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Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association

Welcome To HRBBA

HRBBA is a volunteer-run organization offering boys in 4th - 8th grades a basketball program where they can develop skills and knowledge in a competitive atmosphere. Players must live or attend a school within the Hopkins School District 270 boundaries to participate.


HRBBA Town Hall Replay Link

This is a youtube link to the recorded session on getting back to practice and competition.  Hosted HRBBA President Tony Corwin on Sunday January 3rd.

 

HRBBA Townhall replay: https://youtu.be/NkihbmaGewY


COVID UPDATES

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UPDATE 12/31/20

HRBBA families,

Happy New Year!  We are excited to be able to share a quick overview of our return-to-play plans with you.

Please review this entire email, as it contains important information and updates.

PRACTICES:

  • In accordance with MN State Guidelines, HRBBA Practices will resume the week of January 4th. 
  • Check your Team Calendar for practice schedule and locations.

NEW COVID GUIDELINES:

  • There are several new MN State rules for return-to-play that will affect our teams.
  • More information will be shared at a mandatory HRBBA Return-To-Play Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Sunday January 3rd from 6:30 – 7:15.
  • Some key points we will discuss:
    • All players and coaches will be required to wear masks during their entrance to the facility, during the entire practice, and during the exit from the facilities.
    • All players will be required to answer Health Checklist questions prior to being allowed to practice or play.
  • To review the full State Guidelines on return-to-play, please see https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/sportsjan4.pdf 

TOURNAMENTS:

  • Per MN State Guidelines, winter sports games can resume on January 14th.
  • Therefore, the first tournament for our teams will be January 23rd at Bloomington-Jefferson for 5th – 8th Grade Teams.
  • The HRBBA Board has made the decision to change our 2021 tournament schedule as follows:
    • We have withdrawn our teams from the Rochester Tournament scheduled for February 25th – 27th, given the ongoing COVID challenges and uncertainty of travel and logistics.
    • We have moved the date of the Hopkins Royal Rumble (originally scheduled for early January) to February 25th – 27th.
      This allows us to still conduct our Hopkins tournament, a major source of fundraising for our Association.
      This provides local options for other Associations who are also concerned about travel to Rochester.

UNIFORMS:

If you ordered new uniform pieces, they will be distributed by coaches at the first practice back. Parents / Guardians:  You will need to confirm your player has shorts and a jersey that fit.  If you have any uniform issues, contact sara.mausser@comcast.net

NEXT STEPS:

HRBBA RETURN-TO-PLAY VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING

Sunday, January 3rd, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Mandatory for one parent/guardian of each player

Join Zoom Meeting
https://yourbind.zoom.us/j/92974761638?pwd=VGNtcTE4TW00MG1DenlXTkgzUXUzUT09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 929 7476 1638
Passcode: 443009

We are looking forward to seeing our teams back on the court next week!  While this may look and feel a little different than normal, we are committed to making this a positive experience for our players.

We thank you for your willingness to pivot with us this season, and we ask for your continued support as we work to do everything possible to keep our HRBBA Community safe, healthy, and playing basketball!

The HRBBA Board

 

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COVID TASK FORCE

In an effort to speed communication with the HRBBA Community, the Board has created a COVID TASK FORCE.

Any questions, concerns, reports of testing or exposure must be sent to COVIDTASKFORCE@HRBBABASKETBALL.NET

A Task Force member will follow up with you immediately on your concern or question and provide next steps.

The Task Force will also provide communication to parents and coaches as needed relating to COVID issues.

COVID INFORMATION

Link to all the HRBBA current COVID documentation and information.


2020-2021 UNIFORM INFORMATION

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UPDATE 12/31/20: 

Uniform pieces that were ordered will be distributed at practices the week of January 4th. Parents / Guardians you will need to ensure that your player has a jersey and shorts that fit. If you have any issues, or missed the earlier ordering process, reach out to Sara Mausser at 612-802-9601 or sara.mausser@comcast.net ASAP.

 

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Earlier, we noted that the HRBBA Board opted to change up the uniform process this year, and to move to an every-other-year uniform change.

UNIFORMS - NEW PLAYERS
This year, players new to the league will need all three pieces:

  • Reversible Jersey
  • Shorts
  • Shooting Shirts (new 2020-21 design)  The cost of the shooting shirt is covered by HRBBA so the dollars show as $0.

UNIFORMS – RETURNING PLAYERS

  • Returning players will use last year's Reversible Jersey
  • Will use last year's shorts
  • Will select a size for a new Shooting Shirt (new 2020-21 design).  The cost of the shooting shirt is covered by HRBBA so the dollars show as $0.  You still will need to go thru the checkout process and add your player’s name and number.

IF THE JERSEY OR SHORTS NO LONGER FIT your returning player, you can purchase one or both pieces in the online store.

4th GRADE PARENTS, CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ORDERING PROCESS.

Orders must be placed by November 2nd to ensure we have apparel in time for our first tournaments

Questions please contact Sara Mausser sara.mausser@comcast.net 612-802-9601


Team Pictures - January 26th (01/26/2021)

Team pictures have a new scheduled date!

Teams have been assigned a time to gather in the North Junior High (NJH) West Gym.  Please wear your uniform.

Team Schedule is below.

Team

Arrival

Photos

8A-Blue

5:40

5:50

4A-Blue

5:50

6:00

4B-Silver

6:00

6:10

4C-White

6:10

6:20

5B-Silver

6:20

6:30

6A-Blue

6:30

6:40

6B-Silver

6:40

6:50

6C-White

6:50

7:00

7B-Silver

7:00

7:10

7C-White

7:10

7:20

8C-White

7:20

7:30

8B-Silver

7:30

7:40


HRBBA 2021 ROYAL RUMBLE TOURNAMENT

Registration is open for the 2021 Royal Rumble Tournament

Dates have been changed:  February 25-27, 2021
Location:  Hopkins High School and nearby Junior High Schools
Spots will be limited - reserve your team's today!

 

Visit our Tournament Page for information and Registration!


BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

Join the HRBBA Board! The HRBBA Board is made up of a group of parents who are committed to making the players' experiences the best they can be through HRBBA.

Service on the Board can be done in a variety of ways:

  • As a full-time member who attends every meeting and focuses on a specific area or task
  • As a part-time member who assists with special events like tournaments or coordinating Varsity Night
  • As an Ad-Hoc member who assists the Board when they can

All manners of help are welcome and needed to ensure our organization can thrive in 2020-2021 and beyond.

Talk to a Board Member today to learn more.  Contact info can be found on the Board Page 


We are excited to introduce our new HRBBA FOCUS Program.  This program is multifaceted and is designed to demonstrate and promote the importance of our HRBBA core values.

FOCUS stands for:

F - Fighting Spirit
O - Opportunity Seeking
C - Concentration
U - Unrivaled Attitude
S - Sportsmanship

For continuing updates to our FOCUS Program watch our FOCUS Program page!


HRBBA Communications & Calendar Links

Email List:
To ensure you are receiving all email communications from HRBBA, please become a member of our website. Instructions to do this are provided here

Calendar Links:
For NGIN instructions on how to add an iCal team calendar link to your smart phone, click here.  


Interested in Coaching?

Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association is always looking for interested coaches for our Boys traveling basketball teams.  Candidates should possess the abilities to work with motivated boys (Grades 4 through 8) to develop basketball skills and play games in a competitive environment.  Practices are held two nights a week for 4th grade and two nights a week for 5th - 8th Grades.  There are tournament games on weekends.

For more information, please email Matt Dalle at: Coaching@hrbbabasketball.net


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