Posted 3/3/2022

Masks Optional for Fully Vaccinated Players and Coaches

Since the pandemic began, TTA has been a leader in providing a safe place for kids to play basketball in the Bay Area. We have exceeded recommendations from the CDC and local guidelines in regards to: temperature check/sanitization/distancing/masking and have been successful in staying open while navigating a pandemic.

Given the current data and the way case numbers are trending, beginning Saturday March 12th, masks will be optional for all vaccinated players, coaches and parents that will be attending classes/camps at our Oakland, San Ramon and Alameda locations. 

We will be working on the honor system regarding vaccination status and we ask that you please continue to mask if you or your child is not vaccinated. 

It has been a difficult two years for everyone and we thank you for always adhering to our rules and guidelines. We want to give a shout out to your kids, who never complained about playing basketball with a mask on and continues to have fun and develop.

We want to give a special shout out to our coaches, who have done their absolute best to enforce our guidelines and coach with a mask on. It is very difficult to communicate and effectively coach while wearing a mask and our staff did (and will continue to do) an amazing job.

Our policy has been fluid this entire time, if cases start to rise and guidance changes, we will adjust our masking policy accordingly. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email. Thank you again for your continued support.

 

Posted 11/10/2020

Masks Required for All Programs

Hello Parents,

Thank you again for your support of TTA. Since we opened back up in June, we have been exceeding state Covid standards to ensure a safe place for your children to play basketball.

New guidance from the state: Masks are Required for child care, schools and camps–and this includes TTA. 

We have been flexible up to this point, allowing families to work within their own comfort level. Several of our locations have required masks since reopening and although an adjustment, kids adapt quickly and are overjoyed just to have the opportunity to play basketball.

Starting today, (November 10th) masks will be required for all coaches, players, participants and parents. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as the Covid guidelines are ever changing and fluid.

We will allow as many breaks as needed for kids to step outside and get fresh air and will keep doors open for maximum air flow.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know! contact@triplethreatonline.com

Tony Freccero
Triple Threat Academy Director

 

 

Posted 5/18/2020 @ 8am

Full Day Summer Camps Cancelled- Mini-Camps Added

 

Dear TTA Families –

We started doing summer camps 18 years ago and camps have been the backbone of our program. We are sad to announce, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cancelling full day summer camps. With restrictions being so high and basketball being a physical/contact sport, we could not come up with a way to keep kids safe and engaged for a full day camp. Our coaches will miss this tremendously (See Video from Coach Sid) as camps provide an opportunity for them to really get to spend time with and get to know the kids on a more personal level.

Mini-Camps!
We are always looking for ways to re-invent ourselves and are excited to announce that we have come up with an Emergency Preparedness Reopen Plan   With safety at the forefront of our plan, we will be offering “Mini-Camps” throughout the summer at our San Ramon and Oakland locations! Please take some time to look over the plan, that will provide you parents with a much needed break and also allow the kids a safe place to enjoy the benefits and teaching of our camps. View Plan Here

Digital Classroom
Until summer begins, we have turned to online workouts/drills/skills to coach the kids. These are not intended to be a replacement to our camps/classes, but rather a supplement given the situation. We totally understand that digital workouts are not for every kid and for those cases, we hope you can still have your kids watch them and stay engaged with us. To all our parents who have given feedback, suggestions for our digital classroom and already made an additional donation to help out—thank you so much! The response to the hard work our coaches are putting in has been great. We know this is a hard time for everyone, especially having the kids at home. View Workouts Here

Our Financial Situation
The COVID-19 crisis has challenged all of us at TTA. The planning and preparation that goes into our camps is not a small feat. Scheduling, gym rentals, supplies, insurance and many other expenses are secured a year in advance so that we can offer a variety of camps at the most convenient locations. Unfortunately most of these expenses were paid and are non-refundable. This time of the year is typically the most crucial for TTA, with summer program registration being our most heavily attended—we have closed registration for all summer programs, we have taken a large hit and currently have zero revenue for the foreseeable future.

Some good news—we made a commitment to our coaches and all are currently still on staff and working hard to provide as much content as we can to help keep the connection with all of you and provide an outlet for the kids to have some familiarity in the lives right now. We are working with each of our coaches to make sure they are taken care of and still have their job when we are able to open back up.

Automatic Credit

As for the enrollment fees for everyone who signed up for summer camps, we are automatically crediting them to your account for future use. We are a small business and providing instant refunds for hundreds of families would certainly put us out of business immediately. With our innovative reopen strategy, we believe we can service all of cancelled summer camps through our Mini-Camps, if you decide to use your credit in that way.

Here is how the credit will work:

  • Usable anytime in the next 5 years (by 12/31/2025)
  • Each Week of Camp = Credit for Two (2) Mini-Camps
  • Transferable to siblings and friends
  • Can be used for any TTA program offering

Donate Credit

Like any business, we still have expenses that continue regardless of if we are active in the gym. If you are a position to do so and have found our digital effort beneficial and valuable and/or just want to support TTA’s effort to stay alive, you can donate your summer tuition (partial or whole) and receive a full tax deduction through our 501(c)3–an official donation letter will be provided. If you would like to make that donation, simply email contact@triplethreatonline.com and let us know that in lieu of a credit for future use, you would like to use your summer camp payment as a donation.

For 18 years TTA has been embedded into the communities throughout Bay Area. With great families such as yours, we know we can continue and adapt. TTA has always been an innovator in the youth basketball field and when we reopen, we will have the opportunity to be with you again. Without you, there is no TTA!

On behalf of Coach Sid, Coach Drew, Coach Mike, Coach Kristjan, Coach Miles, Coach Jarryn, Coach Stephen, Coach Austin, Coach Ashley, Coach Franklin, Coach Will and Coach JJ, Coach Darius, Coach Tray—THANK YOU!!

Best Swishes and Please Stay Safe,

Tony Freccero
Director

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Posted 4/12/2020 @ 11am

Spring Session Cancelled

Dear TTA Families –

We love running classes for you and your family. Our TTA family of coaches miss having you in the gym each week. We miss seeing the kids each week (Please see video from Coach Sid). What we thought would be a two-week break to shelter in place has become something much larger than any of us could have ever imagined, and for this reason we are officially cancelling our spring group class and development league season.

To all our parents who have given feedback, suggestions for our digital classroom and already made an additional donation to help out—thank you so much! The response to the hard work our coaches are putting in has been great. We know this is a hard time for everyone, especially having the kids at home.

With no option for live in person classes, we have turned to online workouts/drills/skills to coach the kids. These were never intended to be a replacement to our classes, but rather a supplement given the situation. We totally understand that digital workouts are not for every kid and for those cases, we hope you can still have your kids watch them and stay engaged with us.

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged all of us at TTA. The planning and preparation that goes into our classes is not a small feat. Scheduling, gym rentals, supplies, insurance and many other expenses are secured a year in advance so that we can offer a consistent year-round program—and unfortunately most of these aren’t going away during the shutdown. This time of the year is typically the most crucial for TTA, with summer program registration being our most heavily attended—we have closed registration for all spring/summer, we have taken a large hit and currently have zero revenue for the foreseeable future.

Some good news—we made a commitment to our coaches and all are currently still on staff and working hard to provide as much content as we can to help keep the connection with all of you and provide an outlet for the kids to have some familiarity in the lives right now. We are working with each of our coaches to make sure they are taken care of and still have their job when we are able to open back up.

**Please stay tuned, we had an all company meeting yesterday and are implementing an amazing plan on how we can re-open and give everyone a safe place to have face to face workouts with their favorite coaches. We are currently consulting experts and we should have something to present over the next couple of weeks. With all youth sports being cancelled indefinitely, we believe TTA will be one of a few options for kids to be involved in any type of extra-curricular activity. The entire coaching staff is very excited and working hard to bring this to you**

Automatic Credit

As for the enrollment fees for everyone who signed up for spring, we are automatically crediting them to your account for future use. We are a small business and providing instant refunds for hundreds of families would certainly put us out of business immediately. With our innovative reopen strategy, we believe we can service all of missed spring classes if you decide to use your credit in that way. Again, we will have more details in the coming weeks

Here is how the credit will work:

  • Usable anytime in the next 5 years (by 12/31/2025)
  • Transferable to siblings and friends
  • Can be used for any TTA program offering

Donate Credit

Like any business, we still have expenses that continue regardless of if we are active in the gym. We have asked for government help and like many small businesses, have not been able to secure any funding. If you are a position to do so and have found our digital effort beneficial and valuable and/or just want to support TTA’s effort to stay alive, you can donate your spring tuition (partial or whole) and receive a full tax deduction through our 501(c)3–an official donation letter will be provided. If you would like to make that donation, simply email contact@triplethreatonline.com and let us know that in lieu of a credit for future use, you would like to use your spring payment as a donation.

For 18 years TTA has been embedded into the communities throughout Bay Area. We were the first to offer weekly skill development classes and we are hoping to continue this in the future. With great families such as yours, we know we can make this happen. TTA has always been an innovator in the youth basketball field and you will see much of the same when we release our re-open plan and have the opportunity to be with you again. Without you, there is no TTA! On behalf of Coach Sid, Coach Drew, Coach Mike, Coach Kristjan, Coach Miles, Coach Jarryn, Coach Stephen, Coach Austin, Coach Ashley, Coach Franklin, Coach Will and Coach JJ—THANK YOU!!

Best Swishes and Please Stay Safe,

Tony Freccero
Director

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Posted 3/12/2020 @ 12pm

Hello.

After much deliberation and talk, all TTA Spring Group Classes have been postponed. This is not an easy decision, however the health and safety of your children, our coaches and the community at large is of utmost importance at this time.  All classes at Bladium, San Ramon and Oakland will not take place until further notice.

This is uncharted territory for the entire world and everyone is trying to figure out what to do–as things are changing by the minute. We appreciate your support as we navigate through this time. As a small business, something like this is very scary on multiple fronts–including staying in business as there is no defined timeline for when we can resume. We are keeping our coaches the highest priority as they make a living coaching your kids and want to make sure that they can continue pay their bills and earn an income.

We are hoping taking precautions now will help stop the spike in coronavirus cases and allow us to resume shortly. That being said, we do not know how long this postponement will last and we will keep you up to date as we get more information. At this time, our plan is to continue following CDC and the state recommendations and take the advice of the experts. We are hoping to extend the spring session past our current end date to makeup for any classes that will have been missed. Again, that is the plan now and could change.

TTA is such an amazing community and please know, we will get through this and get the kids back to their normal schedules as soon as possible. This is a postponement of classes, not a cancellation.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of our program and we hope everyone stays healthy and we can all come back from this stronger than ever. We will keep you posted as the situation evolves.

Tony Freccero
TTA Director