POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: PRACTICES

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

The club practice schedule is dependent upon many variables with the most important factor being the availability of the facility.  CCJ will attempt to schedule all team practices with a convenient schedule, but will be limited based on what is available.

The club's philosophy in regards to scheduling practices will accommodate the following:

  • All Teams practice 3 times a week (January-May) unless they have a tournament

    • National Teams typically practice the Sunday following a tournament

    • Regional Teams are not scheduled for a Sunday practice following a tournament

  • Younger teams (14U, 13U, 12U) are generally scheduled in the early (5:00 PM or 5:30 PM) time slots

  • National Teams are generally grouped together

  • Similar Age teams are grouped together

  • Coaching Staff conflicts

 

CLUB CALENDAR

Please refer to the CCJ Calendar for the complete practice schedule.  The google calendar can be linked to your computer and/or handheld device so that you can check out any changes or revisions.

CCJ uses the following abbreviations for the calendar:

  • 181: CCJ 18-Mizuno

  • 182: CCJ 18-Navy

  • 171: CCJ 17-Mizuno

  • 172: CCJ 17-Silver

  • 173: CCJ 17-Navy

  • 161: CCJ 16-Mizuno

  • 162: CCJ 16-Silver

  • 163: CCJ 16-Navy

  • 164: CCJ 16-Red

  • 151: CCJ 15-Mizuno

  • 152: CCJ 15-Silver

  • 153: CCJ 15-Navy

  • 154: CCJ 15-Red

  • 141: CCJ 14-Mizuno

  • 142: CCJ 14-Silver

  • 143: CCJ 14-Navy

  • 131: CCJ 13-Mizuno

  • 132: CCJ 13-Silver

  • 133: CCJ 13-Navy

  • 121: CCJ 12-Navy

  • 122: CCJ 12-Red

  • 111: CCJ 11-Navy

  • 112: CCJ 11-Red

PRACTICE LOCATION

All CCJ practices and meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held at the Sporting Chance Center; 2100 W. Curtis Road (Tucson, AZ)

PRACTICE POLICIES

ATHLETE DROP-OFF/PICK-UP: All practices will start and end at the scheduled time. Please make every effort to have athletes at the Sporting Chance Center with enough time to help with equipment set-up (10 minutes prior to start time).

​Please be prompt to pick-up athletes after practices.  We require our coaches to ensure all athletes have transportation before they leave the facility, so please be courteous. Coaches may not transport athletes.

Parents should only use the SCC's drop-off/pick-up curb if your athlete at the sidewalk.  If your athlete is still in the gym, please  park in one of the designated parking spots to wait.  DO NOT WAIT at the curb for your athlete come out of the gym.

PARKING AT THE SCC:  The SCC has limited parking in the main lot - there is overflow parking at the Curtis Park if needed.  Please be courteous and pay attention to where you are parking.  Please obey all posted parking signs at the SCC and on Curtis Road.

SPECTATORS AT PRACTICE:  Parents are welcome to watch practices.  All spectators must remain in the SCC lobby and/or seated on the provided bleachers.  Due to restrictions from our liability insurance and USA Volleyball insurance regulations, only CCJ (and USAV registered) members are allowed on the gym floor and/or may participate at practice.  Parents are responsible for monitoring their children while in the lobby of the SCC.  Please obey all SCC rules and requests regarding non-registered guests.

FOOD/DRINK AT PRACTICE:  The SCC has a strict food/drink policy that all CCJ members must follow - this includes players, coaches, and spectators.  Outside food and drink are not permitted in the SCC.  The only exception to this rule will be water and sports drinks in acceptable and closed individual containers. 

 

2021 SEASON: COVID-19 PRACTICE MODIFICATIONS

The following policies, practices and conditions are set forth to incorporate guidance from the Pima County Department of Health (PCHD), the Arizona Region, USA Volleyball, and the Sporting Chance Center.  Knowing that eliminating all risk is impossible, Club Cactus Juniors Volleyball is committed to providing an environment that is as safe and healthy as reasonably possible for all coaches, athletes, and families.  We will continually monitor the policies and procedures and modify as needed.  Any changes will be posted on our website and sent via email to all families.

By participating in Club Volleyball during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, all adults and guardians of minors assume ALL risks associated with participation including but not limited to exposure to COVID-19.  Exposure to COVID-19 can lead to temporary or permanent health consequences and death. 

 

Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in the club and the facility, and that requires full cooperation.

 

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • Coaches, staff, and athletes must be symptom free for at least 10 days prior to any activity.  Athlete or coach should stay at home if they are sick or do not feel well.

  • Coaches and participating athletes will be required to self-assess before coming to practice.

  • Utilize a restroom if needed and wash hands prior to departing for practice.

  • All athletes will need a mask, personal hand-sanitizer, and water bottle (FULL) for practice

 

ARRIVAL AT SITE

  • All volleyball staff, coaches, athletes, and spectators will be subject to a temperature reading to enter the facility.

  • Coaches will arrive at least 15-minutes prior to their scheduled practice session.

  • Athletes will be allowed in the facility no earlier than 10-minutes prior to their scheduled session.

  • CCJ has created a buffer between practice sessions to avoid congregation in the lobby:

    • Athletes should exit vehicles ready to practice and head directly to their team's assigned court.

    • Athletes will be greeted by their head coach or other assigned coaching staff member who will document attendance and Wellness Checks before engaging in activity.

  • All coaches and athletes will be required to wear masks for the duration of their time on site and inside the SCC.

  • Athletes are requested to leave all extra items including purses, additional clothes, shoes, and all other personal items locked in their car.  Be sure to take normal precautions including locking valuables in the trunk or out of sight in a vehicle that does not have a trunk.  It is recommended to leave all items of value at home.

  • All water bottles and backpacks will be placed in assigned locations – evenly spaced out in the assigned zones.

 

While at the SCC, all coaches and athletes will not be permitted into any unassigned areas.  CCJ requests that all parents and/or siblings not attending any training activity and/or practice to limit the number of people in the facility.  All coaches, athletes, and families will adhere to all Pima County and Sporting Chance Center policies and procedures while on site.

DURING ACTIVITIES

  • All Coaches and Athletes are always required to wear a face mask during all practices and training activities.

  • Drinking fountains will be turned off. Athletes will be required to bring their own, FULL, water bottle.

  • No handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, nor other physical interaction.

  • All huddles and coaching will occur with a minimum of 6’ of distance between all athletes and coaches.

  • Coaching staff will adjust practice/training plans to allow for Social Distancing and opportunity for athletes to periodically wash or sanitize hands during activity.

 

AFTER ACTIVITIES

  • At the conclusion of the training session, all coaches and athletes will be directed to wash/disinfect hands and arms.

  • Athletes will leave the facility immediately following the training session.

    • Please do not congregate in the lobby during the buffer to minimize contact with other teams, clubs, parents.

    • Masks need to be worn while exiting (please wait to drink anything until out of the lobby)

  • Parents should wait in their cars for their daughter at the end of practice.

  • Athletes are encouraged to shower as soon as they arrive home and wash practice clothes before the next use.

PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS

ATTENDANCE AT TRAINING SESSIONS IS REQUIRED:  All athletes are expected to attend every practice session, team meetings, and matches.  Missing training sessions or competitions for reasons other than school sports or school-sponsored activities or excused illnesses will be considered unexcused and could result in a loss of playing time. 

If any player is going to miss practice for any reason, the coaching staff must be informed in advance.  Players must take responsibility for themselves – it is not acceptable to relay the message to the coaching staff by someone other than the player or parent in certain circumstances.

  • DRESS CODE:  All players are to report in full practice attire; this includes a matching CCJ practice shirt tucked in, Mizuno spandex, Mizuno kneepads, etc.  No other brand is allowed. 

    • Athletes must wear Mizuno cover-up shorts (over spandex) when arriving/leaving the gym for practice or matches.

    • During cold months, wear jacket and sweat pants before and after practice.

  • Players must be on time for all practices:  Being on time means arriving to the gym 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled start time.  Players should always help set up all equipment before warming up.  All training sessions will end on time – therefore, it’s critical that players arrive on time.

  • Stay until all equipment is accounted for and put away:  Players are to treat all facilities and equipment with respect.  Gym rules are to be followed at all times.  Teams/players are not to leave the gym until all equipment is accounted for and stored neatly.  Failure to follow rules and/or maintain equipment may result in disciplinary actions by the coach and/or the Director. 

  • Players will be expected to work hard.  Practice sessions are valuable - always come to the gym ready to learn and train.  To maximize training time, players will be required to move quickly from drill to drill and water breaks.  Players must bring a great training-attitude to every training session. Be prepared to learn something new every day and a desire to get better every drill.  Be competitive (but not combative) in every drill or scrimmage.  Perform drills at full speed and be willing to make mistakes – to be successful here, you must allow yourself to make mistakes. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS: The following is prohibited from all practices and training sessions.

  • Cell phones are to be kept out of sight during practice (turned OFF and stored in backpack)

  • All jewelry (including earring studs) must be removed

  • Gum is not allowed in the gym

  • Skin lotion: this transfers to the floor and creates slick/slippery spots that are potentially dangerous

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