Basketball World Toronto is pleased to release our Virtual Basketball Training Programs that we will be running moving forward while the gyms remain closed to in-person participation. Please click on the links below to review the details of each program.
Updated September 1st, 2020, Updated August 1st, 2020, Updated May 20th, 2020, Released March 13th, 2020
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In compliance with the City of Toronto and Province of Ontario regulations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Basketball World Toronto (BWT) remains temporarily closed. For the safety of our participants, family members and staff, all BWT programs have been postponed until further notice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADULT WINTER / MARCH BREAK CAMP / SPRING PROGRAMS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Credit - As per our company policy, any funds paid will be credited towards a future program. This credit can be redeemed anytime before March 13, 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com o use your credit towards a new program once the information is released.
Youth House League Refund - As per our company policy, there are no refunds on or after the Program Registration Deadline has passed, which was March 24, 2020.
Youth Rep Refund - As per our company policy, there are NO refunds.
Adult Winter Program Refund - As per company policy, there are NO refunds
FUTURE PROGRAMS (SUMMER or FALL 2020)
WHY PROVIDE CREDITS TOWARDS FUTURE PROGRAMS?
Just like many of you, Basketball World Toronto has been working through the health and economic impacts of this pandemic. Unfortunately, since none of our programs are running, our organization still had to cover the costs of our investment in the development and infrastructure of sports programming. In addition, we had to cover the upfront costs in preparation for our current and upcoming programs.
We will not be reimbursed for these costs and although the government is offering assistance programs to small business we do not qualify for this support.
By providing credits to all members who have paid their registrations, helps to ensure we can provide the experience and value you paid for when we return from this pandemic.
We will be back in touch and communicate with all of you via email and through our website, once your program details have been updated. Please check out our website for the most up to date information.
Thank you for your cooperation, support, and understanding at this time. We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.
CEO & Founder
Updated as of August 1st, 2020
As information has been released, we have now received the Phase 2 Return To Play Guidelines from Basketball Ontario. If you would like to review this information, please click on the link above.
While this information is a positive sign, this is only the first step. The documents provide a guide as to what guidelines all basketball organizations will be required to follow for resuming basketball programs. Please understand that Basketball World Toronto does run our programs through the Toronto Catholic School Boards, Toronto District School Boards as well as many Universities and Colleges.
Unfortunately, at the moment the schools have not been reopened and thus we are not able to resume programming until our permits are re-confirmed. At the moment, external rentals for gymnasiums are either on hold until further notice or cancelled until January 2021.
As a guide, please review the Return to Play documents to understand what basketball might look like when we return. We are working actively to develop plans so that when we resume we have followed the required provincial guidelines. What we are confident in saying is that playing basketball in the form we previously did will not be the case for quite some time.
Basketball will most likely start off with a form of individual and small group training all while practicing physical and social distancing. Once we have a timeline to resume play, we will ensure that we provide our own Return To Play Guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants, parents, staff and related members.
Once we have more information, we will release this information and email all participants.
Basketball World Toronto stands and supports our Black Community and for all those who support anti-racism. My goal is to ensure that every area of our organization and everyone who participates, works, volunteers or supports our programs adheres to these values and works to ensures everyone is safe from this systemic injustice.
But saying this is not enough. Action has to be taken to ensure that equality for all is an integral part of BWT’s impact in the local community.
To the Black Community - we see you, we will support you and we will fight for equality for all. You matter and your lives matter.
We must do more and it is my goal to help fight this systemic inequality.
Michael Reio, Director, Basketball World Toronto
E&OE - Please excuse slight errors, omissions or any oversights.