NVVA's plan for an in-person winter season experience with adjustments for the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, parents, and staff.
Summer Camps and Upcoming LYV Season:
As the summer comes to a close, and we look forward to the fall season, we know that COVID is still a concern. Numbers have been rising in the community, and as we have throughout the pandemic, NVVA is keeping an eye on the positivity numbers in the community and the recommendations of the CDC and the VDH. Here are some key points as we move into the season.
Masks: With the rise of the Delta variant, the CDC recommends that individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in communities experiencing substantial or high transmission levels. Though our coaches and staff in the VVC are required to wear masks, and we recommend our athletes wear masks, we are NOT requiring our athletes to wear masks at this time. Athletes are welcome to wear masks, but are not required to.
We will comply with LCPS facility rules regarding masks for teams that practice in LCPS facilities. At this time, students are not required to wear masks while engaging in physical activity.
Health Checks: We continue to require athletes entering the VVC to complete an online health check.
Our team and court capacity are at normal levels, since there are no spacing requirements in effect.
If your athlete is feeling any COVID like symptoms, please use our COVID Self Reporting Form.
We will continue to assess the COVID situation throughout the season, and will make adjustments to these procedures if needed.
Hello NVVA Families and Athletes,
I hope everyone had a great summer and you are enjoying the beautiful weather this long weekend. I also hope our student-athletes have had a great and safe start to the new school year. I would like to take a moment to send everyone a note to reflect on the last few months and the months ahead.
This summer has been the busiest summer NVVA has ever seen. Our summer camps were completely sold out within the safe capacity levels in which we decided to operate. During the last couple of weeks, we evaluated more than 850 athletes that will be participating in our fall youth league, LYV. At the same time, we worked on facility upgrades by installing $20,000 worth of new LED light bulbs, which are environmentally friendly and much brighter than the lights we previously had. And we are also in full swing preparing for the next winter season, making all the logistical plans for a safe and rewarding winter/spring season.
Unfortunately, we still need to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. During the height of the pandemic, and throughout the year, our team has worked around the clock to keep our programs running smoothly and safely. We are proud to note that even though thousands of athletes go through our facility and programs every day, no community spread has been recorded under our supervision. It is still uncertain what the future holds when it comes to the pandemic. Our promise to you is that we will continue to be diligent in our work, by placing safety as our number one priority.
For over a year now, NVVA has been the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to take a moment to thank NVVA’s administrative and coaching staff for the wonderful job they have done, knowing well the considerable extra workload they have taken on. As an organization, NVVA does its best to provide volleyball opportunities for every athlete that wants to learn the game of volleyball. We have continued to fulfill that mission during the pandemic, but at the same time, the lack of available personnel for hire, as well as the increased emotional and physical demand of running a COVID-19 safe program, has been very difficult for our team.
When you have a chance, please thank our coaches and administrative staff for their efforts and commitment. I know it will mean a lot to them. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer parents who stepped in to help with our programs during one of our most challenging times. Your time will mean a lot to the kids who now get the chance to learn and play volleyball. We know lots of high school players get their start with LYV.
Thank you again to those of you that keep supporting NVVA and we hope to see you all soon!