Below are resources the JVA has compiled to help guide your club and your staff through these difficult times during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions or requests for specific information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procedures to follow while utilizing virtual training:
- All parents/guardians must be informed and approve of the virtual training, meeting or coaching session via waiver or email confirmation.
- Virtual trainings must be “observable and interruptible”, able to be ended at any time and have at least 2 adults (coach and 1 other) on each session.
- Parents and guardians must be provided the code or link to join all virtual sessions.
- If a minor athlete sends a video to a coach for feedback or additional coaching, the reply must include the parent, guardian or other applicable adult.
JVA Program Insurance Covers Virtual Training
Many clubs have implemented virtual training with their teams during the shutdown due to COVID-19. We would like JVA clubs with program insurance to know that their club and teams will be able to utilize “virtual” training as part of the JVA Insurance program. The coverage remains the same.
- Live stream virtual classes so participants can been engaged with the instructor
- Only offer instruction in the classes or sports activities listed on your application
- Make sure every parent or legal guardian has signed a waiver (Release of liability and medical release waiver forms)
- Instruct participants to clear the area used for instruction of any hazardous objects or obstacles before starting the virtual class
If you have questions about insurance contact Lisa Wielebnicki at email@example.com.
We are all closely following the evolution of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and based on the most recent updates, the Junior Volleyball Association is recommending that all JVA member clubs and tournament directors follow the policies in place by your State Department of Public Health and local government. As some state are lifting the restrictions on businesses, it is important for clubs to have a well constructed plan to restart, operate safely to protect your people and the community at large, and act appropriately should COVID-19 become present in our club environment.