Hello CLS families,
Here is the current state of affairs. The Calgary board of education and other school divisions have canceled gym rentals until at least January at which time they will revisit this policy.
Unfortunately the inability to secure enough gym rentals privately to accommodate all of the Zones has forced CMBA to cancel the season. The CMBA will not be running a fall season.
We are currently considering all options for a modified basketball program for this fall/winter. Some of the Zones who may be able to acquire private gym rental are considering various options to run "Cohort" house leagues or training or perhaps both. CLS will continue to explore those options with the various Zones interested in going in that direction. All of these options would be sanctioned by CMBA and would have to meet the strict requirements set forth by CMBA and would not go forward until we have seen how things go with the schools starting back in relation to COVID.
In the meantime we will continue to attempt to structure something for our players with safety in mind and would look to implement something in late October or early November if it appears that it can be done properly and safely.
We appreciate your patience while we try to find a way to serve our young basketball players during this time and thank you in advance for your willingness to follow the various protocols which will undoubtedly have to be implemented in order to continue working in a safe manner.
We will update you when we have a workable plan for our young players.
Calgary Minor Basketball Association - UPDATE for Fall 2020 Season
On behalf of the CMBA Board of Directors,
CMBA would like to update our members on the status of the CMBA Fall 2020 Season.
Today the CMBA and its Member Associations were advised by the City of Calgary Recreation - Facility Rentals and Bookings Department (in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD), the Conseil Scolaire Franco-Sud (CSUD) School Boards), that public gymnasium rentals are cancelled until December 31, 2020. (*link to City of Calgary statement provided below this update.*)
It is with great regret that due to these gym cancelations, and the current Phase 2 sport health rules in place, that the CMBA Association has been forced to cancel the Fall 2020 Season. In 40 seasons of CMBA play there has never been a canceled or suspended season. This has been a difficult time for all the people involved with the CMBA and the Member Associations.
The CMBA Board of Directors will review a potential January 2021 season as more information is provided by the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary. We will keep you updated and do everything we can to get a season going as soon as we are able and it is safe for all involved with our league.
If you have further questions regarding this or other basketball inquiries please email CMBA at email@example.com, as we are better suited to administer email responses at this time.
Calgary Minor Basketball Association