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Signing Process & Premier League Update - Nov. 27, 2020

By Volleyball Alberta Staff & Board, 11/29/20, 1:30AM MST

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Volleyball Alberta postpones try-outs until Jan 2nd.

Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the Government of Alberta has implemented new mandatory public health measures in communities across the province. These public health measures are in place to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Considering the updated measures, Volleyball Alberta has adjusted dates pertaining to the signing process (tryout period) and our Premier Leagues (registration, start dates, etc.). Effective immediately, Volleyball Alberta is postponing the Tryout Period until January 2021.

Volleyball Alberta will continue to monitor the Government of Alberta’s guidelines and update important dates as necessary. If current restrictions are extended, Volleyball Alberta will readjust the dates considering the following situations:

  • Current timeline remains intact
    • 5 weeks from the first day of tryout period to the first competition date
    • All dates will be shifted later
  • Completion of the tryout period prior to the start of the leagues
  • Allow physical preparation/team training prior to the start of the leagues
  • Round 1 of competition will be 12 matches as outlined
  • Round 2 competition structure/timeframe/cost may be adjusted and decreased to accommodate Volleyball Canada’s National Championships

Volleyball Alberta understands the concerns of our coaches, athletes & members during these unprecedented times and want to reassure our commitment to providing a competition season. Under the current restrictions, the following adjustments to the processes & leagues have been outlined below:

Signing Process

Open Signing Period

  • The open signing period ended November 25, 2020
  • Teams must register their signed athletes with Volleyball Alberta by November 28, 2020

Provided Indoor Team Sport restrictions are lifted in December, the timelines below will be applied.  Appropriate updates will be made to the timelines if restrictions are extended into January.

Tryout Period – All Age Classes are Postponed

  • The updated Tryout Period is scheduled to begin January 2, 2021
  • This period will end at the completion of team selections
  • Tryouts should be facilitated with physical distancing to promote a healthy & safe environment for all athletes to safely participate in more than one tryout
  • Be mindful of the number of athletes attending so physical distancing can be properly managed at tryouts and facility occupancy guidelines are met

Premier League Registration

14U-18U – Round 1 Registration

  • Registration deadline is Monday, January 11, 2021 @ 2:00pm

13U - Round 1 Registration

  • Registration will open Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Registration deadline is Monday, January 18, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Round 2 Registration

  • Registration will open Monday, February 15, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Registration deadline is Monday, February 22, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Premier League Timeframe

Premier League - Round 1

  • First competition day will be Saturday, February 6, 2021
  • Last competition day will be Sunday, March 28, 2021

Premier League - Round 2

  • First competition day will be Saturday, April 3, 2021
  • Last competition day will be Sunday, May 9, 2021*
  • *Round 2 competition structure/timeframe/cost may be adjusted and decreased to accommodate Volleyball Canada’s National Championships