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2020-2021 SEASON INFO & PLANNING

TENTATIVE PL SCHEDULE

LAST UPDATE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020 - 12:13 PM

Latest updates & newest information highlighted in yellow.

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


WRITTEN UPDATES


INTRODUCTION

This page will be continuously updated with information on planning strategies, dates, deadlines, and milestones related to the 2020-2021 club season.  The text below will show the latest information as we currently have it.  The written PDF files found at the right contain much of the same information included on this page.  At this time, we are planning on running a club volleyball season but ever-changing circumstances makes formulating a solid plan challenging.  This page is meant to give you a window into how we are currently planning things.  Please note that items listed on this page, particularly dates and deadlines, are subject to change without notice. 


CLUB ACTIVATION

Clubs may activate at any time.  However, after November 30th at 5:00 PM, clubs who have not activated for the 2020-2021 season will be moved to the bottom of our online club directories.  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.

Clubs wishing to register teams in 16s/18s Power League, which begins in January, must be fully activated by November 30th at 5:00 PM.


POWER LEAGUE - BASIC OUTLINE

We are planning for the 16s and 18s division to play a split season.  The first half of the season will be from January 3rd through February 21st.  The second half of the season will commence on May 22-23 and will run through early June. 

We are planning for the 12s and 14s to begin play on February 28th.  Their season will run through at least the end of the high school season. 

As of now, we are planning on playing Power League primarily on Sundays due to facility availability and conflicts.  We will expand to Saturdays later in the season.


TRYOUTS

16s & 18s tryouts may legally begin on December 5th.  12s & 14s tryouts may legally begin on December 12th.

CEVA will lift the moratorium on camps, clinics, leagues, and private lessons in the week leading up to tryouts for this season only.  The policy surrounding open gyms remains unchanged – they are permissible but only with no club representatives present. 


POWER LEAGUE - REGISTRATION & COST

Power League registration for 16s & 18s will begin on Monday, December 7th at 9:00 AM via a form on the CEVA website.  The deadline to register will be Monday, December 21st at 5:00 PM.  We are evaluating how we might allow teams to join Power League after the conclusion of the high school season.

As of now, Power League registration for 12s & 14s will begin on Monday, January 25th at 9:00 AM via a form on the CEVA website.  The deadline to register will be Monday, February 8th at 5:00 PM. 

As of now, we are planning on setting a finite capacity for each age division of Power League and then registering teams based on that capacity.  Based on those set capacities, each active club who registered will be guaranteed at least 1 team in each PL age group.  Depending on numbers, this guarantee may rise.  After guaranteed spots are filled, remaining spots (if any) would be filled using a blind draw.  Capacities will be determined in late November.

Per team cost for PL has not been determined at this time.  We hope to publish this information in November.  We have to take several factors into consideration, including facility rental costs (which have risen), staffing costs, per-match/per-team costs to clubs compared to previous years, setup/teardown costs, and costs of implementing COVID-19 protocols.


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 - SCHEDULING CONCEPTS

Latest updates from the Junior Girls' Committee & CEVA Office.

1) There will not be a second 14s Qualifier in 2020-2021 due to anticipated lower team numbers.

2) CEVA was originally considering splitting the 14s and 16s age groups into two distinct splits.  As of this writing, that is no longer being considered.

3) A tentative schedule is posted on this page.

As of now, we have no Power League play scheduled over MLK weekend.  We do not anticipate that changing.

As of now, we have no Power League play scheduled over Presidents Day weekend.  We do not anticipate that changing. 

We do have contingency dates built into the schedule in case tournaments need to be rescheduled.  These dates include April 4th, May 2nd, and May 15-16. 


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. 

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. 


SPECTATORS

The most desirable outcome for events this year is to run them with spectators in attendance.  We know how important it is for families to be able to watch their athletes participate.  However, at this time, we are planning for events to be run without spectators at least at the start of the season.  This is due to current guidelines in place pertaining to large gatherings. 

When considering the maximum number of people allowed in a facility, we must consider not only players and coaches, but spectators, tournament staff (like officials), and facility staff.  To allow for the maximum number of teams to be in a venue (and to therefore maximize opportunities afforded to players), we may be forced to make difficult decisions about personnel and guests.  At CEVA, we believe it is our primary mission to provide opportunities for players to play, not necessarily for spectators to watch. 

This is not finalized yet.  We will be working with each individual facility, as well as local health authorities, to determine what we can and cannot allow. 

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.


POWER LEAGUE STRUCTURE

CEVA is vetting potential Power League structures and divisional formats and will publish those at a later date.  This includes determining if each flight of teams will have the same number of teams as years past, how many teams go "up" or "down" after each PL, and other logistics.


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.


OTHER TOURNAMENT REGISTRATIONS

CEVA intends to run 2-3 friendship tournaments for 12s & 14s teams in January and/or February.  Those tournaments, assuming they materialize, will be open for registration beginning at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 9th via AES.  Capacities and entry fees will be announced at a later date.  Tournaments will remain open until filled.

CEVA also intends to run a Presidents Day Tournament at Bob Keefer Center in Springfield for 14s and 16s.  Registration for this event, assuming it is able to happen, will open on Monday, December 14th at 9:00 AM via AES.  Capacities and entry fees will be announced at a later date.  The tournament will remain open until it fills.


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.