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Metro-Detroit Recreational Outdoor Pick-up (M-DROP) Basketball: This group is for anyone interested in some clean, fun, recreational outdoor (and indoor) pick-up basketball in the Metro Detroit Area.

It was started out of a desire to see some organized Pick-up basketball in the Metro Detroit Area that didn't require any membership/rental fees for Indoor gyms (especially during the Spring/Summer/Fall time when the weather's nice enough to play outside on Free Public Courts.

This group is open to all, so "Youngbloods" and "Old-man game" are equally welcomed, and we are open to all skill levels (provided you either already know or can quickly pick up on rules of the game). The one thing requested is that people be respectable and respectful! This group is meant to be a fun way for folks to get some moderate intensity outdoor cardio in on the weekends without having to sign up for gym memberships or set up rec-league teams.

Basic Ground Rules (The following rules all fall under the Motto of "Be respectful"):

• Please try to refrain from show-boating/ trash talking; as mentioned earlier, this is meant to be a just-for-fun group and we don't want to incite any brawls.

• Physical play is acceptable to a limit: NO Hard/Dirty Fouls!!! We don't want people injuring themselves and having to miss work or school.

• We will also be playing on Public outdoor courts for the most part, so players should be respectful to the public hoops and nets. (Please refrain from hanging on rims or pulling on nets)

We play outdoors in the Spring/Summer/Fall on Saturdays from 10:00am to 12noon, and on Weekdays on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Saturday Pick-up games will be at alternating courts in the Metro Detroit Area (e.g ITC Sports Park in Northville/Novi, Harding Park in Ferndale, Whittier Park in Royal Oak Park, Griffin Park in Canton, Corrado Park in Westland and more), while Weekday games will be at the Founders Park Outdoor Basketball court off 8-Mile Road in Farmington Hills (North of Livonia). Pick-Up game strategy would be decided based on number of attendees; e.g. 10 attendees needed for Full-Court 5v5, 6-4 attendees would only permit Halfcourt games of 2v2 or 3v3, while 3 attendees would only permit games of 21.

This group is still in its early stages, but it's growing and gathering more interest weekly and I only hope to see it continue- looking forward to meeting new members out on the courts.

-Tim (Organizer)

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­ Outdoor Pick-Up Basketball Game (COVID19 Rules/Restrictions in Description)

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Post-COVID 19 Pick-Up Basketball Rules/Restrictions:

- Pick-up games from here on out will be limited in participants (No more than 15).

- RSVP will be strictly enforced (i.e. No guests; and DO NOT SHOW UP if you didn't RSVP/ Your RSVP wasn't approved)

- If you're feeling under the weather in the slightest, please do the safe and considerable thing and stay home.

- Bring your own Water!! Absolutely NO sharing of drinks between players

- Maintain proper social distancing when sitting/standing on the sidelines waiting for games

- Participants should try to sanitize hands/arms legs before and after each game. I will have some hand sanitizer on deck for use between games, but please bring your own if you have any.

- As much as basketball is a contact sport- ABSOLUTELY NO Hard Fouls especially during this period

- Participants will have to provide a self-attestation of the following before they can participate. NOTE: We are operating from an honor system, but please understand the risks fully and take this seriously by answering as accurately and as honestly as you can.


- You have tested positive for COVID-19 during the past 10 days.

- You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results.

- You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, is suspected of having COVID-19, or has symptoms associated with COVID-19 within the last 10 days.

- You have a fever (100.4 F or higher) or a sense of having a fever.

- You have experienced any of the following symptoms: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell during the past 10 days. Please refer to the CDC Coronavirus Disease Symptom page which includes a Self-Checker: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

- You have traveled to any location identified as a COVID-19 “hot spot,” or internationally, during the past 10 days.

If any of your answers change between attending a pick-up game, please PRIVATELY notify one of the organizers, so we are better able to assist those tracking possible infections in case there's a risk of a community-spread.

Again, I implore everyone to take this seriously and be responsible if they plan on resuming playing. Outdoor Basketball has been classified and the 2nd Highest-Risk sport, behind Wrestling during COVID19. There's no real way to play while minimizing its risk besides having it outdoors. Please do understand the risk, and participate only if you're comfortable.

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