Travel Practices to being on 1/11/2021, with first tournament scheduled  for Saturday, 1/16/21 at Shakopee.  Athletes and Coaches are required to wear face masks in and out of buildings, including during practices and games.  This is a requirement of MDH.  

Spectators are not allowed at practices.  Spectators are allowed at tournaments, however spectator limits at tournaments will vary depending on the tournament.  Please be familiar with all COVID policies for the tournament you are attending.  

In-House practices to resume on Tuesday, 1/19/21 with their first competition to resume on Saturday, 1/23/21.  Masks are required in and out of building as well during practices and games.  Spectator limits for competitions will vary on location.  Notification of limits will be communicated with teams.  


Return to Participation 

We wanted to send an update to both Travel and In-house as to the plan for the next couple of week and what does the rest of the Basketball Season look like.

Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-103 and Extending and Modifying Executive Order 20-99.

In this order, practices for youth sports may resume on January 4, 2021. The LSBBA is a non-district sponsored user group, and we have not been granted facility use until January 11, 2021 for Travel Teams and January 19, 2021 for In-House Teams. We will notify both Travel and In house when practice dates and times have been published.

We are working closely with MDH, MYBA and District 194 to bring back the boys to court. As a part of this work, the LSBBA COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been update to reflect current guidelines. This will be posted on the LSBBA website once LSBBA Board approval on January 4, 2021.

Current changes at this time include: Mask requirement for practice and games and no spectators. We are hoping that as time goes by that these requirements are lifted and we will keep everyone informed of changes. We ask that all members of LSBBA take the time to read the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

All members of LSBBA will need to report Close Contact and COVID-19 Positive Cases to our COVID Compliance Manager (CCM) using the 2 forms that are on the COVID -19 tab of our website. Our CCM will reach out to each person submitting the form for next steps. This is required.

As of right now, the Shakopee Tournament scheduled for 1/16/21 for Travel is scheduled to go on as planned. We will make sure we communicate COVID-19 protocols, including spectators limits when we receive them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you have any COVID related questions, you can email healthquestions@lakevillesouthbasketball.org.

We are looking forward to getting the boys back on the court!


11/18/2020 Update

Pause on Travel Basketball-

After reviewing the announced restrictions on youth sports by Governor Walz on November 18, 2020 and under the Executive Order 20-99, LSBBA is pausing all practices, and tournaments as of November 21, 2020.  Practices scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week may occur, unless District 194 states otherwise.  This pause in the season will continue until December 18, 2020 or until lifted by Governor Walz. 

Understandably, questions have come in about refunds in light of cancelled tournaments and the pause in the season.  There are still too many unknowns as to what the remainder of the season will look like.  Please be patient as we will be waiting until the official end of the season to make a determination of any potential refunds. 

Please stay healthy and safe.  We look forward to having our teams on the court when the time is right. 

Pause on In-House 

With the pause on all youth sports until 12/18, LSBBA has decided to hold off on In-House practices and games until after the holidays.  Practices will resume  the week of January 4, 2021.  

Revised schedules will be distributed once we have a clearer picture of what everything looks like with presumed approved gym permits by the school district as we near that restart date.

Lakeville Area Schools COVID-19 Participation Dial

Update 11/10/20
Dial Level 5 - Limited facility use and spaces can be requested for commonly used spaces. Non-District sponsored use priority will be given to approved local youth sports associations. Competitions allowed but with limited spectators (2 spectators per participant at high schools, 1 spectator at elementary and middle schools). No spectators for practices or meetings.   

Update: 11/2/2020

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated the definition of close contact. The 15 minutes of contact no longer needs to be consecutive minutes, it is 15 minutes of total contact over a 24-hour period.

"For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any person who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 total minutes over a 24-hour period, starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days before positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated (or until the end of the infectious period if not isolated before then)."

Update 10/1/2020

Lakeville South Boys Basketball Association is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all our members. To ensure this, the Association has developed a Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers are all responsible for implementing this plan.

Our goal is to provide reasonable protective measures that will limit risks related to the potential for transmission of COVID-19 on and off the court, and that requires full cooperation among everyone involved in Association basketball activities. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all our members.

Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the industry guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, which is based upon: 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines

  • Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) statutes, rules and standards

  • Minnesota’s relevant and current executive orders