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COVID19 Related

Northwest Volleyball's highest priority is conducting our training sessions safely for our players, coaches, and their families. We expect families to make decisions based on their needs and requirements. If they do not feel safe, they should not participate.

We have created the following processes/procedures based on the guidance provided on the links on this page. Specifically, we are using the guidance Professional Sports & Other Sporting Activities Phase 2 and 3 COVID-19 Requirements except for having the ability to sanitize our volleyballs and using volleyball guidelines from the USA Volleyball (USAV) where applicable. By participating in any training session, the parents, players, and coaches accept all risks associated with COVID 19 and any other general risks associated with playing volleyball.


COVID19 PROCESSES/PROCEDURES - INDOOR 

 

  1. If a player exhibits any of the symptoms outlined here by the CDC or Washington State Department of Health, they are required to stay home and e-mail info@volleyballnw.com so we can follow-up with contact tracing.
  2. All players must arrive and depart based on their scheduled time. Players cannot arrive early and must immediately leave the court area as soon as players are dismissed.
    • The player DROP OFF zone will be at a door designated for entry only. Players must prepare for practice beforehand and arrive ready to practice. Temperature checks will be made upon arrival and for the 15 minutes prior to practice. It is important that players arrive within that window of time.
    • No bags will be allowed in the lobby or gym area.
    • The player PICK UP zone will be at a door designated for exit only. 
    • Between rounds, players are asked to stay in their vehicles until the previous group has been dismissed and left the gym.
  3. We ask that players bring their own bottled water, personal hand sanitizer if possible, and any personal protection they need to participate in practice. Until further notice, players and coaches will wear masks at practice. We encourage athletes to research and secure PPE that is conducive to athletic activity.
  4. Players and coaches will practice social distancing when possible during practice sessions and avoid all direct contact with each other. 
  5. Players and coaches must sanitize their hands and forearms using their personal sanitizer. The club will have sanitizer on location as well for both players and coaches to use if needed.
  6. Each court will have a freshly sanitized set of volleyballs. The balls will be marked as designated for that court. When a ball crosses to an adjacent court, players and coaches are asked to avoid using their hands when returning balls to adjacent courts. 
  7. When sharing volleyballs at a designated practice facility, volleyballs will be sanitized at the end of each practice session. 
  8. When players are dismissed, they must leave the court immediately. Another group may be coming in after them.
  9. Tony Miranda is the lead COVID-19 supervisor for the club. Each site will have a designated and trained onsite COVID-19 Supervisor.
  10. We understand parents or siblings want to watch practices primarily with the younger players, however, we will not be able to allow spectators at practice. Each gym has a limited capacity based on square footage, and every additional spectator means one less athlete that can attend. We ask that you either remain in your vehicle or temporarily leave the facility.

We will communicate any changes made to these processes/procedures, but it is the responsibility of all parties to check here before each training session. We will modify this document as we feel necessary.  However, please do not interrupt coaches during training sessions.

We appreciate your cooperation and assistance with these processes/procedures.




Professional Sports & Other Sporting Activities Phase 2 and 3 COVID-19 Requirements

The restrictions for indoor fitness facilities, gyms, and indoor youth & adult amateur sports goes into effect Nov 16, 2020 at 11:59pm and will continue through December 14, 2020.



Safe Start Washington

Updated as of Oct 7, 2020