2013-14 Indoor League Information
See the League Information below for additional league organization, rules and guidelines.
- Captains Meeting: Thu, 22-Aug; 6:00-6:45 @ Optimist Rec Center.
- Ref Meeting & Clinic: Thu, 22-Aug; 6:45-8:00 @ Optimist Rec Center.
- Teamless Play: @ Optimist Rec Center on the following dates/times:
- Sundays, August 4,11,18 from 1:30 - 4:00 .
- Preseason: Starts last week of Aug or first week of Sep; first 2-3 weeks of season (division dependent)
- Christmas Break: Last 2 weeks of December (division dependent)
- League Tournament: First 2 weeks of March (division dependent)
- $50 non-refundable registration fee
- $450 remaining team dues by end of 2nd week of pre-season play
- Total Team Dues = $500
You may register your team online, or use the registration form.
With the online registration form, all fields are required with the exception of the sponsor fields. However, if you check that your team is sponsored, you must list your sponsor. After submitting, you will be taken to a screen that gives you an ID number. Please put this ID and your team name in the memo field of your check and mail it to the address on the screen (the mailing address is also shown on the registration document).
To register using the registration form (DOC), completely fill it out and mail to the address on the form. Please mail early. We would like to have all forms received by the date of the Captains meeting. (You may bring your registration to the Captain's Meeting.) Registration forms will not be accepted after the start of the preseason.
Along with the registration, you must send either the non-refundable registration fee or the total team dues. If paying only the registration fee, one check for the total remaining balance is due by the end of the 2nd week of pre-season play. Every effort will be made to accommodate all teams wishing to enter, but the teams that have paid in full will have precedence in being placed in their division. There is limited space in each division.
The total team dues and your team's completed Roster/Waiver form are due by the end of the 2nd week of pre-season play. Please note that you must provide signatures on the roster/waiver form. The first page must be filled out, signed by each team member and the original mailed in or turned into an HVBA Board member or your Division Representative. Captains keep a copy for your use and reference. The second page is for the Captain's use to maintain team members contact information and optionally, can be submitted. For each addition to your roster, have them sign and provide the HVBA with the original. Additions & deletions of team members may be made up to December 31. If other circumstances (injury, leaving town) require you to add members after that date, you may do so only after approval by the league representative and the HVBA Board. A player must play in at least 8 regular season matches to qualify to play in the end-of-season league tournament (no stacking teams for tournament play).
HVBA will not accept incomplete payments. After the end of the second week of preseason play, any team that has not paid its entire league fee will be dropped from the league and will forfeit its registration fee. Any team that drops out of this registration process will forfeit its registration fee.
Nights and Gyms [TBD]
|BB||Tue, Mon, Wed||RCVC, Central Church, Sparkman|
|B||Tue, Mon, Wed||RCVC, Central Church, Sparkman|
|CC||Wed, Thu, Mon||RCVC, Central Church, Sparkman|
|C||Thu, Mon, Wed||RCVC, Central Church, Sparkman|
If you are not on a team or are looking for players to form, or add to a team, please visit our Teamless List page for information.
Dates for teamless play are posted above.
The minimum age is 18 years old (due to liability concerns). There are 5 skill divisions – A, BB, B, CC and C (from highest to lowest). See the Skill Level page for a description of skills required to play in each division. HVBA reserves the right to place your team in a division based on needs of the HVBA, previous year(s) results and team skill evaluation.
Each night consists of 2 matches of play and 1 match of officiating for each team. Each match will consist of 3 games to 25 points (rally scoring). Usually, each team has one week per month in which they are not scheduled to play.
Teams in the indoor league can be coed, but there is no requirement for numbers of men or women that play on a team – you can have any number (or none) of either. But, teams play on a men's height net (7' 11 5/8").
Teams must play with 6 players. The HVBA follows USA Volleyball Indoor Rules. Rule modifications for HVBA are covered in the mandatory Referee Clinic/Meeting and handout. Additional information covered in the ref clinic is included in these documents: general info and guidelines.
Each division has a Division Representative who is the person "on-site" to enforce rules and policies, resolve issues and maintain the division statistics on a weekly basis. Each team has a Captain and co-Captain responsible for team rosters, fees, lineups, referee assignments and maintaining contact with each team member. Each team will referee one match per night – providing a first and second referee, line judges and a score keeper. Each player also has responsibilities they should follow to help things run smoothly.
Obviously, the availability and use of the gyms is very important, and everyone should be aware of the policies covering the gyms.
- players on the teamless list can be used as "floating subs"
- no children at the gyms