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2020 - 2021 SEASON UPDATE

Glencoe Youth Basketball 2020

Glencoe Youth Basketball 2020

October 25, 2020 
 
COVID-19 has dramatically changed the youth sport landscape since last March. As a youth basketball organization for the Glencoe community, we are trying to find ways to fulfill our mission to "... leverage the amazing connective power of youth basketball, in partnership with local schools, to strengthen communities and encourage healthier kids and families" during this World wide pandemic.
 
Basketball will not look the same this year. Due to COVID-19 we have unprecedented constraints for a normal basketball season, so we have to get creative. We have no current access to facilities and are closely following the guidelines from the Hillsboro School District, the State of Oregon, OHA, OSAA and the CDC. We do not yet know if or when this season we will have access to a gym or gyms. I want you to be prepared that this may be a season that we might not get access, which means kids will be on their own to do skill and conditioning work at home. We hope this is not the case, although the current metrics of COVID-19 are not trending in a direction that we need them to trend.
 
Please know that as a Board of Directors, we feel the exact same frustrations and disappointment. Our own kids are disappointed too. We miss the sound and smells of the gyms with hundreds of kids in them. We miss seeing all of you. We miss seeing your passion for giving that high five to a kid you don't know. We miss you dancing in the stands as the game winning shot swishes the net at the buzzer. We miss workouts and sweat dripping on the court. We miss you, your player, and your family.
 
Also as a Board, we strongly believe that this Glencoe community of kids, parents, friends and coaches, will persevere and be a shining light of what a basketball community looks like in a social distanced world. We are a community that has grown to nearly 400 kids playing each year, with over 250 volunteers. We are a community that has provided access to sport to as many kids as we can. We are a community that values hard work. We are a community that embraces teamwork. We are a community that values you. We are a community that invests in each and every kid to be a better player, teammate, friend and leader today than they were yesterday. We are the Glencoe community.
 
We will have more updates in the coming weeks, and be looking for some ideas from all of you, too. For context on the timing of updates, the OSAA plans on making decisions on Season 2 (winter sports, like basketball) by December 7, 2020. We will share out after we have received updated information.
 
Roll Tide.
 
Jeremy Stewart
President, Glencoe Youth Basketball

Glencoe Youth Basketball is a proud member of Rip City Academy

2019-2020 REGISTRATIONS 

Registrations are now closed for the season.

Glencoe Youth Basketball

Our mission is to leverage the amazing connective power of youth basketball, in partnership with local schools, to strengthen communities and encourage healthier kids and families.

Glencoe Girls Select Teams Shine at State Tournament

* 8th Grade Girls Coached by Cheri and Brian Farrimond finish 3-1 at  State Championships and 20 -17 overall! 

*7th Grade Girls Coached by Rian Petrick and Nate Pruss finish 2-2 at State Championships and 23 - 7 overall! 

*6th Grade Girls Coached by Adrienne Dolezal and Alan Taylor finish 1-3 at State Championships and 18-12 overall! 

GYB Secures Grant Funding to close participation Gap between Boys/Girls

Glencoe Youth Basketball, in partnership with the Hillsboro School District, secured grant funding to provide introductory basketball skills in a fun and active program at several of Hillsboro's lower socioeconomic schools. Participants in the programming will be provided opportunities to also join Little Dribblers during 2020 programming. The goal is to provide more exposure to basketball to more females in order to close the participation gap between males and females in Glencoe Basketball and in Hillsboro. 

Please take a look at this video from our very own Glencoe High School Girls Basketball Team.

GYB END Of Season MEETING - 

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY 

Communication on the rescheduling of the GYB Org Meeting will come out by the end of April.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the past year and discuss general happenings in the Glencoe Youth Basketball Program.  Last years meeting minutes are linked below. If you have interest in getting more involved in GYB don't miss this meeting! 
 

Coach Kassi's Open Letter

Please take a moment to read Head Coach Kassi Conditt's latest letter to the Glencoe Community. Click here.