A/E Volleyball Association organizes Adult Co-ed Volleyball Leagues in North Seattle. We currently offer Fall, Winter and Spring Indoor Leagues on Sunday Nights at Ingraham High School. There are also Week day Indoor leagues in the spring or fall when gyms are available. Our Outdoor Leagues run from May to August on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Green Lake, Sandel and Ravenna / Cowen Parks. A/E Volleyball also started a Junior USA Volleyball club for Girls and Boys called Cascade Volleyball Club of Seattle. It is a separate Non-Profit Corporation with a separate Website
INFORMATION ON THE INDOOR SEASON
The Fall Indoor session runs from mid October to mid December. The Winter session runs from early January to April. The Spring session runs from April to mid June. Depending on the number of teams that sign up, there are four levels:
Level 1 (Upper A/BB) all teams use 5-1 or 6-2 and players play positions, some former college
Level 2 (Middle 1 BB/B) many teams use 5-1 or 6-2 and most players play specific positions
Level 3 (Middle 2 B/B-) teams seldom use 5-1 or 6-2 and most players do not play specific positions
Level 4 (Lower B-/C) most teams are new league teams and often use center front as setter
Skill level of players and the their ability to pass, set, hit, block and serve cleanly varies from Level 1 where play is expected to be in strict conformance to the USA Volleyball rules down to Level 4 where some carries and double hits are common and serving is often underhand. Depending on the number of teams signed up for Levels 2, 3 and 4, these levels often will be combined at the start of the season and then separated mid-way through based upon the season record.
All Division matches are on Sunday nights at Ingraham High School (1819 N. 135th St. near intersection with Meridian) Level 1 plays 4:45 to 6:45 PM. Level 2 plays 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Levels 2 and 3 also play unless the number of teams exceed 20 and then a Levels 4 (and possibly 3 may be moved to 12:15 to 2:15.
Your team will generally play 5 different opponents each Sunday night - one game each to 25 points (rally scoring). No referees. This format emphasizes maximum playing time each week with a variety of opponents - all at a reasonable cost. Less than $27 per hour per team!!!! In the Spring and Fall we also offer a Co-Ed league on Week days but only when we are able to secure a gym.
Returning teams are allowed to hold their spots by registering and paying by the deadline listed which is approximately one month before the next session starts. New teams are accepted on a first come/first paid basis. To hold a spot on the waiting list send a $50 deposit any time to A/E Volleyball Association c/o Scott Baumler 2821 2nd Avenue, #1201, Seattle, WA 98121. Deposits are fully refundable if we are unable to provide a spot in the group requested but are forfeited if a spot is offered and not exercised.
INFORMATION ON THE OUTDOOR SEASON
The outdoor Volleyball season starts generally after Memorial Day Weekend. The exact dates are on the registration form. Returning teams can hold their previous spot by registering by May 1st or date on the website. Register your team for the outdoor season using the TEAM OUTDOOR ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM ON THE HOME PAGE
(registration generally opens in mid April)
You may choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and from 4 different levels.
All teams will have matches that rotate at about 1 month intervals between the following areas:
Evan's Pool area on the east side of Green Lake Sandel Playground (NW 90th and 1st NW - in the Greenwood area) Ravenna Park (55th Ave NE & NE Ravenna Blvd.) or
Cowen Park (Brooklyn Ave NE and NE Ravenna Blvd.)
Remember openings are filled when the payment is received. Enter early! In the past, all the returning teams that had their forms in on time got their first choice for day and group. If your team was one of the top 2 teams in a group last year, please move up a group. Likewise, the bottom two in each group should move down. Each team will receive this year's schedule one week before the start. For the new teams, games start at 6:45 p.m. The league is divided into four levels. All divisions are co-ed. A team must have a minimum of one woman and a maximum of 4 men.
Levels 3 and 4 (about 50 teams last summer) is based upon a fairly casual recreational form of volleyball. Teams will be further divided into groups of 12 to 14 teams. Level 3 and 4 are designed to let everyone, no matter what the skill level, join in the fun. In these two groups some carries, double hits and throws are tolerated.
Levels 1 and 2 (about 45 teams last summer) are for those teams that regularly play in leagues all year long and prefer a higher level of play, using Co-ed USA Volleyball rules.
All four levels are offered on all three days (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).
The tournament for Level 1 and 2 teams will be on a separate day than the Level 3 and 4 teams -- always on the weekend in August that is before and not on the Labor Day Weekend. The Level 1 and 2 teams play on Saturday and the Level 3 and 4 teams play on Sunday. All teams are eligible and encouraged to come to the tournaments. The tournament fee is included in the league fee for all levels. More information on the tourneys will be emailed to team captains and alternates around August 1st..
Please register on line and pay using the PayPal button or mail team fee checks (made payable to A/E Volleyball Association) to the following address:
A/E Volleyball Association
c/o Scott Baumler
2821 2nd Ave., #1201
Seattle, WA 98121
If there are any questions, the best way to reach us is by email or by calling 206-782-8030 after 6:30 p.m., but you can leave a message anytime on the answering machine. Please leave an e-mail address if you are unable to down load the forms from this site.
PLAYERS LOOKING FOR A TEAM TO JOIN:
Individuals looking for a team to join may leave a message in the guest book and send us an email requesting to be placed on the Individual Email Group List. This list receives periodic emails forwarded from captains seeking players and information on other volleyball events that may be of interest to Individuals. In your email to us or in your posting in the Guest Book, please indicate your experience, position, the level of play you are seeking, nights you are interested in and your gender. Sign in Guest Book on our home page by Clicking here.
and/or for a spot on a team made up from individuals use: