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NCVA Youth Fall Competition League

Youth/Fall Competition League (YFCL) tournaments will be offered in the following age groups to introduce younger athletes to the sport of volleyball: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th and 9th Grades. Teams may sign up for the League online in TM2Sign (TM2). The Registration Deadline is Monday, September 5, 2022, 5:00 PM. Teams will be accepted after the deadline, based on space available. Please contact [email protected] with your request, if after the deadline. There is NO Team Registration Fee for YFCL and Rosters will be open for editing before each league day, so you can add new players at any point as long as they have the appropriate membership to participate.

How does Youth League Work?

Tournaments will consist of pool play only. If 3-team pools are used, cross over matches will follow pool play. All YFCL days are scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM and end by 3:00 PM.

If play cannot be completed by 3:00 PM, and the Facility is requiring participants to leave the site by 3:00 PM, the Tournament Director may change the scoring method to one set to 25 points, which then teams will switch sides when one of the teams scores their 13th point.
If there is no time restraint from the Facility, the teams are welcome to complete their scheduled play past 3:00 PM.  
 
Tournament formats may change from league day to league day due to the number of entries received. Points will not be given for YFCL.
 
YFCL will have the following 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 and
    • Player is allowed to take a step into the court
    • 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/4th and 5th/6th grade players:
    • This division uses times 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
    • 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 three (3) serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point
  • 7th/8th and 9th grade players:
    • This division has a two (2) set cap
    • The result is recorded by sets, not matches
    • All results are done by set percentage
    • A limit of six (6) serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point
  • At each event there is a 20-minute break between the second and third matches of the tournament, however, the teams may decide to go ahead and play if they use a four (4) team pool as breaks are built into the format.
  • All sets will use rally scoring.

Membership Information

NEW this Season!!
Each Athlete must have a valid 2022-23 NCVA Full Junior Membership ($75.00: NCVA $50 and USAV $25) to participate.
This will allow the athletes to participate in more programs outside of Youth League. 

Fall 2022 Schedule

San Mateo Event Center

3rd/4th Grades 5th/6th Grades 7th/8th Grades 9th Grade
League #1 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8
League #2 October 9 October 9 October 9 October 9
League #3 October 22 October 22 October 22 October 22

Spring 2023 Schedule

Capital Sports Center (CSC) in the Sacramento Area

3rd/4th Grades 5th/6th Grades 7th/8th Grades 9th Grade
League #1 February 5 February 5 February 5 February 5
League #2 March 12 March 12 March 12 March 12
League #3 April 1 April 1 April 1 April 1

San Mateo Event Center and Skylane Facility in Santa Rosa

3rd/4th Grades 5th/6th Grades 7th/8th Grades 9th Grade
League #1 February 5 February 5 February 5 February 5
League #2 March 12 March 12 March 12 March 12
League #3 April 1 April 1 April 1 April 1

Frequently Asked Questions

How many tournaments are included in the league fee?
Teams may sign up to play any and all YL tournaments. For example, you can play just three at one site, or all six at both sites.
Where are the tournament locations?
Tournaments are held within 90 minutes of the teams competing in that area’s league.
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.
Are the tournaments setup like league tournaments where teams and coaches will have to ref, keep score, and do lines?
Yes, teams are responsible for officiating duties.
How are the age group defined?
Divisions are broken up by school grades rather than standard USAV Age Definitions.
Still have questions?
Please contact the NCVA office - [email protected]
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