Annual Membership is Required for CYBA
Crookston Youth Basketball Association (CYBA) promotes enthusiasm for basketball and emphasizes skill development and fun! The Mission of the Crookston Youth Basketball Association is the promotion of basketball for Crookston boys and girls.
The CYBA would like to have you as a member! Your
membership will support our kids enjoying and learning to play
basketball. Activities for boys and girls in grades 2-9 include:
player and coach’s clinics, traveling teams entry fee’s, a local
tournament, and various contests and events!
CYBA Return to Play Guidelines
COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
CYBA is dedicated to offer an opportunity for kids of the Crookston community to take part in basketball this upcoming season. For this to be possible, the following guidelines have been put in place for preventative and safety purposes to protect the health and wellbeing of our CYBA players/families and community as a whole. We all need to do our part to comply with this policy and work together to protect and serve one another.
Education of Coaches/Athletes/Parents
- COVID guidelines and protocols will be emphasized at our virtual CYBA parent meeting. This meeting will be recorded and parents will need to confirm UPON REGISTRATION that they have viewed prior to start of season.
- The CYBA Return to Play Guidelines (document & recording) will be posted on our CYBA website and FB Page.
- Coaches will go through a specific training to be educated on CYBA COVID guidelines.
- Coaches will educate and instruct teams about protocol at initial practice and provide COVID preparedness plan handout to each player/family. Coaches will continue to educate and reinforce guidelines as season progresses.
- CYBA Player/Parents/Caregivers will sign a COVID-19 document acknowledging their awareness and agreement to our CYBA COVID Guidelines.
Positive COVID-19 Cases
*It is IMPERATIVE and REQUIRED that families disclose if their child/CYBA player has tested positive for COVID-19 at any time during the season. CONFIDENTIALITY WILL BE TOP PRIORITY. If a positive case has been confirmed - PARENTS will contact Leah Winjum (218-289-3250) of the CYBA BOARD to assist Public Health in the notification of any affected CYBA families. Thank you for understanding the importance of communication within this process. *
- Health Self-Screen from Home: Coaches/players/volunteers/etc. will ask themselves the following questions prior to attending practice/game. If they answer yes to any – they must stay home.
- Do you feel sick today?
- Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or feeling feverish
- Shortness of Breath/Difficulty Breathing
- Sore Throat
- Muscle Aches/Fatigue
- Nasal Congestion/Stuffy or Runny Nose
- Loss of Smell or Taste
- Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Are you currently waiting for COVID-19 test results?
- Have you been in “close contact” with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you been in “close contact” recently with anyone who is currently WAITING for COVID-19 test results?
- Bring From Home:
- Comfortable clothing/Basketball Shoes
- Personal Labeled Water Bottle
- Arrival Time: PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY FOR PRACTICE. This will reduce overlap of players/coaches.
- Placement of Personal Items: Bags/water bottles/personal items will be placed 6 ft apart. One cone will be designated to each player and properly spaced 6 ft apart.
- Hand Sanitizer: All entering practice/game will use hand sanitizer upon entering the gym.
- Attendance: Coaches will take attendance EVERY practice. THIS IS CRUCIAL FOR TRACING PURPOSES.
- Parents/Spectators: In accordance with Governor’s Orders – spectators are NOT ALLOWED to practice at this time. “Participants who need assistance to participate in the activity due to age, medical condition, or disability, are each allowed to have one parent, guardian, or adult support person present to support them. Parents, guardians, and support persons must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from persons in other households.”
- PODS: Pods may not exceed 25 people. (a pod includes coaches/volunteers/spectators and players)
- Physical Distancing: An effort will be made to maintain 6 ft between participants when they are not actively participating in a drill or game.
- Masks/Face Coverings: Masks/face coverings are required by all coaches/players/volunteers/spectators AT ALL TIMES during practice/games. https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sportsjan4.pdf
- Water: Must bring clearly labeled water bottle. SHARING OF WATER BOTTLES IS NOT ALLOWED. Drinking fountains will NOT be utilized before/during/after practice
- Bench/Chairs (GAMES SITUATION) : Chairs will be staggered and spaced on sideline in game situation. Each player will have a designated chair for that game – NO EXCHANGING OF CHAIRS FOR ANY REASON.
- Sickness During Practice/Game: If a player gets sick during practice they will immediately be moved separately from the group. A parent will be notified and expected to pick their child up immediately.
- Food: There will be no food allowed during practice. If a coach/player would like to give food on a special occasion – it must be storebought/individually packaged and distributed at the end of practice/game.
- Team Celebrations/Congratulations/Huddles: These are to be done with NO contact with teammates or opponents. Physical distancing is to be maintained. Be creative 😊
- Sanitizing: All balls, chairs, bleachers or other frequently touched objects/areas are to be santized at the end of every practice/game by coaches in between practice times.
- Hand sanitizer: All players/coaches/volunteers/officials are to use hand sanitizer upon leaving the gym.
- Staggered Practice/Game: Practice/game times will be staggered by 10 minutes to sanitize equipment/area and minimize overlap of people in gym space.
- No Lingering/Congregating/Gathering: All must leave the court at the conclusion of practice/game. Parents MUST BE ON TIME for pick-up to eliminate congregating/gathering.
**PLEASE NOTE: THESE GUIDELINES WERE PUT TOGETHER WITH GUIDANCE FROM POLK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (PCPH), MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (MDH) & MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE (MSHSL) and ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. CYBA Board will communicate with coaches via text/phone call and players/families via e-mail/FB Page if changes occur to guidelines midseason. **
CYBA Policy and Guidelines
a. Must be an member of the Crookston School District
o Attend a Crookston Public School
o Attend a Crookston Private School
o Be home schooled in the Crookston School District
b. CYBA Dues:
o K - 2nd Grade: CYBA Dues are $30 per child
o 3rd - 6th Grade: CYBA Dues are $100 per child
o 7th & 8th Grade: CYBA Dues are $50 per child
o CYBA Dues family maximum is $200
o CYBA will not turn away any family that is not able to pay the dues,
but the board of directors needs to be contacted to discuss further options.
o All families must donate at least 12 hours of time during the Annual Tournament. The
12 hours is cumulative per family, i.e. if a family has 2 people work, each person would
have to work just 6 hours or if a family has 4 people work, each person would have to
work just 3 hours. Any youth that work must be accompanied by an adult.
o If you can not work your 12 hours you need to find someone to take your spot.
d. Annual Player/Coach/Parent Meeting
o All CYBA players, coaches, and parents are required to attend this meeting,
typically scheduled for mid November.
CYBA Playing Time Policy
CYBA encourages and supports an environment that fosters enjoyment/FUN, as well as personal development, for ALL teammates. In order for this to be successful, CYBA Coaches are trained to adhere to the following playing time guidelines and expectations:
- Playing time for all participating athletes.
- Due to the increase in skill level and age of the players, it is acceptable for coaches to play athletes based on a “competitive play” philosophy. Coaches are still expected to do their best to give some playing time to all players when the opportunity arises.
EXCEPTIONS (3rd Grade and Up):
The following are exceptions to the guidelines written above:
- Active Participation in Practice
- Consistently missing practice or lack of active participation during practice may have an impact on playing time.
- Missing practice the week prior to a game/tournament may result in Coach adjusting playing time.
- Behavioral Issues
- Demonstration of disrespectful behavior to coaches or teammates may impact playing time at next game.
- Poor sportsmanship displayed during a game may result in limited time for the entirety of the game/tournament, depending on the situation.
- Injuries/illness may have an obvious impact on a child’s ability to perform/compete during a game.
Approved and Effective as of February 2, 2016