Divisions of play will include:
Doubles Tournaments: Men's, Women's, Coed, and Parent-Child divisions
Triples Tournaments: for both girls and boys will be offered for youth ages 11-18.
2s to 4s Tournaments: teams of two play with and against other teams of two
Competitive: Competitive players with good command of skills (A Players)
Recreation: Recreational players and new players developing their skills (B Players)
Parent-Child: Parent/Adult and child in of any gender combination and play together with children age 17 and under.
Parent-Child – Played on Womens height net. The purpose of this division is for the child to have a positive experience and to get as many touches on the ball as possible. It is not for the purpose of the parent to dominate the match. As our children get bigger, and they express an interest in the sport of volleyball, we want to give them a division that they can participate in and not feel intimidated. In order to put the adults on a level playing field and for the safety of the children, adults may not contact the ball, above the height of the net, when the ball is attacked. This includes legal tipping, roll shots, and setting the ball over when the ball is above the height of the net. The adults also may not block. There are no restrictions on serving, however, it is recommended that if the adult serves the child they do so at the child’s skill level.
To eliminate the competitiveness of the Parent-Child division, there will be no prizes awarded to the winning teams. This division will only have two rounds of pool play and will not have any kind of elimination tournament. All the children who participate will receive a small prize. If you want to compete for better prizes please consider playing in one of the other divisions.
Womens Divisions – Women ages 12 and older. A boy can play in a Womens division as long as he is age 14 or under.
Mens Divisions – Boys ages 12 and older.
Coed – Played on a Men’s height net. Teams typically consist of a male and a female, however two females can play together but not two males unless one male is 14 years old or younger.
Reverse Coed – Played on a Women's height net. Men cannot attack the ball in front of the 10 ft line. If a male does contact the ball in front of the 10 ft line, part of the ball must be below the height of the net. If your team is made up of two females, one will need to be designated the “male” for the entire day.
Youth Triples - 3 players per team, can have 1 sub. For boys and girls ages 12-18. Teams can be all female, all male, or mixed. A and B divisions will be offered.
COED 4’s Outdoor Rules – All doubles rules shall apply to Coed 4’s except the following:
4 players per team, no subs. Mixed teams are composed of male and female players competing on a men’s height net. Mixed teams must contain as many or more females as males.
Players are free to position themselves anywhere within their court. There are no positional faults; only the server must rotate and the serving position must rotate from one gender to the other.
If the ball is contacted more than once by a team a female player must make at least one of the contacts
Let serves are legal in Coed 4’s
There is no open-hand tipping in Coed 4’s, just like in doubles