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Sand and Indoor Leagues

Sand and Indoor Leagues
Sand and Indoor Leagues
Sand and Indoor Leagues

We run outdoor sand leagues in the Spring and Summer and indoor leagues in the Fall and Winter. Spring season usually starts mid-May and runs through mid-July, and Summer starts in mid-July. Fall Indoor leagues typically start at the end of October, with the first session finishing up in mid-January and the second beginning in January and ending in Mid-March. Depending on facility scheduling, there may be another session from mid-March to mid-May.

 

Winter 2022 Update

The Madison Metro School District is requiring all players and referees to wear masks inside any Madison public school building - regardless of vaccination status. No food of any type is allowed to be brought into the building.

 

Basic Info

Some league information appears on this page. More is found in our Frequently Asked Questions and the rulebooks linked in the grey menu bar toward the top of the page. General club policies can be found at the bottom of this page in the Info & Help section.

 

Format

  • Teams are co-ed and consist of six players on the court - at least two must be female
  • Registration fees are based on 8 players per team and include eight shirts. Extra shirts are available at an additional cost
  • Shirts, equipment, and referees are provided by MSSC
  • Matches consist of three sets played to 21 points and use rally scoring
  • Download the rulebooks linked in the grey bar toward the top of the page for full details on formats and rules

 

League Capacity

 

All leagues have a capacity and many sell out. Capacity for our outdoor sand leagues tends to be higher than our indoor leagues, but both usually have nights that sell out. Do not wait to sign up if you want to play.

 

Registration deadline: Generally one week prior to the start date (if not already sold out).

 

Divisions and Skill Level

Teams and free agents self-select their division during registration, subject to MSSC approval. Not all leagues will have three divisions, depending on space available and the mix of teams who sign up. Our indoor leagues tend to be at a higher level of play than our sand leagues, and we are not always able to segement indoor leagues into more than one division when there are space limitations. This is the best way we can define our skill levels:

  • Lower: Teams and players with little-to-no playing experience. They don't pass well (or even understand what a pass is) and do not utilize the bump, set, spike technique on each play. Most players serve underhand and teams are generally called for a fair number illegal hits during the course of a match. Most players cannot spike well, if at all
  • Intermediate: Teams and players who have some volleyball experience, but generally did not play in high school or college. They understand the basics of the game and fall somewhere between Lower and Upper. When only Lower and Upper divisions are offered, Intermediate should register for Upper
  • Upper: This is MSSC's highest level of play, but is not considered "Power" (for those who understand the term). Many players played in high school or otherwise have a fair amount of organized playing experience. They understand the bump, set, spike technique and try to employ it whenever possible. Most players serve overhand and can spike fairly well if they are tall enough

 

Overall, our leagues tend to be at a lower level of competition than others out there. Please sign up for a higher division whenever possible, as teams who actually belong in Lower do not enjoy getting destroyed by teams who are much better than them. MSSC reserves the right to move teams if we know how good they are and believe they are in the wrong division. There is no guarantee we will be able to segment any given league into separate divisions. All teams may be placed in one division, or at least fewer than originally offered.

 

Individual registration details: Individuals may sign up and we will place you if we can. No payment is required at sign up; we will contact you if we have a spot for you and place you when payment is received

 

Do not register for multiple nights if you are not able to play on multiple nights. We count on all free agents being available for any and all nights for which they register. If you are able to play on multiple nights but only want to play one, register for the night you prefer and check the box for other nights you're available during registration.

 

Dates and Locations

  • Spring and Summer sand leagues are held at Olbrich Park on Atwood Ave
  • 2022 Winter indoor leagues will have locations for both east and westsiders. West side leagues will be held at Cherokee Middle School. East side leagues are held primarily at East High School and Whitehorse Middle School

 

Scheduling

 

Since it is asked all the time: Schedules are posted a few days after registration closes. If you signed up for Tuesday nights, your team plays on Tuesdays nights, and you should be available for any time slot.

 

Prizes and Other Benefits

  • Champions t-shirts will be awarded to the winners of the Upper division (or any league with only one division)
  • Some leagues may have sponsor bars that provide drink specials to teams each week. These details will be communicated to those leagues


For complete details, please download the Rulebook linked in the grey bar at the top of this page. When you're ready to sign up, click the blue "Team" or "Individual" button below to register. Click the "More Info" button below for the full details on dates, start times, locations, etc.

 

Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us.

 

Online Payments
 
Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Winter Thursday Volleyball - West

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This league will be held at Stephens Elementary. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

1.27, 2.3, 2.10, 2.17, 2.24, 3.3, 3.10, 3.17

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

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  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Monday Indoor Volleyball - East

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This league is INDOOR volleyball and held at East High School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.7, 3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4, 4.11, 4.18, 4.25, 5.2

7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:15 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Monday Indoor Volleyball - West

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This league is for INDOOR volleyball and is held at Cherokee Middle School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.7, 3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4, 4.11, 4.18, 4.25, 5.2

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Tuesday Indoor Volleyball - East

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More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and held at East High School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.8, 3.15, 3.22, 3.29, 4.5, 4.12, 4.19, 4.26, 5.3

7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:15 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Thursday Indoor Volleyball - East

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and is held at East High School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.10, 3.17, 3.24, 3.31, 4.7, 4.14, 4.21, 4.28, 5.5, 5.12

7:00 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:30 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Tuesday Indoor Volleyball - West

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More Info

This league is for INDOOR volleyball and will be held at Cherokee Middle School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is generally one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.15, 3.22, 3.29, 4.5, 4.12, 4.19, 4.26, 5.3

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Wednesday Indoor Volleyball - West

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More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and will be held at Cherokee Middle School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.16, 3.23, 3.30, 4.6, 4.13, 4.20, 4.27, 5.4

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Thursday Indoor Volleyball - West

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and will be held at Cherokee Middle School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.17, 3.24, 3.31, 4.7, 4.14, 4.21, 4.28, 5.5

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM

Volleyball
  Co-Ed Sixes

Spring Wednesday Indoor Volleyball - East

More Info
More Info

This league is INDOOR volleyball and located at East High School. The format is co-ed sixes, best two out of three sets with rally scoring. At least two players must be female.

The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date. Don't wait to sign up though, as many leagues sell out before the deadline.

Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you don't see the answer in the FAQ, Contact Us.

3.23, 3.30, 4.6, 4.13, 4.20, 4.27, 5.4

6:30 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:45 PM