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VABA Winter League Video Message/Info Update (Nov. 1 Deadline one month away!)

By Ben D'Alessandro, 09/30/20, 8:30PM EDT


Dear VABA Family:

VABA is taking proactive steps to do its best to ensure a youth basketball season takes place while being vigilant with safety and upholding its mission.   

Please take the time to watch the video and/or read the plan outlined below. 

Should I register now or wait until right before the deadline?
If you have yet to register, and you're still considering the possibilities, please consider the following:

First, IF A BASKETBALL SEASON TAKES PLACE, your family will have to decide, this month, how important it is for your child to play.  Waiting until after November 1 will automatically place you on a waiting listSecondly, your family will have to prioritize whether playing on your desired team, with your desired teammates, is important.  If so, our recommendation is to NOT DELAY.  VABA has to ensure that it's fielding teams of 8-10.  We are presently in the process of forming teams.  If a team/teammates (same high school affiliation, same "core group" as 2019-20) are registered, our staff will form a team of 10 with those that have registered.  If you register after this time, we will be compelled to roster you with another team.  In short, the sooner you register (and the closer to October 1 that you register), the more likely you are to play and play with your desired school/team/roster!  Talking to your friends and teammates and registering TOGETHER (early and within the same few days), will increase your chances of your desired roster placement because we can know that this group can form a separate team.  This process BEGINS TODAY (OCTOBER 1)!  Please watch the video for a more thorough explanation!  

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) is planning to begin practices on December 7.  VABA is planning on providing an additional month, starting practices on January 4, 2021.

Click here --> to review Winter League Updated (COVID) Plan & Schedule
Click here --> to review COVID-specific Refund Policy
To register --> 2020-2021 Winter League Registration!

Winter League-specific info:
General League InfoJBL (grades 1-4)VDBL (grades 5-8)REC (grades 5-12)

Interested in COACHING a team this year? Fill out a Coaches Commitment Application & we will contact you.
To register --> Coaches Commitment & Volunteer Application

Interested in SPONSORING a team this year? Support a team and VABA's Scholarship Foundation!
To complete --> Online Team Sponsorship Form

We've seen a great response from hopeful families, and our staff continues to planning for basketball for your child(ren)!  Thank you, VABA Families, for your continued support!  Basketball unites us all in an effort to provide safe, positive, fun athletic activities for our kids!

-Ben D'Alessandro
Executive Director
Virginia Basketball Academy
PO Box 2438, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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