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CTBALL Weekly: Rosters Due Dec. 11th!
by posted 11/26/2020

Connecticut Basketball Weekly

Pre-Season No. 10

November 27, 2020


Connecticut Basketball Community


As we retool and recalibrate in the wake of the Governor's "pause" order, please note the following as we drive toward our January 19, 2021 tip-off:


  1. Our 2020-21 schedule has been revised (see below).  We will still play a ten game schedule and the playoffs will now extend deeper into March. 
  2. Our Turkey Shoot will be replaced with the President's Day Double-Dip. (Teams that paid for the Turkey Shoot will be able to transfer their registration to the Double-Dip).  Again, this is a great opportunity to pick up two extra games during a difficult season.  
  3. Finally, Rosters must be uploaded by December 11, 2020.  For instructions as to how to execute the upload, please see the tab on our website "Guide to Upload Rosters."

​Finally, we're mindful that this is immensly disappointing for many--especially the kids--but we're going to pull together and stay together to have the best shortened season in this history of shortened season. 


Stay safe!

Keep rebounding!!

Onward Together!!!


Connecticut Basketball 


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                        Revised 2020-21 Calendar

(Tentative & Subject to Change)

  • Dec. 11-13, 2020:       Community Service Event: League-Wide Holiday Food Drive
  • January 19, 2021:       Connecticut Basketball Season Tips-Off
  • February 1, 2021:      Community Service Event:  First Day of Black History Month
  • February 5-7, 2021:   Community Service Event:  Coaches versus Cancer
  • February 21, 2021:    Connecticut Basketball League Play Concludes
  • February 25,-28 2021: Connecticut Basketball March Madness Conference Tourney (NCAA & NIT) (Pool Play
  • March 1, 2021:            Community Service Event:  First Day of Women's History Month
  • March 4-20, 2021:       Connecticut Basketball March Madness Conference Tourney (NCAA & NIT) (Pool Play and Championship Rounds)
  • March 21, 2021:          Connecticut Basketball All-Star Classic (after which League Activities Conclude).
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Registration is Open for the Double-Dip Tourney!
by posted 11/26/2020

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 $185  (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 Exactly is Permitted While We're Paused?
by posted 11/26/2020

Connecticut Basketball ​Community:

In response to the most frequently asked question this week, "what exactly is permitted while we're "paused", we offer the guidance from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  See below.

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Team Sports on Pause – 11/23/2020 through 1/19/2021


* Pause affects all sporting activities except for Collegiate and Professional. Teams that view themselves as professional must obtain approval from DECD. *


* Masks now required in Gyms and Fitness Centers, no exceptions *



“Team” is defined as a group of more than 4 people jointly engaged in an organized or recreational athletic activity on a court, field, etc.


What is prohibited during Team Sports on Pause:

  • Participation in High Risk Sports (other than conditioning/non-contact drills)
  • All Team scrimmages, competitions, camps, clinics and tournaments (including all interscholastic, “pick-up” games, and other informal athletic activities)
  • Participation in any out-of-state Team practices (including conditioning), competitions, camps, clinics and tournaments by CT residents
  • Participation in competitions, camps, clinics, tournaments in CT by out-of-state Teams
  • Teams are not able to break up into smaller groups to practice or compete (e.g. a 20 person team practicing or competing in groups of 4 or less at the same time and location is not allowed)


What is allowed during Team Sports on Pause:

  • Outdoor Recreation activities
  • Individual and small group training (4 people or fewer)
  • Individual and small group Moderate and Low Risk Sports (4 people or fewer)
  • Gyms (masks now required, no exceptions, minimum 6 foot spacing and other Sector Rule Safeguards) 
  • Group Fitness Classes & Dance Studios, Yoga, Martial Arts Instruction, etc.
    • Reduced to 25% capacity (from 50%)
    • Masks now required, no exceptions
    • Subject to minimum 6 foot spacing and other Sector Rule Safeguards
  • School Gym Classes (No Team sports subject to Pause to be played)
  • Professional teams that obtain DECD approval and Sanctioned Interscholastic College Sports (Recreational/Club sports on college campuses are subject to Team Sports on Pause rules)

    Risk Categorizations with Associated Sports, National Federation of State High School Associations, Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, May 2020



Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants.


Martial Arts

11-on-11 Football


Boys Lacrosse


Competitive Cheer

Competitive Dance Teams



Sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants.






Swimming relays


Water polo


Ice hockey

Field hockey

7-on-7 football

Girls lacrosse

Pole vault

High jump

Long jump

Rowing/Crew (with two or more rowers in shell)

Tennis (doubles)

Racquet sports (squash, pickleball, racquetball)



Sports that can be done with social distancing or individually with no sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by competitors.

Individual running events

Throwing events (javelin, shot put, discus)

Running/Cross Country (staggered starts)

Individual swimming



Alpine skiing/ snowboarding

Sideline cheer

Rowing/Crew (single sculling)

Tennis (singles)



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