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Jan, 2021

ABA Covid-19 Update - January 8th, 2021 Communication


 ABA All Member Communication: January 8th, 2021

Happy New Year, Ridley Jr. ABA Families -

The Ridley School District and Ridley School Board have approved the Ridley Jr. ABA’s use of the Ridley Community Center on Thursdays through Sundays in February and March, 2021.  We are thankful for this opportunity for the league.  However, due to the time constraints, we will only be able to accommodate 8th, 9th, and 10th grade boys and girls.  

We will run a 12-game season, and playoffs (no practices).  Season will start on February 11th.  We will limit registration to 180-200 players.  Online registration will be open January 10th through January 20th.  A new registration will be required for everyone, with updated COVID waiver notice accepted.  You will not be registered until payment is made.  Once we reach the player limit, we will not be able to accommodate any additional players. The registration fee will be $130 (due to increased costs related to cleaning requirements and additional staff to assist with check-in procedures).  There will be no fundraiser this year.

A hard copy of the COVID waiver form will also need to be filled out and turned in.  Any exposure to COVID-19 and/or illness must be reported asap.  If any player is exposed or tests positive for COVID, the ABA will suspend play for 14 days.  If the season is not completed, the ABA will provide a refund based on the number of games played.

Previous Registration and Refunds:  The ABA will provide refunds per our refund policy as follows:

  • 8th – 10th Grade Boy and Girl Players: Any player who previously completed their registration will have a credit balance applied to the account. This credit will be used for the new registration when completed.If a paid player decides not to participate, a refund request must be submitted, and a refund will be provided.
  • K – 7th Grade: All players who previously completed registration will automatically receive a refund and the ABA will notify you directly via email when processed.   

Please send all refund request and related questions to Nick Liberio

Below is a recap of how the league will handle issues surrounding the upcoming season.  There will be no exceptions to these rules. 

• Masks will be required at all times while in the gym by all players, parents, referees, etc. (ABA is following all Ridley School District policies and guidelines set forth by the Central League.  If there are any changes, we will provide an update.)

• Players’ chairs will be spaced 6 feet apart.

• Scorekeeper and book tables will be spaced 6 feet apart.

• RCC doors will be locked before, during, and after all games.

• Ridley ABA will use their communication tool through the website to notify one team and coach that they may enter the building. 

• All players will enter through the main RCC doors on Morton Avenue.

• Once the team enters, they will be temperature checked, sanitize their hands, as well as provide name for contact tracing.  Rosters will also be available so no one will be allowed to enter that is not part of the team.

• That team will enter the gym and begin warm-ups while the same process is repeated for the other team.

• After the teams are in the gym, Ridley ABA will send a notification that parents and referees can enter the building.

• 1 adult per player will be allowed.  They will also go through temperature check, sanitizing, and contact tracing.  They will be required to bring their own chair, as bleachers will not be open.

• Players and coaches will be required to hand sanitize before entering the game, at half-time, and at the end of the game.

• IF A PLAYER OR COACH IS EJECTED FROM A GAME, THEY WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE LEAGUE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON.  NO EXCEPTIONS. 

• Once the game has ended, players and parents will be asked to exit via the doors closest to the high school.

• After everyone has exited the building, the cleaning process will begin:

• Trash and debris on and around the court will be removed.

• Score table and book table will be wiped down.

• Players’ chairs will be wiped down.

• Basketballs will be wiped down.

• Door handles to entry/exit doors will be wiped down.

• Bathroom doors and stall handles will be wiped down.

The safety of the boys and girls in our league is our top priority.  We ask for everyone’s cooperation in following all the rules that have been established.

Finally, the league is investigating a possible outdoor option for K-7th grade in April/May and more information will be shared when the plan is finalized. 


Thank you for your participation in the ABA and for your continued support!