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2020-2021 Season COVID 19 UPDATE

 

Stratford Basketball has been working behind the scenes to determine whether or not it will be possible to run competitive and/or recreational basketball programs for the 2020-2021 season. 

Please read the update below for new information.

 

 

October 7. 2020

To: All Stratford Basketball Players and Parents

During this unprecedented time, the executive of the Stratford Basketball Association has been working to develop a Return to Play Document​ for the 2020-21 season. The Return to Play document was created using guidelines from Basketball Ontario, the City of Stratford, and the Huron Perth Health Unit

At the present time, the Avon Maitland DSB and the Huron Perth CSB are not able to make their facilities available for outside user groups. As a result of this, we have made the decision to suspend the start of our “Hoops for Fun” program. Should gyms become available in the future we will examine the possibility of starting our house league problem.

We have, however, been able to secure gym time at the Stratford Agri Plex on Wednesday nights which will be used for our travel teams. At the present time the following teams have been assigned a practice slot:

  • ●  Development team

  • ●  U10 Boys

  • ●  U11 Boys

  • ●  U12 Boys

  • ●  U13 Boys

  • ●  U14 Boys

  • ●  U13 Girls

  • ●  U16 Girls

    Moving forward we hope to be able to arrange times for the remainder of our teams.

    As per our “return to play” document, coaches have started the process of contacting players from their teams last year to gauge interest in participating in skills training which is consistent with Basketball Ontario Phase 3 guidelines. Due to cohorting, social distancing, and limits for occupancy for indoor space we have had to limit our numbers at this time.

    At the present time, Basketball Ontario has suspended all competition until at least January 1, 2021. Should Basketball Ontario run a competitive season, we will hold tryouts and all interested players will have an opportunity to attend these tryouts prior to final team selection.

    It is hoped that this letter will help update you on our current situation. Thank you for your support

    Tim Doherty
    Interim President
    Stratford Basketball Association

 

2020-2021 SBA Return to Play

 

Stratford Basketball Association Return to Play Procedure for Teams

Date Created: 09/08/2020 Revision Date: 09/13/2020

Basketball Ontario Statement

Ontario Basketball is pleased with the COVID-19 progress in our province that has allowed us to transition to Phase 3​ of “non-contact” practices with health and safety protocols in place and up to 50 people at an indoor facility.

See Section 8 – Sports and Fitness of the Ontario Government’s Rules for Areas of Stage 3

So what does “non-contact” mean?

Through the Ontario government’s official language training can only happen in situations where “practices which do not allow for physical contact between players or have been modified to avoid physical contact between the players.” (Section 8.5)

This means no games. For now.

As soon as that restriction is lifted by the Ontario government, the OBA will be prepared to move into Phase 4 of our Return to Play guidelines, but we have no indication of when that may be in these uncertain times.

Due to all the uncertainty, we announced our competitive schedule for the OBL and OSBA would be pushed back to a January 2021 start, BUT that does NOT mean there will be no games played in the Fall if circumstances change.

Purpose

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that all Teams, Coaches, Players, and Parents have clear guidelines in order to return to play under Ontario Basketball’s Phase 3 guidelines for return to play. The steps outlined in this document are mandatory for everyone to follow in order to provide a safe environment to return back to basketball.

Definitions

The Board: Board of Directors for the Stratford Basketball Association

Coaches: Will consist of individuals approved by the board prior to the resumption of play. Each coach will be assigned to one or more specific teams

Players: Will consist of children participating in basketball activities
Team(s): Will be defined as a group consisting of a maximum of 3 coaches and a maximum of 12 players. Parents/Guardians: Will consist of the legal guardians or caretakers of a player on a team.

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Procedures
Prior to the first practice

  1. There will not be any tryouts held while in Phase 3. Coaches are to contact 12 Parents/Guardians of the Players from the 2019/2020 season to invite them to participate in basketball activities during phase 3. If less than 12 players indicate their intention to return, coaches, at their discretion, may invite other players from the same age group to participate up to a maximum of 12 players.

  2. All Parents/Guardians must complete the OBA Assumption of Risk Waiver form​ ​prior to participating in any on-court activity with no exceptions and forward proof of completion to the team coach/manager.

  3. All Parents/Guardians must complete the SBA online registration form prior to participating in any on-court activity.

  4. Coaches will complete and print a daily attestation checklist template for their team. The template will be provided by the Stratford Basketball Association and must include the following information about each Player and Coach. Name, Date of Birth, Address, Name of Parent/Guardian, Phone Number of Parent/Guardian, email of Parent/Guardian.

  5. Ensure a Poster of Risks for Facilities​ is posted prior to any activity in the facility.

Facility Setup and Rules

  1. All Phase 3 Basketball Activities must occur at facilities approved and arranged by the Stratford Basketball Association.

  2. Washrooms and water fountains may not be available. Changerooms will be closed and not available for use by teams. We ask that all players come prepared to play with their own clearly labelled water. Additionally, all players are asked to bring their own personal hand sanitizer to be used prior to the start of practice as well as at the conclusion of practices. Players are encouraged to used hand sanitizer when appropriate during practice.

  3. Only Players and Coaches will be allowed in the gym during practice times.

Practice Specific Procedures

  1. Stratford Agriplex: Each court will use the main basketball nets as well as one portable basket on each court. Each team will be assigned 2 courts (6 baskets) for their practices.

  2. Each player will be assigned 1 basketball for the duration of phase 3. They will be responsible for the basketball and bringing it to each practice. We ask that the basketball be only used for SBA practices and are not used outside of the gym. Coaches will not be responsible for bringing basketballs to practice.

  3. Coaches will be responsible for recording the daily attestation of each player from either the player or parent/guardian prior to entering the practice facility. Coaches need to keep the records on file for the duration of the season.

  4. Phase 3 allows for passing of the ball between teammates for drills, but activities that may result in physical contact (including defence) are not permitted at this time.

  5. Attempts should be made by coaches to “cohort” their teams into 2 groups of 6 (one per court) and have players practice with the same partner(s) throughout the practice.

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  1. SBA requests that the main focus of basketball activities during Phase 3 return to play are core skill development (passing, ball handling, shooting, footwork, and fundamental movement). Drills that involve less than 3 people per basket are preferred.

  2. Players will be required to store their belongings including water along the wall closest to the baskets they will be using for the practice, maintaining a 2m distance from other players.

  3. Parents/Guardians are required to wear a face mask whenever they are coming or going from

    the facility.

  4. Coaches are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility

  5. Players are expected to wear a mask except when on the court participating in basketball

    activities.

  6. No team member may show up earlier than 10 minutes prior to their practice. All team

    members must be out of the gym no later than 5 minutes after their practice time.

 

 

  


 

THE OUTDOOR COURT PROJECT (beside the Stratford YMCA) is now complete! All COVID-19 protocols for outdoor recreational facilities apply(https://www.stratford.ca/en/live-here/covid-19-impact-to-city-facilities-and-services.aspx#Parks-and-Recreational-Amenities-and-Facilities). Enjoy! 


MAR 27 COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL REVOLUTION MEMBERS READ ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW:

 


 

Summer Basketball Camp information is starting to arrive and if you are looking for a great, local and affordable camp check out 

https://www.morethanhoops.com/watsa-camp.cfm

 

 

 

Stratford Revolution News 2020-21


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 Stratford Revolution News 2019-2020

 

 

Revolution Capture Bronze at Hoop Dome

Stratford Revolution under 10 boys team finished in third place at the Novice Boys 2 tournament at Hoop Dome in Toronto, Ontario on February 28 to March 1, 2020.

 

The first game on Friday against the Guelph Gryphons (#1) was close, as the Revolution nearly game back from a first half deficit. The Gryphons won 35-31.

 

On Saturday, the Revolution controlled play against the Ottawa Capital X for most of the game, and won 38-21. Their second game of the day was against a competitive Tecumseh Saints team. Losing by as much as 14 points, the Revolution staged a comeback to win the game 35-29. 

 

At the end of regular tournament play, the Revolution, Gryphons and Saints were tied with a 2-1 record. The Saints took first place and Revolution second in their pool after tie-breaking calculations were applied, with both teams qualifying for the semi-finals on Sunday.

 

On Sunday the Revolution and Scarborough Blues competed in a semi-final game. The Revolution fought hard, but the Blues won 35-14.

 

The bronze medal game proved to be an intense rematch against the Saints. The Revolution’s energy and defensive play led them to a 26-23 win.

 

The Stratford Revolution continue to surprise and impress as they take home their second tournament medal of the season. Go Revs go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

After sweeping Pool A in the 46th Annual Brantford CYO Paul Mitchell Novice 2 Basketball Tournament, the Stratford Revolution under 10 boys team went all the way to win the finals and take home the championship.

 

During Pool A action, the Revolution defeated the Brantford Hawks (40-7), Burlington Force (34-8) and London Ramblers (30-5).

 

In Sunday’s semi-finals, the Cambridge Centaurs put up a good fight, but the Revolution came away with a 24-15 win.

 

The championship game against the Dundas Dynamo was nearly even at half-time with the Revolution narrowly leading 20-18. The Revolution pulled away in the second half to win 45-29. 

 

The Revolution showed remarkable skill and sportsmanship throughout the tournament, and are proud to bring the championship home to Stratford. 

 

Their performance over the weekend brings their season record to 17-4.

 

 

 

 

Wow, what a great weekend for Stratford Basketball! Congratulations to all of our teams, keep working hard! Follow us on Instagram for updates and news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U15 Stratford Revolution girls went 2-2 in Bradford this weekend. Good work ladies!

 

 

 

 

Meet the U12 Stratford Revolution Girls team...

 

 

 

Stratford Revolution under 12 boys had a successful start to their OBL season defeating the Whitby Wildcats 36-28 and the Muskoka Breakers 41-27, already matching last years record. Great improvement boys!

 

 

 

Stratford Revolution under 10 boys basketball team were victorious in both games in a round robin they hosted against two Southwestern Ontario area teams.

On January 11, 2020, the Revolution faced the London Ramblers in their first game. The Revolution played a tight defensive game and won 43-10.

For their next game, the Revolution and Huron Lakers played a fast paced game, with the Revolution prevailing 28-9.

 

 

The Stratford Revolution would like to thank their sponsor LSI Supply, volunteers who worked at the snack bar, and Tanya Martin and Kortney Miller for coordinating the snack bar. Special thanks to coach Chris Cassone for organizing the event.

 

 

 

Say hello to the U15 Revolution Girls. Their season is underway, check back for updates!

 

 

 

Check out the U10 Stratford Revolution in their new warm ups! 

 

 

   

 PGC Clinic Success

Thank you to Mano Watsa and all of the PGC staff for conducting a fantastic clinic in Stratford once again! We feel so fortunate that you chose the SBA to host your well respected program. Our coaches and players experienced two full days of valuable instruction and some great life lessons too! If you missed it consider signing up next year or check out the PGC website. https://pgcbasketball.com/

 

 

 

 

Revolution U10 Boys Host Tournament To Kick Off 2019-20 Season

 

The Stratford Revolution under 10 boys basketball team started the season with two wins at a tournament they hosted October 25-27, 2019 at Northwestern Secondary School, Stratford.

 

Kicking off the tournament on Friday evening, the Revolution defeated London Gold Medal 36-31. The teams traded leads throughout the game. The game had an element of friendly rivalry, as the Revolution and Gold Medal previously faced off in the division championship game in the 2018-19 Ontario Cup.

 

Saturday morning, the Revolution played London Orion. The Revolution showed some great defensive skill and kept their opponents at bay, winning the game 26-19.

 

The second game of the day against London Elite was a hard fought game, with the Elite prevailing 33-22 over the Revolution.

 

The Revolution’s tournament finished with a game against the London Ramblers, with the Ramblers winning 45-19.

 

The Revolution boys played hard and showed good sportsmanship throughout the weekend.

 

The Stratford Revolution would like to thank volunteers who worked at the snack bar and Tanya Martin and Kortney Miller for all of their help organizing the tournament.

 

 

 

 

 


Stratford Revolution News 2018-2019

Congratulations to the U15 boys team on winning GOLD at the Ontario Cup in Windsor. Overall the team finished the season with a 20-4 record. Thank you Coaches and families for supporting your players this season. 

 

 

Congratulations to the U15 boys team - OBL Pool Champs! Good luck in the Ontario Cup in Windsor.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Rob Wrigley's U16 Boys team for a successful OBL season! Good luck at Provincials.

 

Congratulations to the U14 Boys for taking the Ontario Cup Gold Medal for the 3rd time in three years - FANTASTIC!!

 

 

Great season U17 Revolution boys. See you next season!

 

Congratulations to the Revolution U13 Boys for their Provincial BRONZE medal!  All of your hard work really paid off. Special thanks to the coaches and parents - without you, these fine young gentlemen wouldn't have had this opportunity!

 

 

Great season U14 Revolution girls. See you next season!

 

Huge congrats to Noah Dodson on being featured as the OBL instagram page player of the week! @stratfordOBA

 


 

U12 Boys win Bronze at Provincials

Revolution U12 boys took home a BRONZE medal with a come from behind win in London, 52-49. Congratulations to the coaches, players and their parents on a fantastic season!

 


Getting Set for Provincials

Revolution U12 boys some some serious and some silly time prepping for Provincials this weekend. Good luck team!

 


U10 Boys win SILVER at OBA Provincials

Congratulations to the U10 Boys on their fantastic performance at provincials!

 


 A Holiday shout out to the U14 Girls for this festive photo!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 The U14 Girls played their first tournament of the season and came away with 1-1 record, beating the host CW Celtics 39-30. Great job ladies! 


The U10 Revolution team played extremely well on Saturday and were looking great in their new warm up shirts that were sponsored by Straight Forward Sales. These shirts will look great with the new uniforms that are on order. The team would like to send out a very big THANK YOU to their sponsor and they look forward to wearing these shirts throughout the season.


 Stratford Revolution U13 Boys in action against Cambridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Check out our youngest Rev players in action this season !!!

 


 

 

Thank You to Mano Watsa and PGC Basketball!!

For the 2nd year in a row Stratford Basketball had the honour of hosting a PGC Clinic in Stratford. We are grateful to be able to offer this program to our players and neighbouring hoops players. We also appreciate the training for our coaches that is supplied by this excellent program.

Thank you PGC for choosing Stratford Basketball!