Due to expanding COVID-19 levels and an increasing rate of variants reported in BC, the various school districts the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association partners with have informed us that access to school-based facilities will be suspended until at least the end of June. While disappointing, this is a very understandable precaution to try and reduce the number of possible COVID cases in our community. Due to this decision, the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association has no other alternative than to cancel all Spring programming for 2021.
We appreciate the challenges we are all facing right now but be assured we’re working diligently to prepare for possible Summer camp programming, should gym access be provided in July and August.
We are also preparing a fantastic playing experience for all of you for Fall/Winter of 2021-22. Registration for our Fall-Winter 2021/22 Season is still set to open at the end May and the details with the Guidelines and Phases for the Fall-Winter registration can be found on our website. Please scroll down to the Fall / Winter Development League (Grade 2-12) and the Fall Jr NBA Rookie Division (Kindergarten to Grade 2) accordion links on this page: TCYBA REGISTRATION.
Please note that everyone who pre-registered for the Fall/Winter 2020/21 Development League program season will receive Phase 1 priority registration for TCYBA’s Fall/Winter 2021/22 Development League program.
- In the interim, Tri-City Youth Basketball is currently working on two basketball skill development and coaching enhancement Online / App-based initiatives. Details regarding these programs will be forwarded to TCYBA members shortly. These programs will be offered to TCYBA 2020/21 players and coaching members at no cost.
Spring is traditionally the time Tri-City Youth Basketball holds its Spring / Summer and Fall / Winter Elite team tryouts. Due to the cancellation of gym access, the TCYBA will not be offering Elite teams for the 2021 Spring/Summer season. Tryouts for Tri-City 2021-22 Fall/Winter Elite teams are scheduled to take place in September when gym access should be restored. Fall/ Winter Elite team tryout locations, dates and times will be advertised on the TCYBA.org website as soon as details can be confirmed.
As vaccine rollout and COVID deterrent measures continue, and the sport landscape adjusts, we will continue to monitor the recommendations of BCs Provincial Health Office, viaSport and the Provincial Sports Organization and communicate any further program-based developments and possible adjustments to you.
We recognize this is a stressful time for everyone and we want to assure you we are proceeding with the health and safety of our players, parents, and coaches as our top priority.
Please stay safe and take care of each other.