Competitive League

Our Fall season will start in August.
Make sure you’re on DCPVL’s Email List to find out details as they are finalized.

Spring 2018 Season

The DCPVL Competitive League is comprised of three divisions: Advanced, Intermediate and Novice. Each team has eight players drafted 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.


Spring 2018 Champions

Below are the Spring 2018 Champions for each Division. Here is a history of our past winners.

Novice Division – Compass Coffee
Intermediate Division – Bite the Fruit
Advanced Division – Baan Thai

Schedule

  • Match Schedules
  • Skills Assessment – Thu, Mar 29
    • 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
    • If you have a valid reason (e.g. traveling for work) for being unable to attend the Skills Assessment, email us
    • Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
    • After registration closes, registered players receive an email to sign up for one of these sessions.
      • Early
        • Checkin – 7:00pm
        • Assessment – 7:15-9:00pm
      • Late
        • Checkin – 8:45pm
        • Assessment – 9:00-10:45pm
  • Draft
    • Advanced & Intermediate
      • Sat, Mar 31
      • Only Board Members and team captains will be present
      • Drafting rules are include in the DCPVL Policies, Rules & Procedures Manual, which can be found in the Documents section.
    • Novice
      • The Board will form teams fairly based on skills observed during the assessment
  • Team Announcement Party (TAP) – Mon, Apr 2
    • Nellie’s Sports Bar – 900 U St NW, Washington, DC
    • Players find out their team, and meet their teammates
    • Advanced and Intermediate teams will be announced, but everyone is encouraged to attend
  • Referee Clinics
    • Advanced & Intermediate
      • At least TWO players from each team must attend BOTH sessions
      • Classroom session (theory) – Tue, Apr 3
        • Location TBD
        • To view the presentation, click HERE
      • Practical session & Team Practice – Wed, Apr 4
        • Teams sitting off apply the theory learned as they ref playing teams during Team Practice
        • Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
        • Team practice SCHEDULE
    • Novice
      • Refs will be provided for Novice Division matches
  • League Matches
    • Advanced & Intermediate
      • Thursdays, from Apr 5 to Jun 7
      • 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
      • Wednesdays, from  Apr 25 to Jun 6
      • 40-min time slots (5 min to warm-up, 35 min to play 2 sets)
      • 2 sets from 0 to 25
      • Doubleheaders each night
      • Matches start at 8:00pm, 8:40pm, 9:20pm
      • Players are encouraged to attend the free Skills Clinic at 7:00pm

Registration

  • 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 – Registration CLOSED.
      • 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.
    • Supplemental Draft / Waitlist (for Advanced and Intermediate)
      • After the 3rd week of the season, there will be a Supplemental Draft, if players drop out for any reason.
      • Wed, Apr 25: the Supplemental Draft will be conducted during Open Play.
      • Players who are not selected in the initial Draft will have the option of being on a waitlist for the Supplemental Draft, OR being issued a full refund.
      • 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).

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.