March 20, 2020 UPDATE:
Dear valued members,
On behalf of the EYBA and our executive board I am taking this moment to update you all regarding COVID-19 and how this continues to affect our programs.
First and foremost, the health and safety of our members is our number one concern. We will continue to follow the directions of Alberta Health Services, The World Health Organization, and our Provincial and Federal Government. Our governing body Alberta Basketball is doing the same and has posted the most recent statement on their website, please take a moment to read the following article:
EYBA will continue to monitor this evolving situation and the current / impending impact it may have on our upcoming programs . All programs including our Spring League is on hold until further notice.
With the current status of all athletic programs worldwide the most common questions we are getting from our members are:
EYBA has been working hard to evaluate the tangibility of our programs and whether or not we will have to officially cancel them, versus postponing so that we may do our best to answer the aforementioned questions.
If COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed between April and May the EYBA will be looking to host various small tournaments in lieu of the 2020 spring league season. Priority will be given to those teams who were initially registered with us.
You can stay up to date by visiting our website: www.edmontonyouthbasketball.com
Please note: The EYBA will not run any teams or programs until it has been deemed safe to do so.
Once again we thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate through these unchartered circumstances. The health and safety of our members will always come first. Please do your part to stay safe and healthy through this COVID-19 Pandemic.
President /Technical Director
Edmonton Youth Basketball Association
Public Health Agency of Canada
Alberta Health Services
World Health Organization (WHO) International Travel & Health Updates
Further updates by the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee are available every 48 hours. See the document ‘Advisory on COVID-19’ for more info.
March 13, 2020 UPDATE:
EYBA Coach Appreciation Night (March 21st) has been postponed indefinitely.
Although the banquet was anticipating under 250 people in attendance, we were still going to be well over 200. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, EYBA has decided it is in the best interest of our membership to postpone this even indefinitely. We have received a number of concerned emails regarding this event and it is our conclusion that over the coming week, we would receive many cancellations from our coaches who were originally planning to attend.
The EYBA Executive continues to monitor the situation in Alberta in regards to our future events and programming. We will be issuing updates as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: As per the Alberta Chief Medical Officer's recommendations we will be cancelling the Mites Tournament on March 14th.
At this point this is the only event cancelled, the remaining events are pending and to be confirmed at a later date. Please stay tuned to the website as new information becomes available.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Alberta has implemented new public health restrictions.
The following events should be cancelled:
EYBA’s position on COVID-19 (coronavirus) as of March 12, 2020
All Edmonton Youth Basketball events, programs and tournaments will proceed as scheduled.
At the present, the risk to Albertans from COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been categorized as LOW by Alberta public health officials.
To reduce the risk to our members, we are updating our game protocols:
In order to assist with containing the spread of COVID-19, we encourage the following:
For up to date information on the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) you can use the following links:
The Government of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx
Alberta Health Services: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx