Fall 2021 Competitive League

DIVISIONS 1 & 2 MATCH SCHEDULES

DIVISIONS 3 & 4 MATCH SCHEDULES


Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we’ve worked hard to bring back DCPVL. We’ve modified our league operations in order to safely host competitive indoor volleyball during COVID.

Due to limited court space, our competitive league season will be shorter. Since we can’t accommodate as many teams as in the past, we can’t guarantee that all who register will be drafted. Players who are not drafted will receive a full refund of the league fees they have paid.


COVID Protocols

  • DCPVL will be following NAGVA Return to Play Guidelines as closely as possible.
  • In compliance with the local mandate, face masks/coverings will be required to be worn by all players at all times, including match play, officiating, and spectating, regardless of vaccination status.
    • Masks with vents and bandanas are not acceptable coverings.
  • In order to enter the facility for events prior to the league draft (skills exhibition), skills clinics, and open play, players will be required to present proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative COVID test taken in the prior 72 hours.
  • Per CDC guidance, should a player test positive for COVID during the course of the season, we ask that players refrain from attending DCPVL events and matches until the completion of a 10-day quarantine.
  • Following the league draft, a survey will be sent out to those who’ve been drafted to ask if they’ve been vaccinated. For those who indicate “no,” a list will be maintained to follow up for a weekly negative test. The survey will be mandatory to play.
  • DCPVL will provide the following sanitizing supplies at a station on each court:
    • Wipes to sanitize the ball and scorer’s equipment between each set
    • Hand sanitizer to disinfect hands between each set
  • In order to avoid large group gatherings, only teams scheduled to compete will be allowed in the facility.
  • Suspension of the following match protocols:
    • Handshakes, high fives, and huddles
    • Switching sides

Format

DCPVL’s 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 (Intermediate-Novice) play on Tuesday nights
  • Divisions 1 & 2 (Advanced-Intermediate) play on Thursday nights

Facility Location

ALL divisions will play the entire Fall 2021 season at Catholic University of America’s Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

  • 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

Match Times

  • Matches start at 8:00PM, 9:00PM, and 10:00PM, with some matches potentially starting at 7:00 PM
  • 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

Fees

  • $75 for all players.
  • Temporarily reduced due to the shortened season and limited court space.
  • DCPVL is committed to making volleyball accessible to everyone. If you are facing financial challenges that might prevent you from participating in DCPVL, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can play this season.

Registration

  • 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.

Season Schedule

  • Registration Period: Wednesday, September 8 – Friday, September 17, 2021
  • Skill Exhibition & Open Play Nights 
    • Skills Exhibition Night 1 – Tuesday, September 14
      • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
      • Time: 8:00-9:30 PM & 9:30-11:00PM
      • ALL SKILL LEVELS
      • All players must register, pay season fees, and comply with League COVID protocols (see above) in order to attend.
      • SIGN-UP will be sent following completion of registration.
    • Skills Exhibition Night 2 – Thursday, September 16
      • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
      • Time: 8:00-9:30PM & 9:30-11:00PM
      • ALL SKILL LEVELS
      • All players must register, pay season fees, and comply with League COVID protocols (see above) in order to attend.
      • SIGN-UP will be sent following completion of registration.
    • If you are new to DCPVL, we encourage you to sign up for one of the Skills Exhibition Clinics to showcase your volleyball skills.  Attending one of the Clinics will assist the Board and Captains to ensure you are placed in the proper Division.  If you are a returning member of DCPVL, you are still welcome to sign up for one of the Skills Exhibition Clinics if you would like to showcase your skills or simply dust off the skills prior to the season.
    • Please contact us if you are unable to attend the Skills Exhibition (e.g. traveling for work).
  • League Draft – All Divisions
    • Date: Sunday, September 19
    • Time:
      • 5:00-6:00PM (Division 1)
      • 6:00-7:00PM (Division 2)
      • 7:00-8:00PM (Division 3)
      • 8:00-9:00PM (Division 4)
    • Location: ZOOM
    • 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
  • Open Play
    • Date: Monday, September 20
    • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
    • Time: 8:00-10:00PM
    • In lieu of an announcement party, players find out their team and are welcome to stay for Open Play.
    • All players must register and pay via LeagueApps, and comply with League COVID protocols (see above) in order to attend.
    • All teams will be announced, but everyone is encouraged to attend!
    • REGISTER HERE
  • Competitive League Matches
    • Division 3 & 4 regular season matches start Tuesday, September 21
    • Division 1 & 2 regular season matches start Thursday, September 23
    • Matches times start at 8:00pm, 9:00pm, and 10:00pm, with some matches potentially starting at 7:00 PM
    • 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
  • Playoffs
    • Playoff format TBD based on court availability and status of the COVID health situation.
    • Playoffs:
      • Divisions 3 & 4: Tuesday, November 16
      • Divisions 1 & 2: Thursday, November 18
  • 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:
    • Supplemental Draft: 
    • Drafted Players Join Team:
    • 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 4).

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.