2012-2013 Indoor season is open!
CBVA is a pick-up, or "open gym" league, where the teams change every Saturday and Sunday based on who attends. All games are played at the regular height for men, co-ed mixed: 7 feet, 11-5/8 inches. The 2012-2013 season runs from Sunday September 16th 2012 to Sunday May 26th 2013. (For summer outdoor play, see our Home page.) Play level is classified in three divisions: Recreational, Intermediate or Advanced. If you haven't been rated, you are welcome to join our Recreational division, which is open to anyone - no prior experience is needed. You are then welcome to use the rating process to move to other divisions. Individuals with prior volleyball experience can contact email@example.com and request to be rated.
Longfellow Community School
359 Broadway Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Saturday Session Schedule
Saturday play is from 11am-2pm. The session is Open Play for CBVA members or guests and costs $5 (or $10 for guests).
Some Saturday sessions are Skills Session, intended to assist members to develop their volleyball skills, including offensive and defensive playing skills. Prior to a skills session we'll post the skills that will be covered, the date of the session, and its cost.
Sunday Sessions Schedule
We play every Sunday on two courts in 4 sessions, each accommodating up to 36 players, making up to 6 teams. Each session runs for two hours and costs $5 (or $10 for guests). Preference will be given to players playing their first session, or players who were wait-listed in a previous session.
Note: Sessions A and B are limited to players rated Advanced or Intermediate by the CBVA ratings committee. If you are not rated Advanced or Intermediate, or have not played in more than 2 seasons since you were last rated, you must be rated before you can play in Sessions A and B.
Ratings will be scheduled on request in advance. If you currently play in another organization with a comparable rating scheme (for example NAGVA), you may qualify to play in session A or B. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, to request a rating, or to find out if your existing rating qualifies you to play in session A or B. Additional information about ratings can be found on the Documents page.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARRIVAL TIMES: If you do not arrive by the cut-off time, you may not be allowed to play in that session. In order to maximize everyone’s playing time and maintain an orderly transition between sessions, it is important to adhere to these cut-off times. The decision to allow anyone to play if they arrive after the cut-off is at the discretion of the board and/or court managers for the particular session.
Session A: Advanced/Intermediate, 12:30-2:30PM
Cut-off for the session is 12:15PM. This session will strictly observe all USAV rules, and is geared towards Advanced players and intermediate players who can play at the Advanced level.
Session B: Intermediate/Advanced, 2:30-4:30PM
Cut-off for the session is 2:15PM. This session will strictly observe all USAV rules. It is geared towards Intermediate players, but is also open to Advanced players willing to support and mentor intermediate players.
Session C: Intermediate/Recreational, 4:30-6:30PM
Cut-off for the session is 4:15PM. This session is open to all players who can play at the intermediate level. This session will observe all USAV rules, including doubles, carry, lifts, line faults etc.
Session D: Recreational, 6:30-8:30PM
Cut-off for the session is 6:15PM. This session is open to all players, including players new to the game. Line and net faults are enforced in this session, as well as any other safety-related rules. Carries, lifts, and doubles are ignored.