Palmyra Area Recreation & Parks Commission

UPDATE: 

Please refer to the new CDC guidelines regarding facemasks:

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Universal-Masking-FAQ.aspx

Facemasks must be worn by all participants, coaches, and referees.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR ANY UPDATES.

 

PROGRAM IS CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS

Our PARPC program; working with PASD, will look as follows for this year 2020-21 to abide to COVID19 restrictions in the hopes to continue through an entire season keeping everyone as safe as possible.

PRACTICES AND GAMES:

  • PRESEASON PRACTICES AND PRACTICE/GAME NIGHTS IN REGULAR SEASON ARE CLOSED TO SPECTATORS AND PARENTS.  If anything changes, we’ll update the website but it is unlikely to change.
  • Players will participate in four 60 minute pre-season practices starting  January 4th (subject to change).  Following the first two weeks of pre-season practices, teams will then move to practice/game nights.  Coach will contact you by November 23rd with the schedule for season.
  • We will do our best to maintain the same school every week for your practice/game night.  This will not necessarily be the school your child attends
  • Two teams will share a court for a 40 -45 minute practice, have a 5 minute break and then continue with a game against the team they share the court with that evening. There will be no weekend games this year.  Time frames will vary, but mostly be a 5:30pm drop off and 6:50pm pick up. We appreciate your flexibility if changes need to be made.
  • We will offer eight games per team, and may give two nights per week occasionally (not back to back) to finish the season in a timely fashion.
  • We will encourage our parent coaches and assistant coaches to “livestream” through Facebook so parents can view their child’s games although this is not guaranteed.
  • Program emphasizes learning the game and having fun with equal playtime on the courts.  No medals are awards given, it’s purely for learning and fun.
  • Athlete should wear the team t-shirt to every game night. (Team t-shirt not necessary for the first two weeks of pre-season practices).
  • Athletes should bring their own basketball and water bottle- both with their names written on.
  • Masks updateCDC updated guidelines to require all athletes and coaches to wear a mask during practice and games.  Be prepared with extra face coverings in case this mandate remains in effect.

COVID19 REQUIREMENTS:

 

Due to COVID19, to try and keep exposure to a minimum, we are changing the following procedures:

There will be no Kindergarten Basketball.

We will review coach assessments and referee advisements from last year to create teams to avoid an assessment night.

Games will immediately follow practice, always during the week to avoid large Saturday game gatherings at the school.

We cannot allow spectators or parents in the school gyms.  This will allow us to stay in compliance with CDC guidelines.

We are working on the possibility of “live streaming” games through Facebook live, although this is not guaranteed.  We purchased phone tripods for each school for coaches to set up recording games for parents. Referees will track the time of the game with a stop watch and a scoring pole is available at each school for assistant coaches to utilize, if desired.  Due to no spectators and limits on accessibility, there can be no timing/scorekeeper manager this year.

Please bring your own basketball if at all possible.  Suggested basketball sizes are as follows: 3-8 grade girls and 3,4,&5 grade boys size 28.5.  Boys 678 grade are size 29.

 

Reminders for season:

  • Game schedule will be available the week of November 30th.  Please see your coach for updates with push backs for season due to COVID19 we expect there to be several season adjustments.  We appreciate your patience during these difficult times.
  • If school is cancelled due to weather for the entire day or an early dismissal there will be no PARPC practices. If school has a 1 or 2 hour delay but finish a full day of school you will have practice unless you hear otherwise from your coach.
  • Uniforms will be distributed late December or early January by your coach and must be worn to every game after pre-season practices conclude.
  • Possibility of an R&K sub sale… stay tuned
  • There are several scholarships available for children of veterans and economically disadvantaged.

We encourage the use of active.com with a link from our website below.  You can also mail your downloaded registration form to 325 South Railroad Street, Palmyra PA 17078 or use the outdoor drop box in front of the Palmyra Municipal Building.

*Please note if you register online, there is no $5 sibling discount available.

2020-2021 1st thru 8th Grade BOYS Basketball Registration 

2020-2021 1st thru 8th Grade GIRLS Basketball Registration

 

Parent resources for season:

COVID CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS-basketball(reference for COVID19 procedures for season- UPDATED 11/18)

COVID-19 Health Screening Checklist(sent to coach before each practice/game your athlete attends)

Bill Walton’s Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball (reference for parents during season)

 

 

Coach resources for season:

Volunteer Clearances Instruction Form

COVID19 Basketball Coach Waiver

COVID19 COACH CHECKLIST basketball (UPDATED 11/18)

Bill Walton’s Parent’s Guide to Youth Basketball

Basketball Rules 1st & 2nd Gr

Basketball Rules 3rd-7th Grade

Coach Conrad skills and drills2

Coach Conrad PBB Youth Rec Curriculum

Practice ideas 3-5 Grade

Practice ideas 6-8 Grade

Practice Ideas 1&2 Grade

Sample of Elementary Basketball Practice 75 Mins

Important Information Regarding Concussions

School Facility Instructions  2020

 

Join us for some fun basketball instruction from one of the best coaches in the area!

Jeremias Garcia – Team PA AAU Head Coach/Assistant Trainer, a certified personal trainer, PIAA Basketball Official, and has 22 years of coaching and training experience! 

Limit to 12 athletes per session, so please register early to get a spot!

3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADE GIRLS  (choice of two sessions): 

Skill development, speed, agility, and competitive scrimmaging

 

WHERE: @ Northside Elementary Playground,  301 East Spruce Street, Palmyra

WHEN:  Session #1- October 12, 13 & 14 @5:30-6:45pm  *Registration closed after Oct 9* 
Session #3  Oct 17 11:35pm-12:50pm, October 19&20 @ 5:30-6:45pm  *Registration closed after Oct 12*

COST PER SESSION $40

*Please bring your own basketball and water bottle with your name on it

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6TH THROUGH 8TH GRADE GIRLS (one session offered):

Skill development, speed, agility, and competitive scrimmaging

 

WHERE: @ Northside Elementary Playground,  301 East Spruce Street, Palmyra

WHEN:   Session #2- October 15 & 16 @5:30-6:45pm and Oct 17 10am-11:15am  *Registration closed after Oct 12*

COST PER SESSION $40

*Please bring your own basketball and water bottle with your name on it

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1& 2 GRADE GIRLS (one session offered):

Speed, agility, and skill development

 

WHERE: @ Northside Elementary Playground,  301 East Spruce Street, Palmyra

WHEN:  Session #4  October 23 @5:30-6:45pm and Oct 24 @ 1:30-2:45pm *Registration closed after Oct 12* 

 

COST PER SESSION $35

*Please bring your own basketball and water bottle with your name on it

 

 NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED

Note:  In an effort to not spread COVID19 we are asking participants to bring their own basketballs and water to sessions.  If you do not have a basketball, please contact us at 838-9244 during normal business hours at least one week before your session begins.

 

COVID19 PROCEDURES: 

  • Please check your child for a fever and they cannot participate if It’s over 100.4 degrees.  The CDC considers any temperature over 100.4 a fever.
  • We ask to drop your athlete off no earlier than 10 minutes before the start of practice and pick up promptly. We ask for a closed practice with no spectators.  If you must stay, no more than two spectators per athlete are permitted and everyone must wear a mask at all times and stay 6 feet back from the team and from each other.
  • We have a “Health Screening Checklist Questionnaire”   for all PARPC programs to verify kids do not have COVID19 symptoms which needs to be submitted before each practice.  Parents must verify the day of the practice but no later than one hour before practice their child is free of ALL symptoms.  Be sure your athlete’s name is on it and it’s completely filled out with the correct date.  If your child has ANY symptoms listed on the questionnaire they are not to participate that day for the safety of everyone.  If your athlete contracts COVID19 please contact coach and PARPC at 838-9244 immediately so we can make discreet, anonymous action to ensure everyone’s safety.  For more information on returning to sports please contact your health professional and you may refer to the CDC website at https://www.governor.pa.gov/covid-19/sports-guidance/   Note: if you cannot print the Health Questionnaire form we have them available on our turnstile outside of our office as well as attached and on the website to download at  www.palmyrarec.org
  • Everyone must sanitize their hands before and after every practice.
  • Be sure your coach has your best cell phone number in case they need to reach out to you during practice.
  • Remind your player to promote healthy hygiene such as using hand sanitizer (above), to cover coughs with your elbow, avoid high fives, fist bumps, and no spitting.
  • Bring your own water bottle and basketball both labeled with your athlete’s name.
  • Disinfect your athlete’s personal equipment after each practice.
  • Athletes Masks- are not worn during clinics but are worn to and from the parking lot.

 

Registration Form below may be mailed or put in our tan drop box at 325 South Railroad Street , Palmyra 

You may register online for any session until October 9th at midnight.  For Sessions 2, 3, and 4 if you register after October 9th, you must register with the form below (active.com online registration will be closed).

3-5 Grade Clinic #1 Oct 12, 13, & 14 

6-8 Grade Clinic # 2 Oct 15, 16, & 17

3-5 Grade Clinic # 3 Oct 17, 19, & 20

1-2 Grade Clinic # 4 Oct 23 & 24

 

 

Here is a copy of the form that needs submitted to your coach the same day as practice and no later than 30 minutes before each practice via email or text.  Specific details on submission TBA

COVID-19 Health Screening CHECKLIST-PARPC

 

Parent Checklist as a reminder of procedures for this PARPC program during COVID19 Pandemic

COVID CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS-basketball

with Coach Jeremias Garcia – Team PA AAU Head Coach and Assistant Trainer

An opportunity to learn from one of the top coaches in the area!

 

Program is set up for newcomers to the sport who would like to give basketball a try, as well as kids looking to grasp more competitive skills on a sport they already love.  

 

Three sessions offered:

Session #1Skill work & Speed agilityMarch 1 & 4(Register by Feb 23)

Session #25v5 Competition & Instruction- March 8 & 10(Register by Mar 1)

Session #3Competitive 5v5 skill work- March 16 & 18(Register by Mar 10)

 

Times: 3rd & 4th Graders play 5:30pm to 6:45pm

5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders play 7pm-8:15pm

 

Place -@ Pine Street Elementary Gym

 

PER SESSION FEE: $35 per child, $45 (nonPASD)

*Notes for season

  • No t-shirt offered to keep costs down
  • If school is cancelled due to weather for the entire day or an early dismissal there will be no PARPC events. If school has a 1 or 2 hour delay but finish a full day of school you will have session unless you hear otherwise from your coach.

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COVID19 UPDATE: 

Facemasks must be worn by all participants and coaches.  Watch our website for any updates.

Please refer to the new CDC guidelines regarding facemasks if you need more information at:

https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Guidance/Universal-Masking-FAQ.aspx

Our PARPC program; working with PASD, will look as follows for this year 2020-21 to abide to COVID19 restrictions in the hopes to continue through an entire season keeping everyone as safe as possible.

  • CLINIC SESSIONS ARE CLOSED TO SPECTATORS AND PARENTS.  If anything changes, we’ll update the website but it is unlikely to change.
  • Please be prompt for drop off and pick up for sessions to allow for social distancing between sessions.  Only athletes may enter the school.
  • Athletes should bring their own basketball and water bottle- both with their names written on. Suggested basketball sizes are as follows: 3-8 grade girls size 28.5. If you do not have a basketball, one will be provided.
  • CDC updated guidelines require all athletes and coaches wear a mask during practice and games.  Be prepared with extra face coverings in case this mandate remains in effect.
  • Health questionnaire must be completed and sent to coach before each session.
  • Read the parent’s checklist to prepare for season safely.

Parent resources for season:

COVID CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS- Girls Winter Basketball Skill Sessions (parent reference for COVID19 procedures for season)

COVID-19 Health Screening Checklist (sent to coach before each session your athlete attends)

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

Forms may be mailed or put in our tan drop box at 325 South Railroad Street

2021 Girls Winter Basketball Clinic

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