Youth League

Girls & Boys

Youth League

Girls & Boys

Youth League is designed to introduce players to club volleyball. The league cost is $120 per player. This fee covers all 4 league events and their NCVA membership during the league period.

Have a question about Youth League? Please email Melissa Walker ([email protected]).

ALL Youth League tournaments: All Teams arrive no later than: 8:00 AM; First Serve: 9:00 AM

Fall 2017:3rd / 4th Grades5th / 6th Grades7th / 8th Grades9th Grade
League # 1October 15October 15October 15October 15
League # 2October 29October 29October 29October 29
League # 3November 19November 19November 19November 19
League # 4December 10December 10December 10December 10
Spring 2018: 3rd / 4th Grades5th / 6th Grades7th / 8th Grades9th Grade
League # 1January 28January 28January 28January 28
League # 2February 25February 25February 25February 25
League # 3March 18March 18March 18March 18
League # 4April 8April 8April 8April 8

Age Divisions Offered

3rd – 4th Girls

3rd – 4th Boys

5th – 6th Girls

5th – 6th Boys

7th – 8th Girls

7th – 8th Boys

9th Girls

9th Boys

Serving

  • For the first serve of the match, player must start behind the end line
  • If the player is unable to make their serve over the net on the first attempt:
    • Player may re-serve
    • Player is allowed to take a step into the court.
    • If a player takes a step in and makes the serve over the net, then the player must take a step backward at their next serve attempt.
  • If a player can jump serve, they may not step in or re-serve.
  • If a player serves over the net and it goes out, they may not step in or re-serve.
  • If the served ball becomes in play, regardless of the result, no re-serve is allowed.

3rd – 6th grade players

  • This division uses timed matches
    • 35 minutes each match, switching sides after 15 minutes.
    • Officiating team should start score over at 15 minute switch.
    • Team with the most points at switch and/or end wins the set. No score limit within these 15 minutes.
    • The result is recorded by sets, not matches.
    • All final pool results are done by set percentage.
    • Warm-up time is not included in the 35 minute match.
  • A limit of 3 serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point.

7th – 9th grade players

  • This division has a two (2) set cap.
  • There is not a point cap for this age group, teams must win by two (2) points.
  • The result is recorded by sets, not matches.
  • All results are done by set percentage.
  • A limit of 6 serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point.

Additional Information

  • At each event there will the following breaks:
    • 3 Team Pools: 20 minute break between the second and third matches of the tournament.
    • 4 Team Pools: 20 minute break between the third and fourth matches of the tournament.
  • Uniform requirements are relaxed. Players should have matching shirts with a number on at least one side of the shirt.
  • Each Youth League tournament starts at 9:00 AM and is scheduled to end by 3:00 PM.
  • There are two TDs assigned to each Youth League tournament. This allows one to take care of the TD work and the other to work as a court monitor helping with scorekeeping and officiating duties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many tournaments are included in the league fee?
A: There are four (4) tournaments in Fall and four (4) tournaments in Spring

Q: Where are the tournament locations?
A: Tournaments are held within 90 minutes of the teams competing in that area’s league. NCVA will offer 5 league areas: Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno, Reno and Central Valley

Q: What are the uniform requirements?
A:

  • Players need to be in matching outfits (as far as color). Numbers on one side (front or back) are required – recommend both front and back
  • Does not have to be expensive jerseys – teams may use simple white shirts with numbers drawn on the white shirts.
  • Shorts/Shirts do not have to be the exact same – players may wear black shorts that are all different brands.

Q: Are the tournaments setup like league tournaments where teams and coaches will have to ref, keep score, and do lines?
A: Yes, teams are responsible for officiating duties. We have a second tournament director to help coaches and teams while performing these duties.

Q: How are the age group defined?
A: Divisions are broken up by school grades rather than standard USAV Age Definitions.

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