Lions Basketball Club: An update from the Chairperson.
involved with our club:
As we prepare
to return to training I would like to take this opportunity to address our
should say that unfortunately over the last few months we have lost some
members of our basketball family. Members, past members, founding members and
good friends of the club have sadly lost people. To those friends we offer our
deepest condolences. May your loved ones rest in peace.
The club has
been working tirelessly since the first easing of the lockdown to try to find a
way to get our sport running again. Indeed several teams have been working out
in small groups in local parks. This morning we were given the go ahead by the
board of management of Colaiste Bride to re-commence training outdoors from
today and indoors from Monday next. The club has some very comprehensive
guidelines in place for what these new training sessions might look like.
Ireland have issued two sets of guidelines. All players and coaching staff
should familiarise themselves with the first set linked
here. The second set is a more comprehensive document – linked
here. The club will be following all guidelines from the Government and
from Basketball Ireland. The CoVid officer for the club is Rob White – should
you have any concerns please contact Rob. The number one priority of the club
is to keep our members and their families safe.
also has a google form that every
junior player and their parent MUST sign
before coming back to train. Your coach or the CoVid officer will contact you with
a link to this form when training times have been sorted. Obviously we have a
lot of teams so this may take a few days. Some of the main points of the club
google form are:
Every player MUST have their own ball
Only attend at time of you pre booked training session
Bring your own ball
and other equipment.
Arrive as close to
time as possible and leave promptly at end
Arrive ready to
train as no access available to changing rooms
Know that there is
no access to toilet facilities at this time
Wash your hands
before coming to training
Bring your own hand
sanitiser/ antiseptic wipes.
Parents are asked
to drop and leave their children and if waiting on the premises must stay in
their own cars.
including parents who do not follow the club guidelines will be asked to leave.
Social Distancing behaviour
To protect against
refrain from hand shaking, high fives and fist pumps
Keep 2 metres away
from others at all times.
Do not share balls,
equipment, drinks, food, or towels.
Get your own rebounds. Do not rebound for other players.
Follow good cough/sneeze etiquette and dispose of any used tissue in your own bag and bring it home with you.
Sanitise your hands after cough/sneezing.
Avoid touching your face
Avoid touching any surfaces such as position cones, backboard and rims of baskets.
Remain apart from other players if taking a break
When training is finished
Leave promptly at end of training session as directed by supervisor
Sanitise your hands as soon as possible
Go directly to your car or if walking leave immediately
If a player becomes unwell after training first contact your GP and read the HSE guidelines and then inform the club. The club will then follow advice provided to them by the HSE on the next steps.
Players are encouraged to remind other players in a gentle way to adhere to club guidelines.
Players must only bring their own ball
Players should not touch any equipment such as cones
Players must refrain from touching backboard and rims.
Finally can I say that our AGM had to be postponed in May and will take place in September. We look forward to seeing you all back in the near future.
Dublin Lions Basketball Club