Victory Event Series is closely monitoring the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including heeding the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local officials. To that end, our staff is working from home and using video conferencing to continue to plan for the summer and stay connected with team directors, coaches, players, and parents. In addition, schedule updates and other announcements will be posted below.
Victory Event Series successfully delivered our summer tournaments and showcases safely. Victory will continue to heed the advice and guidance of local and national health officials.
*Please see Victory’s current COVID-19 policies. These are subject to change based on recommendations from health officials as well as state and local government orders/legislation.
Victory Event Series holds the health and wellness of athletes, parents, and staff as its highest priority. During the summer of 2020, we have adopted the following measures, guidelines, and policies to limit the risk of the spread of COVID-19. Facility policies, state guidelines, and CDC recommendations are changing, and may be applied in addition to these measures.
All individuals (except athletes during competition) must wear a facemask and maintain six feet of social distance from non-family members at all times. This includes the lines for the bathroom, in the parking lot, and on the sidelines. Parents should avoid touching, shaking hands, or being within six feet of an athlete or indvidual (except their own child). They must sit or stand 6+ feet from the sideline and other individuals. Athletes must wear masks in between games.
Game schedules will be designed to limit the number of individuals at the venue at a given time, and to limit the duration of a team’s time at the venue.
Who Should Attend & Who Should Stay Home…
No more than one parent per athlete should attend. If more than one adult accompanies an athlete, those extra individuals will be asked to leave the venue.
No individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have had a fever, chronic fatigue, dry cough, nasal congestion or runny nose, sore throat, or any other symptom of the virus within two weeks of the event should attend.
Individuals with underlying conditions that would classify them as high risk if they were to contract the disease are strongly discouraged from attending this summer (those with diabetes, age 65 or older, chronic lung disease or severe asthma, heat conditions, severe obesity, chronic kidney or liver disease, other cardiovascular or respiratory illness or chronic condition).
Golf cart shuttles will not be available to athletes and parents. Therefore, athletes and parents should be prepared to walk. Those who aren’t able to walk between parking lots and the fields are discouraged from attending this summer.
What to Pack…
Each attending individual (coach, parent, and athlete) is responsible for bringing their own:
- full water jug or large bottle, because Gatorade will not provide hydration at each field.
- personal lawn chair, because benches and bleachers may not be available in between and during games.
- facemask and bottle of hand sanitizer to use throughout the day. All individuals (including coaches) must wear their facemask when in close proximity to others and in communal settings. This includes the parking lot, fields, sidelines, bathrooms, and lines.
- coaches and athletes should also bring disinfectant wipes, and clean their hands and equipment before and after every game.
Importance of Parked Car…
- all individuals present on site must have access to a parked car at the venue, because indoor facilities will not be accessible to teams, parents, or staff. Therefore, all individuals will be asked to seek shelter in their cars in the event of a lightning delay, rain, or other temporary postponement. Please note where you parked in order to quickly access your vehicle.
What Not to Bring…
Team tents (except personal umbrellas) and/or tailgating are prohibited. Each athlete and his/her parent should go directly to their car or sit in an open area with ample physical distance to await the next game (if available). Teams should not congregate in between games, and the sharing of food between families is highly discouraged.
The use of shared team equipment should be limited. If used, it should be cleaned before and after each use.
Responsibilities of Teams (Coaches & Parents)…
It’s the responsibility of coaches and parents to ensure that their athletes have not exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been in the presence of an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 2 weeks. Coaches will be asked to affirm this in writing prior to the tournament’s first game.
In the heat of a game, please remember to respect the health, wellness, and safety of our field coordinators, officials, and staff. This means:
- Athletes, coaches, and officials must not stand underneath the field coordinator tent at any time.
- Coaches must wear their facemask when speaking with officials, field coordinators, and other staff.
Victory recommends athletes place bags six feet apart on the sideline.
There will be no handshaking lines after games. Chest-bumping and high fives are discouraged.
If a team coach, athlete, parent, or staff is diagnosed with COVID-19 within two weeks of the event…
It’s the responsibility of the individual (or parent) to immediately self-report a COVID-19 diagnosis within two weeks of attending the event. The self-report should be sent to Bob Dignazio (Director, Victory Event Series) at .
If Victory Event Series is informed of a COVID-19 diagnosis within two weeks of the event, our staff will send a notification email to teams who may have come in close contact with the affected individual. All identifying information will be kept confidential.
The notification email will be sent to Coaches/Directors, who must then communicate this information to their team. No details of the affected individual will be provided. ‘Details’ includes name, team, division, position, age, or any other identifying information.
*Individual recruiting showcase participants would be notified directly by Victory.
Victory is Investing our College Coach Budget into Film FOR YOU!
1) Showcase Film: Game film will now be provided free of charge to all showcase players at TXD Elite 150, Beast of the East, Liberty National Elite Showcase, Southeast Shootout Elite Showcase, and Philly Summer Kickoff Elite Showcase.
2) Team Film: Victory will -MATCH- any team film package purchased by a club, essentially cutting your team film package cost in HALF! For example, an $1,000 team film package becomes $500 for your team, as we’ll pick up half of the cost!
3) Film to College Coaches: Victory will make game film available to all Division I coaches, and any other college coach who can’t attend due to recruiting regulations.
4) Recruiting Profiles: Victory has partnered with SportsRecruits to provide recruiting profiles to all players at our showcases and tournaments this summer. This will help support student-athletes as they navigate their college search process, promote themselves to coaches, and communicate with coaches.
Dear Members of the Victory Community,
Victory Event Series is closely monitoring the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), including heeding the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local officials. To that end, our staff is working from home and using video conferencing to continue to plan for the summer and stay connected with team directors, coaches, players, and parents. We will continue to communicate with our facility managers, health professionals, and other partners to ensure the safety of all who attend our events this summer. Safety and well-being are our #1 priority.
We advise athletes to take the recommendations of national, regional, and local health officials very seriously. Please contact your local healthcare provider with questions or concerns. Victory would also like to share the following resources, as they may be helpful:
- CDC’s Coronavirus Task Force Page
- Includes “Keeping workplaces, homes, schools, and commercial establishments safe” and “Steps to Prevent Illness” links, among other resources.
- NCAA / Sport Science Institute’s Resources
- Includes NCAA’s Coronavirus FAQs
- Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource
We look forward to seeing you this summer and want to reassure you that we are taking every reasonable precaution to promote a safe and healthy environment. Your health and well-being are our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in us when you choose to attend a Victory event.
The Victory Event Series Team