Thank you to all that attended tryouts for the 2021-2022 basketball season. Boys and girls teams for this year are final. You can find roster information in the Girls and Boys Traveling sections.
Teams practice twice per week for 1.5 hours each night. Practices will begin after MEA weekend, the week of October 25th.
Tournaments for boys and girls will begin in November. Check the Boys and Girls Traveling sections for a list of the tournaments for this season.
The basketball board has continued to monitor closely the changing COVID-19 environment since the last communication that was sent at the beginning of January, in particular the updated guidelines given from the CDC on December 27th.
At this time, St. Paul basketball will be adopting the guidance to move from a 10-day isolation period to a 5-day isolation period away from team activities for players who test positive. The criteria for return to play also includes the absence of any fever, cough or congestion. Masking will be required for all practices and games on days 6-10. This change will go into effect immediately.
Guidelines related to exposure to a positive case remain as previously stated:
1) Fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) players who are exposed to a positive case do not need to quarantine from their team, but they must wear a mask (for practices and games) for 10 days and test on day 5 (implied is that players remain asymptomatic during this time).
2) Unvaccinated or under-vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) who are exposed to a positive case must quarantine away from the team for 5 days. They can return to team activities with masking and a test on day 5 as long as they remain asymptomatic.
St. Paul Basketball Association COVID guidelines are consistent with MYAS guidance that follows recommendations by the U.S. Council for Athletes Health: https://www.uscah.com/blog/updated-covid-guidelines-and-sports/ .
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this challenging time. We will continue to monitor community infection rates and align policy with MDH/MSHSL/MYAS when possible.
Saint Paul Basketball does offer partial financial assistance opportunities. If you would like to request financial assistance, please contact us via email. Our treasurer will work with you directly.