AUSTIN SKYLINE RESPONSE ON COVID-19
We are working closely with USA Volleyball, the Lone Star Region, and the Skyline leadership to stay on top of the COVID-19 pandemic.  USA Volleyball has banned "all USA Volleyball activities (including, but not limited to events, practices, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) effective 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 13. This ban on all USA Volleyball sanctioned activities extends through April 15th. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and will provide periodic updates as information becomes more apparent. 

USA VOLLEYBALL RESPONSE ON COVID-19
Please refer to this page for the latest updated information: CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES


MESSAGE TO OUR SKYLINE FAMILY ON 3/21/2020
Dear Skyline Families,
In our continuing effort to keep our Skyline Families informed, below is a summary of current impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on our season.


Tournament Updates
Lone Star Classic (All ages except for 18s and originally scheduled over three different weekends), Dallas, TX 

  • Postponed as of March 20 announcement - USA Volleyball eliminated the sanctioning of all events through April 15 and the City of Dallas extended the city's gathering restrictions through April 29, both of which prevent us from holding this event at the scheduled time.
  • EM2 Housing will be cancelling all hotel reservations and AES will send emails confirming. All hotel deposits will be refunded in full to credit card on file, except any transaction fee. Please allow 7-10 days for funds to post to your card. Questions referred to 800 603-0917 or email em2housing@em2housing.com.


Tour of Texas 18s Finals, Dallas, TX (originally scheduled for March 21-22)

  • Postponed as of March 20 announcement - USA Volleyball eliminated the sanctioning of all events through April 15 and the City of Dallas extended the city's gathering restrictions through April 29, both of which prevent us from holding this event at the scheduled time.
  • EM2 Housing will be cancelling all hotel reservations and AES will send emails confirming. All hotel deposits will be refunded in full to credit card on file, except any transaction fee. Please allow 7-10 days for funds to post to your card. Questions referred to 800 603-0917 or email em2housing@em2housing.com.


18s Lone Star Regional, Houston, Texas (originally scheduled for March 21-22)

  • Officially canceled and will not be rescheduled. The Region will determine an equitable way to allocate bids, but have not shared this information as of today.
  • All hotel reservations have been canceled by EM2.


Red Rock Rave, Las Vegas (originally scheduled for March 28-30 and April 3-5 for ages 14-17)

  • Although this qualifier was postponed until May 8th-10th, those dates conflict with Lone Star Regionals so Austin Skyline will attend Regionals and not attend Red Rock Rave. Hotel reservations were automatically canceled for Las Vegas.


Lone Star Warm Up, Austin, Texas (originally scheduled for March 28-29 for 12B, 12R, 13B)

  • Postponed indefinitely due to USAV March 19 announcement.


Eclipse #7, Austin, Texas (originally scheduled for April 4 for 17B, 17M, 16R)

  • Postponed indefinitely due to USAV March 19 announcement.


Spring Classic, Dallas, Texas (originally scheduled for April 4-5 for 18B)

  • Waiting on response from Dallas Summit if this event will be postponed or canceled.


Adidas Spring Fest, Dallas, Texas (originally scheduled for April 18-19 for 18B)

  • Waiting on response from Dallas Skyline if this even will be postponed or canceled.


Eclipse #4, Austin, Texas (originally scheduled for April 25 for 13R)

  • Postponed indefinitely due to USAV March 19 announcement.


CTX Fieldhouse, Buda, Texas (originally scheduled for March 28-29 for 12B, 12R, 13B)

  • Postponed indefinitely due to USAV March 19 announcement.


Lone Star Regionals, Houston, TX originally scheduled for May 2-3 for 13R, 13B

  • May 9-10 for 15R, 15B, 16R, 17R, 17B, 17M and lastly in Round Rock, Texas for 12’s


As of today, Regional qualifiers have not been canceled or postponed. Hotel reservations should not be canceled until/if notified.


AAU National Championships, Orlando, Florida (originally scheduled for various dates in June depending on age division for 14R, 16R, 17R, 17B)

  • As of today, AAU has not canceled or postponed.


18s Girls Junior National Championships, Reno, NV scheduled for May 1-3

  • As of today, USAV has not canceled or postponed.


Girls Junior National Championships, Dallas, TX scheduled for various dates in June

  • As of today, USAV has not canceled or postponed.


Practice Updates
All practices have been cancelled through May 1st given the current ordinance invoked by Austin Mayor Steve Adler restricting the gathering size in the city to 10 people or fewer. We are working with the RRSC and SMAC to schedule additional practices in May and will provide updates through Team App as times are confirmed. It is our hope that the Lone Star Regional Qualifier tournaments will proceed, even if delayed. USAV is also working on proposals for when and how to award bids to the National Championships considering that many other qualifying opportunities that have been impacted. Based on the results of their proposals and the results of Regionals, qualifying teams would participate in the National Championships in Dallas. 


Dues/Pro-Rated Credits Updates
Currently and until we get future guidance from USA Volleyball we are working under the assumption that some number of tournaments along with the National Championship will still occur this season. Given this, we ask that you continue paying dues as scheduled. Until we have the full picture of the remainder of the season and the specific credits for canceled tournaments, canceled court rentals, etc. that we are able to recover we are unable to determine the overall pro-rated credits that we would potentially be available to return.  
Additional Information/Links

USA Volleyball has this page dedicated to this situation where they will be posting the latest information on the outbreak, USAV event updates, recommended health precautionary measures and any event-specific protocols that will be adjusted as a result of the virus. USAV Website Updates: Click Here

USAV update - March 19, 2020 Update - 3:30 p.m. Mountain
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. 


Austin Health Updates
CDC Updates
USAV

Thank you for being a member of the Skyline Family and we look forward to the day when we are back in the gym.


My best,


Jenny Luke
Director