Division Descriptions

Recreational: A Recreational player is a beginner who may or may not know the basics of volleyball. They may or may not have played volleyball before, but they are just beginning to serve, bump, set and attack. Recreational level players are still in the early learning stage of the game. They enjoy playing volleyball but don't really know positioning, and don't always use three hits during the match. 

Intermediate: An Intermediate player knows some volleyball skills. Intermediate players know how to bump, set, and attack a ball, but intermediate players are not consistent in these skills. Intermediate players will begin differentiating themselves as hitters or setters, and are beginning to learn court position.  

Competitive: A Competitive player has learned the various aspects of the game and knows the skills necessary to be successful. They are comfortable on the court, but may not know where to be at all time when plays are developing. Competitive players have developed some consistency in their skills, but still have some work to do. Competitive players will also begin to differentiate themselves at middles, opposites, libber's. A Competitive setter knows how to run a 5-1, a 6-2 or a 4-2 offense. 

Skilled: A Skilled player has developed reliable consistency in their skills. They know where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing. A Skilled setter consistently places their sets where they can be effectively attacked, and changes up their sets. Skilled players know where to be when the opponent is hitting to effectively dig the ball. A Skilled player knows their footwork and how to approach hitting effectively. They can change up their hits hitting line, cross court and can effectively dumping the ball. 

Advanced: An Advanced player has excellent court awareness and know all the skills well, but cannot always execute the super-high level plays extremely effectively all the time. Advanced players can run combination plays (slides, tandems, crosses, and back-row hitting) in a basic way if passes are good. 

Power: A Power player know all the skills well and executes them effectively all the time. Power players have in depth knowledge of offensive and defensive game play, use advanced strategies to be successful, and are able to perform at the highest levels for an extended period of time. 

Elite: An Elite player plays at the highest skill level in at least one, preferable more, aspects of the game. They have an extensive background in the sport knowing both the rules and court positioning.



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