Lone Star Region 2020/2021 Season COVID-19 Match Protocol 

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Before a Tournament:

  • Individuals should self-monitor. If you do not feel well, remain at home. Also remain at home if you have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19. Such as, someone you provided care for you had direct physical contact with (hugged or kissed them) you shared eating or drinking utensils you have been sneezed or coughed on by them.

  • If any member has contracted COVID-19, for ‘re-entry’ to participation, you must present a medical note from a physician clearing you from symptoms and the virus, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, to their club, chair, or director.

At Tournaments and Events:

 All players must:

  •  Pick up and dispose of your own drink bottles and trash. 

  •  Wear a mask at all times, when not on the playing court (except to briefly eat or drink). 

  • Avoid gathering in groups between matches.

  • Social distance at least 6 feet away from others.  

  • Thoroughly wash your hands throughout the day and bring your own hand sanitizer.

  • The facility staff and site managers will clean/sanitize the playing area between matches, including the score tables, benches, and game volleyballs.  Any additional event or facility protocols must be adhered to.

During Match Play: 

  • Teams will not be allowed to enter the facility more than 30-minutes prior to the start of their first match.  

  • Teams should approach their team benches only after the previous team has completely vacated the area.  

  • Coaches and players on the bench must wear a mask at all times.

  • The coin flip will take place at least 6’ from the scorer’s table with the captains only. 

  • Teams will not switch sides during the match nor will spectators.

  • Tournament hosts should do everything possible to maximize social distancing. 

  • As a suggestion: The scorer and assistant scorer (Libero tracker) will sit at opposite ends of the scorer table, and the visual scorer (flip chart operator) will be seated 6’ from the table and 6’ from the nearest team’s bench. 

  • The R1 will go to the stand and beckon the six starting players standing at the end line to the attack line, then to their starting positions, not to the net. 

  •  The R2 will check line-ups and then give the court back to the R1 to start the match. 

  •  Players should not touch for substitutions.  

  • When the set ends, the R1 releases players to go directly to their respective benches. 

  • There will be no high-fives or hand shaking with opposing teams at the start or conclusion of a match. 

  • During the warm-up period, each team will warm-up and serve separately during their allotted time. 

  • Teams may bring their own sanitized volleyballs for warm-up.

  • Scorers should bring their own pens, pencils, wipes, and other supplies in a plastic case to keep score. 

  • R1 and R2’s should clean their hands before beginning the match. A whistle must be worn under a face mask. Or a hand whistle may be used. 

  • Teams that need to drop must contact the Tournament Director as soon as possible.  Any exception to the refund policy or drop policy will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director.