Can the VJBL just cancel the season already?
It seems clear that this season is going to be a wash in its normal form so what are we waiting for?
As someone from around these hotspots areas, I'm more than happy for those from unaffected areas to play basketball if that's what the health advise deems to be the right but despite this, a 'normal' season is impossible to run for all suburbs.
Why don't they cancel the season so we can move on to preparing for next season, getting their bodies right and skilling them up rather than having to keep them in their teams on the remote possibility a season goes ahead.
Ive already seen a shift in focus to skill development away from systems of play now that getting that coveted u12 regional 3 premiership isnt on the cards, which is awesome, but itd be even better if we could all move on and start focusing on skill development for next season, using practice matches, if they're possible, to get game reps in.
You could length the 'spring phase' of next season or run practice games in VJBL's absence and if the Rona does bugger off what would the disadvantage of accidentally starting too early and having a bye next year to decrease load be! So many of VJBL's problems stem from coaches having to win now to get in a grade that's going to develop their kids, you can solve that problem for next season by starting early.