game of the WNBA or NBA Finals. Because the most important winning habit is that success demands maximum effort at all times.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, if you're dealing with someone who is falling short of our high standards--please be the bigger person/coach (and we'll work it out later).

Enjoy the season!

Keep rebounding!

Connecticut Basketball
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Coaches Guide is Your "Survival Guide"
by posted 01/12/2021


Connecticut Basketball Coaches:

New to Connecticut Basketball?  Or maybe you're just not a "technie."

Remember that the League Athletic Coaches guide is you survival guide to address issues like loggin in, recording your scores and otherwise navigating the Connecticut Basketball website!

All you need do is click and read at:  https://www.leagueathletics.com/Help/coach-guide/index.shtml  

Thank you for your support of Connecticut Basketball.

 

Keep rebounding!

 

Connecticut Basketball

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Northeast governors extend interstate hockey ban to Jan. 31
by posted 01/03/2021


The governors of the six New England states and New Jersey announced Wednesday that they have extended their suspension of interstate public and private school hockey and youth hockey through at least Jan. 31.

The announcement continues a decision they said was “due to coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities.”

The governors first announced the ban on Nov. 12. It took effect Nov. 14 and was set to expire Thursday.

“As public health data continues to evolve, the states will reassess the need for continued restrictions on interstate sports activities,” the governors’ statement said.

Spread of the virus in and around hockey had drawn Gov. Ned Lamont’s attention in October, when he announced that around 45 infections in the state had been traced to hockey, though not necessarily to on-ice activity. The state shut down most amateur team sports on Nov. 19 for two months.

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference already had prohibited state high school teams from playing out-of-state competition in its winter season, which will not start practices before Jan. 19.

The governors’ ban continues to exempt collegiate, professional and national-team hockey activities, which can continue under their existing health and safety protocols.

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