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NC Elite 14 Black Standard Practice Schedule

Wednesdays, Fridays 6:30-8:00
 Saint Mary's School

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NC ELITE 14 BLACK 2022 EVENT SCHEDULE

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

January 8-9

AAU Rocky Mount Super Regionals

Rocky Mount, NC

January 15-17

City of Oaks Challenge

Raleigh, NC

January 29-30

Clash in Carolina

Rocky Mount, NC

February 12 @Carolina Region Event TBD, NC

February 26-27

Carolina Classic

Rocky Mount, NC

March 12

@Carolina Region Event

TBD, NC

March 27

@Carolina Region Event

TBD,  NC

April 15-17

#Big South Qualifier

Atlanta, GA

May 14

NC Elite Outdoor RAVE

Raleigh, NC

@All Carolina Region Events are tentative until host facilities are secured by the region.    Location assignments are not announced until 1-2 weeks prior to the event.  Should there be a Carolina Region Event that is not feasible for NC Elite teams due to location, tournament host availability or otherwise, NC Elite will substitute with an NC Elite RAVE or another Carolina Region Event.

#End of season

Disclaimer:  All practices, tournaments and event dates subject to change depending on availability, tournament acceptance, 3rd party tournament administration and local health conditions.  Tournaments not available will be replaced with comparable tournament(s).  NC Elite Coaches and Club Administration reserve the right to make exceptions to training schedule based on assessment of athlete and team needs to optimize athlete performance, training, health, wellness and safety.  Carolina Region Event locations are posted within 1 week of the event date.

2022 TRAVEL PLAN:  To reduce total cost of participation and due to continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a continuation of NC Elite’s 2021 travel policy, all travel for all teams (National, Regional+ and Regional) will the responsibility of the family.  Athlete transportation, meals, and supervision is managed by their parent or designated guardian for the entirety of the trip. Additionally, athletes will lodge with their parent, guardian, or teammate(s) at the expense of parents in hotel rooms.  In the case of Stay-to-Play events and tournaments with team booking requirements, NC Elite will facilitate hotel bookings for athletes and families, and athletes and families are required to fulfill these bookings, or pay a non-booking fee to NC Elite Volleyball Club to cover tournament host financial penalties.  In the case of needed support for athletes whose parent or guardian are unable to travel to and event, please reach out to info@ncelitevb.org for information. 

Additional Considerations: 

  • Schedule and coaching assignments (training and events) are tentative as some event hosts have not released final details of their events. NC Elite reserves the right to change or adjust events / tournaments and coaching assignments to assure the most advantageous schedule, appropriate competition level and quality of tournament and coaching staff.   
  • School Absences may be incurred as part of participation in Club Volleyball.  We do our best to minimize the number of school absences for travel tournaments. The number of absences for an individual athlete depends on the athlete’s school calendar. For planning purposes, allow 1-2 days missed for any three-day event when a school holiday is not utilized.
  • As per the NC Elite Calendar, please check the updated team practices/clinics on a regular basis. All cancelled practices/clinics are NOT eligible for make-ups.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, spectators may not be permitted at training and some events, or attendance may be severely limited. 

Spectator Policy
Practices will be closed to spectators to allow for efficient operations and to minimize distraction for athletes and staff.

Drop-off / Pick-up Procedures
1.  Parents will NOT enter campus for drop-off. All players should be dropped off for training on College Place. Drop off will occur at GATE 6 on College Place (Saint Mary’s Campus Map). Drivers should drop off passenger side on the Saint Mary’s side of College Place and proceed to Saint Mary’s Street following drop off. No players should be dropped off on the street side opposite of Saint Mary’s School and cross the street. Please remember that College Place is a public street. All driving and parking laws should be followed and traffic, driveways or access gates should not be blocked for other vehicles. 
2. Players should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to practice.  Players should be on time in order to access campus. 
3. Players should be picked up promptly at the end of practice on College Place at Gate 6. 
4. Players driving themselves should utilize street parking on College Place, across the street from Saint Mary’s School. 

COVID Screening and Procedures
1.  Players and coaches should wash hands before leaving home and use hand sanitizer as exiting their vehicle.  Hand sanitizer will be available on site for frequent use during the session.
2.  All players and must complete the SMS health self-assessment (SMS COVID-19 Screening Form) within 4 hours of the scheduled session. If any player/coach answers "Yes" to questions 1 through 6, the player/coach is not eligible to attend the session. If any player/coach answers "Yes" to questions 7 or 8, please text the NC Elite main line  (919) 473-6497 with name and brief explanation of the event prior to the session so participation eligibility can be considered.  
3.  All players/coaches may be asked upon arrival if they have passed the assessment and are eligible to participate.
4.  All players and coaches must wear their mask covering their mouth and nose at all times, both indoors and outdoors. 
[A suitable face-covering is comprised of two layers or more and made from a breathable and washable material. Masks not designed nor intended to prevent transmission of disease are forbidden. Furthermore, in order to maintain filtration effectiveness and avoid increased risk of contamination, masks should be cleaned and dried between each use.  Regardless of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status or prior infection with COVID-19, a mask is required at all times.]
5.  Every effort should be made by all participants to maintain a safe social distance (6’). This includes those individuals on the sidelines during warm-ups and competitive play.
6.   Players and coaches should report directly to Bacon Gym upon arrival to campus, and exit campus immediately following training. 
7.  Players and coaches must follow the Bacon Gym ingress and egress signs posted throughout the facility.   
8.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents and other spectators are not permitted.

POST-EVENT CONTRACT TRACING - If a participant, coach or staff member tests positive or develops symptoms which later are found to be associated with COVID-19 infection within 72 hours of the conclusion of the event, NC Elite will initiate appropriate contact tracing. Within 72 hours of the conclusion of the event, should you either test positive or develop symptoms which are later found to be associated with COVID-19 infection please notify us at info@ncelitevb.org.