Hello DAYBBC families,
We would like to continue to update everyone with the current status of 2020-2021 DAYBBC in order to be as transparent as possible. As we all know this pandemic has challenged our communities and our families with no current ending in site. We hope all is well for everyone and that each of you are finding ways to support yourselves, your families, and those around you.
First, we have decided to extend the deadline of the DAYBBC shot club until the end of the calendar year. If your child has already completed the challenge please make sure to forward the information on to us. If they haven’t, they can use these next few months to try and meet the goal of 10,000 or more shots taken. We are hoping this will motivate some players to continue to have a ball in their hands while we wait to see what our next steps will be.
Secondly, we finally have some limited information on where we stand with having a season. We have been in contact with BDL and at this point they have said it is very unlikely that they can offer any type of season prior to January. They are just unable to get schools to commit to hosting games prior to that. They have said they believe that BDL will have a chance to run from mid-January through the end of March. Once they get the season started they are anticipating teams will play on Friday evenings, Saturday and/or Sunday. They have also stated teams will play back to back (only 2 games) and a MAX of 10 fans per team. We are cautiously optimistic about starting a season in January as we know there may be other restrictions placed on communities and/or schools in the middle of winter.
There are also two important factors that are out of our control when it comes to deciding if we get to have a season. The first is Dane County Public Health and NFHS recommendations. Currently, basketball is considered a moderate risk sport and would not be allowed until we reach Phase III. With the current numbers, we will probably not be in Phase III any time soon. The second is the School District’s policies when it comes to gym usage. As a program we can’t provide a season without the school district allowing us access to the gyms. At this time, not even our high school programs have been allowed to use the gyms. We are hopeful that after the Badger Conference and WIAA meetings in mid-October we will gain some insight into what the future of our season will be.
We are thankful for those of you who took the time to fill out our survey and we will use that to help guide us when and if we are able to start a DAYBBC season. We will reach out to you again when more information becomes available, but if there are any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Please continue to do all you can to help prevent the spread of COVID so that we can see our boys take the court at some point this season.
Thank you for your continued support and be well.
Practice your shooting this off-season and take 10,000 shots by October 1st. Boys entering 4th through 8th grade in the 2020-21 school year are eligible to participate. Click on the document below for more information.
The DeForest Area Youth Boys Basketball Club (DAYBBC) was established to work with youth boys on basketball skills while incorporating fun, sportsmanship and leadership . DAYBBC is an organization that sponsors the 3rd grade through 8th grade boys’ basketball program in the DeForest Area School District.
Interested in coaching youth basketball?
If you are interested in coaching this up coming season, head coach or assistant coach, please email Club Vice President Nicole Hottman.
Please provide any background or coaching experience that would be relevant for consideration of your coaching role with the club.
Note: Background checks are performed yearly for all coaches, the club pays for the costs of the background checks.