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Frequently Asked Questions

How old must you be to play DIVA?

Our Insurance Policy only allows individuals that are 18 or older to play in our League. You do not have to be 18 to sign up, but you must be at least 18 on or before you step on the court.

Do I join DIVA by myself or do I have to find a team to play on?

DIVA has implemented a draft process so everyone joins DIVA as an individual. Every new member must attend at least one New Member Clinic to be watched by the Evaluation Committee. After the Clinics, new members are placed into one of DIVA’s seven divisions (Recreational, Intermediate, Competitive, Skilled, Advanced, Power and Elite). Once we determine how many members are in each division, we finalize the number of teams for that division. Captains are chosen from returning members in each division and they select players for their teams during a random draft prior to the start of league play.

If I am not rated yet can I still register for the season?

You’re still eligible to register for the season prior to getting evaluated. You’ll need to choose the division for Unrated Players. Once you attend a New Member Clinic, your registration will automatically convert to the appropriate division the night you receive your rating (as long as there are still spots open). Registering early does not guarantee you a spot in the upcoming season though. We highly recommend you attend one of the early New Member Clinics to receive your rating. Joining DIVA is a two step process – evaluation and registration. If you receive your rating after your division is full, you will not be placed on a team (but your money will be refunded).

When are games played?

All indoor games are played on Friday nights at Premier Volleyball Center. Play begins at 6:45 p.m. and continues until 12:00 p.m.,although you will not be there the whole time. You will play two games, ref one game, and sit out one game (for example: play at 6:45 p.m., play at 7:30 p.m., sit out at 8:15 p.m., ref at 9:00 p.m.). We have a 11-week season in the Spring and Fall and typically two 6-week sessions in the Summer, which take place at a local sand volleyball court. Depending on availability of court space, DIVA sometimes has a 12-week season.

Who officiates the matches?

We self-referee our matches. Each team will be assigned one match every night to ref. The reffing team must provide two referees, a scorekeeper, and two line judges. If you would like to be DIVA-certified to referee or keep score, you must attend a Certification Clinic. Clinics will be offered at beginning of each season. Ask your Captain for more information.

What about practice?

DIVA offers weekly divisional practices for you to practice and further develop your volleyball skills outside of Friday night play. Each division has a two-hour scheduled practice/open play every week on Tuesday or Thursday (Times are adjusted at the beginning of the season to accommodate larger divisions). These practices are offered at Premier Volleyball Center and are open to all rostered team members of that division. Please check the website for location and times by division. Non-rostered players can purchase practice passes by going to the STORE section.

What do I get for my membership fee?

You receive a pre-season member open play, 11 weeks of play, 11 weeks of practice, ad hoc skills clinics, a t-shirt, a season-ending tournament with professional referees and awards, a season-ending banquet, and a wide variety of social activities.

Who do I contact to get more information?

Please email the Vice President of Membership  to assist you with any questions. Once you have been placed in a division, you may contact your Division Representative. Their contact information can be found on the DIVA Board Members page.

Still Interested?

Please complete the NEW MEMBER INTEREST form to let us know a little more about you. Once you have completed the form, the Vice President of Membership will contact you.

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