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Tournaments

2020-2021 Facilty Rules for Tournaments

All coaches/players/spectators will need to check temperatures at the designated entry door before entering the gym area.
No one will be allowed in the gym area that is presenting any of the following symptoms:

➢ Cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or
smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or temp above 100 degrees.
➢ Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19 unless they have proof of a negative
test result.

If Any of the above apply – PLEASE DON’T COME TO THE FACILITY!

TEAM TOURNAMENT PROTOCOL

All Texas Tornados hosted volleyball tournaments, and or events, will have advanced on-line ticket sales through Eventbrite
(i.e. Tumbleweed Tournaments, FAST Warm-up, HPL, HSO, AAU Grand Prix) You will need to download the Eventbrite app
at eventbrite.com

➢ Log in to Eventbrite and search for the event you wish to attend. You can search for an event by location, date, or
event type. Click the event you want to attend. The event page appears. The ticket information will appear. Please
have your QR code ready or paper receipt when you get to the playing venue. If you pre purchase your tickets in
advance, then you will be allowed into the facility before the spectators that are paying CASH the day of. Each
Tournament host will have different tournament protocol and procedure requirements so please check with the
tournament host for additional information.

All coaches, players, officials, and pre-sale tickets, will enter the gym through the Pro Shop glass doors, marked Players /
Coaches / Officials / Pre-Sale Tickets entrance. Coaches are not permitted to bring their children to the matches, unless
they are being supervised by a family member that is not playing or coaching. All coaches, players, officials, staff, and
spectator’s will be required to wear some type of face covering when entering the facility. Officials, staff, and spectators
must keep their face coverings on, unless you are eating or drinking.

➢ Coaches MUST wear a face covering the entire time while inside the facility, except the Head Coach and 6 players
on the court DO NOT have to wear masks. All non-active coaches, managers, and players MUST wear masks
during the match.
➢ The benches will have enough room for coaches/staff to sit. Players must stand if they cannot spread out on the
benches/chairs.

➢ Teams will make across the net gesture of sportsmanship at the beginning of the match from the attack line (10’
line)

➢ Players are not permitted to touch one another when substituting on and off the court.

➢ There will be no warm-up outside the volleyball courts.

➢ Equipment sanitizer will be provided on every court.

➢ The officiating team MUST provide their own writing utensils. Each Tournament host will have different requirements so please check with the head official.

SPECTATOR PROTOCOL

➢ Only TWO spectators per player in the facility.

➢ All spectators MUST wear face coverings.

➢ Spectators will not switch sides. If a spectator’s team is not playing, they must remove themselves from the court.

➢ Spectators may bring in chairs, but we will only permit 2 rows of chairs, and we will ask that you remove your chair and sit on bleachers if we feel it is not safe.

➢ Spectators are not permitted to sit in the concession area unless purchasing food/drink.

Texas Tornados staff reserves the right to remove any spectator from the building that will not comply with our protocol/rules.

FACILITY RULES

For all events hosted at Texas Tornados Training Facility the doors will open at the following times:

60 minutes prior to the event start time for Coaches / Players / Officials / Tournament Staff
45 minutes prior to the event start time for Spectators who purchased Pre-Sale Tickets on-line.
30 minutes prior to the event start time for Spectators who are purchasing CASH ONLY - Tickets at the door

➢ No coolers of any kind will be permitted into the building.

➢ No OUTSIDE food or drink will be permitted into the building. You may eat food purchased from the Tornados concession stand in the concreted areas, concession area, and outside. No eating at the officiating tables or on the wood courts. Please pick up behind yourselves.

➢ Only players are permitted to bring in bottled water and sports drink. You may not bring in cases of any of the above items.

➢ No ball handling anywhere in the facility, accept the volleyball courts.

➢ Please refrain from climbing or sitting on any facility equipment.

➢ No unsupervised children in the building at ANY time. (Not all tournaments hosts allow children into the tournament, due to Corona-19 restrictions, so please verify directly with the person(s) putting on the event.

➢ This is a nonsmoking building.

➢ Emergency exits are for emergencies only!

➢ Outside seating is allowed. Chairs will be allowed in the facility, but they must be taken out when the tournament is over, or they will be considered Tornados property and/or donated if left behind. We will only permit 2 rows of chairs You may not block entrances or exits or sit at the ends of the volleyball courts.
There must be a clear walkway in case of emergencies. If you are asked to move, please do so and respect the facilities procedures.

➢ Any unattended items left in your vehicles will not be the responsibility of Texas Tornados Training Facility or Texas Tornados Volleyball Club.

➢ To ensure your car is not towed please make sure you have not parked in an area that says no parking, or that is a fire zone.

➢ You may set up tables in the DESIGNATED area ONLY. Please throw all trash in the provided trashcans or dumpsters outside by the sand courts.

Texas Tornados reserves the right to refuse service to anyone that does not comply with these rules.