Middle School League 7th-9th Graders

Middle School League 7th - 9th Grade Volleyball League
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    • Players will be screened by staff (or screened through an app)– we will ask about symptoms and exposure to others with symptoms. If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, you will be asked to leave. If you wish to speed up the process, please open this link on your phone https://www.cdc.gov/screening/index.html, answer the questions, and display that you have passed to staff as you enter the building
    • All players must wear masks while entering or exiting the building and at any time when they are not practicing or playing. This is similar to restaurants where you are required to wear masks except when at your table.
    • All players should bring their own hand sanitizer if possible and sanitize their hands and arms before and after playing.  Sanitizer will be available for those who do not have their own.
    • All players should bring a small towel or something similar to wipe their faces as necessary. Coaches will be reminding junior players to avoid touching their faces.
    • We encourage all players to bring their own full water bottle to play/practice.  We do have bottle filling stations available.
    • Once screening is complete the athlete goes straight to the court he or she is assigned to.
    • Junior players may enter the gym no more than 5 minutes before their practice time to comply with guidelines. Adult league players may enter when indicated it is okay to do so by staff.
    • Please do not bring any unnecessary equipment, backpacks, etc. into the gym. Per CDC guidelines, belongings should be kept separate.  If you bring items in, please keep them separate from others. 
    • We cannot accommodate parents inside the gym at this time.
    • During juniors’ practices, coaches will closely monitor players and demand social distancing whenever possible, reminding players not to touch their faces, etc. This includes team huddles and pre-practice conversations especially.
    • Staff will monitor bathrooms to ensure no more than 2-3 players are in at one time. Every other stall and sink will be blocked to maintain social distancing.
    • Junior players should be picked up immediately after practice concludes as there will be nowhere for them to sit or congregate. We must prepare the building for the next group of players that will be in the building.
    • All balls will be sanitized after use and before the next team’s use. Teams cannot simply pass the cart to the next group. Volleyballs will not be shared with other groups without being cleaned
    • NO sharing water bottles. NO drink carriers at tournaments or practice.
    • As needed (during congested times), we will have separate entrance and exit.
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The Middle School League for 7th – 9th Graders is designed to provide an opportunity for boys and girls who do not have a school volleyball team to practice and compete in the fall. This league is more competitive than a rec league and is designed for players with prior volleyball experience. Players with limited to no volleyball experience should participate in Jumpin’ Juniors instead. Matches will be played 6 on 6 with 12 players on a roster where all players will receive relatively equal playing time.  There will be modified serve rules in order to promote rallies and player and coaches will referee matches as well as compete during pool play.  Each team has an RVC coach and practices will focus on development and team concepts. 

 

FALL 2020 – Middle School League 7th-9th Grade

Details: 
  • Season will run September 9 – November 7
  • Registration Fee: $385 (includes t-shirt, practices and competition)
  • Co-ed teams of 12 players
  • Paid RVC Coaches
  • Teams will be determined by coaches during Team Placement Day based on ability. No teammate/coach requests will be taken
  • No refunds will be given after Team Placement Day on August 29, 2020
Placement Day:
  • Team Placement Day is Saturday, August 29, 9 AM – 12 PM at RVC Byrdhill (2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)
    • Players who do not attend Placement Day will not be cut, but will be placed onto teams at random. There will be no make up Placement Day. 
Practices:
  • All practices will take place at Stonebridge Gym (200 Karl Linn Drive, N Chesterfield, VA 23225)
  • Starting September 7, team will practice Wednesday nights either from 5:15-7:00 PM or 7:00-8:45 PM dependent on team placement
  • Teams will practice Saturdays, September 19, 26, and October 17 either from 9-10:30 AM or 11 AM – 12:30 PM dependent on team placement
Tournaments:
  • All tournaments will take place at Byrdhill Gym (2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)
  • Saturday tournaments are from 9 AM – 1 PM on October 3, 24, 31,  and November 7.
  • No tournaments on October 10
  • Typical format is playing two matches and reffing one match. Format is subject to change 
 
 
 

Need Help Registering?

The PDF document below will give you step by step instructions on how to create a profile on Sports Connect (formerly named Blue Sombrero) and register for Jumpin’ Juniors.

Directions for Registering

Note: This system is for junior developmental programs only and will not be used for the 2020-2021 Junior Travel Season. Registration for Travel will be the same as last year.