**** IMPORTANT updates on Summer NEBAS ****
Coaches, we have decided the following based upon the incredibly difficult season we have faced so far with weather, district games, graduations and the upcoming July 4th holiday.
PLEASE KEEP THIS EMAIL HANDY FOR REFERENCE DOWN THE ROAD AS IT PERTAINS TO THE SEASON ENDING.
We are being proactive and EXTENDING THE REGULAR Season until the LATEST date of Weds July 19th.
No regular season games will be played past this date, BUT this also means that the first round of the playoffs WILL BE PLAYED THE SAME WEEK. And the final two rounds will be played the week of July 24th with the LAST POSSIBLE day for the finals to be played on the weekend of July 29th.
We are urging all coaches to NOT take this extension as a reason to put off make up games AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and weather permitting. The other thing that we are hearing a lot of is: “no one is around on the weekends”. With the sheer number of cancellations, teams are going to have to start utilizing more call ups and get games made up ASAP as the last week of the season will be packed with games including the first round of the playoffs. Once the playoffs start, EVERY TEAM MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO PLAY ON ANY DAY AND THIS INCLUDES WEEKENDS. SEE CLEARLY DESCRIBED RULE IN THE NEBAS RULES:
Playoff Games – Cancelled Games – Regarding cancelled or continuation games, ALL TEAMS NEED TO BE AVAILABLE TO PLAY ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, including Saturday’s or even Sunday’s if weather is a factor. We have such tight timelines regarding the completion date of the Tournament; we need to make sure that if a game is cancelled it should be made up the very next day. We need to “be prepared to play on any day” and at any field, even if you are the home team at another town’s fields. It is imperative that constant communication be held between the towns playing to ensure that the games be played on those scheduled dates.
And a reminder that ONLY one forfeit win will be allowed during the last week of the season.
Lastly, PLEASE utilize the tab on the NEBAS website to report “unplayed make up games” so that it is clear to each commissioner that games are being made up.
Please get your games rescheduled as soon as possible and PLEASE consider celebrating July 4th by playing on that morning prior to any BBQ or festivities. It is imperative to get back on track with games being played.