HEAT POLICY - FEBRUARY 2013

This heat policy of the Mountain Tigers Basketball Club is to be read in conjunction with the Extreme Heat Policy of Knox Basketball Inc.

In the event that the Victorian Government declares a “catastrophic” or “code red” fire danger rating for the district where our members reside, the Mountain Tigers committee recognises that many of our members may be required to invoke their Bushfire Survival plans. This action could then possibly impact on the availability of individual members to play their scheduled game of basketball.

Therefore should a “catastrophic” or “code red” day be declared on a Saturday or Sunday whereby junior domestic games are scheduled, this process is to be followed;

 

  1. The club’s coaching co-ordinator will email all coaches notifying/confirming the declaration of the “catastrophic or code red” fire danger rating.

  2. All coaches are to telephone all individual members of their teams to confirm their availability to play on that day.

  3. If a team coach establishes that they will not have enough members available to play on that day, the coach will then notify the coaching co-ordinator, no less than 24 hours prior to their scheduled game.

  4. The club's coaching co-ordinator will then communicate to the Registrar of Knox Basketball Inc. details of the Mountain Tigers team that will not be playing on that day.

  5. Knox Basketball Inc. will then apply the special consideration to that team, as stated in their Extreme Heat Policy.

  6. It is recognised in this policy that the Victorian Government will normally give up to 2 day’s notice of a declared “catastrophic or code red” fire danger rating

Should any member invoke their Bushfire Survival Plan on any other declared fire danger rating day and be unavailable to play their scheduled game, sufficient notice is to be given to their team coach.

Any questions regarding this policy can be directed to the club’s President or Coaching Co-ordinator.

 

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