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Fall Recreation League

2021 Fall Season

The BAVA Fall volleyball program is designed for 8-14 year old girls and boys who are interested in learning and playing volleyball.  No prior experience is necessary. Practices will begin the first week in September and run through the last week in October. All practices will be held at the API facility in Gambrills.

Players will be divided up in the following age groups and placed on teams. Age group is based on players age on 9/1/2021. 
- 10 and under (players ages 7-10)
- 12 and under (players ages 11 and 12)
- 14 and under (players ages 13 and 14).

The league will be coached by local high school and club volleyball coaches. Cost for the league will be $200 per player (plus the credit card transaction fee) and will include a team jersey.

Questions?

Please read this page in its entirety.  Then, if you still have questions, reach out to:

Lauren Boyd Leventry

Lauren Boyd Leventry

BAVA Commissioner

Phone: 4104436677 (call or text)


Registration is open for the 2021 season.

Click the link below to register and pay with BAVA through the online form (cost is $200, plus the $7 transaction fee, credit cards only, check/cash not accepted).

Registration will close on August 10 at 9pm or when our teams are full (whichever comes first). 

Registration status as of July 5

14U - on a waiting list
12U - on a waiting list
10U - on a waiting list

To add your player to the waiting list - use the registration link above and follow all the questions.  On the "Camp Options" page, you will be able to select the waiting list option.  There is no cost to be on the waiting list.  

Our ability to accept more players depends on a few factors - if a registered player changes their mind and/or if we are able to secure enough coaches/practice space.  In previous seasons, we have been able to accept many players from the waiting list.

If a position becomes available, we will reach out via email and you would pay at that time.  Thank you for your patience!


League Refund Policy

We understand changes happen; however BAVA has a refund policy in place to protect our organization.  We plan our resources based on the number of participants in our programs.  Please read below prior to registering so you know our policy.  This policy applies to any type of withdrawal, including withdrawals related to COVID.

* If you tell BAVA (via email bayvolleyball@gmail.com) 14 or more days (August 17 or before) prior to the start of the league that you are unable to participate, all but $50 of your registration fee will be refunded.

* If you tell BAVA (via email bayvolleyball@gmail.com) 0-14 days (August 18 or after) prior to the start of the league that you are unable to participate, league fees are non-refundable. 

* If you tell BAVA (via email bayvolleyball@gmail.com) after practices begin, that you are unable to participate, league fees are non-refundable.

*prorated fees are not available


practice information

Practice days/times:

Teams will practice one night per week either on Tuesday,  Wednesday, or Thursday between 6-9pm (time slots will potentially be: 6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm).

Practices are held at the API facility in Gambrills.  Practices will begin August 31 and end October 21

We will post the practice nights for each age group in early August.

 

 

Parents - drop off, watching practice, pick up

Unfortunately, we do not have space near the court or in the facility for you to watch practices based on API court structure.  

After the first night, please drop your player off no earlier than 10 minutes before the start of practice.  You may drop them off or bring them into the building, and then leave.  You may wait outside, in the lobby (if there is space), watch from the party room (if it is available), or you can just come back at the end of practice.

When practice is over, we will have the players meet you outside the building.  There will be an adult (API employee and/or BAVA coach) available until every player is picked up.

What to bring to your first practice: 

* wear athletic gear and shoes
* a full water bottle (there is a water fountain for refills) 
* hair pulled back in a pony tail or headband
* no jewelry
* volleyball knee pads are not required or needed (but you can wear them if you want!) 
* your mask.  players will be required to wear it into the facility, into the gym, then can take it off while playing, then put it back on when leaving.
* your own hand sanitizer/wipes
* a bag to store your personal items

 

What to expect at first practice

We will do registration/check in the API lobby. 

Parents, please come with your player to make sure everything is good with their registration.  

Once check in is complete, we will take the players into the gym.  

Please make sure your player has a bag to keep her personal items stored during practices.


game information

Games for 2021 season

Will be held Sunday afternoons between 12-7pm.  Games will last about an hour.  Some teams may have a double-header, which would last about two hours.  Plan to have games every Sunday, September 12 through October 24, although there will be BYE weeks built into the schedule.

IF the county runs the league and BAVA participates, games will be at Anne Arundel County High Schools.  
IF BAVA runs the league in house, games will be at API.  

As of July 1: we are waiting to hear from the county.

We will make the schedule and post it on the website after we have had our first week of practice. 


team information

TEAM PAGES

will be posted in late August

REC LEAGUE UPDATES:

No news currently found.

BAVA Gear

Visit the online store to get your BAVA gear!

Sweatshirts, hats, bags, etc.

Items will be shipped 10-12 days after ordering!

Until Rec games start!

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I really like volleyball, how/where can I continue to play after the fall league? 

Club volleyball is an opportunity for players to continue to play volleyball all year. The season runs from December through May. There are many clubs in our area, all governed by the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA). BAVA is a member of CHRVA and offers teams for girls ages 8-18 at many different levels. You can find out more information about the BAVA club season by clicking the CLUB SEASON link on the top menu bar. Are you curious about the differences between the Fall Rec League and the BAVA Club Season? You can find more info here! You can also ask questions about club volleyball to your fall league coaches or email BAVA, bayvolleyball@gmail.com

Summer camps are also a great way to continue playing volleyball. Almost all colleges (locally and nationally) offer camps during the summer. BAVA also offers camps each summer, you can find information by clicking the CAMPS link on the top menu bar. Generally speaking, organizations make their summer camp available in February.

Clinics are offered throughout the year through various organizations. Sometimes, colleges will run one or two day clinics with their teams after a match. It's a great opportunity to watch a college match, then participate with their coaches and players. BAVA runs clinics throughout the year, you can find information by clicking the CLINICS link on the top menu bar.


COACHES 2021

Coaches for the 2021 season will be posted as they become available.  Read below about our 2020 coaching staff.


COACHES - 2020