Large Group Exemption Bermuda Volleyball Association Winter League has been approved.
Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 Large Group Exemption
Whereas the Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport considers that Elisabeth Rae and Lisa LeBlanc of Bermuda Volleyball Association is justifying an exemption from the prohibition in regulation 5(5) of the Public Health (Covid-19 Emergency Powers) (Phased Re-Opening) Regulations 2021 on groups of more than 20 persons assembling;
Now, therefore, the Minister grants an exemption under regulation 5(5) of those Regulations to Elisabeth Rae and Lisa LeBlanc of Bermuda Volleyball Association, 11 Bermudiana Road, Suite 885, City of Hamilton HM11, permitting a gathering of 50 persons to assemble for the purposes of BVA Winter League between November 1st, 2021 and March 2nd, 2022 per the dates and times specified, at Mount St Agnes Gymnasium, 19 Dundonald Street, City of Hamilton HM09, subject to all public health laws and regulations in place at the time of your event, and the standard large group conditions below.
Standard Large Group Conditions:
The number of attendees at any event cannot exceed 50% of the normal capacity at any indoor or outdoor setting. ‘Attendees’ include hosts, organizers, staff, volunteers, players, coaches, officials, spectators, and vendors.
The use of SafeKey is required for all attendees at any gathering above the permitted number of persons. Attendees’ SafeKeys must be checked against a valid ID with name and date of birth, and be verified on https://verify.gov.bm/ prior to entry, per guidance at https://www.gov.bm/safekey.
Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors by staff and patrons if 6-foot distancing cannot be maintained, unless eating or drinking, or with members of one household or during physical exertion, per Public Health Guidelines at: www.gov.bm/mask-guidance
Contact tracing details must be collected from all attendees including full name, date and time of visit, phone, and email in case there is a positive case in attendance.
Signage must be available throughout indoor and outdoor settings encouraging physical distancing and indoor mask-wearing.
Adhere to cleaning and disinfecting Public Health guidelines at: https://www.gov.bm/covid-19-guidance-events-and-gatherings
The Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sport reserves the right to withdraw the permission to have more than the permitted number of persons assembled at the event without notice or cost to the Bermuda Government subject to the status of Covid-19 in the local community.
The Bermuda Police Service and Officials from the Ministries of National Security, Health and Youth, Culture and Sport have the right to attend and observe compliance with the conditions as prescribed above.
Dr. Ernest G. Peets - Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
Bermuda Volleyball Players to get FIVB Level III Coaching
The Bermuda Volleyball Association will be hosting a coach from September 1st to November 30th.
Coach Trevor Theroulde, an FIVB Level III Coach, will be spending these 3 months on the island coaching both Men and Women, Junior and Senior, and Beach and Indoor players.
Theroulde is the Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation (TTVF) National Technical Commission.
In the Coed 2s Division, Daniel Fiddick and Allison Lacoursiere making up the team Dat Ace Do won their set 21-10 against BB's Brandon Sousa and Beth Rae, to win the Division, while 3rd place went to the Juicy Sets, Ryan Davies and Nicole Volek - winning their set 21-18 against Mike Gazzard and Allison Settle.
During the Coed 4 Division the Spike in Cases team of Leticia Ferreira, Tyler Siese, Rob Saraiva, and Diana Li won their set 21-12 against Hit It From the Back, who was represented by Meg Calhoun, Chad Stoddard, Melanie Lopes, and Keiran Hamilton. The Bestest Team of Kaleb Hamilton, Ashley Horseman, Kayley Hamilton, and Mike Sakata finished in third place winning their set 21-17 against Back to the Future.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Four Youngsters Get Volleyball Bursary Funds
The Bermuda Volleyball Association announce the recipients of this year's Junior Development Awards.
Arima Turner, Ayshalay Simons, Imojen Judd, and Raphael Rudolf are the 2021 recipients.
The bursary funds will be used towards sending the awardees to overseas training camps where they can develop their skills under some of the highest standards in coaching and training.
Each of these individuals has been noted for their growth in skills, eagerness to improve, and commitment to the sport and have all been recommended by their National Team coaches.
The Bermuda Volleyball Association is excited to support their training abroad and wish them all the best with their future endeavors within the sport.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Hurdle & Queens Fall in IVA Championship Final
Ty Hurdle and his second-seeded Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammates ended its 2021 season with a runner-up finish in the 2021 IVA Championships inside Curry Arena. Queens suffered a 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) loss to top-seeded Lincoln Memorial University, which won its third straight tournament title.
For Queens, the second-place finish was their second in as many tournaments. Lincoln Memorial hit .354 on offense in the win while Queens hit .244 as a unit despite nine total Lincoln Memorial blocks.
The opening set of play was all offense as both sides hit above .340. The game featured 13 ties on the scoreboard and three lead changes as Queens held an advantage of 22-21 late in the set on a kill from Tristan Santoyo. Lincoln Memorial rallied, scoring four of the final five points, ending the set on back-to-back kills from Jacob Titus to take the early match lead.
In the second, Lincoln Memorial outhit Queens .444 to .226 for a 2-0 match lead. The third set of action was once again a back-and-forth affair with the two teams tying the score on seven separate occasions. Queens battled back from a 5-2 deficit to even the score at 10-all on consecutive kills from Josh Bragg and Brandon Grabow, however, Lincoln Memorial used a 4-0 run to regain the lead.
Queens continued to keep it close, tying the score once more at 17-all with three unanswered points, Queens and Lincoln Memorial traded points down the stretch as a Nic Cavallaro kill kept the score even at 21-21 before Titus and Johansen Negron recorded consecutive kills to give Lincoln Memorial breathing room. Negron ended the match with his 16th kill of the day and gave Lincoln Memorial the title.
Negron was named the 2021 IVA Championships Most Outstanding Player after totaling 23 kills (3.83/set), 15 digs (2.5/set), and three service aces while hitting .500 on the outside. Lincoln Memorial teammates Pedro Carvalho, AJ Risavy, and Justin Sharfenaker joined Negron on the All-Tournament Team.
For Queens, Bragg, Santoyo, and Stirling Sims each earned a place on the All-Tournament Team. Santoyo led Queens' offense in the finale with 13 kills, while Sims hit .455 in the middle and had three total blocks. Grabow paced the offense with 34 assists and Cavallaro led the defense with seven digs.