Junior Under-11 and Under-13

Here are our plans for the upcoming season.  Please read carefully and ensure you have completed the registration process before attending any sessions.

We are expanding our Saturday program this year so that there will be two groups: Under 11's (school year 5 and 6 in September) and Under 13's (school year 7 and 8).  We can also accept year four students for the Under 11 group but only once they are 8 years old due to the terms of our court hire agreement.

Start date: Saturday 11th September 2021

Times: 11:30 to 12:30 for the U11 group and 12:30 to 1:30 for the U13 group

Venue: Tresham College, Kettering (entrance to sports hall is around the left side of the building and up the steps)

Registration/Prices

We are continuing with the procedures adopted last year so everybody needs to register beforehand and pay monthly in advance.

To register, email Luke (lucas.hutcherson@gmail.com) with your child's name and date of birth. He will provide you with a club registration form, details of where to send the payment and instructions to register with England Basketball.

There is no annual registration fee for the club in 2021/22 but you will have to pay £8.50 with your annual England Basketball registration.  You will need to do this to obtain an EB registration number to enable you to also register with our club.  Our monthly fee is £12 and we should train every week so it is in your interest not to miss sessions. 

If sessions are cancelled for any reason we will move the renewal date for the next monthly payment so you don't miss out.  If your child misses sessions due to illness/isolation or injury then we will consider requests to give you a credit against future monthly payments but we do not issue refunds.

Session Rules and Restrictions

At the time of writing, the official position is the England Basketball is allowing sessions to go ahead and encouraging teams to set their own rules. We continue to take the Covid-19 pandemic extremely seriously and therefore the following rules will remain in place:

- Our coaches will continue to wear face coverings

- Unless the weather is terrible, we'll keep the doors open for ventilation

- Each player must bring their own ball (we can supply temporarily if you forget or don't own a ball)

- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant will remain available

- Players will be expected to arrive on time to register but will no longer need a questionnaire/temperature check

- If your child is unwell, even if their symptoms are mild, please do not bring them to the session

- Parents will be allowed into the sports hall but will be encouraged to use masks and stay distanced

- We reserve the right to ask players to leave if protocols are not followed or behaviour is otherwise unacceptable

If an unregistered player wishes to attend a session, the cost is £5 for the session payable on the day although we will allow you to offset this cost against your first monthly payment if you then register.  However, we would prefer unregistered players not to attend so if you are reading this and wish to attend, please contact us to register.

Tournaments

We hope to be able to enter tournaments during the year, where possible.  These have typically taken place in Northampton on Saturday afternoons in the past but we will give details of any we intend to enter to registered players at our sessions.  For the time being, we will supply kits for our teams but the option to buy your own kit may return in future.  We will also run some in-house tournaments instead of training on some Saturdays.

**All of the above information is potentially subject to change if there are changes to the Covid guidelines or unexpected levels of demand. However, we will seek to keep such changes to a minimum and will contact parents/guardians of all registered players to give you as much notice as possible**