Kings Minor Basketball: School Partnerships

Expectation for School use

KMBA is very pleased and thankful for the very positive relationship developed with Coldbrook, Somerset and Berwick Schools. KMBA is permitted the use of these gyms free or at a nominal cost, which in turn permits KMBA to keep our registration for the program at a reasonable rate for you. The use of these schools is a privilege and not a right! Please support KMBA in maintaining this positive relationship with the school, custodial staff and staff by respecting these reasonable requests:

  • Players are not permitted to be in the hallways or return to their classrooms to pick up indoor footwear for basketball - please instruct your child to bring home his/her indoor footwear prior to basketball practices/games.
  • KMBA Gators and families only need to be in the gym. Washrooms are available as you enter the main doors in Coldbrook and Berwick. Washrooms are located inside the gym at Somerset.
  • All outdoor footwear (kids and adults) is to be removed prior to entering the gym

See the practice chart below to find out the practice schedule of each team at the schools that have established partnership with KMBA.



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Coldbrook Specific Regulations:

  • Due to the revised AVRSB school policy to keep the main doors to the school locked, we must strictly monitor who enters the building while we are using the school. The doors will be locked as of 6:30pm on practice nights and cannot be propped open by any means, even for the drop off or pick up times. School doors must also remain locked on weekends.
  • Effective immediately, when KMBA is using the gym, we will hang a door bell outside the main doors. If you require access to the gym, please press the door- bell to alert a parent helper to open the door.
  • No peanut products can be brought into Coldbrook School for snacks including weekends.
  • The rock wall is off limits for KMBA players, siblings or friend.
  • Kids can play on the stage but must be supervised at all times by an adult. All equipment on the stage is the property of the school and must be treated with respect. The "we break it, we bought it" rule applies, so if equipment is broken, higher future registration costs can be expected.
  • The curtain in the gym may be used to split practices however kids are NOT permitted to close the curtain and must be kept from hanging from it or onto it. Closing and opening the curtain is the responsibility of the coaches or managers.

Coldbrook School Fire Escape Plan:

Everyone in the gym evacuates from 2 door options:

  1. The main door for those in the lobby or in the gym on the top part of the gym;
  2. The lower door for those sitting near the stage area (other side of curtain)

Everyone goes directly to the soccer field where the coach and/or team manager MUST ensure that everyone is out safe. Jean Corporon must be contacted immediately at 902-681-8394 (home) or 902-698-2235 (cell) in the case of any fire evacuation.

Coach's Checklist

Coaches using Coldbrook school gym can download the Coach's checlist here.



Somerset Specific Regulations:

  • Players are not permitted to be in the hallways or return to their classrooms to pick up indoor footwear for basketball - please instruct your child to bring home his/her indoor footwear prior to basketball practices/games.
  • KMBA Gators and families only need to be in the gym. Washrooms are located inside the gym at Somerset.
  • All outdoor footwear (kids and adults) is to be removed prior to entering the gym AVRSB school policy to keep the main doors to the school locked, we must strictly monitor who enters the building while we are using the school. The doors will be locked as of 6:30pm on practice nights and cannot be propped open by any means, even for the drop off or pick up times.
  • No one is to climb on the gym mats piled in the gym. This is a safety hazard!

 Somerset School Fire Escape Plan:

Please see the Somerset School After Hours Use of Facility Fire Plan and Escape Route.



Berwick School Specific Regulations:

Unlocking/uncoding the school:

  • Any evening when school has occurred the side doors and gym will be opened. The janitorial staff have the regular KMBA schedule to ensure the facility is unlocked.
  • On weekends, the contacts with keys (main doors, first-aid room, change rooms, etc.) and code are:
    • Mike Jordan - mjordan@eastlink.ca res: (902) 538-1705 cell: (902) 690-3852 
    • Peter Clark - lonepine77@gmail.com res: (902) 538-0193 cell: (902) 680-5608 3.
  • The code must be entered within 30 seconds of entry. We must also sign-in on the sheet next to the code pad.

Set-up:

  • Take note of the setup of the hoops at the beginning of each practice and return the hoops to their original position.
  • Key to push-back the 2 main hoops are in the First-Aid room, directly on your left hanging on a wooden stick. The switch boxes are located on the right hand side of the stage.
  • The manual rods for lifting/lowering hoops are usually found in the First-Aid room.
  • If you need a broom, it should be behind the First-Aid room door or you can see the janitor.
  • If the gym divider needs to be raised/lowered, the key is with the other keys directly to the left in the First-Aid room. The switch is on the wall directly to the left of the male washroom door in the gym.

Practice time & Game time:

  • Please ensure all players and parents remove outer footwear before entering the gym.
  • No one is to be running around the stage area. Sometime best to close the curtains; the ropes to close the curtains are on the left side of the stage.
  • No one is to access the remainder of the school. Only the entry, hallways to the gym, the gym, washrooms and the water fountain are spaces to be used.
  • Selling Pop or Chocolate Bars or similar "Less Healthy Options" is not allowed in line with the AVRSB School Food Policy.

Close-up:

  • Please leave the gym as you have found it...or better.
  • Check the washrooms to ensure things are not over flowing.
  • Check the exit doors in the gym to ensure these are closed.
  • Turn all lights out if you are the last to leave the school (i.e. no janitors).
  • Have the contacts above, lock-up, sign-out and code out; not necessary on evenings when janitors are still present.

Emergency contacts:

  • Contact 911 with the emergency information (i.e. ambulance, police, fire department)
  • Only then, contact one of the school officials to inform them what has happened:
  1. Cindy Dickie (principal)               (902) 599-0218
  2. Isaac Schruman (vice-principal)  (902) 844-2443
  3. Bill Walsh (Phys. Ed. Teacher)     (902) 670-3230 3.
  • Then, contact a representative of KMBA:

Important!! If you know someone has entered the building illegally and will not identify why they are present, it is recommended to dial 911 as we do not want players, parents and volunteers in harms way.

Fire Safety:

  • There are many exits from the main gym and through the school. Make notice of these for yourself and to your players.
  • I would recommend the west (main) parking lot as a mustering station for players and parents; this is where everyone normally parks.
  • Should a fire occur, please pull the alarm and exit promptly.
  • Once out of the building contact the principal/vice principal/Phyd.Ed. teacher. Do not leave the area until someone from the school is on-site.
  1. Mike Jordan (KMBA liaison)        (902-698-9661)
  2. Deidre Burns (KMBA president)   (902-690-5838)