Aftershock Covid Updates


Hello Aftershock Parents and Players,

We hope this finds everyone healthy and safe as we continue to face unprecedented times this year.

Some of you have clearly made us aware of some clubs in the Bay Area holding clinics, practices, and tryouts and are asking the question when will Aftershock resume these activities. Most of these clubs are conducting these activities within the Covid-19 guidelines established by their respective counties. Some are not. We choose to follow all State and Sonoma County regulations and guidelines. Sonoma County is currently in Tier 1 (Purple). It is our understanding that indoor youth sports are not allowed at this time.

Referencing the California Department of Health Covid-19 Guidelines For Youth Sports:

“For sports that cannot be conducted with sufficient distancing or cohorting, only physical conditioning and training is permitted and ONLY where physical distancing can be maintained. Conditioning and training should focus on individual skill-building (e.g., running drills and body weight resistance training) and should take place outside, where practicable. Indoor physical conditioning and training is allowed only in counties where gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate indoors.

The risk of spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 increases in youth sports settings as follows:

  • Lowest risk: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone, or with family members.
  • Increasing risk: Team-based practice.
  • More risk: Within-team competition.
  • Even more risk: Full competition between teams from the same local geographic area.
  • Highest risk: Full competition between teams from different geographic areas.

As always, we want to provide as much information and keep you updated on how Aftershock Volleyball Club is moving forward. We will continue to align with guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Sonoma County Public Health, USA Volleyball, and Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA). Our priority has and will always be the health and safety of not only our members, but our community, and our decision-making will continue to reflect in that alignment.

We are as eager and ready to begin volleyball activities as you are. We will keep you updated and informed. As soon as we meet State and County guidelines and can safely begin those activities, we will be contacting you. We are prepared for a safe return to play and have established plans and protocols to ensure the health and safety of our players, families, staff, and our community.

We take pride at Aftershock Volleyball Club by doing things right and doing the right thing. We know we have the best interest of our players and families at heart and will always be completely honest and transparent. Our primary concern is our players, and we care about each and every one of them.

Please refer to previous e-mail correspondence or the Aftershock Volleyball club website for past updates and information.

Until our next update, stay safe and we hope you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Craig Hardisty, Director Aftershock Volleyball
Rich Schwarz, Director Player Development