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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.

 

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

 

Registration and League Capacity

All leagues have a capacity and many sell out. Sign up early if you want to play. Registration deadline: Generally one week prior to the start date (if not already sold out). Sand volleyball leagues have been selling out 3-4 weeks before the start date.

 

Skill Level and Divisions

Teams and free agents self-select their skill level during registration, subject to MSSC review. We will be using standard volleyball skill levels starting with the Fall 2022 season. We'll form appropriate divisions based on the skill level of registered teams and players. Explanations of each skill level:

  • A: Highly skilled players who excel at all phases of the game (blocking, setting, passing, serving, and hitting). Most likely played elite club and/or collegiately at some level. Understand how to run any offense (5-1, 6-2, 4-2) and play with positions. They cover the entire court well defensively and hit with power
  • BB: Very proficient at all phases of the game. Usually understand how to run an offense and generally play with positions. Cover the court well defensively. Consistently make accurate passes to the setter and hit with power. Can serve zones effectively
  • B: Thorough understanding of the rules. Rarely commit ball handling violations (lifts, carries, double contact). Passes usually make it to the setter, although not always in the ideal position. They don’t run an offense and usually have one position on the court be setter (rather than one player). They get their serves in play the majority of the time
  • C: General understanding of how to play, but likely don’t understand illegal contact rules or other nuances of the game. They may not have a specific position for setter and don't always use utilize the bump, set, spike technique. Their goal is to get the ball back over rather than place it strategically or hit with power. Many serves are underhand and/or don’t consistently get over the net or land in bounds.
  • D/NR: Absolute lowest level of skill. Generally pure beginners who are new to the game and likely don’t understand many rules at all. They miss a high number of serves and many times hit the ball back over the net on the first or second hit if it gets back over at all. Lots of points are scored due to errors by the receving team rather than a good hit by the attacking team.

 

We are welcoming of players of all skill levels. Overall, our leagues tend to be at a lower level of competition than some others out there. Sand leagues generally don't have a lot of teams above a B level. Our indoor leagues tend to be at a higher level of play than our sand leagues. There is no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league into separate divisions.

 

Please be honest about your skill level, as teams of low skill don't 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 chose the wrong skill level.

 

Which nights are the most (or least) competitive?

This could vary greatly from season to season, but for Fall 2022, the leagues are ranked from most to least competitive roughly as shown below. Rankings are based strictly on how captains registered their teams.

1. Monday East

2. Monday West

3. Thursday West

4. Tuesday West

5. Wednesday West

6. Tuesday East

7. Thursday East

8. Wednesday East

 

This doesn't mean a lower level team can't sign up for Mondays (Monday East did have five teams at C or D level), but teams seeking a higher level of competition may want to gravitate toward the leagues at the top of the list when registering for the Winter season. The vast majority of teams in any given league rated themselves as B level.

 

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

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 check the box for other nights you're available during registration.

 

Dates and Locations

  • Spring and Summer sand leagues are held at Olbrich Park on Atwood Ave
  • 2023 Winter indoor league locations:
    • West side: Mondays: Cherokee Middle School. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are at Stephens Elementary
    • East side: Mondays and Tuesdays are at Schenk/Whitehorse. Wednesdays and Thursdays are at Sherman Middle School

 

Scheduling

Since it's asked all the time: Schedules are posted a few days after registration closes. If you signed up for Tuesday nights, your team plays on Tuesdays nights, and you should be available for any time slot.

 

Prizes and Other Benefits

  • Champions t-shirts will be awarded to the winners of the highest skill level division in every league (or the winners of any league with only one division)
  • Some leagues may 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 "More Info" button below for the full details on dates, start times, locations, etc.

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us.

 

Online Payments
 
Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Tuesday Volleyball - East

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The location of this league will be held at both Schenk Elementary and Whitehorse Middle School.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4, 4.11, 4.18, 4.25, 5.2

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Tuesday Volleyball - West

  • Locations: Stephens Elementary
  • • Day: Tuesday • Starts: Tuesday, March 14
    Deadline: Tuesday, March 7
More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and is held at Stephens Elementary School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4, 4.11, 4.18, 4.25, 5.2, 5.9

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Wednesday Volleyball - West

  • Locations: Stephens Elementary
  • • Day: Wednesday • Starts: Wednesday, March 15
    Deadline: Wednesday, March 8
More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and is held at Stephens Elementary. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.15, 3.22, 3.29, 4.5, 4.12, 4.19, 4.26, 5.3

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Thursday Volleyball - West

  • Locations: Stephens Elementary
  • • Day: Thursday • Starts: Thursday, March 16
    Deadline: Thursday, March 9
More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and is held at Stephens Elementary. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.16, 3.23, 3.30, 4.6, 4.13, 4.20, 4.27, 5.4

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Monday Volleyball - East

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The locations of this league will be Schenk Elementary and Whitehorse Middle School.

The registration deadline is shown in bold print for all league listings. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.20, 3.27, 4.3, 4.10, 4.17, 4.24, 5.1

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Monday Volleyball - West

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and is held at Cherokee Middle School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is shown in bold print for all league listings. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.20, 3.27, 4.3, 4.10, 4.17, 4.24, 5.1

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Indoor Wednesday Volleyball - East

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball. The location is Schenk/Whitehorse. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is shown in bold print for all league listings. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.22, 3.29, 4.5, 4.12, 4.19, 4.26, 5.3

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM