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CRVBC Store

The Capital Region Volleyball Club store will be opening Wednesday January 6, 2021.
You can purchase a variety of Accessories, Pants, Hats, Outerwear, Polos, T-Shirts, additional Uniform long sleeve jerseys, Backpack.

The address is https://store.shirtmasters.com/capital-region-volleyball/  

The store will be open until January 24th. After the store closes ShirtMasters will order and print the items. Once the orders are complete we will get the gear to your coach who can deliver it to you.

This is a great way to show your support for your favorite player.

COVID Policy for inter-club Scrimmages
Scrimmage COVID Policy

Masks on (over the nose and mouth) at ALL times; except during water breaks. Water breaks are only allowed within each player's own 6 foot social distance location in the gym.
Players are to setup in the gym with a minimum 6 foot social distancing where they can place their gym bag and water bottle; this location is the only place that masks may be removed, and can only be removed while drinking their water.
All players and coaches will be required to answer the standard CDC COVID questions prior to gym entry.
All players and coaches will have their temperatures taken prior to gym entry. Anyone with a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed in the gym.
Every player will need to sign in to aid in contact tracing.

Parents/Spectators are not allowed in the facility or gym.
We are attempting to setup Live Streaming via YouTube. A link will be sent out once it has been created.

New COVID Screening Process
New COVID Screening Process

In an attempt to ease the burden on the coaches during checking in / taking attendance at practices we have implemented a new COVID Screening process.

Each player will need to login to their CRVBC account and visit the COVID Screening web page no more than 1 hour prior to each Event/Practice.

Once there you will:

  1. Please submit your answers no more than 60 minutes prior to the Event you attending.
  2. Read each question (there are only 3 questions) and answer them by clicking the 'Yes' or 'No' option.
  3. At the bottom of the page you will then click the 'Submit' button.
  4. This will make a record of your overall answers to the questions. Your ability to attend will be accessible to the coach while they are taking attendance.

You will get a response from the submittal letting you know if you can attend, or need to contact your coach to let them know you will not able to.

When you arrive at Practice the coach can them check your temperature and check you in without asking the COVID questions for each and every player.

Please help us and our coaches to make keeping attendance a more streamlined process.

Thank you!

Basic Guidelines due to COVID-19
Basic Guidelines due to COVID-19

CRVBC strives to ensure the safety of its players and coaches and will follow and implement guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) for the screening and conduct of its participants.  It is very important to take steps to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into the club environment and transmission of COVID-19 to others. To that end, CRVBC will strictly enforce the following:

  1. All players and coaches are required wear a mask at all times, including during play, from the time they get out of their car when they arrive until such time as they get back in their car to leave.
  2. All players will have their own water bottle. Use of water bubblers is not allowed. The use of water bottle refill stations is allowed.
  3. All players will take their temperature not more than 30 minutes prior to each CRVBC event (practice, team building, tournament). Anyone whose temperature is 100.0 or higher will NOT be allowed to attend the event. If a player's temperature is ever about 100.0, then the person must wait until their temperature has been below 100.0 (without fever reducing medication) for at least 72 hours prior to returning to a CRVBC event.
  4. All players are required to answer the COVID-19 Symptom Questionnaire. Each player will need to login to their CRVBC account and visit the COVID Screening web page no more than 1 hour prior to each Event/Practice but prior to your arrival for check-in.  Once at the screening page you will:
    • Read each question and answer them by clicking the “Yes” or “No” option.
    • Click the “Submit” button.  This will make a record of your overall answers to the questions.  Your ability to attend will be accessible to the Coach while they are taking your temperature and checking you in.
    • If any response is in the affirmative, then the player will NOT be allow to participate in the event.
  5. No player is allowed in the gym or facility until a CRVBC Coach or Staff member has checked you in. The check-in process will only be complete when all COVID-19 questions have been answered in accordance with the CDC, New Hampshire, USAV, and CRVBC standards (please refer to the questions outlined below).
  6. Players may not use any volleyballs until so authorized by their coach. The coach will know which balls have been properly sanitized since their most recent use.
  7. All Players will be required to carry their own personal hand sanitizer and wash/ sanitize their hands:
    • Upon arrival
    • After any bathroom visit
    • While they are on a water break at their “personal space”
    • Upon departure
    • CRVBC will have readily available hand sanitizer (minimum of 60 percent alcohol content) for coaches, staff, and players.
  8. All players will be assigned a specific location ('personal space') within the gym where they can place their gear and water bottle. 'Personal Spaces' will be maintained with spacing at least 6 feet apart. During breaks the players are to go to their own 'personal space'. Water bottles are not to leave a player's 'personal space'.
  9. There will be NO high fives, handshakes, fist bumps or hugs. Each team should be inventive and come up with a way to congratulate their teammates from a distance.
  10. Except during play, all players are to maintain a minimum of 3 feet between themselves and others. This includes team meetings, huddles, and the like.
  11. Only players and coaches will be allow in the facility or gymnasium.
  12. Common areas are off limits. No congregating in the lobbies.
  13. Players should warm-up only with players from their own team; not with players from another team that happens to be in the gym at the same time.
  14. An isolation area will be designated in our gyms where any player that does not feel well during practice should go to isolate themselves from the others in the gym.
  15. No CRVBC teams will travel outside of New England per NH State directives and the 10 day quarantine required upon return.
  16. During matches (tournament play) all spectators will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Spectators will remain outside of all playable areas and will maintain a distance of 6 feet from anyone from another household.

Standard COVID Symptom Questions (covidguidance.nh.gov)

  1. Do you have any of the following?
    • new loss of taste or smell
    • upper respiratory tract symptoms (nasal congestion, runny nose, or sore throat)
    • shortness of breath
    • flu-like symptoms (fever/chills, muscle aches, fatigue, or headache), or vomiting or diarrhea?

If you have had any of these symptoms, you should contact you health care provider.

2. Have you, or anyone in your household travelled overnight to any State outside of New England in the past 10 days? If you have, then you must self-quarantine for 10 days from the date of your return.

3. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case or COVID-19?
      If you have, then you must self-quaratine for 10 days from the date of the most recent close contact.

For additional information please visit the CDC's web page on Playing Sports.

Procedures if you test positive for COVID-19:

If a player or coach tests positive for COVID-19, you must comply with the CDC guidelines for Self Isolation.  If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and assuming you are not immunocompromised or have been hospitalized, you must stay at home until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared AND
  • At least 24 hours have passed since fever went away without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in other symptoms

 If you do NOT have symptoms but have a positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, you must stay at home until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the date of your positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming you don’t develop symptoms.  If you develop symptoms, see above.

CRVBC does not allow “testing out” of quarantine after 7 days if the person tests negative for COVID-19 within the 48 hours before ending quarantine.  In order to return to practice or an event, you will be required to provide a negative COVID test after the isolation guidelines noted above.

Procedures if you are exposed to somebody that has tested positive for COVID-19:

If a player or coach is deemed to be a close contact to an individual outside of their household that tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay home and away from public locations for 10 days starting from the last day of exposure to the infectious person per CDC guidelines for Self-Quarantine.  CRVBC will allow an asymptomatic player or coach to return to practice or an event after 10 days of self-quarantine with a verbal attestation that you and all individuals in your immediate household are asymptomatic.  If you can obtain a negative COVID test prior to returning, that is desirable but not mandatory.  However, you must still monitor yourself daily for symptoms of COVID-19 and strictly adhere to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions (social distancing, avoiding social gatherings, facemask use, hand hygiene, etc.) for a full 10 days after the last potential exposure date.

If a player or coach is deemed to be a close contact to an individual within their household, then please see the post regarding: Basic Guidelines for household members due to COVID-19.

Please make sure to read the following articles so we are all prepared to remain safe during this time:

  1.  NH Self Isolation Guide
  2.  NH Self Quarantine Guide

 

Basic Guidelines for household members due to COVID-19
Basic Guidelines for household members due to COVI

Covid-19 Family Expoure Case:

 If you are exposed to a close family member who has tested positive for Covid-19:

  • Stay home (quarantine) for 14 days from the last time you were exposed to this person (CDC, 2020)

○     You may not go out in public places - not even to the grocery store or to run errands. Do not visit with other people outside of your home, and do not invite others into your house to visit (NHDHHS, 2020a)

It is recommended to:

  • Keep your distance from others in your household (at least 6 feet) (NHDHHS, 2020a).
  • Wear a cloth face covering to protect those around you even within your home (NHDHHS, 2020a).

 Someone who was exposed to COVID-19 can develop illness and test positive anytime during the 14-day period (CDC, 2020).

As long as you don’t develop symptoms of COVID-19 during quarantine, you can stop quarantine after 14 days from the date of your last close contact to a person with COVID-19 (CDC, 2020).

 Example:

If a sibling or parent tests positive for Covid-19 you must be quarantined for 14 days from your last exposure to the infected person. If that person is living in your home that means 14 days after their quarantine ends. A positive person must quarantine themselves for at least 10 days from when their symptoms began, at least 24hrs since they reported a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in other symptoms, and/or 10 days from the date of your positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming symptoms don’t develop (NHDHHS, 2020b).

My brother started showing signs of Covid-19 on Sunday September 6th. He was tested on Tuesday September 8th and received positive test results on Friday September 11th. He must remain quarantined until Thursday September 17th. Because I live in the same house as my brother and could be exposed to the virus at any time during his quarantine, I will remain quarantined for another 14 days as long as I have no signs during that time. My quarantine would end Thursday October 1st. However, If I were to develop any signs during that time and test positive, my quarantine would start the day my signs began and last for 10 days.

  

Citations:

NHDHHS. 2020. If You Have Been Exposed to COVID-19: A Guide to Quarantine. https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/self-quarantine-covid.pdf

NHDHHS. 2020. If You Have COVID-19: A Guide to Isolation. https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/self-isolation-covid.pdf

CDC. 2020. When to Quarantine: Stay home if you might have been exposed to COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html

 

How to pay your Season Fees

Once you have been placed on a team you will be able to pay your season fees.

Team fees are due by the 1st day of practices.

To pay them:

1) Login to your CRVBC Account.
2) Visit the 'CRVBC Registration' page.
3) Click on the 'Girls' or 'Boys' Registration depending on which group you are with.
4) Click on the 'Pay...' button. This will take you to PayPal where you can pay the fees.
5) When you get to PayPal, if you have a PayPal account, you can use it. If you do not have a PayPal account, then simply click on the 'Check Out as Guest' button.


Thank you!

Status of Tournaments

Due to the Covid mandates that are in currently in place around New England the NERVA Series (one day) Tournaments and the weekend Tournaments (i.e. Winterfest, Spikefest, Boston) are on hold or have been postponed.

Not to worry...

We are in touch with the other JO Clubs in New Hampshire and will be setting up play dates around NH for our Tournament teams.

Once the Covid restrictions are updated so we can travel to other New England states the tournments will be scheduled again. And, we are planning on attending.

 

Additional Guidelines due to COVID-19
Additional Guidelines due to COVID-19

Please make sure to read the following articles so we are all prepared to remain safe during this time:

  1.  NH Self Isolation Guide
  2.  NH Self Quarantine Guide

For additional information please visit the CDC's web page on Playing Sports.

 

Junior Olympic Age Definitions for 2020-2021 Season

The age definitions for the 2020-2021 Junior Olympic season have been updated by USA Volleyball. Please click the above link to see your JO age to determine which tryout sessions you should be attending.

If your age is 16, 15, or 14 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 16-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

If your age is 18 or 17 and think you may be able to compete at the highest level in our region, then you may want to attend the 18-Open tryouts (please note that the season cost for the Open level teams is more than for the Club level teams; visit our Fees page for more information).

Tryouts for 2020

Registration opened on Monday Sept. 28th. YEAH!

The Tryout Schedule has been posted.

CRVBC Calendar

Tryouts this year will look a bit different than the past years.

There will be multiple days of tryouts to accommodate the social distancing needs and gym rentals.
Please note that the days/times for tryouts might change depending on the number and ages of players registering. You can check out our calendar in the right hand column of the web page to see the current/proposed tryout schedule.

Instead of selecting entire teams after the final day of tryouts, players will be invited to play for a CRVBC team as we go through the tryouts. If a player is selected for a team, then an invitation to play with our club will be sent to the player/parent. A response will be required within 72 hours. An acceptance of the invitation to play for our club will mean you are committing to play for CRVBC for the entire season. If you decline the invitation to play, then your name will be taken off the potential players list for CRVBC and if you wish to play JO's this season you will have to play for a different club. A failure to respond to an invitation to play is equivalent to declining an invitation.
Once you have been invited to play for CRVBC you will not be attending any additional tryout dates/times. This will help us narrow down and concentrate on the players that have not been invited yet, and help with our social distancing needs as this method will mean the invited players will not be in the gym.
One side effect of this new invitation methodology is that you will definitely want to show up at the first tryout date for the Age/Level you want to tryout for to get your best opportunity to be invited to that team/level.
Once you have accepted an invititation to play for CRVBC your CRVBC Registration will be updated and you will be able to pay (online) for the Season/Team Membership fee.

 

2020-21 JO Season

We are planning on starting our JO season just following the NHIAA tournament finals (as usual).

With the social distancing rules we will obviously be altering much of how things will be working (tryout, practices, tournaments, ...).

Please see other posts on this Home page and our FAQs page.

Due to gym restrictions we may have to schedule some team practices on Saturdays.

Stay safe, stay healthy.

Banner Day for the Birds of Prey!

NERVA 1 results are in...

The Ospreys,  Owls,  Screech Owls and Blackhawks made it to the finals.  Screech Owls won silver in a close one:26‐28,  Ospreys,  Owls and Blackhawks Won Gold!

The Eagles, Hawks and Falcons crushed the Consolation Bracket!

Player rights

Harassment Policy: "We are a member club of New England Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative by simply asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any New England Region volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the New England Region office at (508-868-5316)."

SafeSport
SafeSport

Due to a law passed by the US Congress, any player that is, or turns, chronologically 18 years old must have taken the SafeSport course to play in a Tournament once they are 18 years old. Therefore, if you are 18 now, your must take SafeSport to play in a Tournament. If you turn 18 prior to a Tournament, then you must take SafeSport prior to the Tournament to be able to play in the Tournament. You only need to take SafeSport once this season.

Please check with your coach to make sure this requirement is met.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, the decision as to whether your team will have practice is made by your coach and also by you.  When in doubt contact your coach.

In the case of a big weather event, CRVBC as a Club may make the decision. Please check our home page for such possible situations.

Please remember that even if your team has decided to practice, the final decision is up to you.
Stay safe.

 

We could use some help

There is a common theme that underscores this time of the year for the Capital Region Volleyball Club and other volleyball clubs. After tryouts we hear via emails, texts, phone calls and word of mouth that those players that did not make a team are upset and disappointed. 
At the Capital Region Volleyball Club we try extremely hard every year to give as many players as possible the opportunity to play, learn and enjoy the sport of volleyball.  Over the years we have added additional programs to our travel teams because we understand our limitations and want to provide that opportunity.

The limiting factor as to why not everyone is selected for a team is not playing ability!  Our coaches have very difficult choices to make because of the skill level of the players in the gym.   In the Concord area there are so many good volleyball players, combined with limitations on both gym space and quality coaches who are able to commit to high school/college seasons then club while balancing being present for their families, that we just aren’t able to place all players on travel teams.  We are so proud of the coaches we have and are very thankful for all they do for the players and the Club.  Last year we had the coaches, and scraped together the gym space, to field 10 teams for the 170 players who tried out.  This year, we only have the coaching staff and gym availability for 7 teams for the 160 players who tried out. Each year is different and brings its challenges and opportunities.

Basically, if you want to help give more players the opportunity to play, help us find reasonably priced gym space and some experienced, quality coaches. If you can help, let us know by calling or emailing us (info@capitalregionvolleyball.com).

We created the In-House League for two main reasons:
1) To give players who do not make a travel team the opportunity to continue to learn, grow and play the sport.
2) To provide a place to play volleyball for those families that either cannot afford a travel team, or do not want to travel.

Thank for you listening and our biggest hope is everyone can continue to play somewhere, if not here at CRVBC.

KBP: Kyle Brown Performance
Kyle Brown Performance

CRVBC has connected with KBP (Kyle Brown Performance). CRVBC Members can get a one time discount of $50 off their initial fee.
Kyle, a world-class Olympic athlete and functional training specialist, has created a fantastic training program for athletes of all ages.
KBP will be hosting an Open-House at their facility on Manchester Street in Concord, NH soon after this JO Season tryouts have been completed.

Stay tuned for more information.

What is the Training Academy?

The CRVBC 'Training Academy' is a great opportunity to learn and improve your volleyball skills using the same techniques as our national teams.  The format consists of going through skill building drills followed by playing time.  You will be coached by members of the coaching staff on a rotating basis.  Practice runs for 2 hours each week except for Easter and Tournament days.  In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

How do I tryout for CRVBC?

To tryout for a Team, Shuttle Squad  or the Training Academy at CRVBC you need to do the following:

  1. Register online with USA Volleyball. (click on the 'USAV REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page) Pay the USA Volleyball fee. Print your Membership card. bring it to tryouts (or you may not be able to step on the court)
  2. Register online on our website (use the 'CRVBC REGISTRATION' menu item on our home page). Pay the CRVBC Tryout Fee.
  3. Check out our calendar for tryout dates/times and locations
  4. Come to tryouts, play hard and have fun.

NOTE: The USAV Membership fee and the CRVBC Tryout fee are separate fees and go to separate places. Once tryouts are over there are additional fees you must pay according to the program in which you will be participating. Please refer to our 'Fees' page for additional information.

CRVBC is a competetive volleyball club. That being said, we do not require any prior experience and we do our best to help everyone learn and improve. Many aspects are considered when putting together a Team or a Shuttle Squad and we do have to make cuts. Not everyone makes a Team or a Shuttle Squad. We have limits to our gym space and the number of available coaches. We have a Training Academy and an In-House League specifically designed to help players to continue to learn and have fun with the sport of volleyball.

What is the In-House League?

The In-House League will practice on for 2 hours each week (except for Easter and Tournament days) and play matches against some of the other players in the In-House League. The purpose of this team is to get these players an opportunity to continue to learn and grow in their volleyball knowledge and volleyball skills. The cost for playing in the In-House League can be found on the 'Fees' page.
This is a fairly new program at CRVBC whose intent is to allow us to include as many opportunities as possible for as many players as possible. If we have enough players at that level, we will be able to set up fixed teams who will play together throughout the season.  If we do not have quite enough players, we will create teams every week based on who attends. Either way they will experience the competition aspect of volleyball. In addition you will learn how to referee and keep score during a game.

We have contacted some of the other area Clubs and will be trying to set up a match schedule in the near future.