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Indoor Volleyball League

The Groton Indoor Volleyball League games occur at Cutler Middle School and Grasso Technical High School during the fall and winter. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. The league is very popular and there is competition to get a spot so register early!

Volleyball Schedules and Standings

Rules - Policies
Rosters/Waiver: Roster will consist of a maximum of 12 players. Roster additions are allowed up to and including the final match of regular season play. A player brought in becomes a permanent rostered player unless division uses sub pool. Then sub pool rules apply.
Practices/Games: Seasons consists of a minimum 15 games including practice/regular season plus playoffs.
Cancellation Info: The Recreation Information Line (860-441-6791) is updated at 3:00 p.m. for any cancellations of evening programs. Please use this number when making inquiries about cancellations. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, volleyball games are canceled. Canceled games will be made up at the end of the season, if possible. Facebook: Town of Groton Parks and Recreation

Keith Westrate, Volleyball Coordinator, Keith Westrate
Home (860) 536-8619 Call first
Cell (860) 326-4302
Recreation Office (860) 536-5680,
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Men's A: This division has a very strong level of play with structured and quick offensive and experienced defensive systems. It is recommended that players be at an advanced level. Hits are hard-driven and most teams will run set plays.
Women's : The women's division is open to all women of any skill level. These teams pass, set, and hit with some authority. These are competitive teams who have consistent setters and players who can hit the ball crisply.
Co-Ed Power: USA Co-ed rules are used with the exception that teams are only required to have two women, who must be opposite in the rotation, on the court at all times, more than two women are allowed as long as two women are opposite. Most of the men in this division have played or are playing in the "A" division. Hits are hard-driven. This is not a division for timid or weak players.
B-1: These teams pass, set, and hit with some authority. These are competitive teams who have consistent setters and players who can hit the ball crisply. The skill level of this division is not necessarily as high as that for "A" division teams, but there are some players in this division that could and have played in the "A" division. This division is open to any eligible player regardless of gender. Teams can be composed of any number of men and/or women. Beginning players will find this division to be difficult.
B-2: For players who have played some organized volleyball, have a general understanding of the rules, can usually bump-set-spike. Teams can be composed of any number of men and/or women. This division is for teams who do not want to play power volleyball, although there are no restrictions on hitting. Designed to be a recreational league with structure. Not appropriate for A level competitive players.

Game Times: 6:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.; 8:00 p.m.

Player Eligibility:
Players must be at least 18 years old. You may only play on one roster in the same division.

Sub Pool Rules:
Applies to Men's, Women's and Co-ed Power divisions only:
Subs must follow the above rules for general eligibility.
Subs must register and sign a waiver before playing.
At least 50% of the players who play in a scheduled league match must be rostered team members.
Subs can be used for playoff matches only if the opposing captain agrees. If the opposing captain doesn't agree, a rostered team must be fielded or they forfeit. Intent is to keep from using subs to upgrade teams for playoffs.
If a sub becomes a permanent rostered team member (injury replacement, player loss due to move, job change, etc.) they are removed from the sub list and eligible for playoffs.

Game Rules/Policy:
USAV rules apply unless noted below:
Teams that are unable to field a legal team within 10 minutes of the scheduled start time forfeit one game, and an additional game for every 10 minutes they are late.
Matches that are officially cancelled, by the director, will be rescheduled to the end of the current round of play if at all possible. No other missed matches will be officially reschedule
Profanity and alcohol use are against the town by-laws for recreational play, please refrain.
Children under 13 are not allowed to be in attendance unless directly supervised by an adult who is not part of the ongoing match.

Libero:  The uniform requirement for liberos is not enforced, but the libero must be dressed in a clearly contrasting color from the rest of the team to make it clear to both the referee and the opposing team which player is the libero. If you wish to use the libero rule for a match you must inform the referee and opposing captain at the initial captains meeting (coin toss). You may change liberos between games, or stop using one, but again, must inform both the referee and the opposing captain.

Rules for play:
Contact with the net during or immediately following play of the ball is a violation.
Before or during the serve, you may take one step onto the court in the Cutler gym as there is not enough free space to allow for proper serve techniques.
Crossing the line under the net completely is a violation. Any part of the body touching the floor counts for this, but if it is a foot then it is not a violation if at least some part of the foot is still touching the line.


Contact Ben Morse 860-536-5687

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