we are extraordinarily committed to providing a positive and influential basketball experience through these challenging times. our top priority will remain the ongoing health and safety of our players, staff and families. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Winter 2020/21 - We will be closely following the guidance of the CDC and IL health officials around "close contacts", quarantine/testing needs, communication, and mitigation measures on the court.  Changes to our programs will be made if or when  needed in order to adhere to the latest guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19. We are still gathering information headed into the winter 2020-21 season. If there are any program cancellations due to possible Covid exposures, facility issues, or the need to meet city and state health measures, PHH will provide credit for future basketball activities or refunds in broader shutdowns. 

PLAY HARD HOOPS PROTOCOLS REGARDING COVID-19

HEALTH SCREENINGS 
Staff, coaches, officials and players must conduct daily symptom assessments (self-evaluation). Staff, coaches, officials or players who have experienced any Covid-19 CDC-defined symptons, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, should stay home. Any individual exhibiting such symptons will be asked to leave immediately. If any staff member, coach, official or player lives with or has been in close contact with someone who has had a recent fever, cough or sore throat; and/or is presently being quarantined or otherwise ill or exposed to Covid-19, that individual must stay home. A temperature check will be provided upon entry to our facilities

TRAVEL 
Athletes are strongly recommended to travel to the venue alone or only with members of their immediate household, if possible. Face coverings are required for individuals walking in and out of the venue, all personal belongings will then be placed at distanced pods on the outside of the court they'll be participating on for the activity. Masks will be worn at all times including during the basketball activity. We have scheduled multiple distanced breaks into our activities to ensure rest and water is available for our players where they can remove their mask.

SHARED EQUIPMENT 
Athletes should bring their own equipment to the extent possible. Any shared equipment will be cleaned and disinfected frequently.

HYDRATION 
All players and coaches should bring their own water bottles. Water bottles shall not be shared. (No water fountains will be available for use.)

PRACTICE 
Coaches will keep players in small groups at practice to allow for physical distancing.

MULTIPLE TIME SLOTS
Programs will be scheduled with at least a 10 minute buffer to prevent overlap of participants.

GAME BALL(S) 
Will be disinfected before and after every practice and game.

HUDDLES 
Players will not huddle at any point during the games or practices. Sportsmanship will continue in a touchless manner – no handshakes/slaps/fist bumps after games.

PERSONAL PROTECTION FOR COACHES/STAFF
Coaches and staff are required to wear a face mask throughout the program activity outside of scheduled breaks at our distanced pods.

PERSONAL PROTECTION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Players are required to wear a face mask (please use a mask over a gator) throughout the program activity outside of scheduled breaks at our distanced pods.

SANITATION STATIONS
"Sanitation Stations"  including hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made available at entry/exit of facilities, where possible.

HANDWASHING 
Staff, coaches, officials and players should wash their hands before arriving at games and to use hand sanitizer periodically.

IN THE EVENT OF A POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
All staff and participants will be notified in the event of a reported positive case. PHH will report such case immediately to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the facility, and reach out to all families that may have had a possible exposure within their program pod.

PHH FACILITY UPDATES

Covid-19 Updates