Youth League Registration Information
First day of play for the 2023 season will be Tuesday, May 30th.
Play will be every Tuesday at either 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00. Except July 4th.
All teams will make playoffs which will be Tuesday, July 25th starting at 5:30 for all ages.
You will determine your division based on the grade you will be entering in the fall. The team must play in the division of the highest grade on the roster. Any alternates throughout the summer cannot be in a grade higher than the one entered. (Ex. Roster of 7th, 8th and 10th grader must play in the 10th grade division). If you would like to play up a division simply sign up for it in the registration form. Boys divisions must sign up for a grade level higher than what they are entering due to the net height and play experience.
Many ask how many can play on a team; It is recommended that you only come to play with the number of players for your division. While you may have alternates to call when on vacation and whatnot, however only 3 (or 4 if quads) can play at a time. You may opt to play doubles as well. The other team does not have to play doubles if you do. Can you have more show up on a day, sure, this is only a recommendation.
Junior High and High School divisions are triples (3 players): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Middle School divisions play quads (4 players; coed allowed): 6th and under
YOUTH Coed 4s! All teams will be mixed into one division, no matter the grades. Minimum of 1 girl on the court at all times. Note: You CANNOT play in the triples divisions AND 4s. Too many scheduling conflicts.
We ask that any girls that graduates this year (2023) to play in our Adult Leagues on Thursday Nights.
Teams may register online by clicking the "online registration" button. By pre-registering you ensure yourself a game on the first day as well as a quicker check-in process. Please include all necessary information that is listed. Once registration is submitted, check back under League Roster to find your team name (please give a day or so for this to be updated). Payment and Waiver Forms for every player will need to be turned in on the first day of play. Please arrive 30 minutes early on the first day of your timeslot to allow for a review of rules and to submit paperwork and payment. Please read under "Game Day" to see when you would need to be at the beach for the first day!
Cost will include a "forfeit fee". Due to the amount of No Shows and day of cancellations, there will be an extra cost with registration. If your team does not forfeit by 5pm Monday night (through call or no show) you will receive your fee back at playoffs.
Coed 4s Division: $160 a team ($140 for team, $20 forfeit fee)
7th-12th Grade Divisions: $135 a team ($120 for team with a $15 forfeit fee;)
6th and Under Division: $160 a team ($140 a team with $20 forfeit fee).
There is no extra cost per alternates
Payments will need to be made on the first day of play.
Cash is preferred, however a check can be accepted made out to Kari Cooley.
Boy's teams are welcomed and encouraged!
In an effort to build the beach scene for not only the girls, we welcome boy's teams to the leagues this year! Depending on your experience, boy's teams may be asked to move up a division for competitive purposes.
Coed Teams now Included!
We have heard you! We are now offering a coed 4s youth division this summer! There is a one girl minimum, meaning one girl must be on the court at all times. You can play with any combination of 4! This will be a blended division of all age groups, only requirement is that participants are entering the 7th-12th grade in the fall of 2023.
Individuals playing in the girls division CAN NOT also play in the coed division. While you may sub, special schedule accommodations will not be made.
All players 17 or younger must have a waiver signed by their parents.
18 and older sign the waiver for themselves.
We will be holding the rule review and payment/waiver collection 30 minutes before your play time on Tuesday, June 1st. At this time, a representative will need to submit payment and waiver forms for ALL team members. We will then review the beach rules and expectations for during play and after.
Games will start Tuesday, May 30st. Game times during the season will be at 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00. The league will run every Tuesday and Playoffs will be Tuesday July 25th. Some teams my have double-headers so please make sure you pay attention to the schedule. Schedule will be updated every Monday by 8pm. Please always check the schedule the morning of to verify your court and game time.
Play needs to start ON TIME! If you are the 7:00 or 8:00 game, you will need to warm up off to the side prior to your game. If you arrive to the beach right at start time, there is no extra "warm-up time" given. If your game goes into the next time slot, you will be asked to end your game at 5 after so the next one can start. Whoever is winning at that time will be declared the winner.
Teams that arrive late (within 10 minutes of start time) will forfeit game 1 and only play 2 matches. Forfeits will be declared at quarter-after.
Please make every effort to find subs to play. You can play with a minimum of two players. ONLY CALL AND CANCEL IF YOU'VE EXHAUSTED ALL SUBBING OPTIONS. It is not fair to your opponent that they don't get to play because you forfeited. You may use players from other teams if needed in weekly play. Players must ONLY play for ONE team in playoffs. Teams that cancel or forfeit for any reason will not automatically be rescheduled. It is at the League Directors discretion if it is possible.
Teams that get cancelled on will have the choice to take a forfeit win or for the league director to attempt to find a new opponent if possible.
First Week of Play
On the first day, teams will need to check in at the table on the East side of the beach. All teams will need to provide payment in full and waiver forms. Teams will then be assigned a net to play. The League Director will be sitting at a table along the steps starting at 5:00 to collect waivers and money so arrive early to avoid the lines. Please have all waivers and money for the team gathered together for an easier check in process.
Time slots on the first day will be designated to age groups. Please check back the week before play to see your assigned time!
After the first week, check-in is not necessary if you know what net your team is playing on. If you are unsure, you can always check at the table. Please check the schedule the day of play as last minute forfeits and net changes do happen.
Teams that play the 6:00 are required to set up lines for the net. Teams that play at 8:00 or 7:00 with no game after, are required to wind up the lines at the conclusion of play. Teams will play 3 games to 25, win by 2 with rally scoring (Cap at 27). Players should call the score out after each sideout. If teams would like to switch sides due to the elements (sun/wind) at 10s, it needs to be declared at the start of the game. After play of all three games, one representative of each team is required to report wins and loses to the table. Failure to report the results will result in an automatic 0-3. End of season brackets will be determined based on record and division.
Parents are not to coach on the beach. Players are here to have fun and learn together. Parents who are coaching will be asked to move.
Playoffs and Prizes
Playoffs will be the last week of July. All teams will be seeded based on their record from the 8 weeks of play. Players may only play for ONE TEAM for playoffs. Playoffs will start at 5:30 to accommodate daylight and the amount of teams.
Prizes will be given out to the first and second place teams of each division and ONLY to the players that played as they are the ones that earned it that day. Please do not ask for additional shirts for people that played in season but aren't there for playoffs.
T-shirts will be given to both the 1st and 2nd place teams. There will be a maximum of 4 shirts allotted per team no matter the size of the roster, 5 for the 6th and under division.
1st place will receive an additional prize (TBD). There will only be 3 allotted for the triples divisions and 4 for the 6th and under due to the extra expense and the uncertainty of winner.
As we know, living in Ohio and playing on the lake can make for crazy weather. Game updates will be posted on the Lakeview Beach Volleyball Homepage in the blue box if made prior to 4:00. However, game cancellations can occur while we are setting up. You will receive a text message alert via "Remind" if the league is cancelled. Personal emails and text messages WILL NOT be sent.
Sign up for weather and schedule notifications by texting "@23ybeach" to 81010 to receive up-to-date updates on play.
It is summer time and we know that there are family vacations and other conflicts. If you are finding an alternate to play, they must turn in a waiver on the day they are playing if it is not already on file. If you know in advance that there will be a week where your team will not be able to play, please notify us as soon as possible so we can notify the other team of the forfeit.
If there are any questions or concerns about the league or registration please email the scheduler, Kari Cooley, at email@example.com