We have been closely monitoring Alberta Health Services (AHS) for quite some time regarding COVID -19. We had previously released extreme precautionary measures to continue with practices which ended up short lived. WIth the increased risk that COVID-19 presented, the recemmendations from Volleyball Alberta and from AHS, we decided to take steps effective March 15, 2020 to postpone all practices and team events indefinitely. The safety of all athletes and their families is always the number one priority.
SAS Executive will continue to monitor Alberta Health Services (AHS), Volleyball Alberta and Volleyball Canada for updates and will post any updates through social media channels, our website and via email.
SAS will be assessing opportunities for refunds at the end of the season regarding all cancelled events.
Position as of March 24, 2020
IMPORTANT: Communique regarding COVID-19 – Volleyball Season: Cancellations and Suspensions effective March 24th, 2020
In response to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Volleyball Alberta has made the decision to cancel our 2020 Provincial Championships.
We are very disappointed to have to make this announcement as we know how important these tournaments are to the volleyball community.
The health and safety of our members remains our highest priority; with current modelling for COVID-19 indicating that we have yet to see the peak of this pandemic, all indications show that we will be under public health restrictions for the long haul.
Moving Forward Together
Although we may not be in physical contact, we can still be there for each other! The volleyball community is special, and we still want to connect with you!
We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice. Our goal is to resume our programs as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank everyone for your patience and commitment.
VA March Coaching Clinics
March 14-15: 15U/16U Premier #2
March 21-22: 13U Premier #2/14U Premier #3
March 21: 15U/16U Team Alberta Identification Camp
March 28-29: 17U/18U Premier #3
April 4-5: 15U/16U Premier #3
April 18: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #1
April 18-19: 13U & 14U Provincials
April 25-26: 17U & 18U Provincials
May 2-3: 15U & 16U Provincials
GO Sports Spring Program (Saville)
May 30-31: 17U Team Alberta Selection Camp #2
May 30-31: Team AB Beach Selection Camp
Volleyball Alberta Youth/Adult Beach Tournaments
Frequently Asked Questions:
F.A.Q.'s updated March 24, 2020
No, Albertans are prohibited from attending all public recreation facilities and private entertainment facilities.
Due to the unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, we ask for your patience as we continue to work with our Board of Directors, stakeholders, and risk management team to review the appropriate refund policy for each of our cancelled/suspended events.
We need to ensure our organization remains financially sustainable, while being aware of the impact on our clubs, teams, and individual members.
We do not have the capacity to reschedule cancelled tournaments.
We understand how incredibly disappointed our athletes are – we are right there with you! We will extend the deadline to place team orders for Provincials shirts until (March 30, 2020), for any athletes/coaches that would like a memento of the cancelled season. We will ship the team order to the Team Contact at no additional cost.
Volleyball Canada will take the advice of local and federal government bodies and decide by April 15 on whether to cancel Nationals. Please note a decision may be made sooner, depending on how the situation evolves. Please refer to the Volleyball Canada webpage for the most up-to-date information: https://volleyball.ca/en/competitions/2020-volleyball-canada-nationals
We will continue to monitor all appropriate medical and public safety advice, and we will encourage our members to take all reasonable precautions. Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent. Until then, we thank you, our members and your families, for your patience and understanding.
2020 MEN & WOMEN TEAMS
U16 WOMEN GREEN TEAM IN PHOENIX
We have been and will be continuing to work hard to assemble the best possible coaching teams for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.
We are always looking for positive, outgoing, individuals that are interested with coaching our youth the exciting game of Volleyball.
If you are interested with coaching or assistant coaching please contact Curtis Zilinski at email@example.com