With the heightened awareness over the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Niagara Frontier Volleyball wanted to provide some important information to make sure we are all educated and prepared. The following is based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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The following statement was distributed to all WEVA members via email on Tuesday March 10th:
Commencing with this weekend’s WEVA and club events and continuing until further notice, WEVA is implementing the following amendment to match protocol.
The match will begin with both teams lined up on their respective end lines.
The first referee will proceed to the stand and beckon the teams to the court.
The teams will then proceed to their respective attack lines. Once there they will wave to each other, optionally exchange verbal goods wishes, wave to the crowd and proceed to their positions on the court for the line-up check.
During any subsequent side changes, players and coaches should avoid any direct contact. That being the intent, we will continue using the old method of changing sides around the first referee.
At the conclusion of the match, the first referee will send teams, players and coaches to the end lines. They will then be again beckoned to their respective attack lines to exchange greetings and congratulations from there.
This is not optional. The well-being of our players, coaches staff members and families has to be our top priority.
All teams are asked to bring hand sanitizer and encourage all to use for the safety of all players, coaches, staff and families.
Thanks for your help,
WEVA BOARD OF DIRECTORS