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Volleyball, Co-ed Grades 3-6

Join us for Youth Sports' exciting youth volleyball programs this winter.

League Information (Grades 3-6)

Participants will both practice and play a game each week where they can learn the rules, develop their skills and play as a team.  All levels focus on player development, having fun and sportsmanship.  This is an equal play league.  All skill levels and abilities welcome and encouraged!  Participants will receive a team t-shirt.  Closed toe athletic shoes are required.

NEW THIS SEASON!  In order to provide the most positive environment for the kids, the end of season family fun day and tournament has been restructured into a one day event (Friday, March 8) that is comprised of a single regular game per team as well as player skills competitions with prizes, swag and fun for the whole family!

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Parent/Guardian Information

 

Game Date, Time, Location:

Thursdays, January 17 - February 28 (PLUS Friday, March 8)

Game times are between 6:00 – 8:30 pm (game times are subject to change)

Webster Recreation Center
202 North Sycamore
Mesa, AZ 85201
                       

Game Schedule:

  • 8 weeks of games.
  • Participants will be notified of their team, coach, practice time and location, and game schedule via email on Monday, January 7 by 5:00pm. Participants will also be contacted by their coach.
  • Game schedules will be posted online.

LEAGUE SCHEDULE

3rd - 6th Grade Schedule

 Uniform:
  • Participants will receive a team shirt at their first game. This shirt must be worn to each game. 
  • Participants are required to wear closed-toe athletic shoes and knee pads.
  • Participants should wear athletic shorts or pants which allow for more comfort while playing.
  • No jewelry.

Team Formation:

Mesa Parks and Recreation is committed to providing a fair and equally balanced recreational league for all participants. In order to achieve this balance, Youth Sports has implemented the following policies:

  • Kids will be placed on a team with other participants as near to their Mesa middle school zone and elementary school as possible. Due to the complexity of forming teams including number of teams, coach locations, number of kids registered in a given area and friend requests, we try our best to place your child on a team as close to home as possible.
  • We do not allow full teams to register.
  • One friend request per participant may be submitted upon registration. Absolutely no guarantee of request or placement. No exceptions due to the high volume of requests.
  • No coach requests will be honored. No exceptions due to the high volume of requests.
  • Volunteer coaches will have their kid(s) on their team.
  • Participants must play in the league division corresponding with their current grade in school and may not participate in a grade lower or higher.
  • We are unable to switch children to a different team once teams have been formed due to the many moving parts and large amount of special requests received.  
  • Some league divisions fill faster than others. Regardless of the registration deadline, once a league has reached registration capacity all additional children in that league division will be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted kids will only be placed on a team if space opens up. Please note that Youth Sports administration has the right to make any changes to the league they feel are necessary to better benefit the program and its participants.

Practices:

  • Practice time and day will be determined by the volunteer coach and information will be provided after teams are formed. Practices are based on available space, each coach's availability and the general location of team and coach.
  • Practices will begin as soon as the week of January 8 for finalized rosters with approved coaches.
  • Teams practice 1-2 times a week. However, participants are only required to attend one practice.
  • Practice is held on a different day than game day. 

Divisions:

Co-ed, Grades 3rd-6th 

  • 50 minute time limit
  • Rally scoring:  Two games to 21 points with third game to 15 points (if necessary)
  • Volleylite ball
  • 7 foot net height

Please review the rule book:  Youth Volleyball League Rulebook

Score Keeping and Standings:

  • It is important to know that this league is about having fun and developing in the sport, not what the score is or wins vs. loses. With that being said, we do feel there is an age when it is appropriate to begin keeping score.
  • We will not be tracking standings.
  • We ask that all participants, coaches, parents/guardians and spectators concentrate on the fundamentals and love of the game rather than the score.

Picture Day:

Thursday, January 31
  • All teams must have their team photo taken.
  • Purchasing pictures is optional. It is purely a benefit of our league.
  • Coaches will pass out picture packet information at the first game.
  • Picture Day Schedule