•          Youth Volleyball Grades 4-9, Fall 2021
    Practices & Games  |  Fees  |  Registration  |  Team Formation  |  Coaches  |  Uniforms  |  Timeline
    Covid Protocols: Everyone must be masked at all times (players, coaches, spectators, and officials).
    Volunteer youth coaches also must be vaccinated.

    Join a Youth Volleyball team!
    This program is a great way for both boys & girls to have fun and develop their social, mental and physical strength and character through teamwork and active participation while learning the game of volleyball. Every child plays -- no tryouts or cuts. Most youth players are NEW to the sport of volleyball, all are welcome!
    Volleyball is open to both girls and boys entering in grades 4-9* in fall.
    *NOTE: 9th grade girls who are members of a current-year Fall MHSAA High School Volleyball Team may not participate in the Rec & Ed volleyball program during their high school season.
    For questions or more information, contact Karen Draves at draves@a2schools.org

    Practices and Games
    Each team will practice one weekday evening per week, 6 pm or later, (there are no "after school" practices)  at one of the district elementary schools. Practices begin the week of October 4, 2021. Each team plays 6 matches. Matches are on Saturdays only (no Sunday games) October 23, 2021 through mid-December. 

    Participants who do not reside within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
    Registration (register by September 14, 2021, at 5:00 PM) 
    Resident $115
    Non-resident $125

    After Sept. 14, 2021, players can only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS.  Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.
    For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
    Refund Policy
    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy please click here. 

    You can complete registration online here until the end of the Standard registration period.  If you do not have a Rec  &Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure. 
    Click HERE to print off a hard copy registration form to mail in or drop off. Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 S. 7th Street, 48103.  We have a drop-off box in the office foyer at Rec & Ed which is available 24/7.

    Standard Registration (through Septenber 14, 2021)
    Registrations received during the Standard registration period 
    • avoid the $20 Late Registration Fee, 
    • are automatically assigned onto teams, 
    • and are given equal priority in team placement.
    • Team assignments are completed according to a child’s school attendance area and the time their registration is received.
    • Registrations received by mail or drop box before 5:00 p.m. on Sept 14 receive the regular fee. Registrations made online or received hard copy after  5 pm on Sept. 14, 2021,  pay the $20 late fee. 
    • All Registrations arriving / submitted after September 14, even with a Sept 14 postmark, must pay the late fee ($20).
    Every attempt will be made to place players on teams whose registration form is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement or to play on any particular team.
    Team Formation
    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach by October 4, 2021 should contact Karen at the Rec & Ed office at draves@a2schools.org or 734-994-2300 ext. 53254.

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. 10-11 players are assigned to each team (8-9 players in grade 4 and 5 leagues), although occasionally a team’s coach may request more players for their team. If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with department guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.
    Consult Youth Player Placement for detailed information.

    Combo Teams
    If not enough players from the same grade and school register, players may be assigned to teams with participants from several different schools. It is not unusual for "combo teams" (teams with players from two or more different schools) to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the Early Bird registration period are placed on the primary school team first.

    Special Requests
    If you have any special requests you would like staff to consider (for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate), you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form and we will try to accommodate.  We regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.  

    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools  
    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of eight players be registered by the Early Bird Deadline for such a team to be formed.  

    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form. The Coaches' meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM via zoom. Practice balls will be handed out at the Rec & Ed office, 1515 S. 7th St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 at a time and date TBD.

    Each participant receives a team T shirt. During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings ("starter" earrings may be taped or bandaged), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.