Youth League

Girls & Boys

Youth League

Girls & Boys

All information for the NCVA Youth League can be found in the menu below.

Please click on the appropriate Youth League link below to see if your team is registered and which site your team has been assigned to.

Venue Addresses & Site Rules

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

ALL Youth League tournaments: First Serve: 9:00 AM

ALL teams must arrive by 8:00 AM

Site Rules

If you have any questions regarding the site that your team has been assigned to, do not contact the school/site directly. Inundating sites with phone calls about tournaments strains our relationships with the facility and may cause the site to stop hosting tournaments. If you have a question about a school/site, you need to email [email protected]

The site rules for ALL NCVA facilities are:

  • NO ALCOHOL is permitted on the premises of any facility – This includes the parking lot, quads/grass areas, gym, etc.
  • No outside food or beverages inside the facility. Water will be allowed when carried individually, not in a cooler.
  • No ice chests, coolers, soft sided coolers, small coolers or large coolers will be allowed inside.
  • No broken folding chairs, tents, trash left outside the gym or parking lots.
  • Security Guards will be present at all convention centers to enforce site rules
  • Devices, of any kind, that heat food that require them to be plugged in and/or use a flame, of any kind, are not permitted on the premises of any facility.

Penalties for violating these rules are:

  • Tournament Director will impose 13 Point Penalty. The 13 Point Penalty means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with 13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team.
  • Receive $200 fine from the NCVA.
  • Receive last place finish and points, if applicable.
  • Teams may be asked to leave the tournament.

All Sites: The NCVA would like to remind you to make sure you always lock your cars, keep your expensive items out of plain view and keep your personal items within your sight at each facility at all times.

Additional rules by site can be found on our Site Rules page

Youth League Schedule

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 # 1
League # 2
League # 3
League # 4

Youth League Information & Rules

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

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

Main Rule Differences:

  • 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.
  • 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 about Youth League:

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?

  • 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.

Youth League #1

Attention all teams: Diablo Valley College is the confirmed location for Sunday, October 15.

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