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Volunteer Hours

By Becky Langley 02/26/2021, 12:30pm CST

Requiring only a 2-hour shift per player

To our travel families:

As you know, we were not able to host our annual tournament due to the "pause" in activities. Our tournament is our biggest fundraiser every year and pays for the other tournaments and gym time. That being said, we are fortunate that we are able to be a boys state tournament host again this year and we need some help. We have lowered the required volunteer hours and are asking for 2 hours per player and a 4 hour family maximum. You can go to our website and sign up for a slot under DIBS. There will not be concessions at any of the schools so it is mostly sanitizing between games.

You also have the option to donate your check to ERGYB if you choose not to fulfill the hours or wish to help recoup the funds lost because we were not able to host our tournament in January. If you would like to donate your volunteer check please email our treasurer at

Looking for New Board Members!

By Lora Meier 02/22/2021, 3:00pm CST

Now accepting nominations for new directors

At this time the ERGYB board is taking nominations for new directors!  Members of the ERGYB board are committed to promoting girls youth basketball at all levels and to provide opportunities for girls to develop skills.  Board members work together throughout the year organizing various events as well as attending monthly meetings.  The board is also responsible for making key decisions regarding the organization throughout the year.  Terms are three years in length beginning in May.  New directors are selected on April 11, during the regularly scheduled board meeting.  

If you are interested in getting involved with ERGYB by joining the board, would like to nominate someone or have questions, please email Mary Kangas, ERGYB Secretary.

Mask Requirements & Exemptions

By Lora Meier 01/11/2021, 9:30pm CST

There have been many questions about face mask requirements and why we require them.  ERGYB has to follow the guidelines of the district in order to use the district facilities.  ISD728 has adopted the guidelines set by MYAS/MYBA which has face coverings/masks required at all times, this includes practices, games, or competitions.  MYAS/MYBA have recently updated their exemption guidance for face coverings/masks.  Exemptions are given to individuals who have medical conditions, disabilities, mental health, developmental, or behavioral needs that make it difficult to wear a mask or face covering.  Exemptions must be obtained in writing from a licensed medical professional who is registered, licensed, certified, or authorized by the state to provide medical treatment and practicing within the person’s medical training and scope of practice.

Click here for the full MYAS/MYBA Mask/Face Covering Guidance.

ERGYB will honor all exemptions that meet the MYBA/MYAS requirements.  The following information is required by Community Ed and ERGYB before the exemption will be recognized:

  1. Name of player, name of coach, and location and times of practice(s).
  2. Completed ISD728 Face Coverings Exemptions Form for Medical Reasons.
  3. The Coach must have a physical copy of exemption.
  4. ERGYB’s COVID Compliance Manager (CCM) must also have a copy of the exemption and completed ISD728 exemption form (these can be electronic copies) – ERGYB’s CCM is Becky Langley (
  5. Before tournaments ERGYB/coach is responsible for notifying the hosting organization of a player with an exemption.