The Westford Youth Basketball Association is an organization composed of volunteers who are committed to teaching the skills of basketball to children while ensuring a safe and fun atmosphere and helping every player achieve their individual levels of suc
Westford Academy Boys' Basketball Head Coach Chris Bramanti, and members of the Westford Academy Boys' Basketball program will host three weeks of clinics this summer. The SUMMER SIZZLER CLINIC will be four days a week, two hour per day outside at Stony Brook Middle School. Your son can attend one, two, or all three weeks of our clinic.
We will use fun ways to teach players specific skills and drills to learn the game of basketball or improve upon individual shooting skills. This program is designed for boys entering grades 2-9 who wish to have fun learning the game of basketball and/or begin training for summer and fall leagues through a series of competitive and challenging drills. These drills will enhance individual and team skills. Special drills for conditioning, ball handling, and shooting will be demonstrated and rehearsed throughout this clinic.
Side fields adjacent to the basketball courts will be utilized for arrival and departure times.
Upon arrival players will be directed to drop off area where they will check in and then store all personal equipment along the side field spaced out 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing.
Clinic staff and players will wear masks in this area
Players should wear shorts and sneakers, a mask, and bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and their own basketball.
Masks are to be worn at all times. On and off the court.
On Court Activities:
We will be dividing players based upon age groups during clinic sessions so there are no groups of more than 12 (10 players max) including coaches (this could change).
Counselors will make every effort to have groups maintain appropriate social distances throughout clinic sessions.
Participants must maintain appropriate social distances while on the court.
Use of sideline areas on the courts will be restricted as players will store equipment along the side field spaced out 6 feet apart to ensure social distancing.
There is no sharing of equipment – each player with their own ball.
No handshaking/celebrations: Players and coaches must refrain from handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, chest bumps, group celebrations, etc.
There will be limited competitive drills/scrimmages – focus of the clinic will be to emphasize individual skill building.
All practices from arrival time remain in effect.
Hand sanitize at conclusion of clinic session.
At departure players will gather personal belongings from the side field.
Players will be required to wear masks and travel directly to their pick up field. Congregating in and around the parking lot area will not be allowed in order to clear the area for the next arriving group.
Players must take all belongings and trash with them at departure.
WA coaching staff will review all procedures with campers and assisting camp counselors.
WA coaching staff will help to educate players on the hygiene/hand washing/touching of the face suggested guidelines. Parents are required to reinforce guidelines with players.
High touch areas / equipment will be cleaned by coaches after the clinic using disinfecting wipes.
There will be limited trash and recycling receptacles to minimize high-touch areas. We encourage carry-in, carryout of trash.
Spectators will be kept to a minimum. Spectators must practice social distancing including wearing face coverings.
All players must bring their own hand sanitizer. We will have a limited supply of sanitizer available
If anyone is not feeling well, please do not attend practice
There is no sharing of personal items, like water bottles, bug spray, and sunscreen. No group/communal water coolers are permitted.
Players and coaches will sanitize hands with hand sanitizer at the beginning and end of every session.