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Basketball World Toronto Virtual Training Programs

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.

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Program Update

Updated November 15th, 2020, previously Updated October 1st, September 1st, Updated August 1st, 2020, Updated May 20th, 2020, Released March 16th, 2020

Due to an overwhelming amount of inquiries, our response will be delayed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.

For the most updated to date information, please check the front page of our website for the most up-to-date information that we have.  Please keep in mind, sometimes we don't even have updated information.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

FACILITY UPDATES

  • On November 15th, 2020, the Toronto Catholic School Board (TCDSB) has canceled permits until AT LEAST January 2021.
  • On August 25th, 2020, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has canceled permits until AT LEAST January 1st, 2021. 
  • On November 24th, 2020Upper Canada College has canceled permits until AT LEAST March 2021.
  • On November 17th, 2020Branksome Hall has canceled permits until AT LEAST March 1st, 2021.
  • Ryerson University and George Brown College have canceled permits until AT LEAST January 1st, 2021.
  • Thus no programs can TENTATIVELY start until AT LEAST these dates if not later.  Saying that there is no guarantee that this closure to external gym permits will not be extended later into 2021.

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.  We have extended the credit and now can be redeemed anytime before August 31st, 2021. Please email youth@bwt.ca or adults@bwt.ca o use your credit towards a new program once the information is released.

  • March Break Camp Refund - As per our company policy, there are no refunds on or after the Program Registration Deadline has passed, which was March 6, 2020.​​​​​
    • Any registered participant that requested a refund prior to March 6, please email youth@bwt.ca to confirm your refund.
  • 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.​​​​​

    • Any registered participant that requested a refund PRIOR to March 24, please email youth@bwt.ca to confirm your refund.
  • 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 (FALL 2020, WINTER 2021)

  • FALL - We will only be running Virtual Basketball Training programs for youth during the Fall 2020 Season.  Please click here for more details. 
  • WINTER - Unless information changes, we will only be running Virtual Basketball Training programs for youth during the Fall 2020 Season.  Please click here for more details. 

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.

Michael Reio

CEO & Founder

Basketball Ontario Return To Play Guidelines Updates

Updated as of November 1st, 2020

As information has been released, Basketball Ontario would like to inform all clubs, players and parents the following ...

Ontario Basketball is currently in Phase 3 of its Return to Play Guidelines, part of a multi-phased approach to safely resuming basketball activities at all levels of play.  The OBA is closely following OBA’s updates to track the ongoing measures by the Ontario government and medical health authorities as they relate to basketball.  In Phase 3, teams are allowed to conduct non-contact practice indoors subject to local gathering limits in your region, but no competition is being sanctioned at this time.

While this information is a positive sign, this no longer applies to the City of Toronto due to the recent return toa Red rating by Toronto Health.  Please keep in mind also that unfortunately, at the moment the schools still 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 canceled until January 2021 or March 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.

BWT Team

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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


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