The league would like to address concerns about the new safety rules that we are implementing this year. We as a league understand that it is near impossible to predict when violence will occur. But as a league we know we can implement procedures to reduce the chance of violence occurring at one of our activities. With this in mind we have implemented new rules. The new rules are as follows:

*No purses, backpacks or bags of any sort or strollers are allowed at any basketball/cheer event except coaches, players and workers bags, which must stay with them at all times. We will follow the NFL stadium bag policy; bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12." and purses smaller than 4.5” x 6.5” are acceptable. An exception will be made for medically necessary items.

*No alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, e-cigs or weapons are allowed on school premises during practices or games. We will have handheld metal detectors at some of our game sites.

We as a league want to always focus on the safety of all those attending all our activities. This year we have taken proactive steps in the interest of the safety of everyone.

We have implemented tighter entry requirements to screen everyone coming to our activities to limit someone’s ability to cause harm to another. Unfortunately, in today’s society we cannot rely on people to make good decisions and to focus on the development of the athletes in the game, therefore we must take proactive approaches to limit someone’s ability to harm another.

While we realize that the majority of people that attend our activities are great and only come to support the players, we must be progressive in protecting these same people. We understand that the new rules may cause delays and confusion when first implemented but we are confident that after a short time, it will become routine and run smoothly.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this growing phase with the league.

If you any questions feel free to call our Press Information Officer, Tara Block-Archuleta, at 505-310-1136.