When do 2017 leagues start?

  • Spring April 2nd – June 4th
  • Summer June 11th – Aug 5th
  • Fall Aug 13th – Oct 13th
  • (1 week follows each session for rainout and Holiday makeups)

How much do leagues cost?

  • Coed six player teams- $280/team no matter the size of your roster. (Offered Sunday through Friday evenings)
  • Fours teams- $180. (Offered only Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings)

When is the deadline for sign-ups?

The deadline is either before your hour fills or 2 days before your night begins

When is the deadline for cancellations?

The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a refund is two weeks before the start of league play

Can we play at SMBV if we are not in a league?

Yes you can. We rent open courts for $40/ hr. Leagues fill the courts on certain evenings and the availability varies so call ahead to reserve your desired playing time. League players enjoy the opportunity to come in and play free anytime, any night provided there are open courts available.

What is the difference between recreational and intermediate?

Our leagues are split almost evenly between rec and int. Recreational is for beginners who usually send the ball over the net on the first or second hit. If your team can pass and set reasonably well, or if you like to spike the ball, then you should sign up for intermediate. We try to balance both rec and intermediate leagues by looking at past sessions results. It is not unusual to see teams that have never played before move up to intermediate by their second or third session. Others who are not looking for that much competition have a blast staying in recreational.

What are the coed rules?

League Level Descriptions

* Power (doubles & quads Only)- Players will pass, set, spike, block, dig, overhand serve, and jump serve

* Intermediate – Setting ball up consistently and making plays. Pass, set, spike and block

* Recreational – Working on the basics, just starting out and learned how to pass, set and spike

Matches

* Each match will consist of three games to 15 points, must win by 2 points.

* Maximum 21 points.

* If the third game is not completed by the time the hour is up, then the scoring will change to rally point scoring until completed. We will announce rally scoring with 10 minutes left in the hour.

* Each team is entitled to one timeout per game. The timeout shall last for 30 seconds.

Game Time

* Games are forfeited 10 minutes after scheduled match time

Officiating

* All leagues are self officiated

The Court

* Boundary lines consist of two end lines and two sidelines marking the playing court.

* A ball is considered in if when landing on the ground it makes contact with any part of the boundary lines.

* A ball is considered out if it makes contact with anything outside the boundary lines The net posts shall act as the antennas on balls traveling from one side of the court to the other. If a ball passes outside the post or hits the post it is considered out of play and a side out or point is awarded.

Serve

* Server must serve from anywhere behind the end line and between the extensions of the sidelines and may not step on or over the end line.

* Ball may be served underhand or overhand. In recreational and novice leagues you are limited to three overhand serves, after which one underhand serve must preceed three more overhand serves.

* A let serve is allowed and is playable (a let serve is a ball that touches the net and continues over the net to the opponents side).

* First game service is determined by a volley. In each subsequent game, the first service is by previous game loser.

* Players must maintain service rotation. Once the ball is contacted, on the serve, players may switch positions on the court within the rows, (players must stay in the row they were in when the ball is served throughout the point).

* RECREATIONAL/NOVICE LEAGUE – when a player serves 3 consecutive, successful overhand serves they must switch to an underhand serve 1 time, then they can switch back to an overhand serve.

* Jump serves are not allowed in rec leagues & novice leagues

Serve Reception

* No blocking or attacking a serve at the net

Rotation

* Team will rotate in a clockwise manner each time they win the serve

* In coed play, at least half of the players, on each team, on the court must be female

* Unlimited number of rotations may occur. Rotate into the middle back position only (male for male, female for female)

* Players must maintain service rotation. Once the ball is contacted, on the serve, players may switch positions on the court as long as they stay in the same row.

The Game

* Each team is entitled to a maximum of three hits to return the ball to the opponents

* Blocking does not constitute a team contact, and any player may make the first contact of the ball after the block

* If two or more non-blocking teammates contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one contact and the players involved may participate in the next play

* If two opponents simultaneously contact the ball over the net, the ball remains in play and the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three contacts. It the ball lands out, it is the fault of the team on the opposite side of the net from where the ball lands

* While blocking , a player may touch the ball beyond the net, provided the player does not interfere with the opponents play before or after the attack-hit

* Back row players may not block or attack at the net

* A player may touch the ball with any part of the body. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held, lifted, pushed, caught, arried, or thrown. The ball cannot or roll or come to a rest on any part of a players body

* A player may not hit the ball twice in succession

* In coed play a female must hit the ball at least once, if more than one hit is used. Players are allowed to step or reach under the net as long as they do not interfere with the play of the opposing players

* A ball may be played off the net.

* When a ball is driven into the net causing the net to contact a player, no fault is committed.

* Teams change sides of court after each game

* Captains are responsible for reporting and verifying scores at desk

Basic Violations (will result in a side out or point)

* Four hits

* Reaching over the net if it interferes with the opponents play or attack

* Stepping on or over the line on a serve

* Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully

* Serving out of service order

* Hitting the ball illegally (carrying, palming, throwing, etc.)

* Touching the net with any part of the body while ball is in play unless the net is pushed into you

* Stepping or reaching under the net if it interferes with opposing players

* Failure to serve in correct order

* Back row players may not block or spike in front of the 10 ft. line

* A player may not go into another court to make a play on a ball

* Fighting, taunting or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Fighting will result in automatic ejection from the match for the players involved.

What are the coed rules?

Coed teams must have at least as many women as men on the court at any given time. Most teams play with three men and three women (not including subs), but it is not unusual to see all womens teams playing in coed leagues. Coed rules also state that if a ball is hit more than once per side, than a woman needs to be one of the hits.

* Rules and exemptions for 4-person coed and mixed doubles leagues.

* All coed 6 person rules apply unless specifically stated here.

* Do not need to rotate positions. The players are free to position themselves on the court. There are no positions. However all teams must maintain a serve order throughout the set.

* May serve overhand/ jump serve with no need to switch to underhand after 3 overhand serves.

* No open hand tipping or “dinking”. closed hand “dinking” is permitted.

* Lifting, throwing or double hits are a violation. A hit or roll should rebound off of the palm of the hand (not fingertips) cleanly. Rolls or hits should not rest on the hand or be caught or held any length of time. Set passes must be clean and not a double hit.

* Must be square to and facing the net when hand setting the ball over to opponents side.

* A girl does not need to touch the ball before it goes back to the opponents side. A guy pass, guy set and guy hit is legal.

* Must not have more guys than girls on the court at any given time unless a 4 person team is playing with only 3 players. 2 guys and a girl is permitted in this case.

* Captains are expected to call their own teams faults. ( lifts, throws, net violations, etc.)

*Doubles only*

Cannot set pass. Hands must be together as one unless passing a hard hit.

Makeup Games

* All make up games must be sceduled through management and must be completed before the last week of league play

Do you have all women’s or all men’s leagues?

The only all women’s leagues are sixes and play Mondays at 7:30 The only all men’s leagues are quads and play Tuesdays at 8:30 or 9:30

Can we play with less than six people in the coed sixes leagues?

Yes, as long as you have at least as many women as men. For example, you could play with five as long as three were women. Exceptions to this are OK if the team captains agree before the match begins.

Can individuals sign up for league play?

We receive several inquiries from players that would like to be placed on a team. We do our best to put these players together to form a new team or put them in contact with existing teams needing a player. No guarantees. Just email us your skill level, available nights and any contact information that you would not mind us giving potential teammates.

Is my credit card charged automatically when we register?

This year we will again be using PayPal to collect league fees. You need not have a paypal account, just a valid credit card. Registration through our website will otherwise remain the same. You can also pay by check or cash here at the facility.