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Oct, 2020

2020-2021 Season Update

2020 UPDATE FOR PERRYSBURG JUNIOR JACKETS BASKETBALL PROGRAM

 

The leadership of the Junior Jackets Basketball is glad to announce that basketball will be played this year, at least in a limited capacity.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the program will not be able to accommodate the same number of kids in the program this year.  However, we have created a plan that complies with the Wood County Health Department’s guidelines and Perrysburg Schools’ standards in which multiple teams will be created at each grade level.

 

This year, Junior Jackets Basketball will be solely a try-out based travel program. There will be no house league.  However, unlike years’ past, we have significantly expanded the travel program to allow for up to three times as many kids to play travel basketball.  We have modified the travel program so that boys in 3rd grade through 8th grade, and girls in 3rd grade through 6th grade, will have the opportunity to try-out for a basketball team.  There will even be multiple teams at many of the grade levels, based upon the number of kids trying out in each specific grade.

 

Junior Jackets is obviously disappointed that we cannot oversee a house league this year and are sorry to those kids who will be unable to play JJ basketball this winter.  We unfortunately could not find a way to safely accommodate the nearly 500 kids that played Junior Jackets basketball last year, along with all the coaches and the many spectators, inside Perrysburg gyms.  We do not have enough gym time for the approximately 50 teams to practice and play games while also following all COVID-19 regulations, such as gym cleanings and reduced capacities.  As such, it was not feasible or safe to have a full house league. 

 

Tryouts will be held to determine placement on the travel teams.  Except for 7th grade and 8th grade boys, we plan to have the tryouts completed by the end of October so that teams can start practicing in early November.  The 7th and 8th grade boys’ teams will not conduct tryouts until after the Perrysburg Junior High teams have been formed.  We will announce dates for tryouts as soon as they are set.  

 

All travel teams will play in approximately 5 to 6 organized basketball tournaments during the course of the season, many will be local but some travel may be involved.  Teams will also play a set number of league games or official scrimmages, based upon the availability of other area teams at their grade level.  Teams will usually practice twice a week through March. 

 

 

 

 

Please note, as all teams will be considered travel teams, each child’s cost to play this season will be significantly higher than the cost to play in the house league.   The cost, depending on the tournaments your child’s team chooses to play in, will be between $400 and $500 per child.  This cost pays for such things as the refs and gym-rental for all non-tournament games, gym rental for 2 practices a week, entry fees for 5 to 6 tournaments, and uniforms. 

 

Lastly, as part of the elimination of the house league, we will also not be able to accommodate the 2nd grade Junior Jackets skills academy.  We look forward to seeing your second grader play in the 3rd grade house league next year!

 

Although the leadership of Junior Jackets is disappointed that we have to limit the number of players this year, we are hopeful that everything will be back to normal next year and the house league will resume at full capacity in fall 2021. Thank you for your patience with this process and your understanding of our limited capacity for teams and spectators in the Perrysburg gyms. Like many things affected by COVID-19, JJ basketball had to be modified just to be able to exist at all this year. We are hopeful that we have put together a plan to allow as many Perrysburg kids as possible to play basketball in a safe and compliant environment.  Go Junior Jackets Basketball!

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