The Volleydome hosts Adult Leagues every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. We had 260 teams in our 2019 winter leagues, ranging from beginners to the best co-ed and women's teams in the city. If you like competition, at any level, we have the league and tier for you!
Leagues are divided by the days of the week, with each day offering a unique League program. Each team is placed in a certain skill bracket at the start of the season, and depending on how well a team plays they will move up and down tiers throughout the season. Each season varies in length, and registration for new teams opens up roughly 3 months before each season begins:
Winter (January - April)
Spring (May - June)
Summer (July - August)
Fall (September - December)
During COVID, Each team will play one team per week in a 5 game matches - all 5 games played regardless of the score. Throughout the season your team will play at varying time slots, One week you may start at 7:00 pm, while another week you might start as late as 9:20 pm, but always finished by 11:00pm. You will never be required to play on a different day of the week.
The Volleydome's leagues will now be played at our GYM location only (293057 James Jones Way).
Registration for Modified Winter Leagues is currently open.
How to Register:
Option A) Register Online!
Option B) Call the GYM, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and ask for Don (587)619-0590
For registration we need a name, phone #, and email for the team captain as well as a non-refundable $100 registration deposit.
We accept Cash, Cheque, Visa, Debit, and MasterCard. There is a $15.00 fee for all NSF cheques and the balance of fees will be due when the league starts. All fees include GST.
Your registration is not complete until we have received your non-refundable deposit. Entries are dated and sent confirmations as they register, if you do not get a confirmation please contact us ASAP to avoid as many frustrations as possible.
ADULT Individual Drop-In & Youth Individual Drop-IN will remain closed for the time being.
Advance court bookings for indoor courts are available at the GYM and we will need to collect payment and contact information for attendees in advance.
Thanks to all for continuing to fill our adult leagues - if you have any feedback at all please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a team looking for a new player for your roster then email . We have a list of players that would like to play regularly and we will try to match you up with some players who are looking to play.
If you would like to have your name added to the the new player list, then you can also e-mail Don.
Each team should get a 10 minute warm-up followed by 1 match within a 100 minute time period. Games before the time limit are to 25 win by 2, NO CAPS. Play as many games as you can within the time allotted. 5th games should be to 15 if you get that far. There will be no buzzers because of the staggered start times during COVID so both teams are going to have to agree to go by the clock up front and play until it says the time is done.
Each time you win a game you get 1 point on the league standings which will be updated and posted each week. If the game is tied after the last rally before time ends, then record the last game as a tie. If your match finishes before you get to the 5th game, then it will be recorded as an unplayed game and both teams will get 1/2 point. Match wins will now be worth 1 extra point.
3 games to 1 and the score is 4 to 5 in the 5th game is a 3-2 win - meaning 4 points for one team and 2 for the other.
2 games to 1 and score is 16-18 in the 4th game is a 2.5 -2.5 tie - meaning 3 points for each team
4 games to 0 and both teams decide they are done means 5.5 points for the winners and 0.5 points for the other team.
4 games to 0 and the score is 0-2 in the 5th game means 4-1 so 5 points for one team and 1 for the other.
Our leagues are 10 - 17 weeks in length. This year you will immediately be put in cohorts of 4 or 6 teams which will become more tiered as the season goes along, hopefully followed by more limited play-offs at the end of the season.
The scheduler makes every attempt to give an even distribution of early and late playing times.
There must be a minimum of 2 non-libero women on the court and 5 players at all times. If your team has only one female and 4 (or more) males then you must play with only 5 players, playing as if the 6th (female) is on the court taking up a front row spot in 3 rotations and losing a point when it is her turn to serve. If you have 2 females and 2-3 males then play normally with no missed serves or points.
To be eligible for playoffs, a player must have played regularly during the regular season.
Captains are responsible for recording their wins on the white board. Please remember to record your results.** IF NOT RECORDED we will try to contact the 2 teams to get a result - if we don't hear back, IT WILL BE COUNTED AS A TIE **
All Volleydome leagues are run by the honor system. Please call your own net faults and ball touches. As of this Fall we are using the current FIVB net touch rules, which, as written in the 2015/2016 Official FIVB Rules are as follows:
11.3.1 Contact with the net by a player between the antennae, during the action of playing the ball, is a fault. The action of playing the ball includes (among others*) take-off, hit (or attempt) and landing.
11.3.2 Players may touch the post, ropes, or any other object outside the antennae, including the net itself, provided that it does not interfere with the play.
11.3.3 When the ball is driven into the net, causing it to touch an opponent, no fault is committed.
*"Among others" would include setters/blockers who touch the net while playing or attempting to play the ball.
If you have any positive suggestions for improving schedules or rules, we would love to hear them!
You should only use players that are on your registration list. If you have injuries, people missing, etc. you can add new players (that are not already on other league lists) to your list during the season, but please do so before they go on the court to play. One player cannot play or sub for more than 1 team during any particular night (ie. play for 1 team and then sub for another team during the same evening).
Relaxed Default and Forfeit Rules during COVID
Be aware that if you have signed up for the league, you are committed to being there every week, bur we all recognize that there will be some players with symptoms who should not be coming on any given night.
If someone on your team has tested positive, then please let us know and in most cases we will not expect you to play the following week, but will expect you will be ready to play again after 2 weeks. If anyone is sick and you will be short of players please come anyway even if it is only with 2 or 3.
If you have less than 4 players fifteen minutes after the scheduled match start time then just start the match anyway and if you end up winning games with 2 to 4 players they will count as game wins, but the match point will be given to the team that has a full team.
Example, Team A with 3 players wins 3-1. Points are Team A 3.5 points and Team B 2.5 points.
If you have 2 girls and 2-3 guys then play normally with 3 players allowed in the front row in each rotation. If you have 1 girl and 3-4 guys, then you must play as if your 6th player (female) is on the court. The 6th player automatically loses a point on their serve AND when the designated missing player is in the front row the team must play with only 2 front row players (i.e. during 3 rotations when the missing girl would be in the front row).
If your team is going to default for any reason, then please give us at least 24 hours notice if possible. WE will contact the team that you are supposed to play against and in the rare case of more than 1 default on a single night we may be able to reschedule other teams so that they still get to play or there might be a way to play at least an extra partial match within the cohort.
Team captains please note that we have removed the section called Find Players/Teams because we don't want subs playing on multiple nights with multiple cohorts. We are however, keeping a list of players that contact us wanting to play regularly with a single team. If you want to get in touch with them please send us an email telling us what team and what position you are looking for and we will put some of those players in touch with you.
If an injury occurs during the match and this causes a team to have insufficient players, then the match will be completed as if the team with the injury still has their injured player. ie - no forfeits or defaults due to injury of someone who showed up to play. Any unplayed games as a result of injury will be recorded as ties.
Team reps are responsible for finding out game times and communicating with their players. We will try to keep all schedules and standings as current as possible on the website.
1. 10 minute warm-ups only! We need teams to get started so they have time for 5th games if necessary.
2. For playoffs you don't need to play all 5 games if one team wins 3-0 or 3-1. If a Game 5 is required it must be completed to 15 regardless of time (capped at 15 if the normal time is over).
If you have any further questions or concerns or even perhaps some positive feedback, please contact the Volleydome 587 619-0590 or email email@example.com.