2020-21 K-8 Rec Basketball
The following information is regarding kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls rec basketball. Further information regarding high school rec basketball will be available Monday, October 12.
Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) is implementing MDH safety guidelines and play modifications to keep players, coaches, and staff safe. After further consultation with the Minnetonka District Health Services Coordinator, MCE has altered the players' mask policy.
- Masks will be required entering the gym, sitting on the bench, during time-outs and whenever not actively playing.
- Clarification: players may remove masks while playing. It is recommended that masks be worn whenever possible but they can be removed while playing.
- All coaches, scorekeepers and District staff will wear masks at all times. Referees may remove masks while active on the court.
Additional safety measures will be in place:
- To encourage increased spacing on the court between players, games will be played 4 on 4
- Only players, coaches, referees and district staff will be allowed in our district facilities for games and practices. MDH guidance is 25 people per gym including players.
- Games will only be scheduled between Minnetonka teams at Minnetonka sites (i.e. for 2020-21 we will not be participating in Boys Southwest League and Girls West Metro League)
- Enhanced health policies will be introduced this year. Prior to entry into district facilities:
- Temperature checks will be required
- 6 feet of social distancing will be maintained outside of game play
- Hand sanitizer will be available at gym entry/exit and team benches
- Bench areas will be set up to allow 6 feet of social distance between players/coaches
- The games will be stopped more frequently to allow players to rotate in and out, catch their breath and wash their hands
- Common areas and equipment will be sanitized between games
- Game scheduling adjustments will be made with longer transitions between games/practices
- MCE will continue to monitor safety protocols from the Minnesota Department of Health and may make other safety modifications in the future based on their guidance.