Volleyball

Volleyball is a fun non-contact team sport which is dynamic, strategic and requires only minimal equipment.

Volleyball social sport

Social Sport League - Volleyball

We are aiming to run a volleyball league later in 2022. Please stay tuned for more details.

Why play YMCA Social Sports?

Accessible

Easy online registration. Register as part of a team or as an individual looking for a team. Open to all skill levels.

Premium venue

The $26m St Clair Recreation Centre opened in 2018 with a 6-court stadium (largest in SA)

Integrated technology

Register online. Check fixtures, results and stats on the App. Quick and convenient App-based match payments.

Professional experience

Quality Referees. Dedicated League Manager. Clear and fair bylaws.

How it Works

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1. Get registered

Get a team together, then a Team Captain can register the team using the GameDay registration link provided at the top of this page. Once the team is registered, the Team Captain can distribute a link to all players to register through GameDay onto that Team. Don't have a team? JustPlay will get you sorted!

2. Get your tech organised

All players should download the GameDay App. GameDay provides quick access to the fixture, ladder and stats. Team Captains should download the Teammo App which makes Match payments (and collecting fees from those players who played the match) quick and cashless.

3. Rock up and play

Arrive 15 minutes before your match. Using the Teammo App the Team Captain pays the match fee and marks which team members are in attendance (Teammo sends everyone a direct link SMS for their share of the match payment). When payment is received from both teams the Ref receives the gamesheet and it's game on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is YMCA Social Sports best suited for?

We run our social and school sport competitions for the social, physical and educational benefit of all involved. This not only includes the players, but the umpires, coaches and spectators as well. While winning and losing is a part of sport, and a part of life, the main aim of our competitions is enjoyment, regardless of the score.

We strongly encourage those players who have a desire to participate in competitions that focus more on results and talent development, to seek out their nearest club.

How do I see fixtures, ladder and stats?

The fixture, ladder and stats are available on the GameDay app. Search for ‘St Clair Recreation Centre’ and navigate to the relevant competition.

Why are the fixtures not up/only up for the next week or two?

Fixtures are released 1 week at a time for the first 2 weeks of the season. This is done to allow any teams that register late to join, without having to change season fixtures. Fixtures for weeks 3 and 4 are then released to allow for any other late teams to register and so we can evaluate the competitions for grading. Fixtures are then released in blocks, to allow for further grading if deemed necessary, and to allow for teams that leave or join the competition partway through the season.

How does grading work?

During the team registration process, the person registering the team has the ability to nominate a division for that team. If there are only a few teams that register for a division(s), the competition may start as only 1 division for a few weeks before being divided into more. As a general rule, divisions require at least 6 teams to go ahead, otherwise teams end up playing each other every few weeks!

The first 4 weeks of a season are dedicated to ‘grading’ (unless there are less than 12 teams). After the 4 round of ‘grading’ games have been completed, we do our best to split teams into divisions which are appropriate for their skill level, based on previous results. Throughout the season, we monitor results and can grade teams further when the next block of fixtures are released if deemed necessary.

My team is losing by lots every week. Why can’t they move down a division?

At the beginning of a season, because we haven’t seen some teams play before, there can be a large gap between some teams. This is why grading occurs as the season progresses. Unfortunately, it’s always a difficult task to ensure that every team is playing against an opposition that is evenly matched. In addition, with sport there are always winners and losers. One of the purposes of our competitions is to educate people about sport and this includes losing.

On top of this, some of our competitions are already at full capacity. If we move a team from one division to another, it creates the need for an extra match timeslot which we don’t have available.

Why can’t we change game times for a match?

Once fixtures are released, they are made public to team coordinators, the players, coaches, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to view them. Even if we look at a small 6-team competition as an example, this is potentially hundreds of people that will have made arrangements based around the time of a match. This can include work, appointments, childcare and any number of other things.

While it may not be possible to move your own schedule around a certain match time, there are also many other people that have already had to change their own schedules to make it work.

I've seen something the referees haven’t called. Why shouldn’t I call it to their attention?

The role of match officials (referees/umpires) is to officiate to the laws of the game. By doing so, it helps the players learn, develop and have fun! By having people call out or approach them while a match is being played, it hinders them from being able to do their job. Like everyone, officials sometimes make mistakes.

Like everyone, they may not see something that has happened, or may interpret it differently to someone else. Remember that they are human and are doing the best job that they can. Some of our match officials are still learning too! Be aware that officials who are still learning will either be placed on a match with a more experienced official, or monitored closely by a referee coach.

I’m not happy with the standard of officiating. What can I do?

As a spectator or player, it is never OK to approach an official before, during or after a match about their performance. If you have queries, speak to your team captain/coach about them. If the team captain/coach has queries, they can approach the match officials at a designated break time (quarter or half-time) and speak with them calmly and politely about any issues.

Our Technology Partners

Game Day

GameDay

We encourage all participants to download and use the GameDay App. Key features include:

  • Search, find and save the team you play for.
  • See your team schedule and results.
  • Get round by round results for all the matches in your competition.
  • Check your league ladder.

Need Help? See GameDay Support.

Teammo app

Teammo

Team Captains are strongly encouraged to use the Teammo App. Key features include:

  • Make match payments with a few clicks (save $5 paying via Teammo instead of by cash in-person).
  • Request and collect payments from team members. Select those who played, then they receive a text message with a direct link for payment.
  • Team members only need to provide their credit/debit card details once to make future payments via the text message direct link.
  • Pay for forfeits.
  • Send reminders to players.

Need help? See Teammo Support.

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JustPlay

Want to play but don't have a team? JustPlay is here to help:

  • Play with other individuals (everyone on the team is at the same starting point as you).
  • Join with a friend.
  • Convenient App to handle fees, RSVP for games, and team communication.
  • Can't make a game - just update your RSVP in the App and JustPlay will find a fill-in.