RETURN TO VOLLEYBALL
We have been closely monitoring Alberta Health Services (AHS), Volleyball Canada, and Volleyball Alberta for quite some time regarding COVID -19. With a relaunch strategy now in place for "Return to Volleyball" and recreation facilities starting to reopen St Albert Sturgeon (SAS) Volleyball will be starting to look at organizing some training sessions or camps following all guidelines and restrictions. Some of these may be geared towards outdoor events as Alberta Health Services (AHS) has deemed these to be safer to have more room to help maintain physical distancing where possible. The safety of all athletes and their families is always the number one priority. We will continue to monitor Alberta Health Services (AHS), Volleyball Canada, and Volleyball Alberta for continued updates and changes.
Stay tuned to our website and social media for upcoming dates for our 2020 camps and training sessions.
EDUCATE YOURSELF ON COVID -19 - BEING PREPARED IS HALF THE BATTLE.
Government of Alberta - Stage 2 Relaunch for Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation - June 12
Government of Alberta - Prevention Starts with Awareness
Volleyball Alberta - Return to Volleyball Guidelines - Version 1, June 22
Volleyball Canada - Return to Volleyball, One Page Summary
Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee & Own the Podium - COVID-19 Return to High Peformance Sport Framework
Mikasa Volleyball - Cleaning & Maintenance
Government of Canada - Hand Washing Video
Volleyball Alberta Members,
While the Premier of Alberta and Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health have given our sport the green light to return to play as part of Phase 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy (starting Friday June 12), unfortunately we have to ask for your patience as we are not quite ready for relaunch.
We are busy working on the final stages of our Return-to-Volleyball model with appropriate waivers and processes and will be ready to share the plan with our membership early next week.
Until then, Volleyball Alberta affiliated clubs and members should not facilitate any volleyball activities without appropriate physical distancing measures (while following all Alberta Health guidelines). This is to ensure we have mitigated as much risk and liability for our clubs as possible.
Please note that athletes should only be part of ONE sport OR performing cohort. The intention is to have an athlete stay in the same cohort throughout the entire phase. While our athletes may be eager to attend open gyms or programs for multiple clubs in the search of a club for the 2020-2021 season, we need to ensure that athlete safety is paramount. We do not want to create an environment where athletes are crossing from cohort group to cohort group as this puts us all at risk. The advice we received from Dr. Hinshaw on June 9 was that there needs to be a 14-day window if an athlete needs to switch cohort groups.
We will continue to reach out to our members as we move forward through the relaunch.
Your patience and support is really appreciated!
~ Your Volleyball Alberta Staff & Board
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