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RMR Power Series Placed On Temporary Hold

 

effective Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020

RMR Members:

We are all aware of the increased incidence of COVID-19 in our communities, and of the increasing regulatory controls being brought to bear by state and county offices in an attempt to mitigate the reach of the disease. I'm afraid that these factors have now combined to an extent that we are forced to temporarily suspend the Power Series for both male and female athletes.

Personally, I'm proud of how well our volleyball community has come together to re-open sport and to do so SAFELY. But it does look like we'll have to weather a storm of increasing COVID cases (and regulations) for a while.

Thus far in the season, we have prioritized “return to play.” Our gold standard thus far has been to meet or slightly exceed all state and county regulations. To that end, we have limited occupancy at each facility to ensure compliance with first “Level-1” and then “Level-2” regulations. And we took the extra step, voluntarily, to require full mask-wearing compliance across all venues at all times. I think that all of us can be very proud of the commitment that we've shown with regard to “resuming play SAFELY.”

Still, last week we saw a drastic increase in the number of drop-outs, exposures, positive cases and quarantines among our athletes and coaches. It’s clear that COVID is very present in our community. We take seriously the increased exposure risk that volleyball competitions represent at this time. 

Facility access is also a crucial variable in our equation. Tomorrow, as Arapahoe County moves to Level-3,  there will no longer be enough courts available to us to host the Series. Until this wave of COVID-19 passes and courts again become available to us, we are forced to put the Power Series on hold. (effective Nov 11, 2020)

        —> Think of this as a “Time-Out (although we’re not entirely sure exactly when we’ll be allowed to resume play)        

    * Return-To-Play planning is already underway. 

     * We’re looking at any or all “available” weekends as make-up dates for whatever Power events we lose during this COVID outbreak period. (especially those recently-vacated CrossRoads weekends)

   * It is our intent to RESUME THE POWER-SERIES from where it left off just as soon as we have permission and facility-space to do so.

    * The RMR-Classic and Challenge events are still  “Go”

    * We DO intend to host the RMR-Showdown, with the usual 3-day format over President’s Day weekend. Host gyms are still TBA.

--> CLUB VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES!  We would like to emphasize that all Clubs and teams ARE still allowed to offer in-house fitness and sport-specific training  in their "home facility" in groups of up to 25, under Level-3 Guidelines 

Exact details and requirements will be provided to all Clubs

 

We deeply regret that we are forced by COVID-realities to put our season onto a temporary hold. We’ll do everything we can to get back underway just as soon as possible!

—> ATHLETES: DO YOUR PART!

    —> Stay safe, by practicing social distancing and all the other public safety measures

    —> Wear your mask! Evidence is mounting that breathing in the virus is the most frequent cause of infection. Cover Up!

    —> Stay in shape, and ready to go! Practice with your team. Get lots of exercise, good food and good rest. STAY SAFE!

 

And we'll see you on court soon!

 

SOS Team Rankings, for week ending Nov 8 2020

Please visit the "Girls / Team SOS Rankings" page to see this weeks' report.

SURVEY: Recruiters You'd Like to Invite to Watch You Play

ATHLETES: The RMR is excited to announce that its partnership with BallerTV will now include FREE access for Collegiate Coaches to watch you play in the RMR Power Series! Please respond to this survey to indicate which Coaches you'd like to see included!

NEW: More about Baller-TV

We are happy to report a successful launch of BallerTV here in the RMR. Yes there were some technical difficulties during the first weekend. Many Issues have been solved, others are still being  addressed. Your suggestions for a "better product" are appreciated, and are being implemented (move scoreboard in viewer, try new camera angles, etc) 

--> Our goal with Baller-TV is to provide you with access to the games that you can't attend in person. The RMR is not engaging in this effort for financial gain. Any funds earned through the B-TV partnership will be used to support the local (currently volunteer) staff that are manning the cameras!

Please be patient with us through our technical difficulties, as this is a "first time effort" for the RMR and the hard-working site directors who are doing so much to help all of this come together.

CLICK HERE for Baller-TV Offer

Parents: we understand that this will be a difficult season for you, since the State COVID occupancy limits are preventing us from allowing spectators into the gyms. Hopefully our new partnership with BallerTV will help. Yes, this does represent an additional expense for you. But on the other hand, live streaming can allow family members to enjoy watching your athlete play from the comfort and safety of home. The "review on demand" feature is another "plus" since it allows you increased flexibility through your busy weekends. One last note: BallerTV has extended their "promotional" pricing structure to us for the entire RMR Power-Series. The coupon on this page is valid for both new and existing customers. Final cost to you is approximately $96/year (includes 4 viewers simultaneously, plus 4 downloads), $40/quarter (1 viewer/1 download) or $20/month (1 viewer/1 download). Entering the code can be tricky: Type promoCode "RMR2020" into the promo code box on the login page first, THEN log in. Now, when you subscribe, you'll receive the discounted pricing. See you on court!

Watch RMR Power Series!

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Baller TV has extended its promotional offer for us indefinitely!. That means that our members enjoy consistent pricing points of $20/month, $40/quarter, or $95/year. This weekend BallerTV  is covering 31 of the 39 courts that we have in play.  The table posted  below demonstrates our current coverage. We're working to build relationships and implement technical mechanisms that improve the coverage umbrella!

Please understand that some of our host sites had prior contracts with other vendors prior to B-TV coming on board. We ARE WORKING to build a more comprehensive coverage package.. it just takes time to work out the technical details!  

Use promotional code "RMR2020" to enjoy the discount!

Seeding and SOS presentation a Great Success !

Many thanks to David Mason, for hosting an excellent presentation this afternoon! Many of us learned a great deal about the new  "Player Strength Rating," "Team Seeding"and "Strength of Schedule" programs.

To watch, click here ( presentation). Enjoy!

Keith Murlless joins Rocky Mountain Region as Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE: 1 September, 2020

The Board of Directors of the RockMountain Region of USA Volleyball is delighted to announce the hiring of Mr. Keith Murlless as its new Executive Director. Mr Murlless brings with him a lifetime of volleyball experience, having served as a referee, coach, tournament director, club founder, USAV administrator, and player. 

“I’m delighted to be working with the RMR, and am most grateful to the Board of Directors for putting their trust in me. The RMR is a vibrant region, representing a strong coalition of clubs and a broad base of junior, adult and senior play,” said Mr. Murlless. "Our region enjoys a strong presence in the national volleyball community, and I look forward to the challenge of helping improve its programming and the service we offer to the RMR athletes and their families across our two-state footprint.” 

Keith will take the helm at RMR on September 1st. Longtime Rocky Mountain Commissioner Glenn Sapp will stay on for several months to assist the transition and to help “get the ball flying” despite the challenges offered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Henthorn, President of the RMR Board, said, “The RMR has enjoyed tremendous leadership for decades from our commissioner Glenn Sapp, who will forever have our gratitude for his contributions to volleyball in the region. At the same time, we are eager to move ahead with our new organizational structure with Keith Murlless leading the way.”

 

CHSAA moves HS Volleyball to Spring 2021

To All,

Due to the recent announcement by CHSAA, the RMR will be meeting with CHSAA, USAV, and other volleyball entities to determine what is the best plan for all organizations to work together.

Once plans are made the RMR will contact club directors and post the information on the RMR website.  We appreciate your patience while we devise a plan.

2019 - 2020 Current Membership Count

8792

As of 8/23/2020

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