COVID-19 Return To Play Guidelines

USA Volleyball Guidelines

PURPOSE – The purpose of these guidelines is to create a comprehensive return to play plan for Rev Volleyball Academy and USA Volleyball activities that are compliant with CDC, federal, state and local regulations. USA Volleyball sanctioned activities include but are not limited to: tryouts, lessons, practices, scrimmages, camps, clinics, combines, showcases, or tournaments.

RISK CATEGORIES – Current volleyball activities are segmented into three types of risk categories:

Low Risk – Individual skill development (passing drills, blocking, hitting, setting, serving, general fitness, strength training) at home (backyard, driveway, in-home), alone or with household members and with owned and sanitized equipment.

Medium Risk – The above activities in public spaces alone or with household members; individual skill development with non-household members following the recommended physical distancing and sanitizing volleyballs.

High Risk – Individual skill development with non-household members not following the recommended physical distancing & not sanitizing volleyballs. Participating in any team or group play.

 

RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES FOR INDIVIDUALS – Adhere to the most stringent federal, state or local guidelines when participating in any activity.

 

Before Activities

Be symptom free for at least 14 days prior to any activity.

Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well.

Be aware of and disclose any potential contacts with affected individuals.

Wash and sanitize your hands often.

Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.

Practice social distancing regularly.

Wear a face mask to reduce exposure to airborne particles.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.

Keep a list of people you have been in contact with each day.

 

During Activities

Refrain from attending any activity if displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.

Comply with all permissible regulations approved for the venue.

Wash and sanitize your hands often.

Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.

Refrain from contacting other participants and attendees (high fives and huddles).

Practice social distancing as often as possible.

Wear a face mask while at the venue.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.

Bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes.

Properly dispose of your personal drinking cups, bottles, or utensils used.

Keep a list of people you were in contact with during the activity.

 

After Activities

Wash and sanitize your hands often.

Do not touch your face, eyes or mouth with unclean hands.

Monitor your health and report any symptoms after every activity.

Practice social distancing as often as possible.

Wear a face mask when possible to reduce exposure to airborne particles.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze.

Wash and sanitize all gear, uniforms and apparel used during the activity.

 

RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES FOR CLUBS AND CLUB FACILITIES- Adhere to the most stringent federal, state or local guidelines when participating in any activity.

 

Before Activities

Disinfect the venue and all equipment, including volleyballs, where the club activities will take place.

Verify that venue staff, club staff and participants are symptom free before participating in any activities.

Provide hand washing or sanitizing stations throughout the venue.

Turn off water fountains at the venue.

Establish social distancing protocols.

Create and display signage clearly outlining the venue’s COVID-19 policies.

During Activities

Continue to clean and disinfect the venue and equipment, including volleyballs, where the club activities will take place.

Enforce social distancing requirements as much as possible on the court during practices.

Regularly sanitize commonly touched surfaces during the club activity.

Remove anyone from a club activity if they exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.

Limit the number of people in the facility to be compliant with local guidance. 50% capacity or less.

Modify drills or activities to limit/reduce potential violations of social distancing requirements including but not limited to: high fives, huddles, and team meetings.

Use hand whistles as opposed to regular whistles when possible.

After Activities

Sanitize all surfaces and volleyballs that were used during club activities.

NOTIFICATIONS – Club directors and venue owners/operators are required to abide by all federal, state and local regulations regarding the posting of notifications, guidelines, or information to participants.

GLOSSARY – The following definitions are provided to help readers understand how these terms are to be applied under the USAV Return to Play Guidelines:

Activity – This reference addresses any USAV sanctioned activity (i.e. tryout, practice, scrimmage, camp, clinic, combine, showcase, or event).

Area – This geographical reference addresses the State, County, or City where the venue is located. The lowest level of government in your area that has issued a formal reopening plan will govern what phase your venue is in, which will dictate which USAV sanctioned activities are permissible.

Household Member – This is defined as someone living with you.

Medical Director – Chief medical staff member working at a USAV sanctioned event.

Participant – This references any USAV registered member (athlete, coach, chaperone or official).

Physical Distancing – This is currently defined by the CDC as 6 feet away (or more) from a non-household member.

Sanction – This references the authority granted by USAV or a Region for insurance coverage.

Shared Equipment – This is defined as equipment owned or shared with non-household members (including volleyballs).

Venue – This references any facility or site where a USAV sanctioned activity may

take place.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Latest Information from the White House on COVID-19:

Link to the President’s Opening Up American Again Guidelines –

CDC Guidance for Large Community Events and Mass Gatherings:

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Community Facilities:

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility:

CDC Guidance for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities:

CDC Guidance on Coronavirus and Travel in the US:

DISCLAIMER – These guidelines are provided for general informational purposes only and are not intended as, or should be relied upon as, specific medical or legal advice. All participants are strongly encouraged to consult with qualified medical personnel and/or public health officials for medical advice. Also, consult with federal, state and local orders and/or laws for legal considerations. If you use any considerations provided herein, you do so at your own risk and specifically release from any and all liability, USAV, the forty (40) Regions, and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers and agents in connection with your use of the enclosed guidelines. USAV and the Regions make no warranties or statements as to the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of

the information contained herein.

Rev Volleyball Academy Practice Guidelines

Players

Wash your hands and sanitize early and often and before entering the facility.

Make sure you have a towel to clean your face as needed during practice.

Warm up and practice formations will be discussed with the coach. Practice social distancing when possible.

Do not put your hands on your face. Use your towel if you need to clean your face.

In accordance with USAV guidelines, water fountains will be inaccessible to Rev athletes. Bring enough hydration to practice to get you through.

Small groups will be dismissed for water breaks. Players should use hand sanitizer after their water break and before going back to the court.

Avoid conversations during water breaks.

At the end of practice, sanitize your hands and put your mask back on before leaving the gym.

Promptly and safely leave the gym when your practice ends.

 

Coaches

Wash your hands and sanitize early and often and before entering the facility.

Make sure you are wearing all practice attire/uniforms before entering the facility.

Make sure you have a towel to clean your face as needed during practice.

Get your temperature taken upon entering the facility every day.

Enter the facility with a mask and go straight to the gym and your assigned practice court.

Keep mask on upon entering the gym and for the entirety of the practice.

Put your backpack down (4-6 feet away from each other’s items) and sanitize your hands.

Disinfected the area: volleyballs, cart, etc.

Avoid physical contact with other coaches and players.

Discuss practice and general rules with players.

Design small group water break rotations.

Ensure you are 6’ away from players while giving them feedback.

Do not put your hands on your face. Use your towel if you need to clean your face.

Use the last five minutes of practice to stretch and collect and disinfect volleyballs.

Sanitize your hands and keep your mask on as you exit the gym and facility.

Promptly and safely leave the gym when your practice ends.

 

Facility

A facility representative will be in the lobby checking in players as they arrive.

No player will be allowed into the facility without going through the appropriate check-in procedures.

Updates will be made and communicated for any further changes.