HCYP Recreation HOOPS 2020-2021 ! Registration is NOW OPEN! Click Here to Register Early Registration Special Rate: $115.00 for All Leagues through October 12!!! $135.00 for All Leagues after October 12... Space is Limited: Registration Will Close When League is Full. Last Date Register is November 23 or When Leagues are Filled. HCYP Recreation Basketball has developed a special format for the 2020-2021 winter season to ensure a safe and healthy recreation basketball experience for all participants. HCYP Basketball is working closely with the local school-based and other private and public athletic facilities in coordinating safety protocols specified by the health authorities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of all participants have always been and continues to be the top priorities of HCYP Basketball! Important Information Below - Please Read! What to Expect... HCYP Winter Recreation Basketball will be played starting the first weekend in January that the local HCPSS school gyms are made available for weekend public use. The expected start date is the weekend of January 9-10. HCPSS has announced plans for school students to resume a level of on campus classes when the first semester ends (January 28, 2020) and they will constantly be evaluating the options; however, organizational use of school facilities is expected to resume before that date. . The season will be coordinated to conclude by the weekend of March 13-14, 2021. . Recreation teams will be selected by collaboration of the coaches with the commissioners of each league in a manner to promote parity of teams and help ensure teams are grouped by familiarity and compatibility amongst the players. Information provided by your registration will help in this process. Registrants will be contacted by the individual league they registered for with specific information and team selection. Additional information will also be posted on this website. . To best manage healthy and safety for all participants, games only will be played this year; practices are not currently planned for all recreation leagues. Clinics will be held on weekends as in years past. . A full regular season of at least eight games per team per league is planned for boys and girls in grades 2-8 and the high school leagues. Clinics are planned for grades K-1 for eight consecutive weekends. . League champions and runners-up will be decided by regular season standings. Ties may be decided by a play-off game. GAME GUIDELINES Recreation league games and clinics will follow strict health and safety guidelines, in adherence to related local and state Covid regulations and protocols, to ensure maximum protection and recreational enjoyment for all participants. Following are the current special guidelines for game play for the 2020-2021 HCYP winter basketball season: Team Selection: A maximum of nine (9) players may be selected to a team in grades 2-8. A maximum of ten (10)players may be selected to a clinic team or high school team. . Game Attendance: Only the designated coach, players and one parent for each player of each team will be allowed entry into the gym to play each game. The teams and spectators must clear the gym before the next teams and their spectators are allowed to enter the gym. . Social Distancing: Coaches will be required to maintain reasonable distancing with the players and wear a mask when coaching them in proximity. Players will be seated six feet apart on the bench during games. Players, coaches and spectators of the following game may wait outside of the gym and observe appropriate social distancing, including space required to allow current participants to leave the gym before entering. . Protective Masks: Everyone must wear a protective mask when they enter the buildings and the gyms. Masks must be worn by all non-players at all times while in the building and the gym while in the proximity of others. Coaches may remove their mask to coach during games and will be responsible to observe proper distancing from players, referees and scorekeepers at all times. Players may remove their masks after arriving at their bench for warm-ups and game play, as well as when sitting on the bench at a proper distance from others. Masks must be worn by all attendants when the game is over and as they prepare to leave and vacate the gym. . Screening Upon Entry: In addition to wearing a mask upon entry to the building, all participants will receive a temperature check by authorized HCYP Basketball staff before they can proceed. A non-contact thermometer will be used. This will apply to everyone who enters the building, including referees and staff. Any person who checks in with an abnormal temperature will not be allowed to proceed into the facility. . Communications: HCYP Basketball will constantly monitor all local safety and health procedures and protocols and communicate any concordant changes to all participants directly via email notices and as published on the HCYP Basketball website. . Staff Presence: Authorized HCYP Basketball staff will be on site for all games to ensure established safety procedures are followed and to address any questions or concerns that may arise. These procedures follow prudent and applicable local guidelines to help ensure everyone's health and safety. Click Here to Visit the Maryland Covid-19 Data Website for Information Regarding Local and State Protocols. . For more details you may also visit: CDC Facts About Coronavirus. Important Links: HCYP Basketball Refund Policy 2020-2021 Recreation Rules of the Game REGISTER NOW! - Boys Divisions REGISTER NOW! - Girls Divisions ♥Financial Aid HCYP Basketball’s main priority is to ensure every child has an opportunity to participate in the sport of basketball regardless of level of financial capability in a equally safe and nourishing environment, especially during these challenging times. If you are in need of financial assistance, the following simple application will help you obtain the level of assistance needed to help ensure each child’s participation. Click Here for the HCYP Basketball Financial Aid Application. For information regarding HCYP Recreation Basketball, contact: Jeff Komin Recreation Leagues Commissioner email@example.com News and Announcements New Basketball Website Welcome to the new HCYP Basketball website! Here you can easily navigate to the areas of your specific interests and easily register for the divisions in which your child wishes to participate. Take time to peruse the website and contact us if you have any questions at Connect@hcypbasketball.org.