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These one page PDF’s are simplified instructions for parents/guardians on the most common functions they will complete within the USAV MMS
This invite when accepted puts you into a club's member directory. It allows them to correspond with you through the SportsEngine system. It does not however commit you to that club for the season.
The subject line in these emails will read Invite: Join XYZ Volleyball Club. In the base of the email it will say Invitation to Participate. If you accept the invite you will be prompted to sign in or create a user account in SportsEngine if you don’t have one already. If you choose not to accept simply delete.
North Country Region recommends only accepting invites from clubs in which you have a genuine interest. Again this acceptance is not a club commitment however you will need to have accepted this invite for the club to perform the necessary actions to get you officially assigned to their club.
This invite will occur if the club you are affiliating with has you purchase your membership directly from the region website. Accepting this invite will be your online verification of your commitment to the club for the 2020/21 season.
The subject line in these emails will read Accept Your Invitation from XYZ Volleyball Club ! In the base of the email it will again state its time to accept your invitation from XYZ Volleyball Club and some customized language they may have created.
IMPORTANT - A person will have to have accepted the member directory invite (see to the left) in order for the club to send you this invitation. ONLY ACCEPT ONE CLUB COMMITMENT INVITATION.
JUNIOR AGE PLAYERS AND MANAGERS
AVAILABLE AFTER NOVEMBER 1
When a youth, junior player, or junior manager membership is purchased, a person will not have the option of associating oneself with a club. The club must send an invitation, and the invitation must be accepted, before a person is associated with a club in the system. This process must happen before a player or coach can be placed on a roster. This is different than past seasons. Previously, a member could pick a club during an initial membership purchase.
The individual must be listed within the club’s member directory in order for a club to send this association invitation and the club must follow all region policies and guidelines.
An individual must have a membership before accepting this invitation. If the clubs send an invitation to someone without a current membership, the individual will be directed to purchase a membership before the association will be completed.
All individuals will have an eligibility status. An individual who has met all requirements will appear as eligible. Once a membership is purchased, that individual will receive an eligibility email outlining all requirements they still need to meet and will clearly see in their account that there are remaining requirements to be met.
This is a member benefit included with the Fall Membership and Full Membership. If you require SafeSport training, the system will send you a link via e-mail to complete the training. The system will know which training is appropriate for you (Core vs. Refresher) and will automatically load it for you.
A major benefit of this new system will be a greater ability for both clubs and region staff to ensure everybody meets eligibility requirements prior to being put on a roster.
ROLES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO BE CURRENT WITH SAFESPORT TRAINING:
Juniors who are 18, or who will turn 18 during the season, will be able to select a membership that automatically enrolls them in SafeSport.
Background screenings will be a separate purchase, done after your membership purchase is complete. This is different than past seasons. You will automatically receive a link via e-mail to purchase a BGS if you need it. USAV has changed their background screening policy prior to the 2019-2020 season. The cost to members is - $35 for two years, which includes a supplemental screening prior to the second season included as a part of the initial purchase.
The member owns their background screen information. North Country Region is only informed of the result and never the details. North Country Region does collect $5 from each screen to offset the cost of administrative support.
We are still learning more about how the USAV Academy Learning Management System (LMS) will be integrated with the new platform. North Country Region is also working on implementing new policies and requirements to make this experience less cumbersome on our members.
We do know that USAV will be using a different system for the LMS next season, called Litmos. The layout and feel of the system will be very different from what we have become accustomed to with USAV Academy.
USAV is creating new learning modules that are more age appropriate (i.e. 14-and-under would view slightly simpler content compared to 15-and-older athletes). This is still a work in progress and USAV is hoping to have this completed by the Fall.
In Webpoint, in order to register for coursework, you would need to go into your Webpoint account and "register" for an "event" that would load your coursework into Academy. In the new system, you will not need to find these separate "events." The registration process will be much more streamlined.
As the courses become available to preview and access, the Region will create a shareable plan on how to complete requirements. Stay tuned!
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