Spring Registration General Information (Update March 10, 2021)
While adult sports leagues are not permitted currently under restrictions from the provincial health authorities, we are optimistic that these restrictions will be eased in the coming weeks to allow the resumption of adult sports and we are planning accordingly!
Once guidelines and protocols for a return to play have been determined by the provincial bodies responsible for doing so, we will update this page accordingly and communicate them to all registered teams. Note that any guidelines required by public health authorities will supercede any related rules that are currently in place.
We realize that there is uncertainty regarding the exact details around when leagues will start as well as whether they will be subject to modifications around play (and what those possible modifications may be). As we receive more information from the relevant authorities, we will be able to finalize these details.We are offering registration at this time for teams that are looking to secure their spot hoping to play some grass volleyball this spring whether it is subject to modifications or not. Many teams that played with us last year under the modified rules that were in place at that time have expressed their enthusiasm to return to play in any form that we can offer. If your team would like to wait until all of the details around the leagues are finalized before making the decision whether or not to register, we completely understand, and if we can’t fit you in to start this season, we will look forward to having you join us in the next one!
What modifications could be in place due to COVID-19?
Similar to last summer when play was permitted to resume, there is the possibility that modifications to beach volleyball rules may be mandated as a result of protocols from provincial authorities in order to play at all. However, we don’t know what these will be until the applicable governing bodies determine them. At this time, we are planning on running leagues (should play be permitted this spring/summer) with the following modifications in place initially:
- Teams placed in cohorts (i.e. fewer opposing teams to interact with)
- Smaller capacity (i.e. fewer teams overall) at our beach volleyball locations
- Teams being permitted to bring only enough players to field a lineup (no subs)
Additionally, sanitization procedures introduced last summer to adhere to provincial guidelines will continue to be followed.
Should any of the above restrictions not be deemed necessary once the provincial bodies determine what restrictions will be for the upcoming season, we will of course lift them where permitted. Conversely, the list above is not exhaustive- should the applicable authorities decide that additional restrictions are necessary in order to play this year, then additional modifications will be added to accommodate play.
What if I register and my team doesn't like modifications that may be put into place after we register?
Teams who register will be subject to the normal Urban Rec Withdrawal Policy. If your team does not want to play until we know exactly what modifications may be in place, then we recommend that you wait until any such modifications are finalized before registering. As stated above, we presently do not know what, if any, modifications will be required once the go-ahead is given as part of Return-to-Play protocols, but we will update this page as soon as we are informed.
What if I register and the league is unable to run (or if the start date is delayed)?
If the league is unable to run at all this spring/summer, then any teams that registered will be refunded in full once the league is cancelled. If the league start date is delayed but the league is able to start within 60 days of the original start date, then the league will run and any teams that wish to withdraw can do so as per our Withdrawal Policy.
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🏐ABOUT URBAN REC VOLLEYBALL:
Urban Rec Victoria is proud to bring coed adult recreational grass volleyball to the Island. Playing out of Bullen Park and Juan de Fuca lower park, Urban Rec Victoria is the premiere place to play with a great atmosphere and fun, social teams to play against. All levels welcome. Sign up as a team or as an individual. Don't delay in signing up- spots will sell out fast! General registration opens Monday March 22, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
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For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 250.589.9378