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 fun game of volleyball. Every child plays -- no tryouts or cuts. Most youth players are NEW to the sport of volleyball, and all are welcome!
Volleyball is open to both girls and boys entering in grades 4-9* in fall.
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 16, 2023. Each team plays 6 matches. Matches are on Saturdays only (no Sunday games) from October 28, 2023 through mid-December.
Participants who do not reside within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-residents and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
Registration is online. We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards (no Discover cards).
For information click here
or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
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You can complete registration online here
until the end of the 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.
Standard Registration (through September 18, 2023)
Registrations received during the Standard registration period
Every attempt will be made to place players on teams whose registration form is received after the deadline;
- 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.
- All Registrations submitted online after September 18 can not be processed. Parents will need to contact the league director (firstname.lastname@example.org) and then call the Rec Office to be placed on a team, with the league director's approval assuming a spot can be found.
however, players are not guaranteed team placement or to play on any particular team.
Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach. Players who have not heard from a coach by October 9, 2023 should contact Theda at the Rec & Ed office at email@example.com
. A volunteer may be needed.
Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. 10-12 players are assigned to each older team in grades 6-9. 8-9 players are assigned to each team 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 regular registration period are placed on the primary school team first. Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools
Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district teams can be formed if all grade requirements are satisfied and registration
deadlines are met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of eight players to 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
, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or in the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form. The coaches' meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2nd, 2023 via pre-recorded link on 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. Coaches will be notified when they can come to the Rec office to pick up their team's T-shirts.
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.