Posted by Play anyway on February 25, 2021 at 20:07:59:
In Reply to: Re: How to save season posted by In the Know on February 24, 2021 at 06:02:07:
: : The only thing holding back a hs basketball season is the indoor factor. To put it simply we need to create outdoor facilities with portable wood floors and quality baskets. These courts need to be regionally placed. And games played on weekends so that kids can provide their own transportation. Limited games played obviously. But at this point seniors need some hope.. I have gone to volleyball and basketball tournaments held in ballrooms in hotels. I know they exist. I just canít find the
: name of a vendor. This will work if we can find courts.. I think the hoops community in so-called will have to get together on this to make it work. Outdoor sports are a go in SoCal. If you have a vendor could you please share info here if you think it is appropriate. I am running into dead ends
: We have done the research for over 4 months. $15,000 per court to simply rent. This doesnt even include the insurance required, the maintenance, set up break down, permits, security to make sure its not messed with from 10pm - until game times the next day. It is a great sentiment and believe me when I say i want this just as bad but its not a reality. There are too many moving pieces and the cost is astronomical.
If basketball season hasn't been cleared by Easter, many schools will just play indoors. F&%$ it!
Suppose at least 10% of all schools do it, the CIF would do nothing to stop them, and neither would law enforcement. CIF wouldn't want to lose the membership fees and there aren't enough people willing to enforce it.
*of course, this assumes new COVID cases continue to fall, and people continue to accept the vaccine.
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