Evergreen Region Volleyball Association

2022-23 ERVA Waiver Application

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ERVA Waiver Application

 

The Evergreen Region Executive Board has the ability to grant waivers for players who need to play in a younger age group or on a girls team for developmental purposes, or who because of their geographical location have limited opportunities to participate. 

WAIVERS WILL BE GRANTED ON A LIMITED BASIS BY THE ERVA EXECUTIVE BOARD. Waivers are only valid within the Evergreen Region. Teams with an age waivered player who travels outside the Region must notify the tournament director and seek approval for the player to participate.

WAIVER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DATES:
Waivers MUST be submitted online by either September 15th OR December 1st to be considered by the ERVA Board of Directors.


Guidelines for the waivers include but not limited to the following:

  • Number of age waivers will be limited to two (2) per team. More than 2 per team may be requested to the Executive Board for approval.
  • Clubs with more than one team in an age level, the region will not grant a waiver for the top team unless requested and approved by the Executive Board.
  • Players receiving a waiver shall not make an impact on that team. This means they should fall in the average or below average skill level on that team.
     
  • Waiver Participation Restrictions
    • Girls age waivered player will NOT be eligible for USAV National Bid tournaments i.e., PNQ OR ERVA Bid Tournament OR the Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) at the waivered division.

    • U12 Boys waived to play on a girls team will NOT be eligible for ERVA Power League, USAV National Bid tournaments i.e., PNQ OR ERVA Bid Tournament OR the Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) at the waivered division. 

  • Waiver approval may be revoked due to false or misleading application.
  • Exceptional circumstances may be considered by the Executive Board

BOYS to PLAY on Girls Teams

  • Any boy above the USAV Age Definition U12 Category will not be eligible to compete on a girls team.
     
  • Eligible U12 boys may submit a waiver request to play on a U14 or below girls team if the following criteria is met :
    • There is NOT an all boys team within 30 miles and in the current age division or 1 division higher.  i.e., U12 or U14 division (since odd age groups play into the even age divisions at regional competitions 1 age division higher is considered the U14 division).
       
    • Boys approved to play on a girls team may NOT play on the 1st ranked girls’ team if there is more than 1 team in the club in the same age division. For example: 14-1, 14-2, 14-3.
       
    • Girls teams with approved U12 boys are NOT eligible to participate in ERVA U14/U16 Power League events.
       
  • Eligible U12 boys may not submit a waiver if they meet the following criteria:
     
    • If there is an all boys team within 30 miles and within the current age division or one age division higher:
      • The boy must play on a all boys team.
      • Boys are allowed to  practice with a girls’ team with club/coach approval

Waiver Application Process

  1. Club Director must complete the application in full by September 15th OR December 1st. 
     
  2. The ERVA Executive Board will review.
    • Applications submitted by September 15th by no later than October 31st.
    • Applications submitted by December 1st will be reviewed by no later than December 15th.
       
  3. If the waiver is granted, it will apply to Evergreen Region Sanctioned Events ONLY. 
     
  4. This  waiver DOES NOT apply for tournaments outside of the Evergreen Region. Contact the tournament director for approval and instructions on how to roster the player for those events.
     
  5. Girls age waivered player will NOT be eligible for USAV National Bid tournaments i.e., PNQ OR ERVA Bid Tournament OR the Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) at the waivered division.
     
  6. U12 Boys waived to play on a girls team will NOT be eligible for ERVA Power League, USAV National Bid tournaments i.e., PNQ OR ERVA Bid Tournament OR the Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC) at the waivered division. 
     
  7. If granted, the applicant's club coach MUST have a copy of the approved waiver with them at all times when competing in ERVA sanctioned tournaments.