LOGISTICS - HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK?
We have gotten a lot of questions about exactly how this season is going to happen given the restrictions of COVID-19. Read on for more information and, as always, don't hesitate to let me know if you have questions.
If we are able to get to Phase 5, we will return to normalcy. Until then:
Players will train in practice pods. These practice pods will be limited to a certain number of athletes, but will allow for competition, wash drills, and full team training with scrimmages when available.
Once placed into practice groups, athletes will only practice with this small group. Unlike the past, you cannot make up missed practice at another time - you must remain with your practice pod. If an athlete from a pod is diagnosed with COVID-19, all practices will be suspended for 14 days.
Practice Pods will have a minimum of two coaches and a director responsible for this small group.
We are tentatively preparing to return to full tournament play beginning in mid-December, but given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and a desire to avoid the hassle of refunds, we are NOT charging for tournament and apparel fees at the onset. Rather, those fees will be due once we are certain the events can begin and be held safely.
Tuition for the 2020-2021 season will function differently than past years. First off, we have removed travel events from our season so have lowered the cost for all programs in accordance versus last year, despite moving into an upgraded, more expensive facility.
We have also segmented our billing into two areas -- one is practice and training (due at the beginning of the season) and the second is tournament play/apparel (due in early December).
Please be dropped off at the front door as close to your session time as possible
You must socially distance outside the facility prior to entry
Temperatures are taken by coaches before you can enter the facility
A mask must be worn at all times.
Momentum coaches will sanitize volleyballs in between each session
Bring a large water bottle to avoid using the communal drinking fountain - we have asked Berto to have them shut off
Be symptom free for at least 14 days prior to any activity - if you have a symptom of COVID-19, you must stay home until the symptom has cleared
Refrain from contacting other participants and attendees (high fives and huddles)
Practice social distancing as often as possible
Bring hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes
Monitor your health and report any symptoms after every activity
All coaches and Momentum staff will wear masks 100% of the time
Wash and sanitize all gear, uniforms and apparel used during the activity
If you have symptoms, you must be tested and alert Coach Matt immediately
For the safety of everyone involved, parents are not allowed inside the facility at any time (with the exception of injury)
Practices will end 10 minutes early to allow for organized exit from the facility and for coaches to disinfect all equipment
Athletes will be placed into practice groups and will only practice with this small group (practice pod)
Unlike the past, you cannot make up missed practiced at another time - you must remain with your practice pod
If you travel to a state or location included by the City of Chicago in the Emergency Travel Order, you must self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to practice
If an athlete from a pod is diagnosed with COVID-19, all practices will be suspended for 14 days - if this occurs, a refund for this time will be issued
There will be a decrease in official tournament opportunities, and we have eliminated all of the travel events from our schedule
In November and December we will hold inter-program competitions which are currently allowed under Illinois law - logistics on this will be announced following tryouts
We plan to return to Power League and local tournaments in January and February, assuming it is safe and approved to do so
If the effects of COVID-19 have lessened following the IHSA season, we will consider adding back travel events, such as AAU Nationals in Orlando, but that decision will not be made until closer to the date
Club Momentum is proud to partner with Optimal Fitness as the preferred training and plyometric program.
Optimal Fitness is an athletic training facility located in Wilmette, Illinois. Optimal Fitness and Club Momentum Volleyball are working together to develop a Volleyball Performance program specifically designed to help athletes jump higher, react quicker, improve athletic coordination, and increase overall body strength.
Most of the drills we put our athletes through will simulate movements that take place during practice and games, making their reaction times naturally quicker. Some of the equipment we use to help with these simulations and drills are agility rings, agility ladders, agility dots, cones, hurdles, resistance bands, and other exercise equipment.
All of the exercises we do is in a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) format. We stick to this format because it is proven to be the fastest way to build the athletes endurance. Volleyball specifically is a sport where bursts of energy is exerted over short periods of time. HIIT training prepares you for exactly that!
For dates and times of our upcoming Volleyball Performance Programs please visit the website: opfit.net and click twice on the tab at the top of the page that says OPFIT PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS.
Optimal Fitness is excited to be a part of Club Momentum and looks forward to helping their athletes achieve greatness.
As of October 2019, Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is officially the exclusive Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provider to Momentum Volleyball.
They will be onsite for Momentum night on December 14th and will have their ATC and a therapist present to answer any questions in regards to your athletes injuries and concerns, as well as their family members (brief consultations).
We will have a sign up sheet for anyone interested in an evaluation in one of our clinics, literature and some goodies to hand out! Sports and Ortho will also be offering a screening night on a future date to provide guidance for injury prevention.
We hope you are as excited about this partnership as we are! If you have any questions prior to Momentum night, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Sports and Ortho Contact Information:
Tech Support: 312.375.5354
Address: 2747 Pfingsten Road, Glenview IL 60062
Clinic Phone: 224.282.8133
Club Momentum Volleyball was established in 2011 to further establish, enhance and promote indoor and outdoor volleyball among student athletes. Club Momentum Volleyball mission statement is, “To establish and nurture the seeds of leadership and inspire teamwork leading to success both on and off the court.”