Imformation for Northern Lights Playdate this
Saturday, Jan 16. SUNDAY, JAN 17. Good luck and have fun!
Link to playdate schedule - MAVA 13-1
First match is at 4 PM - last match at 6:30 PM.
Until there is a change in the government mandate, the overall format of playdays will be different in 2021 due to COVID-19. For those of you who participated in the Northern Lights Fall League, the format will be very similar.
Masks will be worn by everyone at all times. This includes players while they are playing.
There will no longer be an AM and PM wave. Instead, we will still host 4 team pools, but those pools will begin play at 8am, 12pm or 4pm (it is most likely that your teams will play at 8am or 12pm). The doors will open for these new waves 30 minutes before play is scheduled to begin. If there are still teams from the previous wave on your court, we ask that you wait on the mezzanine until the court is clear before you head downstairs.
4 team pools will play on two courts. The schedule will be play, play, 20 minute break, play. Your entire day should last about 3.5 hours.
All teams in the 4 team pool will play each other. An R1 will be supplied. There will be no work teams (no R2, no line judges, etc.)
Matches will be timed. It is imperative that we keep to the schedule to ensure the safety of everyone who is participating.
When you are done with your day of play, please gather your belongings and exit the building quickly. There should be no long team meetings held at the warehouse after you finish. We want to minimize the amount of time the outgoing and incoming waves are exposed to one another. The number of people allowed in the building is limited and monitored. If you do not exit the bulding in a timely manner, you may prevent others from entering.
== Front Door Entry ==
The front doors of Midwest Volleyball warehouse will be locked and monitored by our front door staff.
Upon entry, every single person will be asked if (1) they are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms and (2) if they have been exposed to anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms. Please do not allow any player, coach or scorekeeper to enter the building or participate in Power League who you know is showing symptoms of COVID-19 or has potentially been exposed. If there is any question whether your team or your player should participate, please email the Northern Lights office at
Every person entering the building will also have their temperature checked.
== Spectators ==
There will be no spectators allowed inside the building. No one other than R1 officials, players, coaches and scorekeepers will be allowed inside the building for any reason including to use the bathroom.
There is the potential that we will be streaming the matches. This has not yet been finalized but we will let you know if it is in a follow-up email. .
== Food ==
Concessions will not be provided. There is very little time to sit and eat with the new format as it is.
Any food brought into the building should be limited to quick, snack-like foods.
Any food that is eaten should be done so in a COVID-safe manner. For example, players should not be walking around the building with their mask-off eating a protein bar. We ask that the coaches for each team be responsible for ensuring situations like this do not happen.
There will not be any large amounts of food allowed into the building - no birthday parties, no communal veggie trays, boxes of treats, etc.