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The NGBA will open the 2022 Basketball year in Las VegasEarly registration begins October 15, 2021
Please check this box if this is your first NGBA tournament
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The National Gay Basketball Association (NGBA) implemented a COVID-19 policy effective August 16, 2021 for the West Coast Classic tournament from January 14-16, 2022 Tentative. The new policy requires a negative Covid-19 test 48 to 72 hour before the tournament for all unvaccinated participants. In accordance with NGBA's duty to provide and maintain a safe environment, the board of directors (BOD) adopted the mandatory policy to safeguard the health of its membership, member’s family, spectators, supporters, and the basketball community at-large from Covid-19. In making this decision, the executive leadership team received recommendations from Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Henry Neumann, MD, Shane Gallagher NP, and Dr. Trong Nguyen, who unanimously recommended this policy. The BOD also considered guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we will continue to monitor the state and local requirements. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases_community.
All players and spectators must receive the first (one dose shot) or(second) vaccination no later than January 1, 2022 to not be required to get the PCR covid test no more than 3 days before the event.
Again, players who choose to not get the vaccine are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test 48 to 72 hours prior to the event. Vaccinated players must supply a record of vaccination.
Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact NGBA Commissioner Darius Binion at: [email protected].
The National Gay Basketball Association strong suggest each player have an annual physical exam to ensure that your health will allow you to participate in the sport of basketball safely.
If you have not seen your doctor recently, we encourage you to do so ASAP.
Medical Release and Authorization
As the named athlete, I hereby authorize the diagnosis and treatment by a qualified and licensed medical professional in the event of a medical emergency, which in the opinion of the attending medical professional, requires immediate attention to prevent further endangerment of the life, physical disfigurement, physical impairment, or other undue pain, suffering or discomfort, if delayed.
Permission is hereby granted to the attending physician to proceed with any medical or minor surgical treatment, x-ray examination and immunizations for the named athlete. In the event of an emergency arising out of serious illness, the need for major surgery, or significant accidental injury, I understand that every attempt will be made by the attending physician to contact my emergency contact in the most expeditious way possible. This authorization is granted only after a reasonable effort has been made to reach my emergency contact.
Permission is also granted to the National Gay Basketball Association and its affiliates including Directors, trainers, medical professional to provide the needed emergency treatment prior to the players admission to the medical facility.
Release authorized on the dates and/or duration of the registered tournament.
This release is authorized and executed of my own free will, with the sole purpose of authorizing medical treatment under emergency circumstances, for the protection of life and limb of the named player.