Important Facilities Warning – New Regulations

We have received multiple warnings from both Bedford and MAP re: players in our league bringing in unsealed beverages, as well as eating on and around the playing courts. In one case, a coffee was spilled, which seeped into the floor and caused wood to start warping. In another case, goldfish crackers were strewn across the floor. That’s two of many cases.

One Rule to Rule Them All – NO FOOD OR DRINK!
The facilities are quite clear that they have one simple rule – NO FOOD OR DRINK IN AND AROUND THE PLAYING SURFACES. Unless it’s a sealed bottle. Even water needs to be in a sealed container.

If you have fans on bleachers next to the courts, the rule STILL APPLIES TO THEM!

Facilities WILL revoke our permits
We have been informed that we are reaching a point of no return where these facilities may simply pull our remaining rentals, and refuse to rent to us again.

You WILL be suspended
The executive held a meeting last night and have decided that any player found to be violating this simple rule will be suspended for a week, and their team will be charged a $25 fee.

I hate yelling. I hate telling adults how to behave. I hate coming up with punishments. I hate repeating myself. But I enjoy playing volleyball, and we need good facilities willing to rent to us for that to continue to happen.

Inform your team, monitor behaviour
Pass this along to all your teammates, all your subs, and all your fans, and help monitor not just your team, but other teams, too. One person may screw this all up for everyone else. If you don’t feel comfortable calling someone out, find an executive member if possible, and they will take care of it.

Last Reminder! Roster Verification and Insurance!

Rosters and Verification

Just a reminder to everyone! Rosters should be completed and all of the players that will be participating in the seeding tournament will need to be a verified player on your roster. The executive members will be randomly checking during the seeding tournament to make sure teams are verified. If a player in the tournament isn’t verified there will be penalties, one of them being set/match defaults. The seeding tournament isn’t a place you would want to default!

Also, we are in the process of trying to clean up the member accounts. If you have two accounts, with two separate emails, feel free to email us and let us know. We can fix up the one your using with the proper email address and remove the old ones. There has been some confusion verifying players in the past due to this.

If your team is new to the league, don’t hesitate to reach out to executive@savavball.ca and we can help you through getting everything setup.

Insurance

All players in the league should be signed up for insurance through Sask Volleyball. It will be $8 per player and the captain is in charge of getting this done. There are instructions here:

Player Insurance for SAVA

If you have any questions, reach out to executive@savavball.ca and we can help you with getting everything in place.

We look forward to seeing everyone out there this season!

SMVA League Looking For Teams

The Saskatoon Men’s Volleyball Association had their captain’s meeting last night and has some openings for new teams. There are 7 spots they are trying to fill. If you would like more details, check out their website at www.smvavolleyball.com and you can use the Register page on their site to sign up. Sooner the better since league play starts next Wednesday!

New 2018/2019 Promotional Sponsor!

We would like to send out a huge thank you to The Caesar Mill! They will be sponsoring the league this year by providing our members with some great deals!

The Caesar Mill

Stop by and mention you’re with our league (if you have jerseys, don’t be shy!) to get deals on 4L Churchill Titanics ($29.99), local burger and 16oz beer ($15), Nachos ($10), and 2 topping pizzas ($10).

The Caesar Mill

Captain’s Meeting Tonight

Captain’s meeting tonight at 6:00pm at Nutana Collegiate. Any teams without a representative will forfeit $25 of their performance bond. All attendees will receive a premium on any games they ref this season as well. See you there!

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