Basketball

Winter Basketball 2020 – 2021

Registration opens Friday, November 13.

On line registration at www.1on1basketball.com

Or Download and mail in with check: Registration Form

Dear East Side Sports Families:

East Side Sports is teaming up with One-on-One Basketball to offer our winter basketball league for children in grades K – 8. Due to the COVID concerns and restrictions, things will be quite different this year, but we have worked hard at providing a safe and healthy environment. One-on-One has been providing indoor camps and clinics safely throughout the pandemic, as they have worked very closely with the Governor’s office to make sure that they comply with all regulations in order to provide a safe program. I am pleased to partner with them and to be able to take advantage of their expertise in this area.

The Governor’s office has been quite concerned about indoor sports programs, with greater emphasis being place on the spectators’ behaviors in crowded seating areas. We will address these issues with limited numbers and assigned spectator areas, as well as by moving our program to the much larger field house at Providence Country Day. In addition, we will stagger the entrances to each practice and game, have players and spectator exit through a different egress than the entering players, require health-survey and temperature checks at each session, and take time to sanitize the equipment, bleachers, and rest rooms between each session. Of course, everyone will be required to wear a mask.

Thus, we are going to do our best to provide a safe environment. Because of these restrictions, space may be limited, so registration will be on a first come first served basis, so register immediately. However, if you still have health concerns please do what you feel is best for your family—with our blessing—and hopefully we’ll see you next year.

As with soccer, we are reducing the program to one day per weekend—Saturday. Each group will have an hour slot. During December, the entire hour will be for practice clinics. After the December clinics, players and coaches will be assigned to teams. In January and February, teams will have a 20 minute practice followed immediately by a 40 minute game. Players and spectators will be asked to exit immediately after each session so as to limit social interaction and to give us an opportunity to sanitize the area. Following that, a new group will enter for a similar program.

The winter league will essentially follow the same guidelines as we have in the past in terms of ages, developmental accommodations, and philosophy—all kids play the same amount of time and they are required to have fun! While this is an equal partnership, One-On-One will be the fiscal agent, so registration and payments will be made through One-On-One Basketball and their website.

Please get your registrations in ASAP, on line or mail in the attached registration form. I hope you are all healthy and looking forward to another fun season of basketball.

Practice Clinics:      December 19, January 2, 9  (Saturday Afternoons only)

Grades   K – 1                   1:45 PM

Grades   2 – 3                    2:50 PM

Grades   4 – 5                    3:55 PM

Grades  6 – 8                     5:05 PM

Games

January 16 – February 27, 2021      (Saturday Afternoons only)

All practices and games will be held at:

Providence Country Day School

660 Waterman Ave

East Providence, RI  02914