Tournament Note

Update sent to coaches on 12/16:

The governor did make an amendment to her restrictions today and stated that ALL FAMILY MEMBERS OF A PLAYER IN THE PLAYERS HOUSEHOLD MAY ATTEND THE TOURNAMENT. So, no more 2 per player maximum.  We will allow all spectators from the players household to attend, this is a nice change so parents and siblings can attend. 

We will still be using the Google Form (you can add people to it on site with this new change) but at this point it is more on you as an attendee to ensure you are in compliance with the governors directions. We can not logically/100% fully enforce this as we don't know every household situation. 

Scores will be updated directly in the Tourney Machine app for updating results and brackets. If we make a mistake, please email us so we can fix it, we apologize in advance!! 

Scorekeepers & clock operators will be provided by AIA staff for all games so parents can just enjoy the games!

Warmup Basketballs -  We will provide warm-up balls and game balls for every game. PLEASE TELL PARENTS AND PLAYERS TO LEAVE THEIR WARM UP BASKETBALLS AT HOME.   

Home team is listed first/top on Tourney Machine and will wear light colored jerseys

We need your help with running this event in a safe manner and in accordance with the Governors mandates on COVID-19. We need complete cooperation from all parties in order to be able to continue to host tournaments and allow your kids to enjoy some normalcy in life playing sports. Below are a few rules that will be implemented. 

MASK MANDATE - Everyone must wear a mask into the facility (players included). Players, coaches and officials may remove their mask when their team is playing only. Spectators must wear a mask at all times. NOBODY WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY WITHOUT A MASK.

SOCIAL DISTANCING - Throughout the weekend, please be aware of everyone's personal space. Social distance as best you can during your time in the facility, we know that always isn't possible but do the best you can.  

BETWEEN GAMES - We ask that if you have a break between games, please exit the facility to reduce the number of people there at a given time - grab a snack, drink or some food nearby before coming back for your next game.

SEATING - We will have all seating available. Please spread out and when your game is complete, let parents of the next game find their seat

GAME TIME / ARRIVAL TIME - We will NOT start more than a maximum of 10 minutes early.  We are doing this so you can arrive NO MORE than 30 minutes prior to your game time and have ample time to be ready to play.

POST GAME - Please do not stick around and watch other games being played. Play your game and then exit the facility (if you are having a quick team meeting, do it quickly or outside).  There will NOT be handshake lines after games   

Spectator Pass List Information
How do spectators get on the pass list to ensure their ticket?

To be on the pass list for your child you will need to sign up on the Google Form your coach sent to you and fill out the google form and submit it.

The google form will close at 3:00pm on Friday

When you show up to the facility you will give the Spectator Check In person your team, athlete and your name. You will then pay your admission fee and be allowed to enter IF your name shows up on the pass list.

If you miss the deadline, we can add to the pass list on site, but PLEASE help us be proactive and sign up in advance.  Name changes and additions are fine on site so if you are unsure, its OK to change.

Please note while we will be prepared, this could take slightly longer than normal to get through admissions.  I don't see it being a big issue at all but please have patience with us.

WinterBash Shootout

Dec 19 - 20, 2020
Ames, IA
Tourney Machine

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