Fall and Winter Leagues
Unfortunately, we are not running volleyball leagues in Fall 2020. However, we are looking to create opportunities to play volleyball. Please check AHPD communications and continue to visit our webpage for new offerings.
The Arlington Heights Park District Youth Volleyball program is a recreational league for boys and girls in 5th through 8th grade. Our goal is to teach young players fundamental technical and age-appropriate tactical skills and enable players to practice sporting behavior while having fun. Teams are kept small to maximize playing time. Players register individually, by grade. However, leagues may be split or combined by grade and/or gender, depending on enrollment when registration closes.
Practices and games (one hour each) are scheduled, back-to-back, on Sunday between 12 noon and 7pm. Players will receive their season schedules from their coach AFTER the coach meeting on January 8th.
All leagues begin with a Sunday kick-off: players meet their coaches and teammates, receive uniforms, and have their first practice.
We do not keep regular season standings, and all teams qualify for the end-of-season single-elimination tournament!
Volunteering to coach
We rely on volunteers to coach our teams! If you would like to coach, please indicate your interest when you register.
Uniforms and Equipment
At the start of each season, players receive a team jersey. 5th grade leagues play with a Volley-Lite ball (this style of ball is softer than a regular volleyball). All leagues play with a standard Junior High net height.
Team formation and friend requests
Boys and girls register for separate leagues split by grade. Leagues may be combined by gender and/or grade, depending on enrollment.
Players are placed on teams created around their local community centers and the schools they attend. Players who register by the deadline may ask to be placed on a team with one friend. However, the friend request must be mutual: both players must request each other. We cannot honor requests in cases where players request more than one friend or link friends in a circular request: friend A requests friend B, friend B requests friend C, friend C requests friend A.
Please coordinate your friend request before registering to ensure that it is mutual.
Teams that play together in the fall season typically stay together in the winter season, depending upon the number of returning players and coaches. New players in the winter are placed on existing teams with open roster spots or placed on new teams. We are unable to keep teams together from school year to school year and are unable to honor coach requests.