Matawan Aberdeen Recreation Volleyball League Information
Interested in playing indoor competitive volleyball? We sponsor two coed,
"B1" - Advanced (for BB/A/AA/College
level players) and
- Intermediate (for B level players)
- Community and Us:
- We have proudly served the community for over twenty five years!
- The Matawan-Aberdeen Recreation Volleyball League is a non profit association.
- The leagues are coordinated by a group of non paid volunteers.
- We are a community coed competitive league. Appropriately skilled youth and adult players are welcome.
- Our home gym is at the Matawan Ave. Middle School, Cliffwood, NJ, located
in historic Monmouth County (see gym
- The league is active from September through June (see schedule). We divide our year into
seasons: fall-winter, winter-spring, and an open court season (after the
winter-spring season completes).
- The fall-winter season begins as
soon as possible after the start of the new school year in September for typically 10 weeks (not including
tryouts or playoffs) culminating in playoffs just before the Christmas/New
- The winter-spring season begins as soon as possible after New
Year's day for typically 10 weeks (not including tryouts or playoffs)
culminating in playoffs sometime in April or May. Each season we hold a new
registration for players and reorganize the teams.
- The open court starts after we complete the winter-spring season and
ends when the school closes for summer. Whether we hold open court or not
depends on the availability of facilities and interest. This is informal
pick up play; there are no tryouts, it is open to the volleyball community
whether or not they played in either the fall-winter or winter-springs
seasons. We hold a new registration for each evening. Players pay for the
evenings they play (typically $5/evening to cover facility costs). We
randomly assemble and coordinate teams for a given evening and play. While
the level of play is intended to be competitive yet fun, this is an
opportunity for players who are trying to improve their level of play or for
those who want to socialize with players they might not otherwise play with.
We do reserve the right to restrict the number of players and who plays so
that we can maximize the play for everyone (for example. we try to minimize
having players rotating out).
- A notice of the new
season and registration information typically appears on our web site
several weeks before the new season, players should monitor the site
regularly for information. There is a fee (dues) for
each season, which are used to cover our expenses.
- League Times (Typical - may be adjusted based upon other school events
that may impact us):
- Advanced League (B1) play is on Tuesday evenings, 8:15-10:30 PM.
- Intermediate League (B2) play is on Thursday evening 8:00-10:30 PM.
- Level of Play:
- Advanced/"B1" Level = players who are highly experienced advanced power
players in USAV BB/A/AA events, or having college team
- Intermediate/"B2" Level = players who
intermediate power play in USAV B events (or higher), or
have community club or school (high school JV/Varsity team, college club) experience
playing a 4-2, 5-1, or 6-2
- League Format:
- We intend this to be a six's league. We expect six players per team on
- We follow the accepted rotation/substitution/playing rules of the
USA Volleyball Indoor Domestic Competition Regulations; exceptions to the USA
Volleyball Indoor Domestic Competition Regulations
are noted in our "House Rules": (http://www.njvb.com/clubs/hovb/rules.html)
- The USA Volleyball rules are the primary source of information and should
be followed if an inappropriate conflict is found to exist between our "House
Rules" and the USA Volleyball rule book.
- We do not enforce the uniform regulations
- We expect players to commit to playing at least 70% of the season (I.E..
in 7 of 10
weeks). Please do not sign up if you cannot commit to this.
- Liability Release and Code of Conduct:
- All players must agree to both the liability release and the code of conduct
to participate (see links to each
on main page).
- Youth players under the age of 18 who make the league must have parental permission.
- We expect all players to understand the code of conduct and to behave
accordingly. There is zero tolerance for violence and acts that endanger
- Capacity (number of players/teams):
- We anticipate up to six "B1" teams and up to six "B2" teams with a minimum
of six players (typically eight) per team. Occasionally we have had 7 teams in
a given league.
- In general, the number of teams, the number of players per team, and hence
the total number of players in each league is decided at the coordination
meeting held after the league organizing/tryout evening and depends on the
number and skill level of the players in the candidate pool. We adjust the number of
teams/players to achieve the highest potential level of play and also to allow
the greatest participation possible.
- We reserve the right to review and modify teams during the season, so
we can maintain attendance and the level of play
- Although this is intended as a coed league, teams are not required to have
a female player on the roster or on the court
- INDIVIDUAL Player Registration:
- All new candidates desiring to play in either "B1" or "B2", must register and
participate in our organizing/tryout evening. We hold a separate
organizing/tryout session for each league.
- TRYOUTS are held at the
Matawan Ave Middle School, space is limited, see the SCHEDULE for dates/times.
- We do not automatically "grandfather"
players. We do however try to accommodate returning players whenever
possible. Given that space is limited, former players must recognize
that there are no guaranteed spots. We try to select and place on teams the
most talented and skillful players in the pool, to achieve the best possible
play. For the most part, try outs are to evaluate new players or players
whom we are not very familiar with.
- We do not consider or place players we do not know who register but, do
not participate in the tryout.
- Players are selected and placed on teams at a league meeting of
the volunteers, held immediately after the organizing/tryout event. The
selection method is by a consensus of the volunteer
selection committee and is based upon a player's skill level and athleticism. The selection committee's goal is to achieve the highest
level of play in each league and parity across the teams. A candidate's selection
to the league is predominantly determined by his/her demonstrated skill level
at the tryout and/or knowledge of the player from previous seasons.
- Youth players under the age of 18 who make the league must have parental permission (see link to
insurance/code of conduct form on main page - print/fill out page 3).
- Couples are
welcome to try out as individual entries. Please note that
each partner is individually evaluated and selected based upon skill. We
cannot guarantee that
both partners will be selected and placed into the same league/team or any league/team for that
- Players who try out for "B1" and are not selected to it, are
eligible to try out for "B2". The "B2" selection committee
may be different from the "B1" committee and therefore players that
choose this opportunity have to register and participate in the "B2"
tryouts. We will try to accommodate special cases if attending the "B2"
tryout is not possible, please speak with a volunteer.
- All players on a team (including substitutes) must read, understand,
agree to, and comply with the code of conduct.
- We expect all players to read, understand, know and follow the house rules
- TEAM Registration:
- We allow players to organize and submit teams for "B1" and "B2"
but we do reserve the right to accept or deny a team entry.
- B1 is typically all team submissions - please contact the B1 Volunteer
to submit a team.
- B2 is typically individual registration. Occasionally there are times
when circumstances allow us to accept a team. No guarantees. Contact a B2
Volunteer to discuss.
- New Teams must participate in the tryout.
- We reserve the right to review and modify submitted teams, to determine
(among other things):
- that the submitted team is consistent with the league level of play.
- to add players of appropriate skill to fill out rosters during the
season so we can maintain attendance and the level of play
complete the team
registration form and submit to the volunteers. The form can be found by clicking on the link:
- Team forms should be submitted to the volunteers prior to tryouts
- All individuals submitting as a team should also register
using the registration link found on our main page.
- Substitute players (players not on the active roster) are permitted
- can only be used when the team has less then six active roster players
- substitute players can not participate in the play-offs unless a team
member has been injured AND the team has less than 6 players AND they have
played at least 3 times during the season.
All players on a team (including substitutes) must register; read, understand,
agree to, and comply with the code of conduct and the liability release.
We expect all players to read, understand, know and follow the house
- Membership Dues:
- Individual participants are required to pay projected membership dues of
about ** $55/person ** to the team captain on the first night of play
(cash or check accepted).
- Team Submission - Captains are required to pay a team dues of **$385/team** to the
club treasurer or a volunteer on the first night of play (cash or check
- Dues are collected and used to defray expenses like the cost of gym
space, equipment, and insurance. Volunteers are NOT salaried.
- Players/teams may not be allowed to play if dues are not current. See a
volunteer for issues.
** dues are subject to change or adjustments that result from changes in
our expenses and/or the
fluctuation in the number of participants.
For additional information or
if you have a unique situation, please contact: us by Email at