Beach Leagues

May 24, 2020 Update: The City of Edmonton has reopened volleyball courts. However, league play is not permitted. We hope that league play will be allowed in Stage 2 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy. Thank you for your patience.

May 14, 2020 Update: Although Stage 1 of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy allows “some additional outdoor recreation” to proceed, beach volleyball does NOT meet the criteria for risk mitigation (physical distancing and not sharing common equipment). Furthermore, “league play is not permitted”. As such, until further notice the beach volleyball courts remain CLOSED and leagues are postponed. 

On May 6, 2020 we sent an email to returning team captains requesting feedback regarding potential changes to leagues as a result of COVID.

2019: Leagues run for a minimum of 12 weeks ending no later than August 30th, and run between 6:00PM and 10:00PM on weekdays.  Check the Game Status for Rain Out conditions after 5:00PM on Mon-Thurs game day. Garneau leagues will only be cancelled in the event of lightning in the near area or in the event of extreme weather conditions. All prices listed on the website do not include GST.

 

Full Season Leagues Start Date TBD for 2020 Cost TBD for 2020
Monday Women’s Competitive Beach 2’s Monday
6PM – 10PM
$350 per team
(includes 2 league shirts and 2 Garneau Player Cards)
Tuesday Men’s Competitive Beach 2’s Tuesday
6PM – 10PM
$350 per team
(includes 2 league shirts and 2 Garneau Player Cards)
Wednesday Coed 2’s Wednesday
6PM – 10PM
$350 per team
(includes 2 league shirts and 2 Garneau Player Cards)
Thursday Coed Reverse 2’s Thursday
6PM – 10PM
$350 per team
(includes 2 league shirts and 2 Garneau Player Cards)

 

 

 

Game Format

Each week teams switch between playing from 6:00PM – 8:00PM and 8:00PM – 10:00PM. In the 2 hour time-slot teams play 2 matches against 2 teams. Each match is 2 sets to 21 (capped at 21). All matches are capped at 40 minutes in length. Matches are expected to start on time. In tiered play the winning team will move up and the losing team will move down. All leagues have a capacity of 18 teams (3 teams per tier).

Substitutions

It is the team’s responsibility to find a suitable replacement if a player is unable to play. If a team does not have enough players to play 5 minutes after game time they will forfeit the first set; if a team does not have enough players 15 minutes after game time they will forfeit the whole match. If a team forfeits 5 matches, they will be removed from the league without reimbursement (please note that missing 5 matches is the equivalent of missing 2.5 nights of league). Subs must have played in a minimum of 2 regular league nights for the same team in order to qualify for playoffs. Players in the same league are allowed to sub for the same tier or a higher tier but may not sub for a team in a lower tier (i.e: if I play in Tier 2, I may sub for a team in Tier 1 or 2 but not Tier 3 or lower).  

Determining the Winning Team
(Tie Breakers)

*New for 2020 season:

In tiered play, the winner is determined by:

  1. The team with the most matches won.
  2. The team with the most sets won.
  3. The team with the most points.

If all three teams have the same number of matches won at the end of the night then the point differential is between all three teams. 

If two teams finished their match with a tied score, for example:  16-21, 21-16,  then the teams will play an additional point.  The score would then be recorded on the sheet as  17-21, 21-16 or 16-21, 21-17 depending on which team won.

 

Rules

All leagues follow the latest FIVB rules. Teams are expected to know the official rules and abide by them. The regulations below highlight some key FIVB rules as well as rules specific to Garneau leagues. Any discrepancies or questions can be directed to the Beach Pro who will make the final decision.

  • The first contact over the net cannot be a set.
  • If a player sets a ball over the net, the player’s body must be square to the direction of the set. Side sets are not allowed.
  • Open hand tips (ball redirection with your fingers/thumb) are not allowed.
  • A player may not touch the net with any part of the body.
  • For all rules above if a foul occurs, play is stopped and a point awarded to the opposing team.
  • A touch on the block counts as a touch, but the player who contacted the ball on the block may sequentially play the ball again.

 

Coed Reverse 2’s Rules

  • Coed teams must consist of 1 female and 1 male.
  • Men can only attack the ball above the height of the net from behind a 3-meter attack line (i.e. back row attack).
  • Between the 3-meter attack line and the net, men can attack only if the ball is hit under the height of the net (attack must have an upward trajectory).
  • Men are not allowed to block.
  • Men are not permitted to jump serve. A re-serve can be requested in the event of a jump serve.
  • Women can hit from anywhere. Jump serving and blocking are permitted.

Players Cards

Garneau Player Cards are given to league members who are registered in a Garneau League. A Player Card allows the league member to play on courts that are not booked; it does not grant booking privileges. Each team is entitled to 2 players cards – additional players or subs will have to purchase a Full Membership or pay the $5 drop-in fee each time they use the courts.

League members can purchase a Full Membership for an extra $75. The added benefit is that full members are able to reserve courts at no charge (up to 14 days in advance for 1 hr/day). So in a case where a group of league members play regularly, only one person needs to have a Full Membership to reserve a court for the group.

Interested in Beach Volleyball at Garneau?

Are you looking for a partner for one of our leagues? Are you too busy to commit to a full season but still want to play beach volleyball at Garneau?
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