***March 19, 2020, 1:15pm***
An email was sent out to all EVJ coaches and families. Please click on the PDF below for the complete transcript.
***March 16, 2020, 11:00am***
Hi EVJ Coaches and Families,
We hope everyone is safe and healthy. We understand things are happening at warp speed and changing on a daily basis for the entire nation. I am not sending out any new announcement at this time. We need to allow USAV and the AZ Region time to meet and consult, etc. as well as understand what is happening on a national and local scale. I understand everyone has many questions and we will answer those in a timely manner once we have good information and a plan to go with it. I will revisit communications later in the week. At this time I need to go pack up my college kid and bring her home. I am sure many of you are dealing with all the life changes as well. Thanks for your patience and we will be in touch.
**In the meantime, attached is an overall fitness workout (written out to be done 3x/week) provided by Wayland Williams, our Court One head trainer. If you have been doing AP training you should know the exercises. You can add any cardio on off days as well as any volleyball related footwork, movement, ball work…be creative. I know the AP training coach for our Gilbert AP athletes has also sent out a workout for those who have been attending workouts at EVJ Gilbert. We encourage everyone to stay active, healthy, and safe!
**You should have received the workout via email, however, if you need a copy it can be attained by emailing Jen Leo.
AZ East Valley Juniors VBC Director
***March 14, 2020, 3:00pm***
USA Volleyball has eliminated all sanctioned activities through March 31. This ban includes but is not limited to all events, practices, individual training sessions or any event that is covered by USA Volleyball insurance). As a result EVJ will cease all practices through March 31 for both its EVJ-Tempe and EVJ-Gilbert programs. Here is an updated summary of competitions cancelled through 3/31:
Separately, the spring break camps at both Court One and Inspire Courts scheduled for this week (3/17-3/20) have been cancelled. If you registered for any camps, full refunds will be processed in an expeditious manner.
For a complete communication to all EVJ Families please see the PDF below.
***March 13, 2020, 9:25pm***
EVJ is aware of the recent announcement by USA Volleyball shutting down all USAV sanctioned events through March 31 as summarized by the AZ Region in the PDF below. In response to this announcement EVJ will be sending out a communication to all EVJ Families within the next 24 hours.
COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION
This webpage has been created to provide information, links and updates to all EVJ families during this time of concern and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, or the Coronavirus. EVJ staff will be in constant communication with each other as we navigate through these unprecedented times. Before making any decisions we will take into consideration the recommendations from our governing bodies (USA Volleyball, AZ Region), key governmental entities (Centers for Disease and Control, AZ Dept of Health Services, Maricopa County Public Health) and the input from our EVJ families.
Currently, EVJ practices are cancelled for Thur 3/12 and Fri 3/13. The tentative plan is to resume practices on Monday 3/16 for Tempe teams and Tuesday 3/17 for Gilbert teams. Any changes to this decision will be broadcast to all EVJ families via email and those communications will be posted here as well. In addition, the following USAV sanctioned tournaments scheduled through March 22 have been canceled.
March 13-15, Colorado Crossroads JNQ
March 14, AZ Region Club #4 (12s) & Club #5 (13s-16s)
March 21, AZ Region Championship #5 & Club #5 (12s)
March 22, AZ Region Open #4
EVJ VOLLEYBALL COMMUNICATIONS (PDFs)
We value your input. If you have any questions or comments regarding EVJ's communications/decisions regarding this matter, please contact EVJ's Club Director, Jen Leo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.