SPRING 2021 COVID-19 Policy

Update for League Play

  • All athletes and coaches will have curbside check-in & out.
    • If an athlete, coach, or anyone in their immediate family is feeling at all sick, they should not attend. Please do not take the risk of spreading illness.
    • All athletes, coaches, and staff must always wear a face mask (cloth face masks are recommended). This includes while actively engaged in practices or matches.
    • All athletes will have their temperature taken at check-in by Chris or an Avalanche non-coaching staff member.
      • Any athlete or coach that registers with a “high” temperature (any reading above 100 degrees) will not be allowed to participate in that day’s practice or match.
    • It is recommended that all athletes stay in their vehicle until staff is ready for check-in to prevent a false high temperature.
    • Check-in will be at the table outside of the facility, at the door on the west side of the building, under the Avalanche canopy.
    • After check-in, athletes and coaches will go straight to their court.
      • “Athlete Space” Athletes will be encouraged and constantly reminded to stay 6’ apart
    • Athletes will exit the facility through the back door (South Side) in the new or old gym. They’ll need to walk around the building to the west parking lot. Parent pick-up will be in the west side parking lot (same as drop-off) on the south end near the covered parking. West side of the building.
    • Nets, carts, balls and doors will be sanitized between each group.
      • After this is completed, check-in for the next group will begin
    • In addition to the athlete’s personal volleyball equipment, each athlete also needs the following:
      • Towel
      • Water
      • Hand Sanitizer
    • Facility doors will remain locked before, during, and after practices & matches to help keep athletes, coaches, and staff safe.
    • There will be no pre or post-match handshakes. Post-match, athletes will line up on the 10’ line and acknowledge the other team from there.
    • In addition to the measures that Avalanche is putting forth, our BGCS, Thunderbirds Facility is equally committed to helping us keep everyone safe and will be routinely cleaning and sanitizing the facility.


Should an athlete or coach test positive for COVID-19 during the season, these are the immediate protocols that must and will be followed with no exceptions.

  1. Player or Coach test Positive: Immediately notify Avalanche Athletics. Avalanche will then notify his/her team. The team (athletes & coaches) must either/or:
    1. Quarantine for 14 days before you’re allowed back into the facility for practices or matches
    2. Get tested and you may return to practices and matches with proof of negative test results
  2. Player or Coach Cautionary Test: Should a player or coach deem it necessary to go get a COVID test out of a precaution, regardless of the reason why, they will need to sit out until a negative test is returned.
  3. Time missed due to COVID are not eligible for refunds or credits.


Avalanche is committed to moving forward with our spring season. I truly feel we’re able to keep the athletes, coaches, and staff safe to the best of our ability. Should I feel that Avalanche is unable to keep everyone safe, for any reason, I will immediately stop and suspend all programming. The health and safety of our athletes and their families come first.


If you have any questions, please email Chris at chris@avalancheathletics.com.


Thank you,

Chris Stanfield


Avalanche Athletics