Please read the new protocols adopted by WEVA for matches due the corona virus issues. We will have hand sanitizer available at practice for the players to use as well. Each tournament venue we attend will be required to have hand sanitizer at the scorers table or nearby. I have purchase some small bottles to hand out to each team to take with them as well.
The ban on USAV events is now 4/15/20. The LAVA coaches and board of directors are discussing how to go forward with our season. Be assured that we will be refunded for cancelled tournaments and that parents will get a refund for any tournaments we were unable to attend.
Dave Tytler, Director
Dear Region Leadership,
Please find below the announcement we posted on our website earlier this afternoon. USA Volleyball is announcing the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 15, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis. USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.
As a reminder USA Volleyball has a page on its website solely devoted to COVID-19 which is updated with the latest information athttps://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/features/usa-volleyball-response-on-coronavirus.
Because Quake wasn't able to get into the VolleyFX Hocus Pocus tournament, but got into the VFX Freeze and the IMPACT tournament, payments are reduced from $315.00 to $295.00. For those of you who have paid ahead or pre-paid we will issue a check to you. I sent a note to change the online payment schedule and hopefully that will come up soon.
Explosion competed in the first tournament of the season yesterday and played great. The day started against the NFVB 15 Red. We started slow both games but came back at the end. We finished 3rd in our pool which put us in the silver bracket. We won the quarterfinals and semi-final matches and lost a tough final to the Clarence VBC. The team got better all day long and are getting use to playing as a team. They are fun to watch and will provide a lot of excitement as the season progresses.
The following LAVA players made the NY All State Team.
Happy Birthday's to
March 4th Brooke Degroff - Scorch
March 4th Brooke Arnold, Magma
March 16th Coach Cushman, Tsunami
March 18th Coach Cushing, Magma
March 22nd Kaitlin Fox
The first tournament payment is due mid January. Invoices have been emailed to each individual player. Invoicing this way provides us greater flexibility in assisting with payments, crediting accounts and providing assistance. Listed below are the amount by team.
Eruption Jan. 15th $129.00 Feb 12th $128.00 March 11th $128.00
Quake Jan. 15th $105.00 Feb 12th $105.00 March 11th $85.00 (updated 2/4 due to not getting into Hocus Pocus Tournament)
Scorch Jan 16th $90.00, Feb 13th $9.00, Mar 12th $90.00
Magma Jan 20th $104.00, Feb 17th $103.00, Mar. 16th $103.00
Explosion Jan 16th $107.00, Feb 13th $107.00, Mar. 12th $106.00
Tsunami Jan. 15th $105.00, Feb. 12th $105.00, Mar. 11th $105.00
Rocks Jan 20th $100.00, Feb. 17th $100.00, Mar. 16th $100.00
Checks can be mailed to LAVA VBC, 13 N. Meadow Dr. Caledonia, NY 14423
Club Fees are due upon making a team. If you have accepted a position on a team, please follow the link below to pay the club fees. Thank you.
Please use the Sports Engine payment for you fees when possible. If you want to pay by check please mail the checks to:
LAVA VBC 13 North Meadow Dr. Caledonia, NY 14423. I may not always be at practice. The coaches have been instructed not to take payments.
Also if you joined WEVA with the tryout membership please upgrade to full membership.
Dave Tytler, Director
Any time that Cal-Mum is closed we do not have practice. I will try to update the web page as soon as possible for weather closings.
The Lava apparel store is up and running so you can share store/ordering information with your teams. The store never closes and apparel is shipped right to the player in 2 - 3 weeks. Click on the button below to see the store.
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Butera.
Parents please don't park in the bus loop while waiting for your daughters to finish practice. Cal-Mum team buses may be coming in from away games and it interferes with their ability to drop off the students
Thanks for your cooperation
How long does the season run?
We start in November with practices. The season is usually over at the end of April. There is a tournament in May that some of the teams like to attend. No later that the 2nd weekend in May.
How long are tournaments?
Tournaments generally start at 8AM. It depends how well the team is playing. Pool play is generally done by 1PM then you get into playoff rounds. It could last until 6PM. Plan on spending the day. Plan on good snacks for and water for your daughter. Most venues have a concession stand.
LAVA Volleyball was formed when parents of Livingston County teams were looking for a more local club that didn't travel outside of NYS, was reasonably priced and allowed their daughters to still participate in family functions, school sports and activities. We started with 2 teams in 2011 and have grown to seven teams this season. We are committed to bringing in the best coaches we can find and to give your daughters a great experience during the season. If you are interested in LAVA volleyball please contact us.