Competitive League

All registration for the Fall 2018 Competitive League is now closed
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Fall 2018 Season

COMPETITIVE LEAGUE MATCH SCHEDULE

The DCPVL Competitive League is comprised of three divisions: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Each team will draft eight players at the start of the season. New players and players wishing to change divisions must attend a skills assessment session. As with all our offerings, there are no gender requirements or separation.

We also offer Open Play for beginners who want to build up their skills, or players seeking a more social environment, or simply because personal/work schedules don’t allow a weekly time commitment.

Standings are based on % sets won because not all teams play the same number of matches, sets each week

 

 

 


Registration

  • Registration is open August 5 – 21, 2018
  • Supplemental Draft Registration is open August 29-September 18, 2018
  • You must be 20 years of age or over to participate in the Competitive League
  • You must answer all the questions and accept the electronic waiver to be fully registered. Here are detailed instructions:
    • Registration
      • 1) Click the Registration Link.
      • 2) Click the REGISTER button at the top.
      • 3) Select FREE AGENT.
      • 4) Log into your DCPVL LeagueApps account.
        • If you do not have an account, you will need to create one to register.
      • 5) Answer all the questions in the “Player Information” section.
      • 6) Check the Waiver checkbox.
      • 7) Click the REGISTER button.
    • Payment
      • If you are facing economic challenges that might prevent you from participating in DCPVL, please tell us and we will work with you to make sure you can play. DCPVL is committed to making volleyball accessible to everyone.

Key Events & Dates

  • Fall 2018 Competitive League Match Schedules
  • Skills Assessment – Thursday, August 23
    • Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA) – 600 Taylor St., NE
    • After registration closes, registered players receive an email to sign up for one of these sessions.
      • Early
        • Check-in – 7:00PM
        • Assessment – 7:15-8:45PM
      • Late
        • Check-in – 8:45PM
        • Assessment – 9:00-10:30PM
    • Players must first register (see below) and pay the season fee
    • Must attend if you are
      • a new player who did not play in the Competitive League in previous DCPVL seasons, OR
      • a returning player from last season who wants to change divisions
    • Our goal is to provide fair and balanced competition for all players. At the Skills Assessment, raters will assess players by utilizing the Skills Rubric and Rating Sheet. The Skills Development Director will lead players through several skills and match-scenario drills to assess the following skills:
      • Serving
      • Passing/Setting
      • Defense
      • Blocking
      • Attacking
    • Please contact us if you are unable to attend the Skills Assessment (e.g. traveling for work).
  • Team Draft – Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Divisions
    • Saturday, August 25
    • Location – 1250 H St., NW
    • Only Board Members and team captains will be present
    • Drafting rules and procedures are included in the DCPVL Policies, Rules & Procedures Manual, which can be found in the Documents section
  • Team Announcement Party (TAP)
    • Sunday, August 26
    • Nellie’s Sports Bar – 900 U St NW, Washington, DC
    • Players find out their team, and meet their teammates
    • Advanced, Intermediate & Novice teams will be announced, but everyone is encouraged to attend
  • American Sign Language (ASL) for Volleyball Seminar
    • Monday, August 27
    • 7:00PM
    • American Sign Language (ASL) for Volleyball Presentation (also in our ‘Documents’ tab)
    • We are proud to offer a seminar for our captains, mentors, and members to learn frequently used ASL signs on the volleyball court.
    • We hope all of our members will utilize these frequently used ASL signs to facilitate communication during matches!
  • Referee Clinics
    • Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Divisions
      • At least TWO players from each team must attend BOTH sessions
      • Players who have attended previous referee clinics and/or are USAV certified are exempt from attending
      • Classroom Session (theory)
        • Tuesday, August 28
        • Time – 7:00-9:00PM
        • Location: 1250 H St., NW
        • To view the presentation, click HERE
      • Practical Session & Team Practice
        • Thursday, August 30
        • Early Session is 7:00-9:00PM
        • Late Session is 9:00-11:00PM
        • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
        • Teams sitting off apply the theory learned as they ref playing teams during Team Practice
        • Team Practice Schedule
  • League Matches
    • Advanced & Intermediate Divisions
      • Thursday Nights starting on Thursday, September 6
      • 1-hour time slots (5 min to warm-up, 50 min to play 3 sets, 5 min to clear the court)
      • Matches start at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, and 10:00pm
    • Novice Division
      • Wednesday Nights
      • BUT first two weeks of regular season will be on Thursday (9/6 & 9/13)
      • 55-min time slots (5 min to warm-up, 50 min to play 3 sets, 5 min to clear the court)
      • 3 sets from 4 to 25
      • Matches start at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, and 10:00pm
      • Players are encouraged to attend the free Skills Clinic at 7:00pm
  • Supplemental Draft / Waitlist (for Advanced, Intermediate & Novice)
    • If players drop out for any reason after the 3rd week of the season, there will be a Supplemental Draft.
    • We highly encourage players registering for the Supplemental Draft to attend the Skills Clinic and Open Play session on Wednesday, September 19 so that captains can observe and assess potential draftees.
    • Registration Period: August 29 – September 18, 2018
    • Open Play Assessment & Supplemental Draft: Wednesday, September 19
    • Drafted Players Join Team: Thursday, September 20
    • For those on the waitlist:
      • If you have never played in our League, we recommend that you attend one of our Open Play sessions on Wednesdays, so that people can see you in action. This will increase the likelihood of you getting drafted.
      • Following the Supplemental Draft, you will be notified if you are drafted.
        • If you registered during the regular period AND you are selected during the Supplemental Draft, you will be issued a partial refund for the weeks missed.
        • If you registered during the regular period AND you are NOT selected during the Supplemental Draft, you will be issued a full refund.
        • If you joined the waitlist after registration closed AND you are selected during the Supplemental Draft, you will be required to make your payment promptly, before you can start playing in the League the next day (Week 3).

Location

  • Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (Catholic University of America) 
    • 600 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC [MAP]
    • Nearest Metro: 13 minute walk from Brookland-CUA station (red line)
    • Parking: free parking lot next to the facility

Divisions

  • Advanced Division
    • Intended for competitive players with advanced volleyball skills and the ability to play rotations (5-1, 6-2, etc.)
    • Roughly corresponds to a high BB, A or AA rating in NAGVA.
    • As a benchmark, a player should possess most of the following (dependent on position played):
      • SERVING: Consistent serve capable of disrupting opponent’s offense.
      • PASSING: Consistent pass directly to the setter. Frequent digs.
      • SETTING: Consistent sets to middle, outside and back sets, even when having to take multiple steps.
      • BLOCKING: Consistent 2-person block against advanced hit.
      • ATTACKING: Consistent offense (tip/dink or high-velocity hit), frequently resulting in a kill. Ability to adjust to any set.
      • COURT POSITION: In the proper position for defense/offense all the time. Can run advanced plays.
  • Intermediate Division
    • Intended for competitive players with intermediate volleyball skills and the ability to play rotations (5-1, 6-2, etc.)
    • Roughly corresponds to a B or low BB rating in NAGVA.
    • As a benchmark, a player should possess most of the following (dependent on position played)
      • SERVING: Consistent serve.
      • PASSING: Consistent pass against low velocity balls. Occasional digs.
      • SETTING: Consistent sets to middle and outside, given a front zone pass.
      • BLOCKING: Consistent 1-person block in their zone against intermediate hit.
      • ATTACKING: Consistent offense (tip/dink or medium-velocity hit), occasionally resulting in a kill.
      • COURT POSITION: In the proper position for defense/offense most of the time.
  • Novice Division
    • Intended for players with limited volleyball experience and/or no experience with rotations (5-1, 6-2, etc.)
    • No NAGVA experience required.