Yes, we ask that if you choose to leave the premises that you return before the end of your child(s) scheduled practice. Parents who are late picking up participants will be subject to disciplinary actions.
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As guests in the Botetourt County Public School (BCPS) facilities, Parks and Recreation will adhere to all BCPS policies. Per Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and BCPS, masks will be required for all individuals ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be required to be worn by participants while not actively participating in physical activity (i.e. athletes sitting on the bench during the game.
Practices will be 60 minutes per session.
There will be a maximum of 3 practices per week prior to the start of the season and a maximum of 2 practices per week when games begin. This is subject to change based on the number of teams and available gym space.
There will be two teams practicing per court. Each team will have half a court for practice.
Practice locations will depend on the number of teams in each area as well as the number of site supervisors on staff. Communication will be distributed as soon as possible regarding practice locations.
The Parks and Recreation Department will work to schedule teams from the same age groups to share a court. If coaches agree to scrimmage, scrimmages will be allowed during practice.
Parents of Instructional Coed (5 to 6 year-olds) participants will be allowed in facilities during practice. In an effort to limit staffing needs and minimize possible exposure occurrences, parents of participants Mini Coed to Seniors (7 to 18 year-olds) will not be allowed in facilities during practice.
Games will take place at Breckenridge Elementary, Central Academy Middle School, Colonial Elementary School, Greenfield Elementary School, and Read Mountain Middle School.
Due to worldwide manufacturing delays, uniforms had to be purchased during the first week of registration to ensure they will arrive in time for games. Each player will receive a reversible jersey and solid color shorts. The uniforms this year will be the same in color and style for all Botetourt County teams. The home team on the schedule will wear the white side of the reversible jersey and the team indicated as away will wear red.
Due to the need to place orders prior to registration closing, jerseys will be unisex. If the jersey is too long under the arm, we recommend participants wear a t-shirt or tank top underneath their jersey.
Games will be played on Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays. These days are subject to change.
Food and/or drinks will not be allowed in facilities. Participants will be allowed to have a water bottle on the bench during games and at practices.
You can volunteer to coach when you register your child or visit the reservation website.
Site Supervisors are an integral part of providing recreation basketball. The season would simply not be possible without the support of our site supervisor staff members, apply to be a site supervisor.