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Practice Schedule week of November 23rd

Coaches and Parents - 

Here is the schedule for the week of 11/23.   Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Coaches and Parents -  Here is the schedule for the week of 11/23.  Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Lebanon Youth Basketball 2020 - 2021 Season Update

Lebanon Youth Basketball 2020-2021 Season Statement

We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety, and wellness of our players, coaches, game officials, and others associated with our basketball program remain our number one priority.

As we stated on August 30th our plan for our season was to move forward with an All Lebanon League for this year.  We made this decision after exploring three options and concluding at the time that the only viable option for us to guarantee a season was to proceed with the All Lebanon option.

The All Lebanon decision was made for a variety of reasons, some of which are listed below:

  • Uncertainty surrounding winter sports.
  • Playing games in multiple counties, governed by multiple Health Departments.
  • Other Warren County Youth Basketball Organizations inability to commit to an All Warren County League.
  • Uncertainty around gym time availability with the Lebanon Schools.
  • State mandated restriction stating players could only participate in one athletic game per day.
  • CPYBL planning on an abbreviated season beginning in January.

As we moved through our Evaluation Process our Board of Directors continued discussions with the CPYBL, the Lebanon Schools, and the local Health Boards to continue to work on a path forward for the best season possible for the players in our organization.  Thanks to the hard work and collaboration between the LYB Board of Directors, the Lebanon City Schools, the CPYBL, and the local Health Organizations I can announce today that we are reversing our previous decision.  For the 2020-2021 Basketball Season, Lebanon Youth Basketball intends to enter the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League with our season beginning in December, the same as in past years.

This decision was also made for a variety of reasons and because we were able to gather clarity around several questions.

  • All indications are that Winter Sports will be moving ahead as scheduled.  Fall Sports have, so far, been successful in containing the spread of COVID-19.
  • CPYBL submitted their plan for the season to each Health Department that has organizations that participate in their league.  Each Health Department approved CPYBL’s plan.
  • The Youth Basketball Organizations from Mason, Kings, and Little Miami have all committed to playing in the CPYBL this season.
  • We now believe we will have access to the Lebanon City Schools gyms for both practices and games this season.
  • As of last week, the State of Ohio has lifted the mandate restricting players from participating in only one athletic game per day.
  • CPYBL now plans to play a full season beginning in December as in past years.

This decision was made in the best interest of our players and providing them with the absolute best experience possible.  When we made our initial announcement on August 30th we had a few players decide to opt-out of our season.  Now that we have changed course on our plans for the season we are allowing those players the option of opting back in should they choose to.  We will need for that decision to be made by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 7th.  Conversely, should anyone now choose to opt-out because of our new plan you will need to contact us by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 7th.

Rosters for the season will be announced on our website this Friday, October 9th. 

 

 

Evaluations Start This Week

Parents and Friends of Lebanon Youth Basketball-

Please note that all evaluations this week will be held at Courts 4 Sports located at 854 Reading Rd, Mason, Ohio.   Please note that parents and guardians will not be allowed to attend the evaluations.  Only registered players will be able to participate and we are not able to register players on site.  We are all excited about the start of basketball and creating a safe and enjoyable experience for your child.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out via the email link on the home page.  The link below will take you to the evaluation schedule.

https://www.lebanonyouthbasketball.org/playerevalschedule

Thanks!

LYB Board


Lebanon Youth Basketball 2020/2021 Season Updates

By LYB Board 08/14/2020, 6:30pm EDT

Register Now for the 2020 Season

 

Parents and Guardians,

As always Lebanon Youth Basketball (LYB) will put the health and wellbeing of our players first and foremost. While we recognize there are a lot of different views and opinions regarding our current environment with Covid 19 we are going to offer you a choice for your child to play basketball during the 2020-2021 season. A July 23rd article from the CDC regarding school made the following statement:

“Aside from a child’s home, no other setting has more influence on a child’s health and well-being than their school.  The in-person school environment does the following:

  • provides educational instruction;
  • supports the development of social and emotional skills;
  • creates a safe environment for learning;
  • addresses nutritional needs; and
  • facilitates physical activity.”

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/reopening-schools.html

We feel like this refers to extracurricular activities as well. 

We hope this letter helps you to determine if your child will be participating in the Lebanon Youth Basketball Program this season. If you choose to play, it is imperative that your child is registered as soon as possible so that we can move forward with our plans for the season. Registration is currently open for all levels of play that Lebanon Youth Basketball offers. 

You can register now at:  https://lebanonyouthbasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/850724594

Registration will close on August 28th, 2020. After your child is registered should you choose to ask for a refund you will have until Labor Day, September 5th, 2020 to make that request in writing. On September 6th, 2020 Lebanon Youth Basketball will begin our investment into the league with common expenses that occur every season. Evaluations are scheduled to begin Saturday, September 12th, 2020. Should the season cancel prior to the completion of 15 games, a prorated amount of your fee will be refunded. Players that elect not to participate after the September 6th, 2020 deadline will not receive a refund if the league operates as expected.

We have carefully put together three options that will offer competitive basketball, skill development, and life lessons this season.

The first option is to continue playing in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (CPYBL) as in past years, should the State allow that to happen. As things are written now we are not optimistic that this is a viable option for the 2020-2021 season. If we are not confident or comfortable with having our teams play in the CPYBL by September 5th, 2020 we will move to our second or third options. If we pursue option two or three, there may be an opportunity to compete in the CPYBL after January 1st. This is not an option that is currently available but may become available should CPYBL delay the beginning of their season.

The second option is having a Warren County only league with a select number of other schools that have residences inside of Warren County. This allows us to operate as safe as possible within the guidelines of the Warren County Health Department. It also allows us to provide competition and the ability for kids to improve their basketball skills. We are actively working with other Warren County Youth Organizations to make this happen. The current injunction in Warren County set on August 6th, 2020 allows for teams outside the same school or organization to compete against each other inside Warren County. The limited travel will also be an added benefit.

The third option is a Lebanon only league. This limits the risk of spread the most. Many of the players would be in school together, as of now, so those players are exposed to each other daily. The challenge will be accurately placing like teams together and we will most likely do this by combining grade levels such as 3rdand 4th (Donovan Elementary) as well as 5th and 6th (Berry Intermediate).  This option also allows us to contact trace should an outbreak occur because everyone involved will be a Lebanon resident. 

Finally, based on the amount of gym time we secure we may have to limit the number of players we are able to accommodate. We operate on a first come first serve basis based on the registration date.  And, we will need coaches at every level so that we can field as many teams as we are able.

 

While the information is ever changing and flowing from several different angles this is what you can expect from LYB in the 2020-2021 season:

  1. Communication via the email address you register with (please check spam settings). 
  2. Practice may be limited to one per week, based on availability of gym time.
  3. Due to jersey number conflicts we may use practice jerseys as our game jerseys for this one season.
  4. We may have to practice and play at a location outside of Lebanon, most likely in Warren County.
  5. Team placements may not be “A” team, “B” team, etc. as in the past. They may be split even per grade, even amongst two grades combined or there may be Athletic and Rec. options for different or combined grade levels. Like skilled players will be placed with like skilled players.
  6. If a player contracts Covid-19, his/her team will be quarantined for two weeks and other teams will pick up their games. They will not have practice times while quarantined.
  7. Due to potential gym time conflict and the possible cancellation of fall sports we may start the season as early as October.
  8. It is possible that we may have weeknight games.

Additional information, guidelines, and expectations will be released shortly to cover evaluations, practices, and games.

Given the current environment LYB reserves the right to make the appropriate changes in the best interest of the players, the LYB program, its parents and other participants.

We would again like to emphasize the importance of registering your player as soon as possible. To secure gym time, we need to know how many teams will be participating this season.

You can register now at:  https://lebanonyouthbasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/850724594

 

Thank you,

Lebanon Youth Basketball 2020-2021 Board of Directors

info@lebanonyouthbasketball.org

brad.work@lebanonyouthbasketball.org

 

 

 

Registration is Open

LYB is excited for the start of the 2020 - 2021 basketball season.  Registration is now open and runs through August 28th.  Late registration begins on August 29th and registration closes on September 8th.  You can find the registration page via the following link.  https://lebanonyouthbasketball.sportngin.com/register/form/850724594

Coaches Needed

By Lebanon Youth Basketball 06/09/2019, 2:30pm EDT


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Lebanon Youth Basketball  
Lebanon Ohio 45036   
   
INFO@lebanonyouthbasketball.org