Calgary Minor Basketball Association UPDATE Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Season

On behalf of the CMBA Board of Directors,
CMBA would like to update our members on the status of the CMBA 2020/2021 season.
The CMBA office and our board members have been in constant contact with Alberta Basketball and Canada
Basketball with a “Return to Play” strategy. The CMBA Executive and Board Association Members have been
collaborating on these matters as well. Based on these collaborations and discussions, there are two major
factors in play that help us with navigating a 2020/2021 season.

CMBA and our associations need access to city gymnasiums. Currently the City of Calgary is not allowing rentals
of any of their school gymnasiums. They have set a date that the earliest these gymnasiums will be available to
rent is October 13th, 2020. The city does not guarantee they will allow gym rentals on October 13th, they have simply put a “not before” date. This date is subject to change depending on several variables. Although there are many private schools that are becoming available, there are not enough private facilities to accommodate all our teams.

Currently, Alberta is in Phase 2 when it comes to “Return to Play” protocols. This means that players must be
placed in Cohorts of no more than 50 players. This makes it exceedingly difficult to have evaluations for players
and to place them properly onto teams. It also makes it difficult for the league to create divisions for league
play being restricted to only allowing a maximum of four teams in each Cohort.
CMBA is exploring ways to create teams and small leagues if Alberta remains in Phase 2 but will still need access to gymnasiums to do so.

We still encourage families to register with their association. This helps each association have an idea how many players are going to play. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through all the protocols and changing rules. The health and safety of our members is our top priority.

Thank you,
Calgary Minor Basketball Association
Unit 440 5920 Macleod Trail SW,
Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0K2

www.cmba.ab.ca

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