Adult Basketball Returning after 8 month break

Pending any changes to the government easing of restrictions plan for 17th May, we are looking to schedule the returning of basketball for our Saturday Adult Social sessions and also for our Senior Mens team. See further down for potential start dates for sessions.

Any players who are looking to attend our Sat adult social sessions needs to book a spot for the sessions. There is no option of pay as you go to turn up and play on the day (also applies for Senior Mens team sessions).

All Saturday Social session players who were already attending the sessions when we had to stop adult sessions in the middle of Oct’20, will retain their spots for the sessions when we restart (unless they advise us otherwise). They will be contacted via email in the coming week.

Upon restarting of sessions, the maximum number of players per session will be 15 (unless the Rule of 6 comes into effect in which case a maximum of 12 with 2 bubbles of 6 for the session). Therefore for the Sat adult social session we will run 2 x 1 hour sessions if required.

A list has been created of players who have enquired during the lockdown (or while adult basketball has been suspended) about the Sat social sessions and they will be the next one’s to be offered spots at the sessions. The sessions will continue to operate the block booking payment system for sessions, like they were pre-suspension of sessions.

If anyone would like to attend the Sat social sessions then they will need to email [email protected] to be added to the list. Once all spots are full for the sessions then have to wait until one becomes available.

Senior Mens team enquiries also email [email protected]ll.com

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Expected Restart dates:

Senior Mens teams – Weds 19th May

Sat Adult Social sessions – Sat 22nd May (Session 1: 3-4pm, Session 2 if required: 4-5pm)

Skills Centre sessions

Details for any sessions which are being scheduled for over the next few weeks can be viewed under the ‘Skills Centre’ section from the Menu bar above or via this link – https://harlowbasketball.com/skills-centre/

So club members (attending sessions OR on the waiting list) should check for any sessions that they may wish to go to for their relevant age groups.

BANK HOLIDAY (3rd May) SESSIONS SCHEDULE IS AVAILABLE – a session for each age group.

Due to the main hall being used for local elections on 6th May there are NO regular sessions taking place on that day, a schedule of sessions in the Skills Centre that the U17/U18 and National League teams can attend instead on that day have been posted in the schedule. First Come, First served.

Restarting of U17/U18 and National League teams sessions

Further down are the details with regards the restarting of sessions, but please also read the following important points for player/parents to remember for when coming to sessions:

  • Facemasks to be worn when entering venues and during screening process (exceptions are the primary age groups or anyone with a medical exemption\reason). Players should continue to wear face masks until they enter activity area.
  • All players are required to bring a small sanitiser bottle with them, may be asked at screening about this and also requested to show it (exception is for any sessions in the Skills Centre). Also ensure that screening questionnaire is completed for each session.
  • Parents must be present until screening process has finished, just in case we are unable to allow someone to participate in the session and they need to return home.
  • Players should have water bottles for sessions.

Sessions Details:

We will be sending emails to parents over the next few days with the necessary details about the sessions including block booking payments etc.

If you do not see the email in your Inbox, then please check Junk/Spam folders as some email systems filter into there.

Sessions will be on a Thursday evening and will be at Harlow LeisurezoneSTARTING ON THURS 29th APRIL.

As per the club rules for players attending any sessions that we run at Harlow Leisurezone (LZ), they have to become members of the centre. The cost of membership for junior players up to their 18th birthday is approx £6.50-7 for the year.

If membership is not taken then participants have to pay a £2 guest fee at reception each time. The membership enables to exit the car park after the activity and no guest fee needs to be paid.

  • U17 sessions (includes some non-National League U18’s): 7-8:30pm
  • U16 and U18 National League Teams: 8:30-10pm

Sat 24th April sessions

For the age groups (U8’s, U11’s and U14’s) starting back on Sat 24th April, you will receive an email in the next few days with the necessary details. Should be with you by Weds this week (14th Apr).

If you do not see the email in your Inbox, then please check Junk/Spam folders as some email system filter into there.

U14’s age group sessions, for some people there will be a change from Session 1 to Session 2 and vice-versa, for others there will be no change. So please note that not everyone will be returning at the times of the session they attended prior to Xmas. Parents/players will be advised in the emails.