CRITICAL] NC Elite COVID-19 Update | May 15, 2020 | 5:00pm ET
Dear NC Elite Players and Parents,
There have been a few important changes we would like to make you aware of.
First, NC Elite has made the decision that we will not field teams for AAU Nationals or USAV Nationals, as originally scheduled.
AAU has just announced that AAU Nationals have been postponed to mid-July (age group schedules not yet announced). USAV Nationals is still scheduled, however, this is expected to change, either in cancellation (as all USAV National Qualifiers have now been canceled) or postponement. Given the current health situation, the impending changes in travel requirements and non-refund policies (hotels and airlines), the extension of the NCAA dead period for recruiting through the end of June and the lack of sufficient training opportunity for our athletes, we do not see participation in these events as feasible or beneficial for the athletes.
Should the State of NC restrictions relax sooner than anticipated, we may revisit the feasibility of building new teams to attend AAUs. In the meantime, all AAU / National Team Extension Tryout fees for those who registered for the session will be refunded.
We are still working to determine our plans for re-opening training and, potentially, local or regional competition as allowed by State and Local Government. Considering all of the information we have today, we anticipate (and look forward to) resuming training and programming in some capacity on June 1.
A few additional notes:
- National USAV has eliminated their ban on all sanctioned activities as of May 15. However, National USAV has asked regional USAV offices to manage sanctioning on a local level, to best fit the State and local government recommendations and mandates.
- Carolina Region USAV has still banned all sanctioned activities for member organizations in North Carolina, including but not limited to competitions, practices and individual lessons, through May 31. This ban supercedes the lifting of the USAV National ban.
- AAU has extended their ban on all sanctioned activities, in alignment with all State and local government mandates.
- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced phase1 of the State's reopening plan last week, effective since May 8 at 5pm. This order will be in place through May 22, and may extend through the end of May. During Phase 1, all gyms are mandated to remain closed and youth activities are also still prohibited.
NC Elite Spring League is still scheduled to begin on June 7. All training dates are posted on the Spring League 2020 page of the NC Elite website.
Once again, thank you for your cooperation as we continue to provide you the most updated information we receive, as well as next steps. Please continue to check your SportsEngine account and refer to the NC Elite website for updated information.
NC Elite Volleyball Club