The BAVA Fall volleyball program is designed for 8-14 year old girls and boys who are interested in learning and playing volleyball. Practices will begin the last week in August 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 9/1/2020.
- 10 and under (players ages 7-10)
- 12 and under (players ages 11 and 12)
- 14 and under (players ages 13 and 14).
Special for 2020, teams will just compete against other BAVA teams. No prior volleyball experience is necessary. Game times and locations will be determined by BAVA after we have had our first practice.
The league will be coached by local high school and club volleyball coaches. Cost for the league will be $160 per player (plus the credit card transaction fee) and will include a team jersey.
Please reach out to:
Phone: 4104436677 (call or text)
BAVA is following the USAV Return to Play Guidelines for programs this fall:
PLEASE ease read below for upcoming details.
Thank you for your patience as BAVA takes on running this fall league in house, something we have never done! We are making decisions and getting information out the best we can!
Teams will practice one night per week either on Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Practices are held at the API facility in Gambrills between 5-9pm (two time slots, 5-7pm and 7-9pm).
Practices will begin September 1/2 and end October 20/21
10U and 12U teams
practices will be Tuesdays 7-9pm, starting Sept 1 ending Oct 20
practices will be Wednesdays 5-7pm or 7-9pm, starting Sept 2 ending Oct 21
**We sent an email to all 14U players by Aug 29 specifying your practice time!
Unfortunately, we do not have space near the court or in the facility for you to watch practices based on API capacity limitations.
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 (remember your masks), and then leave. You may wait outside, in the lobby (if there is space), 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.
* 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
We will do registration/check in either outside of the API building (weather permitting) or in the lobby. If we are in the lobby, we ask that a line forms and we will call families in 2-3 at a time.
Parents, please come with your player to make sure everything is good with their registration. Please do your best to be the only person with your player and everyone must wear a mask to enter the API facility.
Once check in is complete, we will take the players into the gym. They are able to remove their masks to play on the court, but will need to wear them to visit any other part of the building and when leaving practice.
Please make sure your player has a bag to keep her personal items stored during practices.
Will be held Sunday afternoons between 1-6pm at API. 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 13 through October 25, although there will be BYE weeks built into the schedule.
We will make the schedule and post it on the website after we have had our first week of practice.
Spectators for games
As of September 1 - it looks like based on capacity limitations, we will be able to have one spectator per player during games. We ask that you bring your own chair, space it out appropriately in the facility (we will show you where you can sit), or you can stand if you wish.
Everyone not participating on the court will need to wear their mask during games including spectators, refs, coaches. Players on the bench will social distance or wear a mask (TBD based on space). We will help the players manage their mask when they go in/out of the games. Players will not need to wear their make while playing on the court during a game, but can if they want.
Unfortunately, we cannot have a lot of extra spectators, so please do not bring your whole family. As things evolve, we will adjust as we can per API guidelines! Thank you for understanding.
To see the game schedule for your team:
Click the link below, then click on your team name, then click on the "game schedule" tab.
Click the link below to register and pay with BAVA through the online form (cost is $160, plus the $6 transaction fee, credit cards only, check/cash not accepted).
Registration will close on August 20 at 9pm or when our teams are full (whichever comes first).
* If you tell BAVA (via email email@example.com) 14 or more days (August 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 0-14 days (August 19 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 email@example.com) after practices begin, that you are unable to participate, league fees are non-refundable.
*prorated fees are not available
Our teams are at capacity. If you are on the wait list and have not received an email, we will reach out if/when a spot becomes available. We will send an email around Aug 25 to confirm if we definitely don't have a spot for you. Thank you for your patience!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.