Jan 2021 Update --
Hello MBC Parents
We hope that you and your families have been keeping busy and staying healthy. The changes that all of us have been forced to deal with due to COVID-19 have been challenging to say the least. We would all like our daily lives to return to a more normal state. As much as we would like to deliver some news that would help point our kids’ lives in the direction of normal, we are sending this email to let you know that the MBC is cancelling the 2020-2021 season. The two main reasons for this decision are practice space availability and the cancellation of the BDL regular season.
We have been in contact with the MCPASD for several months about gym space. As it currently stands, the MCPASD is not allowing outside groups access to any gyms. We have been told that space may open up later in the spring, but for the foreseeable future, we do not have any practice space available. The MHS Athletic Department is also in the process of scheduling practices for their winter sports. Safety protocols will require the MHS Athletic Department to utilize more gym space that the MBC would normally have access to.
The second obstacle that we have been made aware of is that the Badger Developmental League (BDL) has had to drastically change its model for this year. For 2020-21, they are not going to offer 5v5 league play.
After taking these two factors into consideration, the Board of Directors of the Middleton Basketball Club unanimously voted to cancel the season. This was not the decision that we had hoped to make, but there are no other viable alternatives at this point in time.
We are looking to offer other opportunities to play basketball in the Spring and Summer of 2020. We are hoping to offer our Summer 3v3 league again this year. We are also looking into organizing some weekly player development opportunities in the Spring/Summer. If we are able to offer any of these programs, we will be sure to let you know.
While 2020 has not played out the way we would have hoped, we are planning for the future and we very much look forward to getting the kids back on the court for the 2021-22 season.
The Middleton Basketball Club Board of Directors
We are a volunteer based organization passionately committed to serving and providing an environment for the youth of our community to play, grow and enjoy the game of basketball.
It is the goal and mission of the Middleton Basketball Club to ensure that players are placed in a manner to best serve the needs of the child athletes as determined by the player's age and skill level at placement evaluations. The number of competitive teams will be determined based on our policy of team sizes of 8 to 10 players and the overall skill level of the athletes being evaluated for placement. Attendance at placement evaluations does not guarantee placement on a competitive team. Evaluators may determine that a student will learn more from a recreational team than the competitive teams and will recommend that player into the program that best fits their skill level.