Minnesota Volleyball Association

The Minnesota Volleyball Association provides adults in and around the Twin Cities with high quality volleyball leagues and tournaments.  It’s the Twin Cities adult volleyball community’s organization of choice!

Frequently Visited Pages

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MVA Winter R4's League
Winter League will be at Champions Hall, starts January 7. The cost is $284 for 11 weeks of play. Register on the
League Registration page. List AA or A for a division.

2014-15 Tournament Schedule
MVA #3 - 12/13, $150, deadline 12/5
MVA #4 - 1/10, $150, deadline 1/2
MVA #5 - 1/24, $150, deadline 1/16
MVA #6 - 2/7, $150, deadline 1/30
MVA #7 - 2/21, $150, deadline 2/13
MVA #8 - 3/7, $150, deadline 3/27
Arrowhead - 3/21, $150 member teams, $170 nonmember teams, deadline 3/13
MVA Championship - 4/11, $150 Member teams, $170 nonmember teams,  deadline 4/3

Go to Tournament Registration to find out how to register.

Duluth Arrowhead Recap
Thanks for playing in the Arrowhead tournament and benefit for last year's Champion Renee Lange (Tenacious Divas, WBB). In honor of Renee and her fight with Breast cancer, the MVA donated funds from Arrowhead to the Susan G Koman for the Cure fund.  Renee participated in the 2013 Arrowhead in the WBB division with her team Tenacious Divas who finished in 2nd place.  Check out Renee’s blog site -

New! Facebook: The MVA has a new Group for MVA members only. Go to the MVA page and request to be added. If you are an MVA member or play R4's tournaments or leagues you qualify to be added. The page has event postings for every tournament and will allow MVA players/teams to comment if they want to play, if they are looking for players or to see what teams are playing. What teams are in and space left in the tournament may be posted, too.  Starting in 2012, the MVA will use it more to post tournament results/pictures quicker. Please do not post other tournaments or leagues without emailing rick@mnvba.com first. Tournament or event listings will be limited to MVA events, non conflicting volleyball events or benefits.

Player/Team Match: If you are not on Facebook or are not getting responses via Facebook, a player looking for a team for any event, tournament or league, may email rick@mnvba.com with your name/contact/division(s)/position(s) along with the event date. Please send a separate email for each event. If you are a team seeking a player you may email rick@mnvba.com with your team name, division level and position you need filled and available player information will be sent to you.

Leagues and Officiating
Chisago Lakes:
If you are looking for a fall volleyball coed or women’s team to play on, Chisago Lakes Community Education has had a league for many years.  We are looking  for a couple more teams for the fall.  If you are interested in playing indoors at the Chisago Lakes Area Schools this fall or winter, contact Barry Hindt
bhindt@CHISAGOLAKES.K12.MN.US. Women’s play is on Monday nights and Coed play is on Thursday nights.
Whistle While You Work LLC is your volleyball headquarters for the Southwest metro area.  If you are interested in Sand Leagues, Summer Tournaments or Officiating High School- Contact Sandy,

The Shakopee Volleyball Association
is looking for head and assistant coaches for the 2014-15 JO Season with ages ranging from 10-17.  The season begins in November and ends in early to mid-April.  If you have interest, please contact Tom McDonald at 952-941-6315 or email
The Tartan JO program is in need of coaches for the upcoming season. This is a thriving program, contact Kathleen Hennessy


Anyone caught consuming alcohol at any site used by the MVA, this includes the parking lot, will be suspended from any further participation in the MVA. This includes tournament and league play.

Anyone caught vandalizing a site will be suspended from further participation in MVA play.


* The MVA does not accept faxed entries unless used in conjunction with online payments.  Credit cards are accepted online only.
* MVA policy is that entry fees will not be refunded for teams that drop from tournaments for any reason past the deadline date.  The MVA is billed and responsible for all courts reserved up to a month prior to all tournaments. Unless the MVA charges a higher fee overall for tournaments during the season to cover for teams that drop from tournaments or site refund funds for the same reason, it is not possible to refund entry fees.
* Before registering for a tournament listed with location of Twin Cities, consider that courts may be used in Andover and/or Hastings.  No refund or credit will be given for teams that register but do not wish to travel to these sites.

Tournament Late Fees
Team tournament entry late fees will be $35 if paid on the day of the tournament vs. $20 if paid online before the tournament.  Click
here to pay team entry late fee online.

Policy on Smoking
Several sites are smoke free including the grounds if it is a school. If you are at M1 or Shakopee this weekend the only place you can smoke is in your car. You may not smoke outside the building.

Parking at M1
M1 has plenty of on site parking but everyone needs to be sure that they park in a designated and marked parking area in the M1 lot – not across the street or on the street. Please car pool if possible.

Food and Beverages
Food and beverages are only allowed in off court areas at any MVA playing site. As a team rep you are responsible to be sure your team understands this and where the designated eating/break areas are at each site. Score tables on the playing surface are not a break area to eat.

Member Registration Information
The Member Registration Information has been updated for the 2011-12 season.  Check out the Individual registration discounts available to members registering online.

Uniform Requirements
All players must wear a jersey with a number. Jerseys do not need to match but numbers should be non duplicated front and back. If a team does not have matching uniforms then the Libero should not have a number so they are easier to identify. Since the libero is the only player that does not need a number, if a player does not have a number they will be designated as the Libero.

Reasons for Numbered Uniforms
1. For line ups for the teams that actually take them to help them keep track of servers and rotation;
2. It would be nearly impossible for teams to identify a libero without some uniform or number requirements and it’s already confusing in how they sub in and out;
3. It helps an opposing team to be able to call out which players are in the front row by the number on their jersey;
4. It is helpful in the event of misconduct to identify a player by their number.

Teams will forfeit 5 points per game for each player excluding the libero that is not wearing a number.

Tournament Formats
One pool for one division: The top four teams to playoffs and  has 3 playoff rounds on the one court; no playoff game for teams tied for  4th place
Two pools for one division: The top three teams advance from  each pool and has 3 playoff rounds on 2 courts, no  playoffs game for teams tied for 3rd place
Three pools for one division: The top two teams advance to  playoffs from each pool and has 3 playoff rounds on 2  courts. The 3rd place team in each pool advances to a separate  consolation bracket with 2 playoff rounds on the third court. There is not a  playoff game for teams tied for 3rd place.
Four pools for one division: The top two teams advance to  playoffs from each pool and has 3 playoff rounds using  4 courts the first round and then 2. The 3rd place team in each pool  advances to a separate consolation playoff bracket with 2 playoff rounds that  uses 2 courts after the first playoff round. The 3rd place teams officiate the first round of regular playoffs. There is  not a playoff game for teams tied for 3rd place.

These formats  will allow for the maximum number of teams to advance and still finish around  the 7 PM time. This is  not a guarantee that tournaments will not finish earlier or later than 7 PM.  Pools with multiple divisions may use other options for playoffs--for instance  divisions mixed with AA and A teams. Playoff advancement would be determined by  the number of teams from each division and the number of courts.

Tie Breaker process:
1. Head to head play for all teams tied  starting with games played against each other and then point differential  against each other.
2. Overall point  differential



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rick@mnvba.com    Phone: 715-778-4249    Cell: 612-247-4682