Step 1 – A Path Forward for Volleyball

Posted: February 4, 2021

The Government of Alberta has developed a roadmap to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. A Path Forward outlines the sectors that will see gradual restriction changes at each step based on hospitalization benchmarks.  Alberta is bending the curve to protect our health system, but we must be careful not to lift restrictions too quickly.

Step 1 changes come into effect on Monday, February 8.  All other restrictions will remain in place.  Below is a summary of some key pieces in handball  


• Training One-on-One or One-on-One household members is permitted.

• Trainers/Coaches must be professional, certified and/or paid trainers who are providing active instruction and correction.

• Coaches may be asked to show proof of NCCP training by an AHS Inspector, this can be done electronically through the Public Transcript Link from the Coaching Association of Canada. 

• Facility Operators are not required to ask for proof of coach training or verification of paid private One-on-One training but may do so as part of their booking requirements.

• Athletes or siblings from the same household may be a part of One-on-One household training in Step 1. Household members that are not part of the training, are unable to participate as ball retrievers or in any other component of the session.

• Two metres of physical distance should be maintained between trainers and athletes for lower intensity activity, and three metres physical distance between trainers and athletes for high-intensity training. Three metres of physical distance is ideal and strongly recommended.

Specific sport and fitness activities have not yet been identified within the remaining steps in The Path Forward.  ALBERTA TEAM HANDBALL FEDERATION  will update our membership with those details as soon as the Government of Alberta has finalized those measures.  We must work together to protect each other. For the potentially quicker return to our sport, and more importantly for your health and safety, continue to follow the guidelines.