RMR Members and Families,
Below are a few updates received from USAV.
From Kristy Cox, Director of Events USAV
We know many of you have questions with all the cancellations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus on how the GJNC qualification process will work and if we will extend qualification. As you know, the canvas is changing daily so we can’t give any definite answers right now. We do have contingency plans set in place depending how things play out the next couple of weeks. At this time, we do not intend to cancel any of our Championships. We have decided to extend the GJNC qualification season through June 14th. We hope this will help many of you as you are looking for options to reschedule your region bid events.
From Jamie Davis, Chief Executive Officer of USAV
As a benefit to our membership, we have established a COVID-19 Family Resources page (https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/features/~/link.aspx?_id=B64FD3DF4C4F4E3AB5D4EDB6483E7825&_z=z) providing resources to our families on a variety of topics including:
· Talking to Your Kids about COVID-19
· Activities for Kids During Quarantine
· General COVID-19 Resources
· Tips For Adults
· Volleyball Training/Tips/Fun Stuff on Social Media
· Digital Security
Please feel free to let your members know about this enhancement to the resources being provided. Thanks, stay safe and Go USA!
Stay Safe and Healthy,
March 19, 2020 Update
USA Volleyball is announcing the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 15, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.
USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.
The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.
Dear Members and their Families:
It has come to the RMR's attention that some clubs in the region are changing the terminology to their constituents that they are conducting practices, leagues and private lessons that are NOT sanctioned by USAV and or the RMR. The clubs make all sorts of assertions that they are taking precautions to stave off the CONVID-19 virus. The RMR finds these actions to be reckless and irresponsible and lacking common sense given the USAV, RMR, national, state and local concerns for social distancing and is NOT protecting our Members and their Families.
At this time, we are asking all members to NOT attend volleyball practices, leagues or private lessons. This could be unsafe for members and their families. Why else would so many schools be closed and governmental warnings about social distancing. In the scope of everything that is happening, Volleyball is really a trivial thing to forgo.
In one of the last emails sent out by the RMR, it indicated that the RMR Board of Directors would be conducting a telephonic meeting on Monday March 16th. In light of the USAV ban and no new current information, the BOD will now conduct an in person meeting on Monday March 23rd and hopefully will have more information and guidance from USAV. We will still keep our members and their families informed of developments by USAV and the Region as they become available.
Stay healthy and well;
Dear RMR Members and Families:
COVID-19 is a constantly changing and evolving situation.
We understand that earlier today we sent out an email detailing the current situation for our RMR Membership. Since that time, things have evolved and changed. Effective at 11:59pm on Friday March 13th, all USAV and RMR events, including practices, private lessons or anything covered by USA and RMR insureance. All activities are banned through March 31st. This will include Power 5 Odd and Mixed age that was to take place on Sunday March 29th. Please refer to the link in the message below or the RMR website for additional updates and information.
This is the email recieved from USAV to the RMR Commissioner earlier today:
"We are continuing to monitor the status of COVID-19 coronavirus. In the interest of welfare and safety of our membership, USA Volleyball is eliminating the sanctioning for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) effective 11:59pm, Friday, March 13th. This ban on all USA Volleyball sanctioned activities extends through March 31st. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent. Please refer to (https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/features/usa-volleyball-response-on-coronavirus) for the latest updated information."
Safety and Health to all of our Members and Families;
If you have questions about Colorado Crossroads and the corona virus, please contact Colorado Crossroads. The RMR is not responsible for making decision with that tournament. For the latest information that we have regarding it, please see below and we will keep our site as up to date as we can with information.
In recent days, we have received several inquiries from individuals asking the status of USA Volleyball-organized and -sanctioned events as a result of the coronavirus. We are monitoring the situation very closely and are in contact with local authorities regarding each event. At this time, we have elected not to make any sweeping decisions regarding USA Volleyball-sanctioned events but rather address each according to the individual circumstances. We will follow and comply with any cancellation instructions levied by such local authorities.
Until further notice we are asking that all team handshakes/high fives/etc. be suspended and that teams and organizers follow all recommended precautionary measures.
For information on upcoming qualifier, bid and other tournaments, please select your preferred tournament below. USAV-organized events such as Sunshine Classic have information in each section. For updates on USAV-sanctioned tournaments organized by other groups, you'll need to visit that tournament's webpage for the latest information. A link will be provided to each qualifier's page. Links for all qualifiers are also available on our Girls Qualifiers page.
Note: if you have questions about a regional event, please visit the hosting region's website or contact the region directly.
Last updated March 9, 2020
Colorado Crossroads is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the status of the qualifier, visit the Colorado Crossroads webpage.
Visit Denver issued a letter regarding the Coronavirus and Denver's emergency preparedness plan.
Denver remains open and welcomes visitors, groups and business travelers to the city. Denver International Airport (DEN) is currently not on the list of airports considered high risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the event of an emergency, incident or health threat, VISIT Denver, in coordination with the city, follows an emergency preparedness plan of action that includes a communication protocol with local venues and organizations such as DEN, Colorado Convention Center, Denver hotel community, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, City & County of Denver Office of Emergency Management, and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.
The RMR does not dictate whether teams or participants should or should not travel in any inclement weather or other conditions. Club/Team travel to any RMR event is always at your own risk and expense . In the event of road closures (verifiable by State Patrol) due to inclement weather on the date of the tournament, it is the responsibility of the Club/Team Representative to notify the Tournament Director that the team will not be participating in the tournament. Only notify the RMR Office if the Tournament Director can not be reached. The team will forfeit all matches which will result in receiving last place in that division. If deemed appropriate, the Junior Committee of the RMR Board of Directors may reimburse tournament entry fee (s) based on the above noted criteria.
303VBA 16 Mizuno boys team won a bid over the weekend at the SCVA Invitational!
We are thrilled to formally announce the commencement of a new "Home" for NORCO Juniors Volleyball Club that will be located in the Centerra Community of Northern Colorado. Our vision over the last 35 years has always been about offering our NORCO families the best program possible and this new facility will better serve everyone with more space for training, new programs and a much larger parking lot.
Our current facility is 29,0000 sq. ft., with 6 courts and a 9' serving approach area. The new facility will be 60,000 sq. ft., 10 courts, 3 outdoor sand courts, 340 on-site parking stalls and a 15' service approach zone. We are incredibly grateful for our current building which excelled us to a much higher level but our growth has created a greater need for more space. Our new home will have the best volleyball training center in the state, with better spectator seating and circulation. The new building will be located 1.5 miles West of I-25 and Crossroads Blvd with an anticipated opening date of September 1, 2020.
Loyalty and support from our past and present families has been instrumental in our successful growth and our vision of offering the very best will continue in this greatly improved facility. Should you have any questions regarding our move next year, please contact us. We will be sending periodical updates on the progress of construction.
Thank you all and Happy Holidays,
Cathy R. Mahaffey, Ed. D
Norco Juniors VBC
As of 2/20/2020