2020 Fall Indoor Play Options
Captains will be required to register a compliant team. Send any additional questions to email@example.com.
Here are the available options for CBVA indoor this fall:
- Monday night 4s in Hanover
- “Starland Sportsflex and Fun Park” (637 Washington St, Hanover, MA)
- $400/team, 7:30-10:30pm, starts September 21st
- 4 teams per court
- 2 courts for CBVA B and up (register here)
- Saturday Morning 4s in Marlborough
- Saturday Afternoon 4s in Marlborough
COVID-19 Play Modifications
- Masks are not required while playing (subject to change) but are encouraged
- Format is 4 v 4 on a men’s height net on a regular indoor court
- Team compositions may not change throughout the 10-week season (this is NOT like our normal fall/winter/sprint “open play”)
- Teams may include a fifth player but may only field four per night
- Blocking is disallowed (women may still hit in the front row — men can only make back-row attacks, similar to RCO-style volleyball)
Rules & Expectations
** For more information on player ratings, check out the Ratings page **
SATURDAY | Open Play
Rating: No Minimum
This session losely adheres to USAV rules, including doubles, carry, lifts, line faults etc. Working knowledge of 5-1 and 6-2 formations is useful (but not necessary). Players unfamiliar with 5-1 and 6-2 formations are expected to listen and learn how to play in formation.
SUNDAY | AA
Rating: 90 or Higher / Yankee B- or Higher
This level is the highest we offer at CBVA. Players are fluent in rotations, as well as mechanics. These players are skilled at reading the other team and adjusting accordingly. Most players in this session have college varsity experience, and have been coached for many years.
SUNDAY | A
Rating: 70 or Higher / Yankee C+ or Higher
A session is highly competitive. Players are expected to be fluent in rotational systems and always know their place on the court. A players are generally specialized into one or two positions. A players are effective when executing the skills related to their specialty. For example, an A hitter will likely get a kill off a good set and should only rarely hit out or into the net. The game at this level is significantly faster and more aggressive than in a B session. Players can run plays on good passes and can read the other team on out-of-system plays.
SUNDAY | B
Rating: 50 or Higher
B session is competitive. Players are expected to be fluent in rotational systems and not need any direction from teammates. A typical B player should be able to execute all volleyball skills (hitting, blocking, setting, passing, digging, and serving) with some consistency. They may have some skills that are stronger than others as they begin to specialize. In the skills relevant to their position, B players should be fairly consistent and make only occasional errors. Players at this level should be able to run plays with good passes and can typically get a kill on an open net.
SUNDAY | C
Rating: 30 or Higher / Yankee C- or Higher
C session is a competitive session and general volleyball knowledge is required to be a good fit. Players in this session typically don’t have any formal training but are fairly athletic and are able to move quickly to the ball and react to plays as they unfold. Players understand rotational systems (5-1 or 6-2), and do not need direction from teammates about where to be on the court. A typical C player can execute most skills (hitting, blocking, setting, passing, digging, and serving), but the results may be error-prone on occasion.
SUNDAY | D
Rating: No Minimum
This session is recreational. D session is a good fit for players who have just started playing volleyball, and haven’t received any formal training.
All are welcome.
In order to run indoor play efficiently, we require our general membership to support us by volunteering to court manage. This entails signing in players, collecting payments, forming teams, and resolving any play and logistical issues that arise for their respective sessions. In addition, if you court manage a session, your session fee will be waived for that session. If you’re interested in court managing or have any related questions, please fill in the form below or speak with our indoor play co-chairs.
For those new to court managing: Court Managing Quick Guide
For trained court managers: Court Managing Sign Up Form
CBVA will be offering uniforms and ball rental to assist league members with traveling tournaments. Equipment is expected to be returned by the following weekend.