Activities to try while at home - stay fit, improve skills, HAVE FUN!
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We trust that you are safe and well and surviving the Covid Crisis. Certainly, this will be a time in our lives that none of us will ever forget!!
We continue to put plans in place for upcoming activities. Unfortunately, we have had to send out refunds for our Spring and Summer Evening program. We have faint hopes that we may still be able to offer our Summer Day Camp. And we are planning as if we will run our Fall House League, that we will have competitive tryouts, and that we will have our full competitive season. Stay tuned as details are posted,
You will notice on our web site that some changes have been made, some pages (like the competitive ones for the 2019-2020 season) have been temporarily disabled, and some new pages have been added.
We would like to refer you to two of the new pages today.
The first is a page of links and videos to help you stay basketball active. You will see videos produced by some of our teams and players, and some suggestions of places to look to find activities. Zoe Cotton, one of the U14 coaches this past year, has been posting workouts with videos that are on this page. Check it out at https://www.london86ers.com/page/show/5733782-links-to-stay-active-during-these-strange-days-.
We also have a page updating basketball news and events - for example, we have just added information about the resignation of Muffet McGraw, the long time coach of the Notre Dame Women's Team, and a link to see the start of the WNBA draft. Check it out at https://www.london86ers.com/sportsnews.
Please stay safe, stay active and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
The London 86ers
Well, as we suspected, Basketball Ontario has completely shut down the rest of this season and none of our teams will be playing anymore through April and early May.
In addition to cancelling the remainder of the season, we have decided that we will cancel our May Madness Three on Three Tournament (registration will be refunded) and our season ending banquet, which was to have been held on May 12th. At this point, we are not cancelling the spring and summer evening program as we wait for more time to pass. If we can, we may try to run a modified evening program, depending on when gyms become available.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, banquet planners, camp and house league leaders, and all those who volunteer their time to make this organization function. We would also like to thank all the parents and guardians for their support and all the driving they do. Finally, we wouldn't have an organization if it was not for the 120 wonderful young ladies who played competitively for us this year, and all those developing players who register for our house leagues and our camps. You are the best!!
We will be slowly working on refunds. Basketball Ontario has told us it may not be until August that we see refunds from them. We also have to figure out the specific refund for each team - all will get the banquet refund, all teams who were to have participated in the Ontario Cup will get a refund, some teams may have OBL refunds and some teams may have tournament refunds. Rest assured that we will send these refunds out to you as soon as we can.
This is an unprecedented situation for clubs like ours, but we know that we will be up and running again as soon as we can and will be raring to go in September with a new season. Please keep checking our web site for information on summer activities, fall house league registration and the tryouts for the 2020-2021 competitive season.
Since 2001, the London 86'ers have provided a positive environment for girls in Grade 3 to High School who want to develop individual basketball skill, learn team work, make life-long friends, and have fun playing competitive girls basketball.
Please visit our site often - check out our programs, our competitive teams, our extra resources and register for your favourite activities.
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The London 86'ers Basketball Club is a non profit organization that provides basketball opportunities for girls ages 9 to 19 years, to experience the wonders of basketball through house league, tournaments, summer basketball, and competitive girls basketball teams.