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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 closed for the 2021 season.

We are looking forward to the season starting!  
 



practice information

10U teams

Tuesdays
6-7:30pm

first practice: August 31
last practice: October 19

The first practice (Aug 31) will be an evaluation practice.  Then, we will form teams based on teammate and other requests received during the registration process.  

All 10U teams will practice on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm starting September 7 running through October 19.

 

12U teams

Wednesdays
6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm

first practice: September 1
last practice: October 20

The first practice (Sept 1, 6-8pm) was canceled because of the tornado.

The new first practice (Sept 8, 6:30-9pm) will be an evaluation practice.  Then, we will form teams based on teammate requests, skills, and other requests received during the registration process.  We  will add a practice on Sunday, Sept 12, 3:30-5pm and 5-6:30pm

Then, we will let you know which teams practice 6-7:30pm and which teams practice 7:30-9pm starting September 15 running through October 20.

 

 

 

14U teams

Thursdays
6-7:30pm or 7:30-9pm

first practice: September 2
last practice: October 21

The first practice (Sept 2, 6-8pm) will be an evaluation practice.  Then, we will form teams based on teammate requests, skills, and other requests received during the registration process.  

Then, we will let you know which teams practice 6-7:30pm and which teams practice 7:30-9pm starting September 9 running through October 21.


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!) 
* a mask if you choose, they are not required.  families can make their own decision here.
* your own hand sanitizer/wipes
* a bag to store your personal items

 

practices are held at the API facility

740 MD Route 3 South
Gambrills, MD 21054

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

For the 2021 season, BAVA will be running the league in-house.  That means we will be creating teams and playing against other BAVA teams.  Games will be at API.  

Games 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.

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


team information


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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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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


COACHES - 2021


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.