Competitive League

Thank you for another fun season!

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 Champions

Advanced Division – Compass Coffee
Intermediate Division – Nellie’s Sports Bar
Novice Division – JR’s

Fall 2019 Competitive League will begin in August
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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 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.

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.

Please Note
Our agreement with CUA allows the use all 4 courts this season. In cases of inclement weather, CUA will need to use the back gym for their varsity baseball and softball teams. DCPVL will adjust & communicate these schedule changes when necessary.

Registration

  • Registration Period: February 4 – 27, 2019
  • Supplemental Draft Registration Period: Sun. March 10 – Sun. April 7, 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

  • Competitive League Match Schedules
  • Playoffs Schedule
  • Skill Exhibition Nights (sign-up by clicking links below)
    • Tuesday, February 26
      • Volleyball 101 – Introduction to Rules of Volleyball (7:00-8:00PM)
      • Novice & Intermediate Play (8:00-10:00PM)
    • Thursday, February 28
      • Intermediate & Advanced Play (7:30-10:00PM)
    • Tuesday, March 5
      • Intermediate & Advanced Play (7:30-10:00PM)
    • Thursday, March 7 *UPDATED*
      • Volleyball 101 – Introduction to Rules of Volleyball (7:00-8:00PM) NOW CANCELLED
      • Novice & Intermediate Play (8:00-10:00PM) NOW 9:30-11:00PM
    • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA) – 600 Taylor St., NE
    • Registered players will receive an email to sign up for one of the exhibition nights.
    • 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
    • Our goal is to provide fair and balanced competition for all players. At the Skills Exhibition, captains will observe players and reference the Skills Rubric. The Skills Development Director will lead players through several skills and match-scenario drills:
      • Serving
      • Passing/Setting
      • Defense
      • Blocking
      • Attacking
    • Please contact us if you are unable to attend the Skills Exhibition (e.g. traveling for work).
  • Team Draft – Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Divisions
    • Date: Saturday, March 9
    • Time: 11:00AM
    • Location: 1250 H St., NW
    • Only Board Members and team captains will be present. Please bring photo ID.
    • 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, March 10
    • Time: 2:00PM
    • Location: Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., NW)
    • Players find out their team, and meet their teammates
    • Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced teams will be announced, but everyone is encouraged to attend
  • American Sign Language (ASL) for Volleyball Clinic
  • Referee Clinic 
    • SCHEDULE
    • Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Divisions
      • 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)
        • Date: Tuesday, March 12
        • Time: 7:00- 8:00PM
        • Location: Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center (CUA)
        • To view the presentation, click HERE
      • Practical Session & Team Practice
        • Date: Tuesday, March 12
        • Time: 8:00PM or immediately after Classroom Session
        • 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
  • Competitive League Matches
    • Advanced, Intermediate, & Novice Divisions
    • Thursday Nights
    • 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 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 so that captains can observe and assess potential draftees.
    • Registration Period: March 10 – 31, 2019
    • Open Play Exhibition & Supplemental Draft: April 2, 2019
    • Drafted Players Join Team: April 4, 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).

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.