Matthew (Matt) Law is returning for his second season of coaching SAS U14 boys advancing from assistant coach to head coach. He has a real passion for the game, as a player for 28 years, a level 3 (Regional) referee with Volleyball Canada and coming off a very success club season with SAS U14 boys team last year. With a work hard, have fun philosophy and an excellent assistant coach Eugene Unrau, they hope to help all members of the team set goals, work toward achieving them, and bring out their potential to be the best player they can be.
Matt grew up in St. Albert playing for Lorne Akins Jr. High, and Paul Kane High School. He has lived in Sherwood Park and Edmonton but has returned to his roots currently living in St. Albert. Matt currently works for the City of Fort Saskatchewan as a Utility Operator II, maintaining the drinking water supply and Sanitary lines.
Matt and Eugene are excited to help lead SAS U14 boys team Green to an excellent season.
BIO COMING SOON
Alberta is taking action to protect Albertans against the highly transmissible Omicron variant by ramping up health system capacity, providing free rapid test kits, expanding vaccine boosters, clarifying indoor social gathering limits, and decreasing capacity in large venues.
Albertans are asked to reduce their number of contacts by half, limit unrestricted activities where there is a high risk of transmission, and observe all public health measures over the holidays to help slow the spread.
Businesses participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program can operate with less restrictions if they require patrons 12 and over to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result. New measures come into effect December 24 at 12:01am.
Read Dr. Hinshaw's tips for celebrating safely this holiday season.
Youth (under 18) sport, fitness and performance activities
Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:
Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.
Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.
After an extensive analysis, including legal consultation and insurance review, Volleyball Alberta has adopted an Event Vaccine Policy for our 2022 events.
We understand and appreciate there are multiple perspectives regarding vaccinations and respect the passion that individuals have for our sport.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Volleyball Alberta will regularly review and modify our health and safety protocols as deemed necessary.
As our previously posted vaccine stance has resulted in a lot of feedback, we want to expand upon the process that we go through when requesting facilities.
Facility access has always been a challenge. To accept all interested teams for our indoor club events, Volleyball Alberta can utilize over fifty courts per tournament weekend. Even with this extensive access, we often needed to operate during extended hours at these venues to complete the necessary matches.
The pandemic has placed additional strains on facility access as a number of venues are not renting to outside user groups.
In addition to the large volume of courts we require, we also take a number of factors into consideration including:
Due to the intricate nature of tournament and program design, we cannot accommodate requests for individuals or teams to participate in specific venues.
The University of Alberta currently has more restrictive entry requirements than VA, as they do not accept negative testing (except for medically exempt individuals). As the Edmonton area has very limited facility access, the U of A facilities (Up to 18 courts per weekend = Saville Community Sport Centre, Main Gym, Education Gym, East Gym) are required to facilitate the size and scope of our events.
We understand that our staff will continue to receive feedback about our Event Vaccination Policy. We commit to reading every email! However, due to the incredible volume of feedback, we do not have the capacity to reply to each message.
Please continue to treat each other with respect and kindness.