2020-2021 Update, News (Stratford Volleyball Club)

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2020-2021 Update
Submitted By Tanya Thorup on Thursday, September 3, 2020
Attention SVC Competitive Athletes. 

Tentative Tryout Dates are now posted!

All tryouts will be at the Burnside Agriplex (353 McCarthy Rd Unit B) in Stratford.  Parents will not be permitted to enter the Agriplex to observe due to COVID-19 restrictions.

This year the Stratford Volleyball Club will only allow athletes from Huron and Perth counties and athletes from within a 40km radius of Stratford which includes Woodstock but does not include Waterloo, Kitchener, or London.

Tryout Dates and Times:
All dates subject to change. Please double check times closer to Sept. 20th, 2020.

Sept. 20&27 4:30-6:15 - 12U Cobras (2009 boys)
13U Cobras (2008 boys)
14U Cobras (2007 boys)

Sept. 20&27 6:30-8:15 - 15U Stingers (2006 girls)
15U Cobras (2006 boys)
16U Cobras (2005 boys)

Sept. 20&27 8:30-10:15 - 17U Cobras (2004 boys)
18U Cobras (2005 boys)
16U Stingers (2005 girls)

Sept. 22&29 4:30-6:15 - 11U Stingers (2010 girls)
12U Stingers (2009 girls)

Sept. 22&29 6:30-8:15 - 13U Stingers (2008 girls)
14U Stingers (2007 girls)

Sept. 22&29 8:30-10:15 - 17U Stingers (2004 girls)
18U Stingers (2003 girls)

Note: This year will be different and full of uncertainties and changes.  Please have patience.  We have decided not to charge for tryouts this year.  We will not be forming a team at every age group so it is possible that your child may be informed that there will be no team at his/her age group.  This will depend on tryout numbers, gym space availability, and coaching availability.  Specifically on the boys side it is probable that we will only be offering an 18U team and one or possibly two teams in the 12U-17U age ranges.  Tryout times may change so please stay posted.

How to register for Tryouts?
Please also be aware that all athletes wishing to attend tryouts will need to do the following. There are a few extra steps to complete as we navigate the pandemic protocols.

1) Register with SVC REGISTRATION LINK - make us aware of your intentions to tryout for
a competitive team.

2) Register on the new OVA Membership Registration Service (MRS) opening on Sept.
14th.  More info on this will be forthcoming.

3) Complete a health screening questionnaire every time before coming to the Agriplex. 
More Info on this to come.

4) Athletes will not be allowed to enter the Agriplex until the time of their scheduled tryout
and will need to bring a mask, a filled water bottle and a zip lock bag for items
of hygiene.  Proof of completion of their health screening questionnaire will
also be required (more to come on this).  A complimentary hand sanitizer will be
given to those attending tryouts, one per player.

Club Fees
Given the special circumstances this year we will be charging a non refundable fee after tryouts are complete to cover our costs for the months of October and November.  There will be subsequent fees due in late November or early January depending on the pandemic situation.  Overall, fees will be less than in previous years due to pandemic related scheduling changes including the cancellation of all competitive tournament competition until at least January 1st, 2021.  More information on fees will be posted later this month.

SVC Parent/Athlete ZOOM Meeting
The club has tentatively planned a ZOOM meeting for Wednesday Sept. 16th at 7pm

Conferencing Link: https://sunlife.zoom.us/j/97764006225 

This will be an opportunity for the executive to explain how we are planning on moving forward with our season during this unusual pandemic era.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.  More information to come on this.

Please see the attachments below which outline the clubs COVID-19 related Policies.  Please be advised that all of these policies may require modification as the season unfolds given that pandemic situation changes so rapidly.
A) Stratford Volleyball Club COVID-19 Protocols for Athletes and
2020-2021 season information

B) Stratford Volleyball Club COVID-19 Protocols for Coaches, Volunteers
and Executive Members 

C) OVA Return To Play Document with COVID-19 Restrictions 

D) City of Stratford COVID-19 Response Strategy - Return to Play Plan 

E) COVID-19 Educational Resources 

F) Stratford Volleyball Club Risk Assessment and Mitigation checklist tool 
SVC Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist

Meet the SVC Executive

President    Shawn Edwards

Vice President Ted Hopkinson

Registrar Tanya Thorup

Treasurer Ann McKay

Secretary Jody Horne

SMSC Rep Camilo Chacon

3 Coaching Reps Eric McCabe, Greg Vivian, TBD

SVC is looking for new executive members please contact us if you are interested!

Meet the SVC Coaches  (Tentative and subject to change)

11U Stingers Kara Donnelly

12U Stingers Lori McCabe

13U Stingers Steve Chateauvert

14U Stingers Ted Hopkinson

15U Stingers Eric McCabe

16U Stingers Ken Thorup

17U Stingers Shawn Edwards

18U Stingers Greg Vivian 

12U to 16U Cobras  TBD - will depend on athlete turnout and coaching availability

18U Cobras Spencer Trachsel

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