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NEW NORMAL (Covid-19) Basketball Tournament Dates/Guidelines/Rules

Tournament Format 2020 NEW NORMAL COVID -19. (click on link for more detailed information)

There are numerous format changes to the traditional Tournament Experience, please be sure to review the following in detail:

Game starts have been delayed to 1 hour and 25 minutes between games instead of the traditional 65 minutes. This enables control measures set in place to effectively limit the number of spectators and team participants per game session to a maximum of 50, which when tournaments begin, we anticipate the Governor’s group level to be at. We will not operate any tournaments until the group level of 50 per gym court is permitted.

Players and fans are allowed to enter the building enabling social distancing requirements once the previous game participants/fans vacateand the benches and chairs that fans may sit are sanitized. At no time is there a deviation from this schedule, there will be no need to arrive at a facility 30-45 minutes prior to your game time, you will not be allowed to enter. Generally speaking, you will not be allowed in until approximately 15 minutes prior to your game starting time, and that is assuming there are no delays in the game preceding yours. This control measure enables the ability to limit the number of spectators at any one time in a gym to 20-30 which is for your safety. We appreciate in advance your cooperation!

ALL SEATS will be marked and measured 7 feet apart from one another (see attached drawing). Similarly, when entering the gym, there will be 7’ markings to enter individually, not in a compacted line. This includes both benches in addition to spectator seating.

Players and fans just finishing a game will be led by staff out a separate set of doors to the parking lot than those in which you would enter. This limits passing of other families/players while one group is entering and another leaving. This also requires any traditional post game discussion amongst a team to NOT BE CONDUCTED INSIDE THE GYM or Hallway, it would need to occur outside in the parking lot. THE LOBBY WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.

Each gym facility will have separate exit doors. The doors will be marked.

To ensure the safety of our staff, spectators, players and officials, anyone entering the facility will have their temperature taken to eliminate anyone who may be running a fever. Anyone having a fever would be denied entry. This will be conducted with a thermal scanner as each person enters a building. It is a non-invasive process that is highly accurate, hence the reason all attendees will be required to enter individually. This would be conducted EACH TIME you enter the facility (including multiple times per day, if you have 2 or 3 games on the same day).

Front and back facility will have uniformed police personnel presentto not only enforce our guidelines but also be there to ensure spectators and athletes operate in a respectful manner.

Concessions will be available with 7’ markings and distance.

All officials will have the option to referee in either masks and gloves, with gloves being changed in-between games. They will sterilize the game ball at any timeouts and half time/between games.

Players will have the opportunity to play in disposable masks if they choose.


*** We encourage you to confirm and enter the Tournament Dates which you would like to participate. Because you DO NOTactually PAY for the events you register until the Sunday prior to its start, it would be wise for you to register for all of the tournaments you wish to attend. You can pay online or call Julie Skinner 540-230-2864 with credit card information. NO CASH OR CHECKS.

For details on specific events, please contact Julie Skinner, General Manager, at