League FAQ

Please read this entire page so you can be up to date with everything you'll need for a fabulous 2022 league season! 

 

League Nights

Do I have to bring a ball?

  • Yes!
  • GAV does not provide game balls or balls to warm up with.

 

What if it’s raining?

  • A little rain can’t hurt! #youwontmelt
  • We will only cancel if there is a big threat of thunder/lightning in the area during game time.
  • Please do not call, email, or message regarding the status of leagues.
  • We will only notify you in the event a league night is canceled. Assume it is on unless you hear otherwise!
  • Cancellation decisions will be posted/emailed two hours prior to the start of an event.
  • Leagues start at 6:15pm, so cancellations are sent at 4:15pm. If you sign up for the alerts after that time, you will not receive the alert that day. 
  • Text BRADLEY2022 to 84483 for Bradley Beach weather related text alerts.
  • Text POINT2022 to 84483 for Point Pleasant weather related text alerts.
  • You need to re-subscribe even if you received alerts last year!
  • We try to play rain or shine because we do not have any make up dates available.

     

    Can I bring my drinks on the beach?

    • Point Pleasant - No alcohol is allowed on the beach. Teams found with alcohol resulting in an issue with Jenkinson's or the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach will be banned from participating with no refund. 
    • Bradley Beach - Bradley Beach does not allow alcohol on their beaches.

     

    Schedule/Results/Playoffs

    When will the schedule be posted?

    • Your pool assignment will be posted no later than 4pm the day of your league. 

     

    What is the format?

    • Pools will be posted online prior to the start of the night.
    • Teams play against the teams in their pool and take turns reffing.
    • Follow the schedule on the pool sheet.
    • Games should finish by 8:00pm. 
    • Play through the schedule one time.
    • Write the wins/losses and games scores on the pool sheet.
    • A representative from each team must sign the pool sheet at the end of the night verifying all records.
    • Results/standings will be posted online.

       

      What if a team is late?

      • If the late team is supposed to be playing, please switch the games around so play can start ASAP with the teams that are present. 
      • If the team is supposed to be reffing, start playing without them and note it on the pool sheet that they missed all or part of their ref assignment. Missed ref assignments result in one additional loss per game missed. 

           

          What if a team leaves before the schedule is played through?

          • Note this on the pool sheet. They will receive losses for any missed games.
          • Missed ref assignments result in two additional losses added to the record unless teams agree to not have a ref.

             

            I already played this team. Can you change the schedule?

            • We do our best to create the schedule to include teams you haven’t seen yet this year.
            • Sometimes you will play a team two or more times throughout the season.
            • You may not play every team in the league.
            • The schedule will not be changed based on the number of times you have played a team.

             

            What if my team’s record is wrong online?

            • Your online record will be only changed to reflect exactly what the pool sheet says at the end of the night. Pool sheets will not be changed after the conclusion of the night.
            • Make sure you check and sign the pool sheet before you leave!

             

            What if my team can’t make it?

            • Please email info@greatamericanvolleyball.com prior to 3pm the day of the league.
            • No shows without notice prior to 3pm will be given losses for the number of games they were supposed to play that night.

             

            How many teams make playoffs?

            • The top 8 teams will make playoffs.

             

            Can we still play the last night if we don’t make playoffs?

            • Yes! The nets will be up and you can play against any of the other teams that come or your own teammates.

             

            My team is next in the seeding. If a team can’t make playoffs, can my team fill in?

            • No. The missing team receives a loss and the other team advances in the bracket. 

             

             

            Bradley Beach 2s Leagues FAQ

            Can we sub throughout the night?

            • No. The same two people must play for the entire night. You cannot sub players during games OR in between games.

             

            Does each player have to sign in?

            • Yes! Each player must sign in so we can track who is eligible for playoffs.
            • Players need to play on a team 3 or more nights to qualify for playoffs.
            • Subs need an AVP membership to play for even one night. 

             

            What if my team can't make it?

            • Please email info@greatamericanvolleyball.com by 3pm to get a bye - preferably earlier if possible!
            • Your team can have TWO bye weeks. 
            • You will receive losses if you do not show up or notify after 3pm. 
            • You will receive losses for any weeks you cannot field a team after you use your two bye weeks. 

                   

                  How many times does a person have to play to qualify for playoffs?

                  • 3 or more nights on the same team

                   

                  Can a coed team play in the men’s/women’s league? What about two women playing in the men’s league?

                  • No.

                   

                  What rules should we use?

                  • In general, follow the GAV 2s tournament rules.
                  • Rule disputes can be brought to the league director. The league director can answer questions about the rules, but ultimately it is up to the ref’s discretion to make a call.
                  • Please be respectful of the ref’s decision.
                  • If you do not have a ref for your match, please be good sports when discussing calls. Any disputed calls can be replayed if an agreement cannot be reached.

                   

                  Point Pleasant Coed 4s/6s FAQ

                  What happens if my team doesn’t have all its players?

                  • You can still play without a full team!
                  • Coed 4s -
                    • There must be at least 1 male and 1 female on the court at all times. 
                  • Coed 6s -
                    • If you have 6 players, you must have at least 2 females and 2 males.
                    • If you have 5 or fewer players, you must have at least 1 female and 1 male.
                  • If you do not have enough players to field the minimum requirements, you can still play, but all your games will be recorded as forfeits.

                   

                  What rules should we use?

                  • In general, follow 6s rules.
                  • Rule disputes can be brought to the league director. The league director can answer questions about the rules, but ultimately it is up to the ref’s discretion to make a call.
                  • Please be respectful of the ref’s decision.
                  • If you do not have a ref for your match, please be good sports when discussing calls. Any disputed calls can be replayed if an agreement cannot be reached.

                   

                  Tournaments

                  I want to play in GAV tournaments on the weekend. Do I get a discount?

                  • League players receive a $20/team discount when they register for a Men's B, Women's B or Coed B tournament. 
                  • Please pay AT THE TENT and not online.  
                  • If you or your partner pays online, the discount cannot be refunded online or in cash. 
                  • The discount cannot be combined with any other discounts (staff, coed, juniors, etc.)
                  • Available for B divisions only. Available for tournaments occurring after the league start date.
                  • Reminder: A SILVER AVP membership is required to play in 2s tournaments.

                           

                          I want to play on the weekend, but 2s isn't really my thing. Can I still play? 

                          • Yes! We will be hosting at least one 6s tournament and one 4s tournament this summer! Watch our AVP America schedule for more details!
                          • Coed 6s & Coed 4s League Teams receive discounts for 6s/4s divisions at these tournaments:
                            • FREE ENTRY Coed 6s: June 5 - Wildwood, NJ
                            • 50% OFF Coed 4s: June 26 - Point Pleasant, NJ
                            • 50% OFF Coed 6s: July 17 - Point Pleasant, NJ 
                            • 50% OFF Coed 4s: August 14 - Brigantine, NJ
                            • 50% OFF Coed 6s: August 28 - Point Pleasant, NJ
                            • To register your team, use the links above and then CLOSE the payment page. Do not enter your credit card info. Email us at info@greatamericanvolleyball.com and let us know you need the League discount.

                           

                           Registration

                           How do I know which level to sign up for?

                          • Coed 6s Recreational -
                            • Loosely enforced rules
                            • Players with limited volleyball experience/training
                            • Players have inconsistent passing, setting and hitting abilities
                            • Teams that are newer to organized volleyball
                          • Coed 6s Competitive -
                            • more strictly enforced rules than rec level
                            • Intermediate players with some previous formal volleyball experience/training
                            • Players can pass, set and hit fairly consistently
                            • Teams that have participated in organized volleyball
                          • Coed 4s -
                            • Strictly enforced rules
                            • Players with considerable formal training/experience
                            • Players can pass, set and hit consistently
                            • Teams that have participated in organized volleyball
                          • Men's/Women's/Coed 2s - 
                            • strictly enforced rules
                            • players can pass, set and hit consistently
                            • AA=the highest level of league play available
                            • A/B=lower level of 2s league play, however players have a considerable amount of experience

                           

                          How many players can be on my roster?

                          • Men’s/Women’s 2s - max 3
                          • Coed 2s - max 4
                          • Coed 4s - max 7
                          • Coed 6s - max 10

                           

                          Do they all really need AVP America memberships? Why is the membership process so complicated?

                          • Yes! It’s our insurance, so they really do need a Membership.
                          • AVP now uses membership tiers:
                            • BRONZE is required if you're just doing a league or 6s tournaments. 
                            • SILVER is required for 2s tournaments. 
                            • If you run into any MEMBERSHIP issues, please contact avpamerica@avp.com or visit their Membership FAQ page. 
                            • Membership must be active through August or your name will not come up in the search and you will not be able to register or be added to a roster. 

                             

                            I am trying to reset my AVP / AVP America password, but it is not working.

                            • Once you receive the password reset email, use the temporary password at avp.com first. You can set your own password there and then use it on both avp.com and avpamerica.com. 

                                 

                                I am the team captain. How do I submit my roster?

                                • Go to www.avpamerica.com and log in
                                • Click Schedule → Leagues
                                • Find the correct league
                                • Add your team and then your players
                                • Memberships must be current through the end of the season for the name to appear in the search. If it expires prior to August 18th, it needs to be renewed. All membership questions need to be directed to avpamerica@avp.com as we do not have access to membership accounts, payments or passwords.

                                 

                                When is the registration deadline? When is my roster due?

                                • June 1
                                • Your team will not be placed on the schedule or receive t-shirts until a complete roster is submitted.
                                • Changes to the roster can be made until June 15th.

                                 

                                When will we get our tshirts?

                                • Shirts will be available ASAP, usually mid-season.
                                • Sizes (S/M/L/XL) are first come, first serve.

                                 

                                I changed my mind. Can I have a refund? 

                                • Refund requests made 30 days or more prior to the scheduled start date are subject to a 10% processing fee.
                                • Refund requests made within 30 days of the start date can not be accommodated.