cancelled for 2021 (updated 3/25/21)
    High School Volleyball League

    Karen Draves, Team Sports SupervisorGroup High School Volleyball

    (734) 994-2300 x 53254 


    WHO: All High School Volleyball players & teams, grades 9-12
    WHEN: Tuesday night games June 1 - July 27, 2021 (no play June 29, 2021).
    WHERE: Games in Ann Arbor schools.
    COST: $460 per team (+ $3 per player fee for out-of-district players).
    Want to play but don't have a team? Individuals without a team should contact Karen Draves at draves@a2schools.org for help.   
     All registrations for TEAMS will take place online on the dates listed below. 
     League  Team Registration Dates   Fee to Register 
     Girls JV Team (9th/10th) April 5-May 6, 2021  $99
     Girls Varsity Team (11th/12th) April 5-May 6, 2021  $99
    There may be more than 1 division per league.  All registrations will be conducted on a first- come, first-served basis.  Registrants received after May 6 will be taken only as long as space is available. No teams can be accepted after May 12, 2021.
     League  *Sponsor Fee   Team Fee (due 5/27/21)   **Non-Res Fee (due 5/27/21)  
     All High School  $99  $361  $3
    *Sponsor fee is the fee due at team registration (April 5- May 6).  *All teams pay the sponsor fee at registration to reserve their spot in the league, regardless of whether or not a team has a sponsor.
    **Non-resident fees apply to players who do not reside within AAPS district boundaries.

    THERE IS NO “PLAYER FEE”. Captains sign up their team and divide the total cost among their players and substitutes as they wish. This arrangement will allow teams the convenience to add subs without incurring undue additional cost.
    Sponsor and team fees may be paid for with cash, certified check, credit card (Mastercard, American Express, or Visa), money order or a personal check from the team coach only. The department will also accept checks from local businesses, major corporations or non-profit organizations. . Corporate Credit Cards will only be accepted with prior approval from the Finance Secretary (734-994-2300 ext. 53212).
    No personal checks will be accepted from other team members than the coach / manager. A $20.00 fee will be charged for any NSF check, along with a “cash only” re-submission of the corresponding fee.   Checks must be made payable to the Ann Arbor Public Schools
    Team rosters, team and non-resident fees are all due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Anything submitted after this date is charged a $2.00 per player "late fee".  Late fees are due at the time of submission.
    CLICK HERE for all High School Volleyball forms, rosters, rules, team registration forms, etc. 
    Each team will play six 3-set matches. Each match consists of 3 games to 25 with a cap of 27. All 3 games are played and all count in the standings. The league will be divided into “JV“ and “Varsity” divisions to ensure parity of competition. 
    Games are played on Tuesday evenings. The season will begin on June 1 through July 27, 2021. Double-headers may be used for some teams in order to finish by the end of July. No games on June 29, 2021 (AAPS Dead Week). 
    Game times are on Tuesday nights, with game times as early as 5:30PM and as late as 9PM.  Game sites are AAPS high schools or middle schools. 
     COACH'S MEETING - Online in 2021!
     An organizational meeting for High School league managers and coaches will be held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
     At the organizational meeting, coaches will submit any dates that they would like the league director to try to schedule around, usually Team Camp conflicts which affect the whole team.  Each team is expected to carry enough players to field a team each week, regardless of individual conflicts like family vacations and individual skills camps that will not be attended by the whole team. 
    1. Players in the league should be enrolled grades 9-12 for the 2020-21 school year.
    2. Use of 2021 graduates on a varsity roster is allowed for weeks when additional players are needed.  This option is preferable to forfeiting or playing short-handed. 
     Numbered uniform shirts are recommended but not required. To keep registration costs down, shirts are not provided by Rec & Ed.   As per MHSAA rules, teams are also not to wear school-owned jerseys or uniforms. 
    All teams MUST have a non-playing coach/manager present on the team bench at each game who is at least eighteen years of age.  This coach/manager will not be allowed to play in the league and must be present at all league games and team practices.  Failure to have a manager on the bench will result in forfeiture of game(s). All coaches / managers must sign a ‘sportsmanship agreement’ and submit to a background check (required by the State of Michigan).  More than one person may fill the role of manager, but all must sign the sportsmanship agreement and submit to a background check. The Manager / coach who attends the match must sign the score sheet.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH EACH COACH TO BE FULLY INFORMED AND ADHERE TO MHSAA REGULATIONS ON SUMMER / OUT-OF-SEASON COMPETITIONS. HIGH SCHOOL COACHES, PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELVES WITH: the limits on coaching days during summer and limitations on coaches during your school’s summer “dead” period. Be sure to have a legal substitute available to manage your team during any ‘no contact’ period.  If there are questions, consult with your Athletic Director.

    Karen Draves, Team Sports Supervisor      734-994-2300, ext. 53254
    Seth Dodson, Team Sports Manager        734-994-2300, ext. 53225

    ANY QUESTIONS?   Contact Karen Draves, Team Sports Supervisor, at 734-994-2300, ext. 53254 or draves@a2schools.org