Posted On: 12/22/20 9:44 AM

The 2021 club season is here and it may look a little different than a “typical” club season.  Schedules may look different, there may be less spectators, but we will still find a way for athletes and coaches to do what they love to do.  Here is everything parents and athletes need to know heading into the Prep Dig Resolution from checking in, watching the matches, playing the matches, and even how to exit.  Let’s do it. 

For Players/Team Personnel:

All players and team personnel (two coaches, a parent chaperone, and each rostered player will be given a team wristband upon entry).  Players who will be playing at the Community First Champion Center will check-in at the Emergency Exit to the left of the main entrance of the facility and those playing at The Barn at Lake Park will start check-in 45 minutes prior to the start of the wave, there may be a wave finishing up and we ask that you stay off the courts until all waves are completed and cleaning can take place.   All coaches need to monitor the symptoms and proper mask wear of their athletes.   All who are in the facility will need to wear a mask, players included while playing. We will not post or use any pictures in our articles or social media of our athletes improperly wearing a mask. Teams are responsible for their own warm-up volleyballs and will provide a gameball as well. 

Athletes will be playing back to back to back with some breaks in between their matches. With limited time between matches, athletes may bring in carry-ins that would be good for eating between matches (There will be limited concessions, but water and Powerade will be available for purchase.) 

Waves: 

We are still in the “Covid-Era” of volleyball where we are wearing masks, monitoring spectators, and with that comes a change in how we schedule our events.  We believe at this point in the season, we want to give teams competitive that best suit their level.  This will come with a predetermined schedule to allow for teams to prepare their travel along with Prep Dig being able to monitor numbers more closely for the number of teams and spectators coming in and out of the facility. 

In previous club tournaments, there is typically an AM Wave and PM Wave.  We will do something similar, but we do have to keep the number of athletes and spectators in mind.  For that reason, we are breaking the day into four waves. 

Click Here for Prep Dig Resolution Schedule

An item to note would be Saturday and Sunday are treated as two separate days.  The only division whose record will determine when they play on Sunday is the 14s Division as they have a true 16 team field.  For the other divisions, they have pre-determined matchups and brackets for both days.  

Wave

Match Times

Who Works The Courts? 

1

8, 9, 10 (17s and 18s @CCFC)) and (13s and 14s @The Barn)

Teams From Wave 2

2

11:30, 12:30, 1:30 17s and 18s @CCFC) and (13s and 14s @The Barn)

Teams From Wave 1

3

3, 4, 5 (15s and 16s @CCFC) and (13s and 14s and one group of 16s @The Barn)

Teams From Wave 4

4

6:30, 7:30, 8:30 (15s and 16s @CCFC)

Teams From Wave 3 

 

Sunday, January 3

Wave

Match Times

1

8:00, 9:00 

2

10:30, 11:30 

3

1:00, 2:00 

3:30, 4:30, 5:30 

 

BallerTV will be streaming all courts as well at both facilities. 

For Parents: 

We are working with the Community First Champion Center which falls under the guidelines from the town of Grand Chute (a village of Appleton) and each team will be allowed 8 spectators per wave.  This will be applied at The Barn at Lake Park as well.  Teams will purchase tickets as a group (For Example: Wisconsin Fire 15 Red will order 8 tickets). They will do this for Saturday AND Sunday. Club directors will be sent a Google Form which is to be filled out by a team rep. Wristbands can be picked up and paid for at the main entrance of each facility and are to be picked up by a parent rep of each team 30 minutes prior to the wave start.  We will not let spectators in until spectators from the previous wave have left.  Spectators are allowed to give their wristband to another parent after each match, we will have someone monitor this at the door.  

What Should Teams Bring? 

-Masks (bring multiple per athlete to use throughout the day as they will get sweaty or could break)

-Hand sanitizer

-Their own warm-up volleyballs (ball carts are allowed)

-Carry-Ins are allowed as concessions will be limited.  Something quick to eat between matches is encouraged to keep nutrition in mind. 

-Their own pens and pencils for scoresheets (we will wipe down the score table and scoreboards)