News and Announcements
This year Dick’s is an official sponsor for CDABA. Listed below is a link to a 20% off in-store coupon
WHEN: Friday Oct 23rd – Monday Oct 26th
WHERE: DICK’S Sporting Goods – HARRISBURG
WHAT: Bring the flyer linked above to receive 20% off throughout the store*
The CDABA Board has met and we wanted to inform you of what will happen with the upcoming season. Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to have our traditional CDABA Recreational Basketball Program. The Basketball Program relies exclusively on the use of the Central Dauphin School Gymnasiums. At this time, the school district has restricted access for all non-school programs through at least January 1st, 2021. Our goal as a Program has been to provide basketball opportunities to the families in our community for the last few decades. We are very disappointed that we cannot provide this opportunity this season and we know you are too. We definitely plan to be back better than ever next season.
The good news is that there are some options for your son or daughter this fall and winter. The CDABA Board has used the last several weeks to research what types of opportunities there are for our kids and basketball in and around the community. Below are some of those options. Please reach out directly to the organizations listed below to learn about their specific opportunities .
Thank you and we hope everyone stays healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon.
CD Travel Select
For Boys 4th-6th grade and Girls 4th-6th grade CD Travel Select is a Travel League available for kids who reside in the Central Dauphin School District. The League has been in existence for over 8 years and it was recently taken over by the CDABA Board. You can find information about the league, tryouts, and all details on our website. Since the league uses private/non-school gyms it is planning to take place as normal this year. Tryouts are scheduled for the week of October 19th and spots will be limited to 10 players per team.
For Boys and Girls K through 8th Grade
Advanced Hoops is the largest basketball training program in the area. We have had discussions with the leadership team at Advanced Hoops and they are planning to offer more programs than normal to help accommodate our CDABA Families. You can log on to their website to find all of the information you need.
For Boys 4th – 6th Grade
Devonshire Church will be running a league for 4th through 6th Grade Boys this year. Please reach out to them on their website for more details.
We are currently working through our options for this upcoming season. Typically we started registration the Tuesday after Labor day. This year we will not have access to the school gyms for the rest of 2020 and possibly some if not most of 2021. This includes all of the gyms we use for CDABA practices and games. As a league we rely heavily on using the school gyms. We are looking into some private gyms to see if they have any availability this winter and the cost of renting those gyms. We are hopeful we will have options for most of our age groups. It will look different this year, but we are trying to see what we can do. There will be a couple survey monkeys going out to parents this week to also get some input if these options would be desirable for the kids.
We will send communication by the end of September with our game plan for CD Travel and CDABA this year.
CDABA Coaches & Parents,
I regret to tell everyone but as of now Championship Sunday has been cancelled. This was a very difficult decision, but as an organization we feel it is necessary considering what is currently happening in the world today. As of now we don’t have plans to make the games up. We are going to run into issues with gym space and other activities as well. We will communicate any potential changes with this decision next week with the teams that are scheduled to play in the finals. The referee organization that we use to hire our PIAA referees are also not working any games this weekend which would have forced us to cancel anyways. They are also looking into what they will be doing as an organization in the coming weeks.
Obliviously this is not how we wanted to end the season and know some of you will be upset with this decision, but this is bigger than our league. We want to ensure the safety of all of our players, coaches, parents and fans during this worldwide pandemic.
We want to thanks everyone for a great season!
Below is a listing of individuals who have volunteered for the upcoming 2020-2021 term for the CDABA Board.
President: Shawn Stubbe*
Vice President: Greg Cavoli*
Treasurer: Bill DiSanto*
Secretary: Open Position
For the Members At Large we have one remaining position open
Member At Large: Jeremy Frey*
Member At Large: Chuck Heller*
Member At Large: Bill Box*
Member At Large: Duane Shearer*
Member At Large: Nicole Froelich*
- Individuals are members who have previously served in the Board
Elections will be held as part of the annual after season party and we encourage everyone to attend.