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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Jennifer Rounseville, Recreation Coordinator


Blaine Rethmeier, Recreation Coordinator


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Goldenball Basketball


August 25, 2020

Hello Goldenball Coaches and Team Organizers,

We hope you and your families are managing the Covid-19 pandemic as well as possible.  So much has changed since we ended our basketball season March 8, 2020.  By March 17th, Portland Parks & Recreation closed all programming and we began our new telework assignments.

The Sports world has completely changed from last season.  Fall sports nationwide are postponed until spring 2021.  Our Tri-County area remains in Phase I and children will continue distance learning until at least early November.

Portland Parks & Recreation and the City of Portland follow the Oregon Health Authority guidelines.  Basketball is still not allowed due to high risk factors of virus transmission.   Gyms will not be available to the public for several months.   Due to the uncertainties we face in trying to offer our sports programs, we are unable to offer the Goldenball league this upcoming season. 

We look forward to better days ahead and will share updates as we are able to move towards a safe return to sports participation.  Our greatest concerns are for the continued health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff.

Thank you for your contributions to our Goldenball program and we hope to see you all again soon!!


Best Regards,

PP&R Sports Staff;


Karen Aker

Blaine Rethmeier

Jennifer Rounseville

Game Day Reminders

  • Arrive at your game site 15 minutes prior to your start time. Game time is forfeit time. We schedule our games every hour and 10 minutes so each site has a full day of games.
  • 3rd grade-8th grade may start and end a game with 4 players. High school needs to start with 5 players and can end with 4 players. High School teams must have an adult on the bench (21 and over).
  • Check in with the gym host at your site. They will have a sign in sheet for coaches.
  • Home team is the official book and visiting team must provide an adult to run the score clock. This is for all levels of play.
  • Our league is recreational in nature, please remember that you are a role model for your team and spectators.
  • Participation rule for 3rd-8th grade: All players must play a full quarter before substitutions can be made. If you have 11 players or more, ie. the 11th player will start the 3rd quarter and play the full quarter before being part of the substitution pool.
  • Please remember most of our officials are high school aged referees. This is their first or second year of officiating and we expect all members of a team to be patient and be a leader in showing good sportsmanship. 
  • Please read your league rules and coach expectations in your coaches packet. We allow only one coach (the head coach) to stand during games. We allow a maximum of 2 coaches on the bench.


Please contact Jennifer at or Blaine at