Good afternoon all
Starting July 13th individuals are able to begin advanced strength train at the high school through Phase 2 of the Fort Atkinson School District summer school program. To register for that please use this link
Basketball skills, drills and shooting--begins week of July 13th(runs Monday through Thursday)
These workout sessions are ran through the FBBA and do NOT have a cost associated with them. We have to run these clinics through the FBBA per the WIAA rules for non-contact days out of season coaching rules.
If your family and/or son does NOT feel comfortable participating in these summer workouts we completely understand and is the reason why we are providing the app and shooting strap(See below) so that your son can do the workouts at home. The offered slots and rules of how we proceed with this summer program is going to be an evolving situation as the COVID-19 situation continues to change on a daily basis. Your son's safety is of utmost importance to us.
The workout slots run 915 to 10:20 and 10:30 to 11:35. We can only have 20 players in each slot per the FASD summer school phase 2 COVID-19 Guidelines. Priority for slots will be given to individuals signed up for strength, speed and conditioning as they will be in the building already and we don't want people going back and forth to their homes more than we have to.
If more than 40 players sign up then we will open another section.
Please fill out the following google form so you can be placed into a workout slot.
Once assigned a slot all individuals have to wait outside the pool doors until you are brought in by a staff member to ensure all safety protocols are followed.
Each player will need to have the following items:
1--their own basketball
2--their own water bottle
3--their own towel
4--a shooting strap--provided by FBBA
5--The Pure Sweat App downloaded on your phone--provided by FBBA
The drills run by our staff on shooting days will consist of fine tuning our shot using the Kinetic Shooter lessons and the Drew Hanlen Pure Sweat App to develop the remaining parts of our game. The drills will coincide with our shooting league where you will compete against yourself, head to head matchups and the entire program.
Pat Miller skills and drills will focus on footwork within your game.
We will NOT be able to do 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 3 on 3, etc until our county risk level moves down.
Daily details of activities
Monday and Wednesday Pat Miller skills and drills
Tuesday and Thursday shooting drills and shooting contest
The following information is a bulleted point of important information from Coach Mahoney regarding workouts held in Fort Atkinson High School.
Please note the in school workout rules are different than out of school workout rules. We have to follow the in school workout rules in order to use the high school facility. Individuals that are doing workouts off school grounds may slightly differ based on where you are doing your workouts.
Guidelines for basketball at FASD facilities per WIAA
These are suggestions, not hard rules. We will work hand in hand with Coach Mahoney and the FAHS Athletic department as COVID continues to be among us
Every school district/program should consult with their local health department to determine which risk level to start this program safely. Continued consultation with local health department should be used to determine when progression to the next risk level can be initiated.
Athletes and coaches will have their temperatures checked on site prior to entering workout areas. If a studen/tathlete or a coaching staff member has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above, they should not attend practices or games.
Ensure that individual(s) with symptoms do not return to practice until:
o They are free of fever (less than 100.4°F) AND respiratory symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath) for at least three days (72 hours) without the use of fever-reducing medicine;
AND o Ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
Any person with symptoms of respiratory illness should not be allowed to take part in workouts until they are free of fever and respiratory symptoms for at least three days without the use of fever-reducing medicine AND ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared. They should contact their primary care provider or other appropriate healthcare professional for guidance. Written medical clearance is required to return to activity.
A record should be kept of all individuals present at team activities.
Vulnerable individuals can resume public interactions, but should practice social distancing, minimizing exposure to social settings where distancing may not be practical, unless precautionary measures are observed. Sport Specific Information Social distancing:
Practice – Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. This means additional spacing between players while stretching, warming up, chatting, changing drills, etc., so that players remain spaced out, and no congregating of players while waiting their turn for drills. Workouts should be conducted in ‘pods’ of students, with the same 5-10 students always working out together. This ensures more limited exposure if someone develops an infection.
Practice Area/Court – Only essential personnel are permitted on the practice/competition court. These are defined as athletes, coaches, medical personnel/athletic trainers, and officials (competition). All others, (i.e., ball boys/girls, managers, video people, media photographers, etc.) are considered non-essential personnel and are not to be on the playing court.
Benches – No benches should be used during practice. Players’ items should be separated as below for personal items, at least six feet apart. Benches should be permitted only during games.
Locker Rooms – Should not be used during higher risk levels. Students should report to workouts in proper gear and immediately return home to shower, clean clothes, and clean equipment at the end of every workout.
Personal Items – It is recommended that each athlete bring their own gym bag for personal items (see gym bag information below). All personal items should remain in the gym bag when not in use. Gym bags should be placed in a predetermined area 6 feet apart for the duration of practice.
Spectators – Spectators should practice social distancing between different household units and accept personal responsibility for public health guidelines. Media – All local social distancing and hygiene guidelines for spectators should be followed by media members planning to attend games. Media members should contact host school administrators prior to arriving.
Coach/Captain/Officials Meeting – Encourage limiting the number of individuals in a conference and/or huddle to those who must be in close proximity for these discussions. It is encouraged that coaches wear a mask.
Team handshakes – Teams shall NOT exchange handshakes before, during, or following the practice or game Practice and Game Protocols:
Masks – Athletes are not required to wear cloth face coverings, but may do so if they desire. Coaches and others are encouraged to wear masks, especially when not able to maintain social distancing. If an individual would like to wear 5 a mask on the court or in a meeting, they may do so. There is no prohibition on the color of the mask. Spectators, workers, and others are encouraged to wear masks and they are expected to follow social distancing guidelines.
National Anthem – Athletes must maintain a 6 ft distance from others.
Player habits – Coaches should work to break old habits and create new ones in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus. Using spit to clean hands, or the bottoms of shoes should be eliminated. If an athlete engages in this routine, practice must stop so that the hands can be sanitized, as well as the ball (if touched) or any other piece of equipment the athlete contacted. The habit of minimizing any touching of their face, and covering their cough should be instilled.
Hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes - Players, coaches, and umpires are encouraged to provide their own hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) and/or sanitizing wipes. The WIAA SMAC recommends using hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) before and after each at round and when going out to, and coming in from, the course. Additionally, emphasize to all to avoid touching their face.
Officials – Consider using an alternative to a whistle (electronic whistles, air horns, etc.) Equipment:
General Equipment - There should be no shared athletic equipment. Any equipment that is used for practice or warm-ups/stretching (i.e. cones, ladders, mini hurdles, foam rollers, resistance bands, toss backs, practice dummies, etc.) should be cleaned and disinfected prior to and immediately following each practice.
Basketballs - During High Risk Levels, each player should bring their own ball or use the same school-issued ball during practice. Skill training, conditioning, agility, etc. can be done with the one player/one ball concept. As risk levels decline, balls must be sanitized before and after each practice/game.
Personal Items – Shoes, clothing, towels and other personal items must not be shared among athletes. Any items that are not currently being worn/used should be stored inside a personal gym bag. Gym bags should be placed in a predetermined area 6 feet apart for the duration of practice/competition.
What kinds or brands of sanitizer should we be using – The WIAA SMAC recommends referencing and utilizing EPAregistered disinfectants. Balls and equipment may be wiped with listed disinfectants and a damp cloth. Hydration: All students shall bring their own water bottle. Water bottles must not be shared.
Hydration stations (water cows, water trough, water fountains, etc.) should NOT be utilized. COVID-19 Coach:
Designate a coach to be responsible for responding to COVID-19 concerns.
All coaches, staff, officials, and families should know who this person is and how to contact them.
Train coaches, officials, and staff on all safety protocols. Conduct training virtually, or ensure that social distancing is maintained during training. Basketball Practice Risk Levels:
High Risk Level – Drills that can be done during the High risk level to reduce exposure with social distancing or individually with no sharing of equipment or the ability to clean the equipment between use by competitors. o Conditioning o Speed/agility o Individual ball skills o Individual offensive/defensive work.
Moderate Risk Level – Drills that can be done during the Moderate risk level to reduce exposure, which involve close, sustained contact, with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group drills OR sports that use equipment that can be cleaned between participants. o Drills that include passing the ball, offensive work, etc. o Weight room usage – see Weight Room document o Contact drills within pods
Boxing out/Rebounding Drills
Offense vs. Defensive drills in smaller number: 1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3. Station work 6
Low Risk Level – Drills that can be done during the Low risk level to reduce exposure, which involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants. o Full team practices. o Competitions
Single games vs. single opponents
Recommended plan for disinfecting of ball during significant breaks in play
Multi-team tournaments are discouraged
Out of area opponents are discouraged
Allow time for disinfection of bench area, basketballs
Plan in place for clearing first teams out and bringing second teams in. Gym Bag – Supplies recommended for your personal gym bag:
1. A reusable facial mask – The mask should be worn when entering the practice/competition site and anytime you are not competing. Once warm-ups and practice/competition have begun on the court, you can put your mask into a baggie inside your gym bag. However, you must abide by the at least 6’ apart rule at all times while unmasked.
2. Warm-ups and electronics and other personal items that are used by the athlete, prior to practice/competition, must be placed back in the gym bag before practice/competition begins.
3. Personal bottle of hand sanitizer - less chance of possible cross contamination and less time standing around waiting to use a shared gym bottle – be sure to have this inside a Ziploc bag, in case it leaks. This will be used when you enter and exit the practice/competition site, and at other necessary times in between.
4. Disinfectant wipes for personal use. When using a restroom area, you should disinfect any surface that you will be touching, before and after using the facilities.
5. Athletic braces, tape, inhalers, or any other sports-medical item you may use before, during or after practice/meets should be stored in your gym bag when not in use.
6. Personal water bottles for drinking – the water fountains will not be in use because of CDC guidelines.
7. Additional shoes should also be stored in a separate compartment or bag inside your gym bag - preventing possible cross contamination with other items in the gym bag.
8. Any other item that you deem necessary for practice or competition must be stored in your gym bag when you are not using it. **Everything inside the gym bag must be disinfected after every practice – before you return to practice again. Be sure to spray the inside and the outside of the bag as well. This is for everyone’s protection, we don’t want to take a chance of carrying any potential virus back and forth.