New Member FAQ

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 (Elite, Power, Advanced, Skilled, Competitive, Intermediate or Recreational). Once we see how many members are in each division we will set the number of teams for that division. Captains are chosen from returning members in each division and they will select the teams. This is done in 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 the games played?
All games are played on Friday nights at the Advantage Sports Center. Play begins at 7:30 and continues until 12:00 midnight. are not there the whole time. Because the organization has gotten so large we traditionally run two waves of play each night. We have a 12-week session in the Spring and Fall and typically two 6-week sessions in the Summer.

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 in at beginning of each season. Watch the website or 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 Tuesday - Thursday. These practices are offered at City of Dallas Recreation Centers and open to all members of that division. Please check website for location and times by division.

What do I get for my membership fee?
You receive a pre-season member open play, 11 weeks of play, 11 weeks of practice, 6 weeks of 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 for Membership  to assist you with any questions that you might have. Once you have been placed in a division you may want to contact your Division Representative. Their contact information can be found on the DIVA Board Members page.

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