Fairfax Police Youth Club

Director of Basketball

Director's Message

2020-21 FPYC Basketball COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Introduction

FPYC Basketball is committed to ensure the safety and well-being of the players, parents, coaches, officials, Board Members and FCPS staff that support the league. FPYC Basketball is also committed to provide a recreational basketball environment following the local, state and federal guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, FPYC Basketball is making the following changes outlined in this document that will be in effect for the 2020-21 season.

COVID-19 Team Manager Responsibilities

Every team will be required to recruit parent volunteer(s) who will be designated as the Team Manager(s) and who will be responsible for the enforcement of the COVID-19 policies. Teams are encouraged to identify a primary and backup or set up a rotation among 2-3 parents to fill this role. An online / zoom meeting training session will be required for team managers prior to the start of the season.

Health Screening on the day of participation

To be cleared for participate in FPYC Basketball, officials, coaches, parents and players must agree to complete a FPYC waiver online and a health screening questionnaire located in Appendix A. If any participant does not meet the criteria to safely participate, the player and parent must voluntarily sit out of a scheduled activity until all the evaluation criteria are met. The COVID-19 Team Manager will be responsible for completing the online Daily Team Report form, located in Appendix B.

Contact Tracing

The COVID-19 Team Manager will be responsible for taking attendance at the FPYC event. The Daily Team Report form, located in Appendix B, must be submitted online no later than 24 hours after the scheduled event. Any absences from the practices must be documented with a reason for the missed practice, regardless of the reason for the absence.

Mandatory Voluntary Reporting of COVID-19 Positive Test

All FPYC Basketball participants must agree to report any COVID-19 positive test results so that FPYC Basketball can complete precautionary contact tracing. Due to the sensitivity and health privacy laws, an online reporting form will be made available and sent directly to the FPYC Basketball Director. The Director will be responsible for maintaining the privacy of the individual who have tested positive and will use the Daily Team Reports to provide notifications to any participants who may have been exposed to the participant that tested positive. Appendix C has a form letter to notify participants of a positive test result and all required precautions.

The participant that tests positive for COVID-19 will be prohibited from participating in FPYC Basketball activities for a minimum of 14 calendar days and must have a negative test before being cleared for participation. The FPYC Director will be responsible for documenting and tracking these cases. Appendix D has the form that the FPYC Director will use to track these cases. This information will remain confidential and not shared with anyone.

Cleaning Procedures

All Teams will be supplied with cleaning supplies. The COVID-19 Team Manager is responsible for wiping down common, high-touch areas and making sure they are cleaned prior to, and during events. High touch areas include the bench/seating area, game ball (during games), entry/exit door handles, etc. For games, the scoreboard console and scoring table must be wiped down between games. The game ball must be cleaned at every quarter break, and at a stoppage close to the halfway point of each period.

Entry and Exit Procedures

Specific entry and exit procedures are outlined in the Practice Procedures and Game Procedures. Players have a window of arrival described in those procedures. Players and Parents must adhere to these procedures, and no exceptions will be permitted.

Mask Requirements

  • -  All participants, spectators and officials are required to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building
  • -  All game spectators are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the facility. Masks can be temporarily removed to take a drink of water. All spectators must maintain a social distance of 6’.
  • -  All coaches, assistant coaches and COVID-19 team managers are required to wear a mask at all times inside the building, and outside the building when in close contact (less than 10’) from a player, parent or official
  • -  All officials will be required to wear a mask when entering and exiting a building, and during the pre- game interactions with players, coaches and the scoring table
  • -  The Coach, assistant, COVID-19 Team Manager and Director or Board member reserves the right to remove a participant or spectator from the building who are not following the mask requirement
  • Facility Restrictions
  • -  All participants must bring their own water bottle, their own basketball (practices only), and any other equipment needed for the day. No sharing of water or equipment will be permitted.
  • -  Use of water fountains is prohibited
  • -  Participants are encouraged to limit the use of the restrooms while at the facility. Parents should encourage the players to use the restroom before going to practice to try and limit the need to use the restrooms at the facilities
  • -  All participants must strictly adhere to the Entry and Exit procedures outlined in the Practice Procedures and Game Procedures
  • -  During practices, only the Coach, Assistant Coach, and COVID-19 Team Manager are permitted in
    the building. All other parents, siblings, and others may not enter the building.
  • -  During games, all spectators must check in with their team’s COVID-19 Team Manager to record
    their attendance at the game.
  • -  All spectators will be required to maintain social distancing between families. COVID-19 Team Managers will monitor and spectators must comply with FPYC and COVID-19 Team Manager instructions.
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Team Composition

  • -  Teams will be permitted to have a maximum of 2 coaches at practices and games.
    o Teams are permitted to designate a substitute assistant coach to fill in when coach or the
    assistant is not available.
  • -  Teams will be required to designate a COVID-19 Team Manager. Teams may assign alternates or sharing of those duties if desired.
  • -  Team will have a maximum of 10 players to ensure that each team has an ample amount of players for practices/games while limiting the number of participants in the gym

  • Winter Travel Tryouts and House Player Assessments
  • FPYC reserves the right to do travel /select by invite only no tryouts
  • -House League also reserves the right to assign players to teams only should evaluations logistics not work out.
  • Evaluations
  •  Individual Skills Evaluations Only. No 3v3 or scrimmage evaluations will be done
  • -  Time Slot reservations and signups will be implemented to keep the maximum number of
    participants per gym to 15 or fewer, including the staff working the skills stations.
  • -  Check in will be outside of the building.
  • -  Markings for players to stand will be in place to enforce the social distancing guidelines
  • -  The flow of the assessment will be one way to prevent any cross-traffic. There will be a single
    entrance and a separate single exit.
  • -  Parents and Coaches will not be permitted in the building.  Volunteers will be assigned shifts
    to minimize the number of people in attendance.
  • -  Masks will be required by all the Contractor Staff and Board Members working the Assessments
  • -  Players will need to wear a mask for check-in and while waiting between stations; players can
    optionally remove their mask while they are doing the specific skill assessment
  • -  Basketballs and other equipment will be cleaned and sanitized between uses

  • Winter Program
  • -  Games will not begin until after the Winter Break, assuming the guidance allows for resumption.
  • -  Alternate to games should the restrictions remain in place after the winter break:

o Travel and Select: FCYBL- Guidelines apply or Practice only

o All Other House Programs: Team head to head skills competitions
- Head to Head Skills Competitions (Plan B Alternate competition environment)

o Teams will be on opposite sides of the court
o Players will take turns competing in individual skills for points

  • Layups, Free Throws, 3-Pointers (older groups), Dribbling skills, etc. o Point will be awarded, and Team scores will be displayed on the scoreboard
  • Possible Practice /skills clinics only no competition between teams

 

 

Practice Session Procedures

  1. Only one team per gym will be assigned for practices. Practices will be scheduled once per week.
  2. Participants must arrive no earlier than fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session and no later
    than 5 minutes after the start of the session. More than 5 minutes late they will not be allowed to practice.
  3. Weather permitting, coaches will meet their teams outside of the building entrance, line their
    players up with the required distance. Players may not enter the building until the coach arrives.
  4. All participants must wear a mask when entering and exiting the building, and when traveling to and from the restrooms. Coaches, Assistant Coaches and COVID-19 Team Managers must wear a
    mask at all times.
  5. Only two coaches and the COVID-19 team manager are permitted to accompany the players into the gym. All other parents and siblings are not permitted to enter the gym during practice.
  6. The COVID-19 Team Manager will ensure that attendance is taking and ensure that the player, coaches and the Team Manager has completed the self-assessment prior to entering the building
  7. Coaches and players will enter the gym no earlier than five minutes prior to the start of their practice session.
  8. The COVID-19 Team Manager will remain in the staging area until five minutes after the start of the session to check in any participants who arrive late.
  9. Once all the players have arrived, or if it is five minutes past the start of the session, the COVID-19 team manager will proceed to the gym and monitor the remainder of the practice
  10. All players must bring their own basketball for practice sessions. Shared use of equipment will not be permitted during practice sessions.
  11. The gyms will be equipped with floor marking discs. The coach will work with the FCPS staff to place the floor marking discs such that each player has a 10’-12’ area in which to stand for the drills.
  12. Players are to bring water bottles (WATER ONLY) to the gyms. Use of the water fountains will not be permitted. WATER ONLY. Players will NOT be permitted to bring in any other food or beverages. Players are not permitted to share water bottles or basketballs at any time.
  13. Players will be given a designated area to put their water bottle, jackets, and equipment bag. The Coach, Assistant, and COVID-19 Team Manager will monitor to ensure players remain 10’ apart during the practice session
  14. Scrimmage games are prohibited during practice sessions. Only individual skills will be permitted. Player on player drills are not allowed unless 10ft social distancing can be maintained.
  15. Coaches may work on offensive plays and defensive sets by lining up the players in their positions and walking through the various play(s) WITHOUT the use of a basketball. Players must wear masks when walking through the offensive/defensive sets. Coaches should make every effort to limit the time that players are less than 10’ apart. Coaches are encouraged to use virtual methods and diagrams to work on teaching the players any plays or defensive sets.
  16. Teams will be required to end the practice session on time. At the conclusion of the practice, the team must exit the building in an orderly manner immediately following practice. No post-game conversations. The COVID-19 Team Manager will be responsible for timekeeping during practice.
  17. Team huddles are strictly prohibited. Coaches must address players while all participants maintain a 10’ distance.
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Game Day Procedures

  1. Participants may not enter the building sooner than 15 minutes prior to the start of the game. The Coach or COVID-19 Team Manager will ensure that the gym is cleared prior to the teams entering the facility.
  2. Participants will proceed directly into the gym and check in with their team’s COVID-19 Team Manager (this includes spectators)
  3. All participants must wear a mask when entering and exiting the building, and when traveling to and from the restrooms. Coaches, Assistant Coaches, COVID-19 Team Managers and Spectators must wear a mask at all times.
  4. Where possible, seating in the bench areas will be set up so that players sit 6’ apart.
  5. Players are prohibited from bring their basketball to the game. Coaches will have a basketball that can be used for warm-ups. Only one basketball per team will be allowed.
  6. Players must wear their masks when seated in the bench area (when they are not in the game).
  7. The COVID-19 Team Manager will ensure that attendance is taking and ensure that the players,
    coaches, spectators has completed the self-assessment prior to entering the building
  8. Players are to bring water bottles (WATER ONLY) to the gyms. Use of the water fountains will not
    be permitted. WATER ONLY. Players will NOT be permitted to bring in any other food or
    beverages. Players are not permitted to share water bottles or basketballs at any time.
  9. Players will be given a designated area to put their water bottle, jackets, and equipment bag. The Coach, Assistant, and COVID-19 Team Manager will monitor to ensure players remain 6’ apart while
    not participating in the game.
  10. There will be one volunteer timekeeper at the scorer’s table for the game who will be controlling
    the scoring panel. The timekeeper is required to wear a mask (except if taking a drink of water)
  11. We will not be using common scorebooks for any games this season. Each team’s assistant coach will be responsible for tracking playing time, points and fouls for the game using the game sheet
    provided in Appendix E. The game sheet must be printed out and used for the game. Players who
    have received five fouls will be disqualified. Coaches must have documentation if disputes arise.
  12. Game referees will not resolve disputes on playing time. Playing time complaints must be filed within 24 hours to the division commissioner.
  13. Game referees can adjudicate any discrepancies on player and team fouls or points not recorded during a stoppage of play if requested by either head coach.
  14. Game Referees will coordinate with FPYC Team Managers to clean and disinfect the game ball between quarters, and at a stoppage of play closest to the halfway point of the quarter.
  15. The COVID-19 Team Manager will clean/disinfect the scoreboard console and game ball before and
    after the game
  16. Spectators must stand or if permitted by FCPS bring their own chair and maintain a 6’ social distance. Use of the bleachers is prohibited.

Orderly Exit Procedures following games:

  1. Immediately following the conclusion of the game, the COVID-19 Team Manager is responsible for the orderly exit of the players and spectators.
  2. Spectators will remain in their seats until called. Players will remain in the bench area until called.
  3. The COVID-19 Team manager will perform a roll call for each player present. When the player’s name is called, that player and parent will meet up on the court and exit the facilities promptly.
  4. Once all players have left, the coaches and COVID-19 Team Manager will depart the facility

Appendix A – Health Screening Questionnaire

Participants (or parents of participants who are minors) must complete this questionnaire on the day they are scheduled to participate in FPYC Basketball activities

In the past 24 hours, have you or anyone in your household had:

  1. A temperature of 100’F or above?
  2. New cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  3. New shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  4. New sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  5. Gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting) that cannot be attributed to another
    health condition?
  6. New nasal congestion or new runny nose?
  7. New loss of smell or taste?
  8. Any other signs of illness that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
  9. Travelled outside of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to include the District of Columbia
    and the states of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia in the past 14 days?
  10. Knowingly come in contact in the past 14 days with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID 19

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you are not permitted to participate. You should not return until you can answer all questions with a “yes” and you or your family member are fever and symptom free, without the use of medication, for three consecutive days.

 

Appendix B - Daily Team Reporting Form

{Name} Yes Yes/No Self-Quarantined/Other

Team Name:

Age Group:

Coaches Last Name:

Team Manager Name:

Date/Time of Event:

Location of Event:

Practice or Game?

If Game, Opposing Team:

Participant Name

Verified Health Screen

In Attendance

Reason for Absence

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To {Affected Team Name}:

You are being notified that a positive COVID-19 case was reported, and you may be affected. Due to privacy concerns, we do not name the individual(s) who have self-reported; however, we do notify participants who may have come in contact with the individual (based on the daily attendance sheets taken by each team) so they may take proper precautions.

The individual last attended a FPYC Basketball function on {enter date here} at {Location}. The individual is in self-quarantine and must have a negative test and be symptom free for three calendar days before being allowed to rejoin FPYC Basketball activities.

Please be alert to potential symptoms and take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of spread. If you do not meet the criteria in the daily health screening, you must voluntary remove yourself from participation until you meet the criteria.

Thank you,
Ryan Muniz, Director, Basketball

 

Welcome to FPYC Basketball: THE BELOW DOES NOT APPLY TO THE 2020 SEASON

Online registration for the FPYC Basketball winter season will open by mid September 2020. We offer reduced rates for scholarship players (those who participate in the Federal Free Lunch program at school). We only have a total of 50 Scholarships league wide that are only offered for the winter season. Scholarship players will pay $50 for house registration (the late fee of $45 will NOT be waived for scholarship players, only the base house fee, so register early if you are scholarship eligible). If your child meets these criteria, you MUST register in person and bring a copy of your benefits, or eligibility, letter with you to be considered. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THIS ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.  THE WALK-IN (IN-PERSON) REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE UPCOMING 2019 2020 SEASON ARE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 FROM 10AM-12PM AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 FROM 10AM-12PM. If you have questions, please contact Debi Honaker at administrator@fpycsports.com.

FPYC Basketball offers house leagues for boys and girls from first grade to senior in high school. Player evaluations for the house leagues will take place in November and you can view the evaluation schedule for all of the house leagues on the house evaluation page once we get our gym space finalized. Once a player has registered, whether via the Registration page on this website or at the Clubhouse, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE DATE OF THE EVALUATION SESSION FOR YOUR LEAGUE. The evaluation session enables all of the coaches for the league in question to observe the players’ abilities so that they can be chosen in a draft later in November. Players who attend the evaluation session for their league after registering at the Clubhouse or via the Registration page on this website are guaranteed a spot on a team. Players who fail to attend the evaluation session will still have to be evaluated by the League Director at the League Director’s convenience and might have to be placed on a waiting list. REGISTER SOON AND ATTEND THE CORRECT EVALUATION SESSION!

FPYC Basketball is also fielding several select teams for boys and girls in 5th through 8th grades to compete in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League against select teams from other youth clubs throughout the County. The select teams will start their tryouts on October 1, and the final cuts for select teams will come soon after tryouts end in mid-October. YOU MUST COMPLETE A MANUAL REGISTRATION FORM AT THE TRY OUT, BEFORE YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN ANY WAY WITH THE SELECT PROGRAM. Once you have been selected for the team, the coach will send you a separate link where you will pay the remainder of the registration fees associated with the select program. Select players pay the house fee (either $140 or $185, depending on when you register), as well as an additional $30 select fee (which is used to cover the additional cost of participating the FCYBL select league).

Scholarship eligible players who participate in the select program will be required to pay the full $30 select fee, in addition to the reduced house fee and any other fees associated with the select program (uniforms and such).

The select tryout schedule is posted on the FPYC website. Once the rosters of the select teams are set, players who have not been chosen to play on a select team can still attend the FPYC house league evaluation and play in the appropriate house league. The Assistant Director for the FPYC Select Basketball Program is George Ragan. If you have any questions about the Select Basketball Program, please feel free to contact George at  George@yoursportpage.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

FPYC is a completely volunteer based organization. We are in need of Volunteers to help Coach and run our Leagues. This year FPYC Basketball is offering a COUPON to qualified and accepted Volunteers  to coach or direct a league. We are offering a $50 credit towards a player registration fee. If you are interested in volunteering or know someone who is please have them contact Ryan Muniz Director Of FPYC Basketball at Ryan@affordablelawnsprinklers.com. Please note that you must register to volunteer first to receive the coupon code before registering a player.

Finally, please always remember that this is a family/community league. I expect parents to cheer for both teams at every game (this includes the select teams) and behave like responsible adults/fans. I expect coaches to set the example and to manage their parents at each game.

Any disrespectful behavior to referees, players, coaches, or other parents will result in your removal from the gym, which will most likely result in your being banned from attending any further games or practices for the rest of the season. Lets remember how important good sportsmanship is to FPYC.

See you on the courts!

Ryan Muniz 
Director of Basketball