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Fall Recreation League

2019 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. 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 calculation date is 9/1/19. 
10 and under (players ages 7-10), 12 and under (players ages 11 and 12), 14 and under (players ages 13 and 14).

Teams will compete in the Anne Arundel County Fall Volleyball League. No prior volleyball experience is necessary. Game times and locations will be determined by Anne Arundel County, and games will be played on Sundays at local high schools.

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.

Questions?

Please reach out to:

Lauren Boyd Leventry

Lauren Boyd Leventry

BAVA Commissioner

Phone: 4104436677 (call or text)


Practice days/times:

(all practices at the API facility in Gambrills)

10 and under teams
10 Pink: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
10 Blue: Wednesdays, 6-8pm
(first practice August 28, last practice October 23)

12 and under teams
12 Purple: Thursdays, 6-8pm
12 Green: Thursdays, 6-8pm
12 Black: Thursdays, 6-8pm
(first practice August 29, last practice October 24)

14 and under teams
14 Navy: Wednesdays, 6-8pm (first practice August 28, last practice October 23)
14 Orange: Tuesdays, 6-8pm (first practice August 27, last practice October 22)
14 Yellow: Tuesdays, 6-8pm (first practice August 27, last practice October 22)
14 Red: Tuesdays, 6-8pm (first practice August 27, last practice October 22)

We sent an email notifying players of their team on August 18.  You can check the roster on each team page to see your team also. 

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!) 
* these forms:

Anne Arundel County YOUTH player CONTRACT

Required for all players.

Anne Arundel County youth player release

Only required for players that played for another organization in 2018. If you played for a BAVA team during the fall 2018 season, you do NOT need the Release form. If you did not play volleyball last year, you do NOT need this form.


Games Schedules

The game schedule is created by the Anne Arundel County Dept of Rec and Parks once all of the youth organizations have submitted their teams. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons (12-7pm) at local high schools. Games last one hour.  We usually play one match per Sunday, but sometimes there are doubleheader’s. Any changes to the game schedules are also done by Anne Arundel County Dept of Rec and Parks. Games will begin on September 15, 2019 and run through October 27, 2019.

Links to the game schedules are posted here: Anne Arundel County Volleyball League page.  (Per the county, the game schedule will be available by September 11, 2019.)

***Please check the schedules often, as the county may make changes to the schedule throughout the season!!***

Game Locations

Below are the game locations for 2018 games.  We will know the locations for the 2019 season when the county posts the game schedule around September 11.


BAVA Gear

Visit the online store to get your BAVA gear!

Sweatshirts, hats, bags, etc.

Items will be shipped 10-12 days after ordering!


REC LEAGUE UPDATES:

Be sure to download the SportsEngine App!

By Lauren Leventry 08/18/2019, 10:00am EDT

Please download the SportsEngine app on your phone. Once downloaded, search for your team by using "BAVA" and your team color.  Make it a favorite by clicking the star on the top right. The app will be our primary tool for sending information out...emails, schedule adjustments, practice and game RSVP, etc. 

August 15 - registration is closed

By Lauren Leventry 08/15/2019, 9:00pm EDT

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!

10 Reasons to Love Volleyball

By Lauren Leventry 08/07/2019, 9:15am EDT

August 5 - practice nights posted

By Lauren Leventry 08/05/2019, 9:45pm EDT


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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.



Registration is closed for the 2019 season.

Registration will open around March 1, 2019.  Registration will close on August 15, 2019 at 9pm or when our teams are full, whichever comes first.   In fall 2018, our teams were full by the end of July, so we recommend registering early.

How do I add my player to the waiting list?

Please use the link below in step #1 to Register with BAVA.  There is no cost to be on the waiting list.

When will I find out if a spot becomes available?

BAVA will send periodic updates via email and will post updates below as we are able to accept players from the waiting list.  When we are no longer able to accept players, we will let remaining players on the wait list know.

What if i have questions not listed here?

You can reach out to Lauren at BAVA via email, bayvolleyball@gmail.com or call/text, 410-443-6677.


To register, follow these steps:

1) Register with BAVA

Click 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 closed on Aug 15 at 9pm.

League Refund Policy

* If you tell BAVA (via email bayvolleyball@gmail.com) 7 or more days (August 20 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) 0-6 days (August 21 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

2) Print and bring forms to first practice:

Anne Arundel County YOUTH player CONTRACT

Required for all players.

Anne Arundel County youth player release

Only required for players that played for another organization in 2018. If you played for a BAVA team during the fall 2018 season, you do NOT need the Release form. If you did not play volleyball last year, you do NOT need this form.