Bay to Bay COVID-19 Updates
May 1st, 2020
With the Shelter In Place order extended to May 31st, all Bay to Bay programming for this month (open gyms, team add-on day, foundation practices) have been postponed until further notice. Bay to Bay continues to update our sanitization protocols, educate staff, and procure needed equipment for the time when these protective measures are lifted and youth recreation is able to resume.
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April 6th, 2020
In accordance with the extended Shelter In Place order all Bay to Bay programming has been cancelled until at least May 4th. For athletes that were registered in Spring Beach Club or Strength & Conditioning your account will receive a credit for the remaining sessions or you may request a refund using this form.
We are providing the following electronic resources for free to all of our athletes:
Wednesdays at 3:15 pm: Bay to Bay Book Club will overview influential books on leadership and personal development. First up, Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance. The Zoom link is available for all active members, check your email with the subject line "Bay Book Club".
Fridays at 3:15 pm: #FilmFriday we will break down game footage from Bay to Bay teams, college matches, and even professional leagues to demonstrate what to look for when watching yourself, when scouting your opponent, and when trying to learn from the best! The Zoom link is available for all active members, check your email with the subject line "Film Friday".
March 16th, 2020
In communicating with our partners at The Harker School, West Valley College, and USA Volleyball we will be postponing all indoor and beach volleyball practices and clinics as well as Strength & Conditioning programming until at least the end of March in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We will evaluate resuming sessions during the first week of April.
If you have registered for a clinic during this time frame, you will receive a full refund to your original payment method.
For Beach Club and Strength & Conditioning our plan is to add additional training dates onto the end of the season to accommodate the postponed sessions.
In the meantime, we all have a responsibility to practice social distancing and self-quarantine when appropriate (i.e. when you are sick or may have been exposed to someone who is sick). While our young athletes may not be effected by the virus as other segments of the population, they can still most definitely be carriers of the virus. We urge all of our athletes to practice social distancing for the sake of all of our grandmas, grandpas, and parents who have weakened immune systems.
We want all of our athletes to know that we are still here to be a resource and encourage some unique at-home training sessions through our social media channels. In fact, we will be putting together daily contests to encourage at-home training and exercise with a wide variety of prizes for winners. We will be tracking scores throughout the course of the next two weeks and will be awarding a grand prizes to the three athletes with the highest total scores as well as the highest scoring team (total score of all players on the team).
Lastly, for all of our current Bay to Bay team members we will be offering up our supply of 40 grass volleyball nets to be borrowed at no cost to be set up at your home. This will allow you to get out and play (either on your own or with your family) even during this time when social distancing is so important. If you would like to set up a contactless pick-up of a grass net please use the following form: Borrow a Grass Net
We are in unprecedented times, but we can continue to use the sport we love to bring us all together (electronically 🤗).
Stay healthy and be kind to one another!
Matt and Arielle Houlihan
March 12th, 2020
Simply out of an abundance of caution we have decided to cancel our programming for the March 14-15th weekend (youth clinics, small group sessions, strength & conditioning, and indoor/beach practices). Like all of you, we will continue to monitor the situation and will make decisions for future programming on a weekly basis. We will keep our website updated with all Bay to Bay specific developments here.
If you registered for a Youth Clinic or Small Group session you can reschedule into any of our future sessions or you may request a refund using the following form: March 14th Account Credit.
For our Beach Club practices and Strength & Conditioning sessions we will be adding an additional practice date in May to make up for the cancellation. This information will be added to the program calendars and sent via email once confirmed.
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the opportunity of working with your sons in the future.
Matt & Arielle Houlihan
March 10th, 2020
Like many of you, we at Bay to Bay are actively monitoring what the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Country of Santa Clara Public Health Department, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention for their recommendations regarding best practices for dealing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Currently, gatherings of over 1,000 people have been recommended to be cancelled in our county. Since our clinics and practices fall well below this threshold we will continue to operate.
Every family has to make the decision that is right for them regarding whether or not to attend public events such as volleyball practices or clinics. Our staff will do everything in our power to keep our players, coaches, and parents safe while practicing during what could be a protracted public health issue. As such, any player that is currently registered in a clinic that would prefer not to attend at this time may credit their registration to a later session at no penalty or receive a refund.
Our young athletes benefit from extracurricular activities/play and we will continue to make our practices available to our players who choose to come. We are not public health officials or medical experts, but we will continue to encourage the following amongst all our players, coaches, and parents:
Stay home when feeling sick or showing signs of sickness (coughing, sneezing, fever, etc.)
Providing players with ample opportunities to wash their hands and sanitize during sessions
Disinfecting our equipment at the end of each session
Since this situation can change rapidly, we will continue to monitor and take direction from the authorities in our area. If things change we will send out an email to all of our registered participants as well as update this page.
Matt and Arielle Houlihan
Removing cancellation penalties and allowing sessions to be applied to clinics at a later date
May 20th, 2020
Today USA Volleyball and the SCVA announced the cancellation of the two summer tournaments that we were scheduled to participate in. Once it is deemed safe by the local Santa Clara County health officials our Summer season focus will be on training and working our way back towards some form of competition (2 on 2, inter-team scrimmages, inter club scrimmages, etc). You can read USA Volleyball's press release below:
It is with a heavy heart that USA Volleyball must announce the cancellation of the remaining USA Volleyball Indoor National Championships for the 2020 season. This includes the Girls 18s Junior National Championship, Girls Junior National Championship, Boys Junior National Championship and High Performance Championship. With safety as our top priority and upon further evaluation of the current and projected status of the COVID-19 virus in each of our respective cities, we cannot be assured of each venues’ ability to host safe and restriction-free environments for our events in June and July. We want to thank Dallas, Reno and Pittsburgh for their partnership and wonderful support as we navigated through this difficult decision. Most importantly, we want to thank our athletes, coaches, club directors and officials for their passion and patience throughout. We miss you already.
USAV will be issuing refunds immediately to all teams that have submitted a payment for each event, but please understand that these could take a few weeks to process. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to email@example.com. All hotel cancellations will be handled by Team Travel Source. Please do not reach out to the hotels directly to cancel as this will cause more confusion and might cause you to have to pay a cancellation fee. Team Travel Source will make sure that there are no cancellation fees for our participants as long as the communication is through them. Please reach out to Team Travel Source if you have any questions about your hotel reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although the indoor championship events will no longer be taking place this year, USAV will continue to provide wonderful online resources for our members and clubs through digital media channels. Please utilize our family and club resources page and follow us on social media for exclusive tips, drills, conditioning and other content created for you by the National Team athletes, coaches and training staff. New content is being produced and uploaded on a regular basis and is available free of charge.
Thank you again to all our members for your patience in this unprecedented time. We hope everyone stays safe and we can get back into the gym soon. We cannot wait to see you all again in the 2021 season.
June 5th, 2020
Santa Clara County health officials approved an addendum to the local Shelter In Place that goes into effect today, June 5th. The update to the order provides guidance on youth recreational activities and summer camps to resume. You can view the SCC health officials update
Rather than assuming we have an immediate green light, we have submitted a proposal for outdoor volleyball training for review to the Santa Clara County Health Officials out of an abundance of caution. We will update you once we receive approval for our training. We are excited to make an announcement soon regarding summer volleyball.
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