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Signing Process & Premier League Update - Jan. 21, 2021

(January 21 updates in red)
The Government of Alberta has extended the mandatory public health measures in the province. These public health measures are in place to protect the health system and slow the spread of COVID-19. Considering the updated measures, Volleyball Alberta has adjusted dates pertaining to the signing process (tryout period) and our Premier Leagues (registration, start dates, etc.). Volleyball Alberta will begin the Tryout Period as soon as restrictions allow for indoor training to resume.

Volleyball Alberta will continue to monitor the Government of Alberta’s guidelines and update important dates as necessary. If current restrictions are extended, Volleyball Alberta will readjust the dates considering the following situations:

  • Current timeline remains intact
    • 5 weeks from the first day of tryout period to the first competition date
    • All dates will be shifted later
  • Completion of the tryout period prior to the start of the leagues
  • Allow physical preparation/team training prior to the start of the leagues
  • Round 1 of competition will be 12 matches as outlined
  • Round 2 competition structure/timeframe/cost may be adjusted and decreased to accommodate Volleyball Canada’s National Championships

Volleyball Alberta understands the concerns of our coaches, athletes & members during these unprecedented times and want to reassure our commitment to providing a competition season. Under the current restrictions, the following adjustments to the processes & leagues have been outlined below:

Signing Process

Open Signing Period

  • The open signing period ended November 25, 2020 * The open signing period is extended to Dec. 16, 2020 (posted Dec 2)
  • Teams must register their signed athletes with Volleyball Alberta by December 16, 2020

Provided Indoor Team Sport restrictions are lifted in December, the timelines below will be applied.  Appropriate updates will be made to the timelines if restrictions are extended into January.

Tryout Period – All Age Classes are Postponed

  • The updated Tryout Period is scheduled to begin January 22, 2021 (Tryout period will begin as soon as restrictions allow indoor training to resume)
  • This period will end at the completion of team selections
  • Tryouts should be facilitated with physical distancing to promote a healthy & safe environment for all athletes to safely participate in more than one tryout
  • Be mindful of the number of athletes attending so physical distancing can be properly managed at tryouts and facility occupancy guidelines are met

Premier League Registration (Dates below will be adjusted when the New Tryout Period is announced)

14U-18U – Round 1 Registration

  • Registration deadline is Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 2:00pm

13U - Round 1 Registration

  • Registration will open Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Registration deadline is Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Round 2 Registration

  • Registration will open Monday, March 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Registration deadline is Monday, March 15, 2021 @ 2:00pm

Premier League Timeframe (Dates below will be adjusted when the New Tryout Period is announced)

Premier League - Round 1

  • First competition day will be Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Last competition day will be Sunday, April 18, 2021

Premier League - Round 2

  • First competition day will be Saturday, April 24, 2021
  • Last competition day will be Sunday, May 23, 2021*
  • *Round 2 competition structure/timeframe/cost may be adjusted and decreased to accommodate Volleyball Canada’s National Championships

 

Signing Process 
(Dates to be adjusted to the new Tryout Period start)
Activity Start Date End Date
Open Signing Period November 15, 2020 November 25, 2020
Administrative Time November 26, 2020 November 28, 2020
Open Signing Period Extended December 2, 2020 December 16, 2020
Tryout Period TBA Completion of team selections
 
Premier League Registration
(Dates to be adjusted to the new Tryout Period start)
Activity Opening Date Deadline/Cancellation Date
14U - 18U Round 1 November 16, 2020 @ 2:00pm February 1, 2021 @ 2:00pm
13U Round 1 January 25, 2021 @ 2:00pm February 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm
13U - 18U Round 2 March 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm March 15, 2021 @ 2:00pm
 
Premier League Timeline
(Dates to be adjusted to the new Tryout Period start)
Activity First Competition Date Last Competition Date
13U - 18U Round 1 February 27, 2021 April 18, 2021
13U - 18U Round 2 April 24, 2021 May 23, 2021

* Round 2 competition structure/timeframe/cost may be adjusted and decreased to accommodate Volleyball Canada’s National Championships