Hello Parents,

I hope this article finds your family healthy, happy and full of good family time. I just thought I’d sent a quick update. There are still more questions than answers but I’ll share what I know. I received the following information this morning from OSSAA:

“Even though our state has started the “re-opening” process, we feel it is important for our member school facilities to remain closed until at least June 1st. This will give us enough time to review data from our state and local government entities, our health-care professionals, and the other national sports and activities governing bodies. Based on the information we have at that time, we could adjust the June 1st date and/or add or relax restrictions to the summer activities regulations. Our focus has become doing all we can do to help preserve the opening of schools and activities in the fall.”

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We will not hold post, guard, shooting camp or skills camp in the month of June. If allowed back in gyms, we will prioritize team camps and skill development for existing team members allotting most time for varsity and work with sub-varsity groups as time and facilities dictate. This is going to be a fluid situation.

In July I plan to release all competitive players to travel and continue development with their summer teams. I will hold skill development for all other players and possibly include a skills camp for youth players. Iĺl lay out a plan ASAP with the parameters I receive.

Lastly, check out this virtual basketball camp I’d like the girls to do. There is no cost, and I thought it might offer some diversity to their workout routines.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and will update you when and if changes need to be made. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact our staff.

– Tina Thomas, Bixby Head Girls Basketball Coach