COVID 19 tryout plan
With the additional restrictions in Lane County due to COVID-19 we will not be able to have tryouts as originally intended. With that being the case, we will have to adapt our process for accepting players and forming teams.
The process will work like this - we will send letters of commitment that CEVA requires for our players to sign to you to commit to playing on a Webfoot team. We will just not be able to tell you what team your child will be placed on until we can get into the gym and begin playing. And that depends on what happens with our cases in Lane County and the potential easing of the restrictions.
If we are cleared to practice after this additional 2 weeks we will be allowed to begin on Thursday, December 17th and will run multiple days of camp style training between December 17th-22nd. The hope is that we will form teams after the 22nd. We would then start team practice December 28th - 30th, break for the new year, and get going with our consistent practice schedule on Monday, January 4th.
If Lane County does not improve and we have another 2 weeks of restrictions we would be allowed to begin on Thursday, December 31st. Since that is New Year's Eve we would wait to begin our training on Monday, January 4th and hope to have teams formed in the following 2 weeks.
if we are still not allowed to be in the gym after January 4th we will figure out our next step at that time, but the hope would be that we would begin once the restrictions on gyms is lifted.
We will have limited roster spots to fill with new players this season. That is partly due to the fact that we have lost quite a few coaches this year that cannot coach due to COVID-19 and the potential affect it would have on their job or high risk family members. It has been difficult replacing those coaches with new coaches, so we likely will not be able to ensure that there is a team for everyone as we usually are able to do.
IF YOU DID NOT PLAY CLUB VOLLEYBALL FOR WEBFOOT LAST SEASON BUT WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILD TO PLAY CLUB VOLLEYBALL THIS SEASON YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR AN AVAILABLE ROSTER SPOT!
To register, click here for our new player registration page. Registering DOES NOT guarantee you a team placement this season. This will just add you to the list, and we will offer spots to our u15-u18 players after December 5th and to our u12-14 players after December 12th. This will be based on available spots for each age group. If we do not have a roster spot we encourage you to register for Winter academy. If roster spots become available we will fill those spots from our Winter academy group. Winter academy registration is open - go to our academy tab to register.
I know this is disappointing, but what we have learned in 2020 is that you have to just roll with the punches and find a new way to do things. We are very hopeful that we will be able to have a club season this year.