We hope that everyone is doing well, staying healthy and safe, and enjoying the summer as much as possible under the circumstances. We wanted to share an update with the entire AYBA Community regarding the upcoming AYBA season.
Usually by mid-August, online registrations are in full swing and we have our calendar of dates and times set for upcoming activities (e.g. Rec and Metro registration deadlines, Metro tryout dates in September, Rec evaluation dates in October, practices starting in November, games starting around Thanksgiving, etc.).
However, as the current COVID-19 situation has impacted/delayed/cancelled various sports activities for the fall, it has also impacted our upcoming AYBA activities. The AYBA Board has been regularly meeting, discussing, and monitoring the current situation.
At this time, all AYBA activities are currently on hold and nothing is planned for the upcoming months.
There are two main factors influencing this decision: 1) The current MA state guidelines for youth sports (see https://www.mass.gov/doc/safety-standards-for-youth-and-adult-amateur-sports-activities-phase-iii-step-1/download) significantly curtail the basketball activities that are allowed; and 2) Uncertainty regarding the availability of school gyms for AYBA to use.
Our goal is to have some AYBA activities this season. We will continue to monitor the situation and will regularly share updates as we know more.
Thank you and stay safe!