Open Play

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

DCPVL’s Open Play is intended for all skill levels, and particularly beneficial for beginners who want to build up their skills, as it includes a skills clinic. Each week, teams are formed on the spot with players present, and you only attend the weeks you want, which is great for folks with busy or unpredictable schedules.

We also offer a Competitive League with various skill levels, where players are drafted on a team, and play with the same teammates all season.

Anyone on the DCPVL Email List is welcome to join! Each week there is a cap of 48 players, on a first paid basis. The cost to play is $10. Spots are only guaranteed once registration is complete and payment is made.

Registration Details

  • Registration is managed through LeagueApps.
  • You will need to create a profile the first time you register with DCPVL’s LeagueApps registration tool.
  • Each Friday, an email is sent out to individuals on the DCPVL Email List. This email contains a unique link to sign up for the following Wednesday Open Play.
  • It is encouraged that you prepay ($10) online, once you received the link.
  • You must register and pay; spots are only guaranteed once payment is processed.
  • If you registered and paid online last minute, be prepared to show your confirmation email on your smartphone.


  • Wednesdays, from Apr 11 to Jun 6
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Skills Development Clinic
  • 8:00-10:00pm: Teams are formed and play begins

Location Details

  • 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

House Rules

  • Up to 6 teams of 8 players each are formed randomly, using the “ribbons” method, a DC volleyball institution! New teams are formed at the halfway point (around 9:00pm) so that everyone has lots of time to meet and play with new people.
  • An incomplete team can pick up player(s) from teams sitting off; the “fill-in” player must return to their team once their team is back on court.
  • Either:
    • Each team will play two consecutive games (win or lose), except for the first game where only the winner will remain on court, OR
    • A predetermined play schedule will be assigned


Click HERE for Open Play FAQs.