Cross Volleyball | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Cross Volleyball League

Register Your Team by Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 5:00pm!

The Cross Volleyball League continues to be one of our most popular sport leagues. With a wide variety of team options this league caters to all including those simply out for recreation, and those looking for higher competition. Standard 6 player rules apply!

League Overview

Teams in the CrossLeague play with six players on the court at a time. In the CoRec category teams can have a maximum of 3 self-identified men playing at any time.
Teams must register 8-20 participants, and dress a minimum of 5 to start the game. Each team can dress a maximum of 20 participants and Divisional Teams are able to have a max of 3 designated imports.

If you have any questions about the Participation Structure please consult the "League Participation Structure" button below.

Tier Competition Levels

Term 1 and 2- Fall and Winter
Category Tier Description
CoRec Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in the Cross Volleyball League or Club experience is highly recommended
CoRec Tier 2 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Cross Volleyball League, or similar league recommended
CoRec Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in the Cross Volleyball League or Club experience is highly recommended
Open Tier 2 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Cross Volleyball League, or similar league recommended
Open Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 High level of player skill. Previous experience in the Cross Volleyball League or Club experience is highly recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Intermediate to higher level of player skill.  Some experience in the Cross Volleyball League, or similar league recommended
Womens (W2STGN) Tier 3 Beginner to intermediate level of player skill. No previous experience required
Open Just For Fun Non-Competitive.  No Officials, no Playoffs.  All skill levels welcome

Days of Play

The Cross Volleyball League plays on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. While Intramurals will endeavour to keep games on a similar day each week, teams must be able to play on any of the days listed previously. Games are approximately twice a week, with games generally back to back, or with a small break between games.

Equipment Needed

Non-Marking shoes are required.  Knee pads are recommended.

Location

 

Games are played at both historic War Memorial Gym

and at Osborne Gym A.

Have more Questions?

The Cross Volleyball League can be reached at im.volleyball@ubc.ca

Term 1 (Fall) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Tue Sep 10, 2019 Free Agent's Meeting in 1st Year Residences We will be in the Totem Park Ballroom, Place Vanier Ballroom, and in the Orchard Commons Commonsblock at 5:00PM. Drop by to find others looking for a team!
Wed Sep 11, 2019 Learn to Play Night Find out more on our Free Week page
Thu Sep 12, 2019 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Thu Sep 19, 2019 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Wed Sep 25, 2019 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Thu Sep 26, 2019 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Sep 27, 2019 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Oct 12-14, 2019 Thanksgiving Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Fri Oct 18, 2019 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Nov 9-11, 2019 Remembrance Day Weekend NO GAMES for all leagues
Thu Nov 14, 2019 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 1 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool
Term 2 (Winter) Important Dates
Date Description Details
Fri Nov 1, 2019 Term 2 Registration Opens First chance to register for Term 2.
Thu Jan 9, 2020 General Free Agent's Meeting Come by the SRC Gyms at 5:00PM to find others looking for a team!
Fri Jan 10, 2020 Team Registration Deadline Register your team online or in-person at the SRC by 5:00pm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 Initial Roster Submission Deadline Captains submit your initial rosters so your team is eligible for the first week of play. You can continue to add players to your roster until the final roster deadline.
Thu Jan 16, 2020 First Possible Day of Play First games are scheduled this day! If your league plays multiple days per week you may not have a game, schedules will be released as quick as possible
Fri Jan 17, 2020 Uniform Order Deadline Captains submit your uniform order forms by 5:00pm.  Order forms can be found here.
Fri Feb 14, 2020 Uniform Deadline All players on all competitive teams must wear uniforms with numbers on the back to be eligible to play
Feb 15-23, 2020 Reading Week No Games - All Leagues
Fri Feb 28, 2020 Final Roster Deadline You can no longer add any players to your roster beyond this date at 5:00pm
Thu Mar 13, 2020 Playoffs Begin Playoffs begin for term 2 leagues! Specific Days and Times will vary per tier/pool

 

Save the Date for Hall of Fame!

Come celebrate with your team! Whether you participated in term 1 or term 2, whether you placed first or last in your league, we invite you to come celebrate with your team and your league! Hall of Fame is an annual event where teams come celebrate the champions in their leagues as well Earl Award winners with some snacks and beverages!

The 2020 Hall of Fame will be held on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020. Time and location are currently TBD but will be announced closer to the date.

When you are registering a team for UBC Recreation Intramurals Leagues or Events, there are a number of different participation options for your team based on the composition of your team in terms of skill level, gender identity and expression, and your campus community affiliations. If you are unsure of what to register for, follow these four steps prior to registering your team.


Competitive vs. Just For Fun

The first decision that you’ll have to make is whether your team wants to be a competitive team, recreational team or a just for fun team.

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are eligible for advancements, finals, and ultimately the winning of a championship shirt! In Intramural Leagues, there are also multiple tiers within each team structure which are outlined below in the Leagues Tier Explanation step.

If your team wants to compete as a competitive team, continue down this page to decide on the different team structure options for you to compete in.

Recreational Teams

Recreational teams are similar in all aspects to Competitive teams, just at a lower intensity and skill level.  Teams in this category still compete for championships in playoffs, and all games are officiated.

Just For Fun Teams

If you’re here to try something new, or you just want to have fun outside of a competitive atmosphere, the Just For Fun category could be right for you! Please note that these teams do not qualify for advancements or championships, and in leagues they are not officiated.

If your team wants to participate as a Just For Fun Team then you can skip over the Team Structure and Tier Explanations, and jump to UBC Community Affiliations. In the Just For Fun category, team gender requirements are not applicable.


Competitive/Recreational Team Categories

UBC strives to build a respectful and welcoming environment for all participants to enhance well-being, participation and a sense of community on campus through opportunities in Athletics and Recreation. We, acknowledge gender identity and gender expression as a spectrum. If you have further questions about our competitive team categories, please visit our Building a Respectful and Welcoming Environment in Recreation page.

If your team wants to compete on a competitive team you have three different team categories to choose from: Open; Women’s, Two-Spirit, Trans, & Gender Non-Conforming; and CoRec. We encourage individuals to self-select where they feel they belong within the participation structure. UBC Recreation welcomes all our participants and we want to encourage participation for all.

Open Category

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender.

Women’s (W2STGN) Category

Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes participation by those who self-identify as women, two-spirit, trans and gender non-conforming.

CoRec Category (Not available for Summer Soccer)

Men, Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming
This category welcomes all individuals to participate regardless of gender; however, teams must adhere to a maximum number of self-identified men. Please refer to specific programs under the “Event Overview” or “League Overview” tab for additional information.

Once you have selected your team category

If you are registering for an Intramural League, move on to Leagues Tier Explanations to choose the Tier that best suits your team’s skill level in the respective sport.
If you are registering for an Intramural Event, please skip Leagues Tier Explanations and jump to UBC Community Affiliations to decide if your team will compete for a specific UBC Community or in the Campus Wide Division.


Intramural Leagues Tier Explanation

UBC Recreation provides a variety of competitive tiers for our leagues. These tiers are within each of the three competitive Team Structures. Please note that not all tier options are offered for all leagues and the competition level in a tier in one league, may not be comparable to a tier in another.. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered and the competition level within them.

Once you have selected your tier

Your last step is to move onto UBC Community Affiliations to decide if you want to represent your residence, faculty, etc. as an Intramural Participant.


UBC Community Affiliations

Regardless of whether you’re competing in a competitive or just for fun team you have the ability to compete as a Campus Wide team or a Divisional team and represent your affiliated UBC Community Unit.

Divisional Teams

What is a Divisional Team?

If your team is made up of individuals from a single UBC Community Unit – faculty or residence – you qualify to compete as a Divisional team. For a list of all Divisions and Units, visit the Unit Rankings by Division page.

For Divisional Teams, each team is allowed one “import”, an individual on your roster who is not from your declared unit.

Why compete as a Divisional Team?

Throughout the year we keep track of the participation and performance of teams that qualify in Divisional Units. Typically, teams are comprised of members entirely from a single faculty, department, or residence. At the end of the year at the Hall of Fame event, awards are handed out for each Division based on their unit’s participation.

In addition, Divisional competitive teams compete separately from Campus Wide teams in Day of the LongBoat and Storm The Wall, and in all Intramural Leagues. There are entirely separate championship awards for Divisional teams. For more information, visit the Earl Awards and Unit Points page.

Campus Wide Teams

The Campus Wide division does not have any restrictions on units.

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Wondering what the Default Prevention Deposit is? UBC Recreation introduced a this policy in the Intramural Leagues program in 2018 to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the previous 5 years we have saw a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacted the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that a team doesn’t have enough players for a game, please reference the Intramural Leagues Cancellation and Default Process page.


Please register online or at the Student Recreation Centre. Registration is open until Friday, January 10, 2020.
*Please note that Tier 1 Teams play longer games than Tier 2 and 3.

Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
CoRec Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $145.00 $50.00 $195.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Just For Fun Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $80.00 $50.00 $130.00
Level of Play Term League Dates Location No Games Registration Fee Breakdown Total Registration Fee Register My Team
Team Fee Default Protection Deposit
CoRec Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
CoRec Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Just For Fun Winter Jan 16 - Mar 22 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 15-23 $200.00 $50.00 $250.00

How do I find or create a team?

The most traditional way to find a team for all Intramural Leagues, Tournaments, Races, and Events is to talk to people in your classes, faculties, clubs, residences, and among your friends to find people who are also interested in participating in one of our dozens of programs.

Once you’ve got at least the minimum # of players of players to sign up, you can register online at the Intramurals Online Registration Page , or in person at the Operations Desk of the Student Recreation Centre

Please be aware of the registration deadlines for the individual programs, and note that many of our programs do fill up, so it is better to register before the registration deadline.

What if I still can’t find a team?

1. Free Agent Facebook Group

UBC Recreation Intramurals hosts a Facebook Group where players who are looking for a team, and teams that are looking for more players can be connected.  Please use the program specific threads for the League or Event(s) you are interested in participating in. For a more detailed listing of possible play times for all League Sports, please check out the Intramural Leagues Days of Play Schedule

2. Free Agent Meetings

Your second option is to attend the Free Agent Meeting. At this meeting, we will try and match you up with other like-minded people and hopefully get you into position to register a team. Here are the currently scheduled Free Agent Meetings:

  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre

I’ve never played before, or I haven’t played in a long time. What can I do?

This year, we’ve added a Learn to Play night for each league.  During this free, hour-long session, you will be taught the basic skills and rules of the sport or activity you are interested in so that you are confident going into the Intramural Season.  Learn to Play night is Wednesday, September 11th for all League sports.  Specific time and location can be found on each League Page under Important Dates.

I’m looking for something a little more casual

UBC Intramurals offers a lot of casual or informal programs for those who are looking to play their favourite sports, but without a long commitment or a competition structure to follow.

Drop-In Programs

Most facilities under UBC Recreation have drop-in opportunities to play various sports associated with that venue including ice hockey, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and futsal. There are also opportunities to try less traditional sports such as Wheelchair Basketball and Cricket. Check out the Drop-In Schedule

Staff and Faculty Volleyball League

Each Wednesday at 12:00pm at the Student Recreation Centre UBC Staff and Faculty come come drop in and play volleyball for free.  To sign up, please check out the Staff and Faculty Volleyball League sign up. All skill levels are present and welcome!

Latest Cross Volleyball News

Cross Volleyball League Term 1 Wrap Up

On behalf of the Cross Volleyball League Crew, we’d like to extend a big thank you to all our participants this semester. We loved seeing the sport of volleyball bring people together week to week. We appreciate your commitment and dedication to attending late night and/or weekend games!

 

We would like to congratulate our Term 1 Winners!

 

CoRec Tier 1 CWD: Bangers Gotta Bang

CoRec Tier 1 DIV: Checkpoint BLOCKades

CoRec Tier 2 CWD: Beta Blockers

CoRec Tier 2 Div: Spiked Boba

CoRec Tier 3 CWD: HKYours

CoRec Tier 3 Div: MSFM

Open Tier 1 CWD: Big Dogs

Open Tier 2 CWD: UKHAN

Open Tier 2 Div: Victorious Secret

Womens A CWD: Block Obumpa

Womens B CWD: On The Fly

 

Registration for Term 2 is now open until Jan 10 at 5pm. See Registration link: https://reg.rec.ubc.ca/econnectlg/Activities/Activitiesdetails.asp?aid=1200

 

We hope to see you and your enthusiasm for volleyball next term!

League Feature of the Week: Just The Tip

Our League of the Week is Cross Volleyball Intramurals!

Today’s blog shares Jenny Lam’s experience in participating in the W2STGN pool on a free agent team, Just the Tip!

1. How was your free-agent experience at the beginning of the term?

I would say that it was somewhat difficult to find a team if you didn’t go to the free-agent meetings held at the residences. Nevertheless, there is Facebook for all the intramural leagues to look for potential teammates, and luckily several people messaged me after seeing my comment, so it all worked out at the end. It was a bit intimidating to meet new people at first, after going to drop-ins and playing games together, it got better.

2. What helped with making your team close despite all meeting each other for the first time?

Being supportive of each other is what I think brought us closer to each other. We would hype each other up when we win points and huddle up and talk each other up when we lose points. I believe the feeling of acceptance is essential to building great teamwork.

3. What are your favourite aspects of playing in the W2STGN team?

For me personally, playing with teammates and against teams that are at a similar skill level as me, so I can solidify my foundational skills and learn new skills by actually practicing them during games.

4. Favourite memory in intramural volleyball? Or favourite part of playing volleyball?

I would say it is winning a game, it is definitely rewarding. Otherwise, It would be those long rally we have had, trying to keep the ball off the ground and over the net.

5. What piece of advice would you give students that want to play volleyball but don’t have a full team?

If there are enough people interested, then assemble a team of your own and join the league! If not, you could always gather a few friends and join a team as free agents (find a team during free-agent meetings or on the Facebook group).

6. What advice would you give to people new to the sport?

Definitely go for it, because you can only learn how to play when you are on a team playing it. If you are looking to join just to chill and relax during your free time, I reckon tier 3 and just for fun teams are pretty good. People here are supportive so don’t worry even if you have no experience, it’s all about having fun and making friends

 

Thanks so much, Jenny for sharing your tips with us this week! We hope you and your team had a great season and hopefully you’ll be back next term!

 

5 Steps To Become a Volleyball Player!

Are you looking at volleyball players and wondering: “I wish I could get into that sport..”. We’ll we’ve got the solution for you! Check out our steps in how to be a volleyball player and transform yourself into a VBALL star!!

Step 1: Buy Your Outfit

Walk onto the volleyball court looking and feeling like a champ!

 

What Should Be On Your Checklist?

 ✔ Spandex – Nike, Underarmour or Mizuno 

 ✔ Knee pads

 ✔ Long Nike Elite socks (but we won’t judge if you wear ankle socks)

 ✔ Nike Basketball ball or Mizuno Shoes 

 ✔ Pro-wrap EVERYTHING

 ✔ Ankle braces for PROTECTION

 ✔ Athletic tape 

 ✔ 32432 Tournament hoodies and T-shirts

 


Step 2: Learn the Essential Skills

  • Learn to serve – underhand or overhand

  • Learn to bump – watch out for your forearms turning red after all the practice!

  • Learn to set – get those nice hands! 

  • Learn to spike – be wary of your approach, swing, and timing!

  • Learn to block – greatest feeling in the world!!

 


Step 3: Understand Volleyball Lingo

Just a few things volleyball players say:

  • It’s up!! 
  • You know, I used to play club. 
  • OUT!! 
  • One pass 
  • 51!! 62!! 
  • Pipe!
  • Pancake
  • Pokey
  • Tip
  • Ace
  • Dig
  • Roof
  • Shank
  • Side out!
  • Serves up
  • Left/right seams 
  • Can you tape me? 
  • Do you wanna pepper?

Step 4: Choose Your Position! 

→ Setter

  • The backbone of the offence
  • Makes decisions who about who gets to hit! 
  • Gets the 2nd touch to set to the hitters
  • Has to takes in a lot of information and needs to make quick decisions
  • Takes the blame for others mistakes 🙁
  • Also blames everyone for their mistakes 
  • “Nice hands” 

→ Outside Hitter

  • Is a great passer and hitter!
  • Has big swing and is a solid blocker 
  • The go-to person for setters to set to
  • But, always complaining about the set.. “Tighter, wait… Not so tight!!” 
  • “You have such big hops and hang time!”

→ Right Side

  • Blocks the other teams outside sitter
  • Has good hits and passes
  • Rarely gets set unless your setter can backset 

→ Middle

  • Needs to read the opponent’s setters moves
  • Quick to move from one end of the court to the other for a big block! 
  • Hits the quick sets!

→ Libero

  • Always back row
  • Are the best passers and an even better digger
  • Is the person running all over the court to keep the ball up! 

Step 5: Have Fun & Register for Term 2 Cross Volleyball Intramurals

Now that you’re a pro at volleyball, grab your friends, teammates, or other free agents and sign for term 2 intramurals and win that champion shirt!

This can be done online at www.recreation.ubc.ca or in-person at the Student Recreation Centre front desk before Friday, January 10th, 2020!

 

See ya’ll on the court!

 

 

 

Cross Volleyball League Playoffs – Term 1

Hello everyone,

Please see your playoff brackets below.  Please note that you may have multiple games in one day if you advance, so please check all your potential games.

CoRec Tier 1 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 1 Divisional

CoRec Tier 2 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 2 Divisional

CoRec Tier 3 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 3 Divisional

Women’s (W2STGN) A

Women’s (W2STGN) B

Open Tier 1 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Divisional

If your bracket is not posted yet, please check back frequently.