Fall 2019 Competitive League

Divisions 1 & 2 Schedules

Divisions 3 & 4 Schedules

Updated: Friday, September 20

The DCPVL Competitive League is comprised of four divisions numbered 1-4. Each team will draft eight players at the start of the season. New players and returning players wishing to exhibit their skills are encourage to attend a Skills Exhibition night. As with all our offerings, there are no gender requirements or separation.

Competitive League is composed of four divisions numbered 1-4

  • Divisions 1 & 2 = Advanced
  • Divisions 2 & 3 = Intermediate
  • Divisions 3 & 4 = Novice
    • Mentors will only be used in Division 4

Dates

  • Divisions 3 & 4 play on Tuesday nights
  • Divisions 1 & 2 play on Thursday nights

Location

  • Tuesday nights at Catholic University & Thomson Elementary School (see info below)
  • Thursday nights at Catholic University & Thomson Elementary School

We also offer Open Play on Tuesday nights for players of all skill levels who want to play more and practice their skills. Open Play is also a more social environment that provides flexibility for players who, because of personal/work schedules, cannot commit to playing each week.


Registration

  • Registration Period: August 6-19, 2019
  • 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

  • Skill Exhibition Nights (sign-up by clicking links below)
    • 7:00-11:00PM
    • Tuesday, August 20
      • SIGN UP HERE
      • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA) – 600 Taylor St., NE
      • Novice & Intermediate – 7:15-8:45PM
      • Intermediate & Advanced – 9:00-10:30PM
    • Thursday, August 22
      • SIGN UP HERE
      • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA) – 600 Taylor St., NE
      • Intermediate & Advanced – 7:15-8:45PM
      • Novice & Intermediate – 9:00-10:30PM
    • Players must first register (see below) and pay the season fee
    • We strongly encourage you to attend if you are:
      • interested in getting in reps before the season
      • a new player who did not play in the Competitive League in previous DCPVL seasons, OR
      • a returning player who would like to change divisions
    • Please contact us if you are unable to attend the Skills Exhibition (e.g. traveling for work).
  • Team Draft – All Divisions
    • Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM
    • Location: 1152 15th 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)
    • Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • Time: 2:00-4:00PM
    • Location: Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., NW) [MAP]
    • Players find out their team, and meet their teammates
    • All teams will be announced, but everyone is encouraged to attend!
  • Referee Clinic & Team Practice
    • SCHEDULE
    • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
    • Divisions 3 & 4: Tuesday, August 27
      • Classroom Session: 7:00-8:00PM
      • Team Practice: 8:00-11:00PM
    • Divisions 1 & 2: Thursday, August 29
      • Classroom Session: 7:00-7:30PM
      • Team Practice: 7:30-10:30PM
    • Classroom Session 
      • TWO players from each team must attend
      • Players who have attended previous referee clinics and/or are USAV certified are exempt from attending
      • To view the presentation, click HERE
    • Practical Session & Team Practice
      • Team Practice Schedule
      • Teams sitting off apply the theory learned as they ref playing teams during Team Practice
  • Competitive League Matches
    • Divisions 3 & 4 play on Tuesday Nights
      • First Regular Season Match: Tuesday, September 3
    • Divisions 1 & 2 play on Thursday Nights
      • First Regular Season Match: Thursday, September 5
    • Matches start at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, and 10:00pm
    • 1-hour 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, win by 2 or cap at 27
  • Supplemental Draft / Waitlist (for ALL Divisions)
    • 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 so that captains can observe and assess potential draftees.
    • Registration Period: August 26 – September 17, 2019
    • Supplemental Draft: September 17 & 19, 2019
    • Drafted Players Join Team: September 24 & 26, 2019
    • 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).
  • Playoffs
    • Each team is guaranteed playoff qualification and the end of the regular season.
    • First Night of Playoffs:
      • Divisions 3 & 4: Tuesday, November 12
      • Divisions 1 & 2: Thursday, November 14

Locations

  • Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (Catholic University of America) 
    • 600 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC 20017 [MAP]
    • Nearest Metro: 13 minute walk from Brookland-CUA station (red line)
    • Parking: free parking lot next to the facility
  • Thomson Elementary School
    • 1200 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20005 [MAP]
    • Nearest Metros:
      • 9 minute walk from Metro Center (red line)
      • 10 minute walk from McPherson Square (blue, orange, silver lines)
      • 10 minute walk from Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center (green & yellow lines)
    • Parking: limited or restricted street parking
  • Trinity University
    • 125 Michigan Ave., NE Washington, DC 200017 [MAP]
    • Nearest Metro: 17 minute walk from Brookland-CUA (red line)
    • Parking: limited campus and street parking

Divisions

  • Divisions 1 & 2 (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.
  • Divisions 2 & 3 (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.
  • Divisions 3 & 4 (Novice Division
    • Intended for players with limited volleyball experience and/or no experience with rotations (5-1, 6-2, etc.)
    • No NAGVA experience required.