Kang Basketball Community,
Basketball is back! We received some details about the current plan for the upcoming Lake Washington High School basketball season that we wanted to share with you right away.
Key Dates/Spring Break:
The season is scheduled to proceed as planned from April 5 to May 8. As in year’s past, we will have three teams: Varsity, JV, and C Team.
Tryouts will be held on Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6, with team selections made on April 6. Practices will start on Wednesday, April 7. For more details click on the Tryout link above.
As you are likely aware, the district assigned the first week of Winter Sports season to overlap with Spring Break, which is unfortunate for any aspiring players who have existing Spring Break plans. Therefore, if a student is unable to attend tryouts/practices during Spring Break week due to family travel plans, there will be an additional tryout date on Monday, April 12. To be eligible to play in their first game, however, players must have attended a minimum of 5 practices first (tryouts count as practices). Therefore, if a student attends the April 12 tryout and is added to a rostered team, that player will be ineligible for the first week of games. For this reason, we highly encourage students to prioritize tryouts on April 5 and 6, if possible.
***If you are currently planning on being out of town for Spring Break, please let us know as soon as possible so we can incorporate that into our tryout planning.
Prior to tryouts, students are required to register in Final Forms, along with having a current physical exam on file. If you hope to participate in basketball, you MUST ensure you have taken care of these requirements ASAP. Students in Running Start have an additional form requirement. You will also be expected to pay the school fee ($100) if selected for a team and have paid your ASB fee ($50). If financial assistance is needed, that can be arranged through the Athletics department. For full details go to: https://lwhs.lwsd.org/athletics .
Strict safety protocols for COVID-19 will be followed, as outlined by Phase III WA state guidelines for indoor basketball. Notably, masks MUST be worn at all times during practices and games. Temperature checks will be conducted before every activity. We also expect that students will have to complete/bring signed attestation forms for every practice that attests that they have no COVID-19 symptoms.
Players must bring at least 2 masks to each practice, their attestation forms, and 1 or 2 water bottles since the water fountains have been disabled at the school.
According to the State of WA under Phase III, some fan attendance is permitted for indoor games. For home games, players will be allocated 4 guest tickets and for away games they will be allocated 2 guest tickets. Guests must sign an attestation form which is the ticket for entry and wear masks at all times.
Please remember to check our Lake Washington Basketball website regularly as it will be updated with schedules for practices and games, and more: https://www.kangsbasketball.com/. For students selected onto a team, we will use Sports Engine as our app for rostering/schedules and more.
We know you likely have more questions, and we will communicate with you as we learn more ourselves. We ask for your patience and understanding in the meantime!
The coaching staff and LWBBA Board are excited to get the program running again and to the return of hoops!
Please feel free to share this communication with anyone you think would be interested. I am expecting us to be cleared to host a few "Open Gyms" prior to our tryout dates, more information on that coming soon.
Lake Washington Sr High Athletics