COVID-19 update: MSSC will be suspending league play until at least June 8th, or whenever we are allowed to resume under policies dictated in the "Forward Dane" plan. An early June start date looks highly unlikely under the guidelines of the plan. League start dates are subject to change at any time. Updates will be e-mailed out as we have them. Make sure you're on our e-mail list. You can sign up beneath the row of sliding pictures on our homepage.
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Sand and Indoor Leagues

Sand and Indoor Leagues
Sand and Indoor Leagues
Sand and Indoor Leagues

We run outdoor sand leagues in the Spring and Summer and indoor leagues in the Fall and Winter. Spring season usually starts mid-May and runs through mid-July, and Summer starts in mid-July. Fall Indoor leagues typically start at the end of October, with the first session finishing up in mid-January and the second beginning in January and ending in Mid-March. Depending on facility scheduling, there may be another session from mid-March to mid-May.

 

Basic Info

Some league information appears on this page. More is found in our Frequently Asked Questions and the rulebooks linked in the grey menu bar toward the top of the page. General club policies can be found at the bottom of this page in the Info & Help section.

 

Scheduling

Since it is asked all the time: Scheduels are posted a few days after registration closes. If you signed up for Tuesday nights, your team plays on Tuesdays nights.

 

Format

  • Teams are co-ed and consist of six players on the court - at least two must be female
  • Registration fees are based on 8 players per team and include eight shirts. Extra shirts are available at an additional cost
  • Shirts, equipment, and referees are provided by MSSC
  • Matches consist of three sets played to 21 points and use rally scoring
  • Download the rulebooks linked in the grey bar toward the top of the page for full details on formats and rules

 

League Capacity

 

All leagues have a capacity and many sell out. Capacity for our outdoor sand leagues tends to be higher than our indoor leagues, but both usually have nights that sell out. Do not wait to sign up if you want to play.

 

Divisions

Teams self-select their division during registration, subject to MSSC approval. Not all leagues will have three divisions, depending on space available and the mix of teams who sign up. Our indoor leagues tend to be at a higher level of play than our sand leagues, and we are not always able to segement indoor leagues into more than one division when there are space limitations. This is the best way we can define our divisions:

  • Lower: Teams with little-to-no playing experience. They don't pass well (or even understand what a pass is) and do not utilize the bump, set, spike technique on each play. Most players serve underhand and teams are generally called for a fair number illegal hits during the course of a match. Most players on the team cannot spike well, if at all
  • Intermediate: Teams who have some volleyball experience, but generally do not have any players who played in high school or college. They understand the basics of the game and fall somewhere between Lower and Upper. When only Lower and Upper divisions are offered, Intermediate teams should probably register for Upper
  • Upper: This is MSSC's highest level of play, but is probably not considered "Power" (for those who understand the term). Many players on the team played in high school or college or otherwise have a fair amount of organized playing experience. They understand the bump, set, spike technique and try to employ it whenever possible. Most players serve overhand and can spike fairly well if they are tall enough

 

Overall, our leagues tend to be at a lower level of competition than others out there. Please sign up for a higher division whenever possible, as teams who actually belong in Lower do not enjoy getting destroyed by teams who are much better than them. MSSC reserves the right to move teams if we know how good they are and believe they are in the wrong division. There is no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league into separate divisions. All teams may be placed in one division, or at least fewer than originally offered.

 

Individual registration details: Individuals may sign up and we will place you if we can. No payment is required at sign up; we will contact you if we have a spot for you and place you when payment is received. With six leagues available for Winter 2019, there is a good chance we will be able to place a lot of free agents for the season.

 

Do not register for multiple nights if you are not able to play on multiple nights. We count on all free agents being available for any and all nights for which they register. If you are able to play on multiple nights but only want to play one, register for the night you prefer and indicate in the comments section that you would be able to play on others.

 

Dates and Locations

  • The 2019 Winter Indoor leagues will be held at the following locations: Fitchburg Boys & Girls Club or Stephens Elementary. Teams may play at either location any given week
  • 2020 Summer leagues will be held at Olbrich Park on Atwood Ave

 

Notes for 2020 Sand Leagues

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we had to make some changes to our sand leagues. We already operated on an extremely tight timeline in normal years, and there is no way we will fit two full seasons in for 2020. We've eliminated the Spring league and will be running one longer Summer league with nine weeks of regular season play plus playoffs. It will run roughly early June to mid-August (assuming we can start on time). League fees have been adjusted to reflect the longer season. We will finish the season before it becomes too dark to play later games at Olbrich.

 

Prizes and Other Benefits

  • Champions t-shirts will be awarded to the winners of the Upper division (or any league with only one division)
  • Some leagues have sponsor bars that provide drink specials to teams each week. These details will be communicated to those leagues


For complete details, please download the Rulebook linked in the grey bar at the top of this page. When you're ready to sign up, click the blue "Team" or "Individual" button below to register. Click the grey "League Details" button for the full details on dates, start times, locations, etc.

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us.

 

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Spring Tuesday Indoor Volleyball

League Details
 

Summer Monday Beach Volleyball

League Details
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Format: Co-Ed
  • Locations: Olbrich Park
  • Days of the week: Monday
  • Starts on : Starts on Monday, June 8
 

Summer Tuesday Beach Volleyball

League Details
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Format: Co-Ed
  • Locations: Olbrich Park
  • Days of the week: Tuesday
  • Starts on : Starts on Tuesday, June 9
 

Summer Wednesday Beach Volleyball

League Details
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Format: Co-Ed
  • Locations: Olbrich Park
  • Days of the week: Wednesday
  • Starts on : Starts on Wednesday, June 10
 

Summer Thursday Beach Volleyball

League Details
  • Sport: Volleyball
  • Format: Co-Ed
  • Locations: Olbrich Park
  • Days of the week: Thursday
  • Starts on : Starts on Thursday, June 11