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Sport Overview

WYSI Volleyball is aimed at teaching the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. There is no experience necessary to play, only a willingness to learn, listen, and have fun!

  • 3rd-4th grade rec league – This league is designed for beginners and it is usually the first time that the child is introduced to formal volleyball play. They will learn the basic rules of the game, as well as the proper way to pass and hit the ball. Most of the serving is done underhand, but toward the end, the coaches may start to teach the players the mechanics of overhand serving.

  • 5th-6th grade rec league – This league is still ideal for beginners of appropriate age, but there will be others on the team with a little more experience. Many of the players will learn to serve overhand during this league, but overhand serving is not a requirement. They will master the rules as well as hone their skills to prepare themselves for tryouts of the 7th grade school team.

  • 7th -9th grade rec league – This is the most competitive league, as the players are starting to get of height to be good hitters. Beginners have also been successful in this league, as playing with the more experienced players usually helps their game to come along. Full volleyball rules are enforced, such as carries, net violations, foot faults, etc., just as they would be in high school. If your daughter is planning to tryout for the 7th or the 8th grade school volleyball team, she should also sign up for this league. If she in fact does make the school team, your signup fee will be fully refunded.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What days of the week are practices and what is the locations?

A. Last year, there were 30 teams of 8-10 players each, so there are a lot of practice locations and times.   Practices are once a week sometime between Monday and Thursday, in one of the elementary schools in Westfield.  They can start as early as 6:15 or as late as 7:30.  Requests for practice nights can no longer be honored.

Q. When are the games?

A. The games are on Saturday, at varied times between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, usually at one location such as Westfield Intermediate School.

Q.  Can I request a certain coach, or to be on a team with my neighbor for carpool purposes, etc.

A.  No, per the WYSI Policies and Procedures (Section 7.C.6.b). With the number of players that we place on teams, we try to focus on distributing skill above all else. Usually there will be someone from your team randomly that can help with carpool if needed, after all, Westfield is not that big.

Q.  What kind of experience is needed to coach?

A.  None, really.  Especially with the younger kids. The commissioner is available to help with some drills, practice ideas, etc., that will make you successful.



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Registration Information

League Max. League Size  * Fee
3rd & 4th Grade 90 $100
5th & 6th Grade 108 $100
7th - 9th Grade No Cap $100

Registration Deadline : July 30 2020 (*Early Bird: on or before July 16)

* Register on or before the Early Bird deadline and receive a $20 discount (the discount will be applied at the end of the registration process)

2020 Dates to Remember

Season Starts:
First practice week of August 17; first games August 22

Season Ends: 
Thursday, October 15

Picture Day:  
  September 19, Westfield Intermediate School

there will be no evaluations this year.  Team formation will be based using last year's evaluation scores and new players will be randomly assigned to teams.

Coaches Meetings:
3/4th and 5/6th - August 4, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oak Trace Elementary School
7-9th - August 5, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oak Trace Elementary School

Referee Meeting:
August 5, 6:30-7:30 pm, Oak Trace Elementary School

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