Now that the schedule has been posted, a few added notes:
--The teams that are not on this week's schedule will play next week. They include: Scout Team, The Show, Hickory, Richardson Squad, and Hurricanes. The fate of two other teams is uncertain at this time.
--This is important: For the duration of the conclusion of this (Winter 2020) season, NO FANS WILL BE ALLOWED. We still have people who are choosing not to get vaccinated. That is their choice, but their selfish, it's-all-about-me attitude is keeping our country from completely putting the pandemic behind us. I believe that we're close to that goal, but we're not there. So, only the players will be allowed onto the courts. For the first few weeks, anyway, if fans show up, we will not start the game. This is not the venue's policy; it's mine. I'll be happy to revisit it in July. Let's hope that, by then, our city, county, state, and nation are all doing well.
--Also, just like they did in the NBA bubble last Fall, no post-game handshakes or hugs. Sportsmanship is always important, but for the first few weeks back, show up, play hard, wave to your opponents, and then go home. We've all been waiting for this for a long time. My biggest fear has always been that we would start it up and then have to shut it down again. That's almost certainly not going to happen, but there's nothing wrong with being a little bit extra careful. Players are certainly welcome to wear masks if they choose.
NOTE: LA Venom IS playing this Sunday. Richardson Squad is not. The GOATs are playing this week; Hickory is not. Mansfield Ballers are playing. Blue Coconuts are not. Thanks.