BSI Return to Sport Plan Updated July 7th 2020

COVID-19 Update – July 7th 2020 

Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport Plan Updated – Indoor Basketball moved to Phase 2

To view the updated Return to Sport Plan please click here: Return to Sport Plan July 7th 2020

COVID-19 Update – June 30th 2020 

Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport Plan Updated

To view the updated Return to Sport Plan please click here: Return to Sport Plan June 30th

COVID-19 Update – June 18th 2020 

Basketball Saskatchewan Return to Sport Plan Released 

On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the release of Basketball Saskatchewan’s Return to Sport guidelines and resources for our member organizations. The Government of Saskatchewan has also announced that Phase 4.1 of their ReOpen Saskatchewan Plan is set to begin on June 22nd 2020 and with those two key pieces we are excited to say that organized and modified basketball activities can start resuming as early as next week! 

Components of BSI Return to Sport Guidelines and Resources

Guidelines

Basketball Saskatchewan, in conjunction with Canada Basketball has developed a phased approach to Return to Sport that aligns with the ReOpen Saskatchewan Plan provided by the SHA and the Government of Saskatchewan.  It is important to note that these guidelines will continue to expand and evolve as more information becomes available from our NSO and the SHA.  Phase 1 of the BSI Return to Sport focuses on 1v0 Skill Training which will be encouraged to take place outdoors.  We have included potential outlines for what Phases 2-4 could look like, but will be subject to change.  Guidelines are available for viewing on our Return to Sport Page.

We want to remind our organizations that our players and coaches have been removed from active training for up to 4 months now because of a serious and sometimes frightening pandemic.  It is very important to realize that we have to approach the restarting of basketball training understanding that players are not going to be in the same physical condition as they were 4 months ago and that some members might be reluctant or nervous to join activities again.  Canada Basketball has done great work on compiling information on these areas and we have included them as appendixes in our guidelines.

In order for your organization/club to begin organized training again you will need to submit a member Return to Play plan in order to receive sanctioning for your regular insurance coverage to be reinstated.  An explanation of what is needed in your Return to Play plan is included in the BSI Return to Sport Plan mentioned above.   

Resources

As your organizations/clubs look to resume activities over the coming weeks and months you will be looking for access to information and resources and we are addressing those needs by creating a Resources section on our Return to Sport webpage.  Resources will vary from items like templates to help you with your Return to Play Plans to links to Government website for the most up to date information on COVID-19.  If you are looking for something and don’t see it on our page please reach out and we will look to get it added for you and our other members.

Basketball Saskatchewan is here to assist all of our member organizations to be able to return to the game we all love in a safe and thoughtful manner.  We will be in contact on a regular basis as information gets added to our Return to Sport guidelines and resources but we also encourage you to reach out to us as you are working through your Return to Play plans or if you have general questions or concerns. This is a new experience for all of us, and we want to ensure that we are all there supporting each other so that we can come through this as a stronger community.

 

Yours in Basketball,

Megan Penno
Executive Director
Basketball Saskatchewan