Return to Play Fall 2020 Update

Posted on: September 08, 2020

Update: October 5, 2020 - 

 It is with great regret we inform you we have been forced to postpone the start of our Fall/Winter 2020-21 basketball season until January of 2021. 

Staff have been working diligently to put together a season for our members but we have come to a point where there are just too many obstacles to overcome to have a viable start to the season prior to January.

Instead, the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association will be offering all age groups, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, skill-based enhancement training sessions led by qualified, NCCP trained and experienced coaches beginning this October. This will ensure we can implement full COVID protocols as stipulated by the Provincial Health Branch, viaSport and Basketball BC to ensure the safest and most responsible return to participation possible.

Registration for these sessions will open October 8th. Sessions will begin October 18 and run for 6 sessions over the span of seven weeks.


Update: September 14, 2020 - 

 Most school districts in Metro Vancouver (but not all) are not renting gyms at this time. Following is a recap about what the school districts we work with are planning for the Fall:

SD43 (Coquitlam) is one of the few exceptions and has made the decision to proceed with community rentals. To abide by protocol set forth by a variety of organizations, including the Ministry of Health and Education as well as SD43, there have been changes in times and locations to many user groups, and in some cases there have been cancellations. We have had ongoing communication with SD43 Facilities rentals and will be working on finalizing our rental bookings over the next 1-2 weeks. Once these bookings are finalized, we will provide a start date (projected start date for practices is mid October), confirmation of practice times, days and locations to each team, along with next steps in the registration process. 

SD40 (New West) is not accepting any gym rentals for the time being. Teams in New West will be offered practice times in the Tri-Cities once those bookings are finalized in the next 1-2 weeks.

SD42 (Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge) is also allowing community rentals. In balancing community access with the need to keep facilities safe, the school district will only be permitting weekend rentals at this time. Teams with mid week practices will be offered Sunday practices in SD42 or practice times mid week in the Tri-Cities once those bookings are finalized in the next 1-2 weeks.

City of Coquitlam (Pinetree Community Centre) will be booking only 1 month at a time for Fall rentals in order to allow for adjustment as things change with COVID and as they learn from experiences. All facilities are currently being assessed for revised room capacities and building capacities in order to comply with all requirements, as well as determining what building amenities will be available. Once the City has finalized the new structure for room capacities and availability, they will contact us regarding our bookings.

As we're sure everyone can all appreciate, this is an unprecedented time and the need to be flexible and understanding of new processes and procedures has never been greater. We know it isn’t an easy time but rest assured TCYBA is doing everything possible to get kids back to basketball as safely and as quickly as possible.


Update: September 8, 2020 

As we quickly approach the beginning of school, we wanted to provide you with an update regarding where we are presently situated regarding a return to play for the Tri-City Youth Basketball Association.  

On August 24, 2020, the Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control approved new updated Sport Sector guidelines. The BC Sport Sector has now moved into Phase 3 of the COVID restart plan. 

What This Means for Basketball

The TCYBA has monitored the ongoing progression of the Basketball Return to Sport Plan (RTS) since its adoption and will continue to utilize those guidelines to structure its operations.  In Phase 3, spaced individual development still makes up considerable part of the overall development model but "Competition Cohorts" are acceptable and a progressive return to competition is allowed. 

Gym Availability

TCYBA has been working diligently this summer to get kids back on the court through ongoing communication with all the school districts we partner with regarding access to gyms for this Fall. While the school districts priority has quite understandably been focused on classroom organization for the upcoming school year, we have received indications access to gyms is in the planning stages and we are waiting for the school districts to confirm when we will be granted access and what the scope of that access might be. We hope to have more definitive information regarding gymnasium access details within the next 1-2 weeks but the earliest possible league start date would be in October.

Next Steps

COVID-19 has forced all of us to make many adjustments to our everyday lives and returning to sport is no exception. Please be assured, as things continue to progress forward, we will communicate any information, adjustments or changes that may happen as they occur. As soon as we have more information about gym availability and a start date for practices, we will communicate again with all members.

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The Tri-City Youth Basketball Association (TCYBA) was formed in 1999 and is a registered, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit that serves the youth of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. Currently we have well over 2000 players, from Kindergarten to grade 12, playing in various divisions including both competetive and recreational play. Open to both boys and girls, the club operates out of school gyms across the Tri-City area and strives to ensure all youth that want to enjoy the sport have an opportunity to participate

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