We are writing as a follow up to our most recent email regarding our outdoor summer league. We want to thank all of our players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and fans for stepping up to the challenges we issued in our efforts to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our community. We know that these matters are not easy to navigate; and that it’s natural to want to turn even an inch of breathing room into a mile. That being said, having weighed up all of our goals and responsibilities, we have decided to move the balance of the season indoors, Simply put, our concern is that the outdoor use of masks, crowd control and general social distancing remains too difficult for us to police; and we cannot in good conscience keep things as is and say that we our doing our part serving the community’s best interests. Of course, if anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to be in touch with us. We look forward to resuming outdoor play in the future, as the environment returns to something closer to “normal”. With deep gratitude, and wishes of continuing PEACE and health,
Beginning Monday, August 3, ALL remaining games - Middle & High School - will be played at the Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Ave. Game times remain the same.
Summer Fun on the Courts at Lione Park*
Stamford Peace Youth Foundation & Stamford Recreation have teamed up to provide rising 6th thru 11th graders for the 2020-2021 school year with a high-energy outdoor Summer league. The League will consist of 10 games, two games each week, played on the blacktop at Lione Park! Our engaged and energetic coaches will make sure players are having fun in the sun, while improving their skills with some friendly competition!
*Scalzi Park is currently under repair by the City of Stamford.
2020 Summer League Evaluation and Draft Day
Tuesday July 7
90 Fairfield Ave.
Middle School: 3:00 - 4:15pm
High School: 4:30 - 6:00pm
The League will consist of 10 games (two games each week) ending with a two-day single elimination tournament.
July 20th - August 26th 2020
Middle School and High School Games will be played on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Flexible practice schedule to be determined by each team’s coach.
There will be a league meeting for all registered players to meet their coach, discuss league rules and receive their team jersey. This date will be communicated at a later time.
All games will be held at Lione Park:
325 Stillwater Ave, Stamford, CT 06902
In the event of rain, games will be played at the Yerwood Center.
$155 per player (each player will receive a team jersey)
If you have any questions please contact us at 203-588-9020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Dates, Times, Location subject to change~
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER ROSTERS HAVE BEEN FORMED
Share your love and knowledge of the game by volunteering to coach a team!
For more information on being a volunteer coach email us at email@example.com
The Summer League @ Scalzi Park is designed to provide a positive sports experience. The primary purpose is to offer each participant the opportunity to pursue, through recreational basketball, the physical and emotional benefits of the sport. Our goal is for all players to have the opportunity to gain new skills, make new friends and have fun.
The emphasis is on good sportsmanship, proper conduct, and following the rules and policies of the Summer League. Although competition is a natural part of sports activities, winning is not the primary goal. We want not only our participants, but also our coaches and fans, to play fairly and respect each other. Cheer for one’s triumphs and not for their shortcomings. Win with grace and lose with dignity. Encourage others always to do their best and try their hardest.
As a player in the SPBBL:
1. Play by the rules.
2. Value team success, safety and fair play above personal gain.
3. Accept the authority and respect the decisions of all game officials.
4. Never use abusive or foul language.
5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good play.
6. Treat all participants as you would like to be treated.
7. Always cooperate with your coach and teammates.
8. Always participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
As a parent and/or spectators:
1. Support your child and his team in a positive manner. Cheer for your child and team, not against the opposing team.
2. Show respect for all players, coaches, game officials and other spectators. Set a positive example with your behavior.
3. Respect the decisions of all game officials and encourage others to do so.
4. Recognize that the children are participating for fun and their own enjoyment.
5. Abide by all regulations of all facilities with respect to facility usage.
Summer League Players and Families,
As always, we’re hoping this finds you and your families healthy and safe. Of course, the past few months have been filled with stress and uncertainty, and we are all doing our part to keep up and make the best decisions we can in light of the information that’s currently available.
Despite the progress we are seeing with certain businesses reopening, the City of Stamford Recreation Department has concluded that based upon Governor Lamont’s recent postponement of “Reopening Phase 3”, for the time being the City would continue to keep their public parks free of basketball games. As a result, we have been forced to temporarily halt our Summer League.
We are working behind the scenes with the City of Stamford and the Mayor’s Office to determine a date when they will restore the rims on our outdoor courts, allowing us to resume play. In fact, the Governor’s office has given our Summer League their stamp of approval.
What does all this mean?
As of today, July 9th, the Summer League is “on hold”.
When will our Summer League begin?
Uncertain. Rest assured, we will continue to do all we can to get the Summer League started as soon as possible – while adhering to appropriate restrictions, and not sacrificing the health and safety of our participants and staff. We are hopeful that we can still begin on July 13th, although there can be no guarantees.
Have team rosters been assembled?
Yes, based upon this week’s draft we have assembled teams and rosters. Your roster, including name and contact information for your coach, will be emailed to you by no later than 7/10 and is also available on our website.
When will we get the game schedule?
As soon as we are cleared to move forward with the League, our full games schedule will be emailed to all players and families as well as posted on our website.
I made payment for the league – now what?
At this point, there is no need for us to provide refunds, as we remain hopeful that we will be cleared to play a full season of outdoor basketball. Only in the unlikely event that the Summer League has to be cancelled will we refund players their registration fees.
Hoping to have better news for you soon. We will be in touch. PEACE!!!