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2020-2021 SEASON INFO & PLANNING

LAST UPDATE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021 - 7:54 AM

Latest updates & newest information highlighted in yellow.

This information is tentative and subject to change with or without notice.

CEVA's latest COVID-19 & Risk Mitigation Plan can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 page.  Note that events in Lakeview (Presidents Day & 18s Bid Tournament) will have their own specific protocols posted on their event webpages. 

Please ensure you read and understand CEVA's refund policy


TENTATIVE PL SCHEDULE

UPDATED POWER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

CEVA has announced a new Power League schedule for all age groups beginning in April.  The updated schedule is posted on this page.  See the full announcement here.

bid tournaments

The Junior Girls' Committee has split out the 18s Bid Tournament to take place on February 20-21 in Lakeview, OR.  The 11s-17s Bid Tournaments will be held on the weekends of April 24-25 and May 1-2.    More information can be found here.


sanctioning

Reminder:  in order for sanctioning and USAV insurance to cover an event, the event must meet the most strict health & safety guidelines in the locality in which it's taking place, at the time of the event. 

Parents:  ask questions of your club director or administrator if you are unsure if insurance will apply to an event your student-athlete is participating in. 

CLUB ACTIVATION

Clubs may activate at any time.  Activation is required for clubs to be granted certificates of insurance for the upcoming season or to request event sanctioning.  Activation is also required for registration in any CEVA-owned events.


OREGON & WASHINGTON GUIDANCE

Disclaimer:  CEVA does not represent the final interpretation on health & safety guidelines put out by states.  CEVA will interpret the guidelines and post those interpretations here with what we believe can be done.  However, county and state health departments represent the final authority on how guidelines are to be interpreted and enforced.  CEVA asks clubs to reach out to their local health authorities to clear and approve any plans they have for activities.

State of Washington:  On January 5th, Governor Inslee announced a new system of reopening metrics for Washington that classifies the state into regions.  CEVA's four Washington counties are all part of the "SW Region" of the state.  Previous metrics were measured county-by-county, so instead of looking at data from 4 different counties, we now only need to look at data from 1 "region."  Metrics and phases are updated every two weeks.

Guidance posted on January 11th indicates volleyball and other moderate-risk sports can train in stable pods of 6 in the State of Washington.  Please read the full guidance here, and the risk assessment dashboard here.  Contact your local health department for further information. 

State of Oregon:  New indoor guidance can be found here.  The FAQ page is also useful.  Our current interpretation of this guidance is that in facilities over 500 square feet, in counties deemed Extreme Risk, there may be four groups of 6 people in each enclosed area within distancing requirements.  Facilities smaller than 500 square feet must limit interactions to one-on-one.  For facilities or clubs taking advantage of this, we still strongly recommend contacting your local health department to confirm this interpretation and to seek their approval of your plans.

Oregon-based clubs in counties deemed anything other than "Extreme Risk" should contact their county health authorities to determine what activities are permitted under the new guidelines. 

Read more on the following pages:

Governor's Website
OHA Website & Data Dashboards

Virtual activities are still allowed and can be sanctioned through USAV & CEVA.  It is our interpretation (currently) that outdoor activities could still also be allowed.

Please don't hesitate to contact the CEVA office by e-mail (region@cevaregion.org or cody@cevaregion.org) and we will be happy to discuss these new guidelines with you, our interpretations of them, and the next steps for you as a club.


FORMS & WAIVERS

Age waivers, boy on girls’ team waivers (“BOGT waivers”), and club coversheets will also be available beginning Monday, December 7th at 9:00 AM on the CEVA website. 

Age waivers and BOGT waivers will have a rolling deadline through the season, in recognition of differing start times for clubs.  In order for a waiver to be considered for a weekend tournament, the waiver will be due in the CEVA office no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the weekend the player wishes to participate. 


POWER LEAGUE - REGISTRATION & COST

Power League registration will reopen on March 1st at 9:00 AM for all age groups.  Teams who have already registered will not need to do so again.  Teams from any age group may register on March 1st.

Cost will be determined closer to the registration date.  We do not anticipate having the PL cost significantly altered from our original planning (between $600-700 per team)


AES ROSTERS & REGISTRATION

CEVA-run tournaments (i.e. Power League, Presidents Day, CEVA-owned Friendship Tournaments, etc) will be moving to the use of AES rosters to minimize touch points and shared contact.  As of now, we plan on having a roster deadline of 48 hours prior to each event – meaning rosters must be uploaded into AES 48 hours prior to the start of the tournament.

CEVA uses AES to register teams for a number of our events.  It is the responsibility of the club director to know their AES user names and passwords and to understand the process by which teams are registered and accepted into these tournaments.


TOURNAMENT FORMATTING

Power League will be played in wave formats this year.  This means that, as of now, we are planning on each team playing 3 matches in a 4-team pool (most likely) then being done for the day.  There will be no "crossovers" after pool play. 

In case of odd numbers in Power League, the CEVA office will format tournaments so each team is guaranteed as many playable sets as possible.

Go to wave formatting, with no crossovers, has several logistical advantages.  This includes spending less time in an enclosed environment.  It also means CEVA has more access to facilities in case we need flexibility and increases our per-court capacity. 


AES DISCLAIMER

CEVA will register all teams for Power League in AES.

All other tournaments (i.e. Presidents Day, Friendship Tournaments, Regionals) are registered for through AES directly by the clubs. 

CEVA is not responsible for any sort of technical support in AES for clubs.  It is the responsibility of the clubs to understand how the registration process in AES works and their own account information (i.e. user names, passwords, etc).  CEVA does not have access to password or user name information for individuals in AES.

In many cases, payment will be required for acceptance into tournaments (i.e. Presidents Day, Friendship Tournaments). 


SPECTATORS

Spectator policies will be determined by the host of each tournament, in conjunction with CEVA and/or local health departments. 

CEVA has announced a partnership with BallerTV that will bring live-streaming services to both Presidents Day and Regionals.  We are working to potentially expand that partnership to Power League, however there are numerous logistics involved in that expansion.  Read more about the partnership here.


PLATINUM

CEVA and PSR have made the mutual decision to cancel Platinum League for the 16s and 18s in the 2020-2021 season.


REGIONALS

As of now, we are planning to host Regionals on June 11-13, 2021 at the Portland Expo Center.  This will be a one-weekend, three-day event.  Format has not been determined at this time and we are currently working to determine if all age groups would play on each of the three days.

Regionals registration will open at 9:00 AM on April 1st.