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NEWS AND IMPORTANT INFO

1/4/2021 - Winter League Update

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We are excited to get the kids back on the courts - practicing AND playing games at Mercadel Gym.

Our board members met last night and we have made the decision to align with other youth leagues and gyms in our area to unpause the season and begin competitive play this month! Please read this e-mail in its entirety for details and work directly with your coach with any questions.

We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding this season as we navigate through unchartered territory. 

Sincerely, 

RSM NJB Board


WINTER SCHEDULE

Please CLICK HERE to see the updated schedule for Divisional Players and Rookies. 


2020/21 RSM NJB Board Of Directors

Tracy Bremmer
CHAPTER DIRECTOR 

Steve Petyo
TREASURER

Jessica Petyo
SECRETARY & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Megan Overman
UNIFORM & ALL-STAR COORDINATOR

Rahman Sayeed
DIV 1 & 2 BOYS PLAYER AGENT (Grades 4th & up)

Rob Klein
DIV 3 & 4 BOYS PLAYER AGENT (Grades 2nd/3rd)

Dan Finnegan
GIRLS PLAYER AGENT

Mindy Froome
ROOKIE COORDINATOR (Grades Kinder/1st)

Desiree Stafford
MARKETING

Michelle Anderson
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR  

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Rookies Program (Boys & Girls Kinder - 1st Grade)

  • Boys and girls in kindergarten or 1st grade school year 2020-21  
  • Separate Boys & Girls teams 
  • 8-week session meets every Sunday for 30-min practice/30-min game
  • Special 8' basket & smaller 27.5" ball provided for easy learning 
  • Professional skills training lead by Mercadel Basketball week 1
  • High-quality, reversible jerseys
  • Rookies are able to request friends and coaches
  • Games played in Rancho Santa Margarita

Divisional Program (Boys & Girls 2nd - 8th Grades)

  • Boys and girls in grades 2nd through 8th school year 2020=21
  • Separate Boys & Girls teams 
  • 8 game season typically on Sundays (possible Saturdays or Tuesdays based on gym availability) with playoffs and certified referees. 
  • Players are divided into divisions by grade level
  • Teams formed based on an evaluation & draft process for fair and balanced teams.
  • Coaches determine practice time and location, but practices will not exceed 2 practices per week and will not exceed 3 hrs of total practice time per week.
  • Games are refereed by certified referees, many of who referee at the High School and Collegiate level.
  • Games have a certified scorekeeper and standings are kept.
  • High-quality, reversible jerseys
  • Games played in Rancho Santa Margarita or Ladera Ranch
  • Season concludes with playoffs, trophies/awards, and the possibility of being named to an All-Star Team for additional play.

NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS

We want to be sure to remind everyone of our Covid-19 Safety Protocols.
If your child is experiencing any of the following and/or has been in close contact with anyone testing positive for Covid -19, please keep him/her home until symptoms have been resolved for 24 hours:
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue/ muscle or body aches
If your child has 2 or more of the above symptoms OR one of the following symptoms, an evaluation by a healthcare provider is required:
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste/smell
*****If your child has been in close contact with someone testing positive for Covid-19 they must stay home for 14 days from the time of the last contact with the person testing positive. As soon as you are made aware of any exposure, please keep your children/child home. If symptoms develop, please see a healthcare provider for a Covid-19 test. ****