Player Safety During COVID-19


Question: How can I be sure my son is safe during the season?

Answer: The 2020-2021 season will likely be unlike any we’ve seen before. Scheduling and coordinating a basketball season during a pandemic will require patience, flexibility and understanding from our players, parents, families and partners. We’re in this together.

Every season - but especially this one - we are committed to providing safe and healthy spaces for all our players, coaches, volunteers and fans. To ensure we have a safe and healthy season, SLPBTBA has developed a detailed Preparedness Plan & Guidelines document in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our organization and communities. This goal cannot be achieved without the help of our parents, families and friends of the program. In short, it requires full cooperation among all of our partners. 

The COVID-19 Preparedness Plan & Guidelines document is administered by the SLPBTBA board. The board will maintain the overall authority and responsibility for the plan. 

This document and all board decisions will follow the guidance developed by the state of Minnesota, available at the Stay Safe Minnesota website ( Additional sources that have informed this document and that are reviewed on an ongoing basis include:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota State High School League
  • St. Louis Park School District 
  • Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (