Cross Volleyball | UBC Recreation

Welcome to the Cross Volleyball League

League Description
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! Come on out and serve, set, spike! Games are played at both historic War Memorial Gym

and at Osborne Gym A.

League Format
The Cross Volleyball League plays on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. While UBC Rec 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. For levels of play, please see the Competition Structure. Games are played as a best of 3 series, excluding the Tier 1 Divisions who play a best of 5 series. 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.

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

Learn to Play Night: Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018- 6:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 1 General Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 1 Registration Deadline: Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 - 5:00pm
Term 1 Uniform ORDER Deadline: , Friday Sep 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018
Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Thursday, Sep 27, 2018
Term 1 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Oct 19, 2018
Thanksgiving (no games all Leagues): Oct 6-8, 2018
Term 1 Roster Deadline: Friday, Nov 2, 2018                                                                                                                                     Remembrance Day Weekend (no games all Leagues): Nov 10-12, 2018
Term 1 Playoffs Begin: Thursday Nov 15, 2018 (Subject to change and division)
Term 2 Free Agent's Meeting: Thursday, Jan 3rd, 2019 - 5:00pm - SRC Gyms
Term 2 Indoor Leagues Registration Closes: Friday, Jan 4th, 2019- 5:00pm

Term 2 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 - 5:00pm

Term 2 First Possible Day of Play: Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Term 2 Uniform ORDER Deadline: Friday, Jan 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Term 2 Uniform Deadline: Friday, Feb 8th, 2019 - 5:00pm
Reading Week (no games all Leagues): Feb 16-24, 2019
Term 2 Roster Deadline: Friday, Mar 1, 2019
Term 2 Playoffs Begin: Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 (Subject to change and division)
2019 Hall of Fame: Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 - Time and Location TBD

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.


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.

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. Please check the “League Overview” tab for an outline of what tiers are offered.

Tier 1

The highest level of Intramural Leagues competition. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have significant experience in this sport.

Tier 2

Middle level of competitive leagues. This tier is available in all leagues, but not necessarily all team structure categories within those leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. All games are officiated with the exception of Ultimate (which is never officiated) and players should have moderate-to-high experience in this sport.

Tier 3

Lowest level of competitive leagues. This tier is not available in all leagues, depending on the number of teams in each category. Players at this tier can be beginners, but some basic understanding of the sport is recommended. In this tier all games are officiated with the exception of Volleyball. Volleyball Tier 3 games are only officiated in playoffs.

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, residence, sorority, or fraternity (or CoRec teams with all men from one fraternity and women from one sorority) – 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. However, teams competing in the CoRec Hindmarch Division are not allowed any imports.

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, greek chapter, 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, competitive teams who qualify as a Divisional Team compete separately form Campus Wide Teams in Day of the Longboat, 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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New for Fall 2018, UBC Recreation has introduced a new policy in the Intramural Leagues program to respond to the rising issue of defaults. Over the last 5 years we have seen a substantial rise in the number of teams not finishing their seasons due to defaulting. This negatively impacts the experience of both the team who defaulted, and the other teams in the league. In an effort to offset this issue, we have implemented a Default Prevention Deposit. In the event that your 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, Jan 4th, 2019.
*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 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $135.00 $50.00 $185.00
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
CoRec Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $135.00 $50.00 $185.00
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $135.00 $50.00 $185.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $110.00 $50.00 $160.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $100.00 $50.00 $150.00
Just For Fun Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $72.00 $50.00 $122.00
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 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
CoRec Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
CoRec Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Open Tier 1 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Open Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Open Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 1 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 2 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $250.00 $50.00 $300.00
Women's (W2STGN) Tier 3 Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $230.00 $50.00 $280.00
Just For Fun Winter Jan 10 - Mar 24 War Memorial Gym and Osborne F Feb 16 - 24 $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 Fall Intramural Leagues & Events – Tuesday, Sep 11 2018 – 5:00pm – NOTE: There are three separate meetings. One is at the Totem Park Residence Commonsblock, one at the Place Vanier Residence Commonsblock, and one at the Orchard Commons Commonsblock
  • Free Agent Meeting for Fall Leagues – Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 – 5:00pm – Student Recreation Centre
  • Free Agent Meeting for Winter Leagues – Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 – 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 12th 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 Playoffs – Term 2

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 2 Campus Wide

CoRec Tier 2 Divisional

CoRec Tier 3 Campus Wide

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 1 Campus Wide

Womens (W2STGN) Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 1 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Campus Wide

Open Tier 2 Divisional

Open Tier 3 Campus Wide

Open Tier 3 Divisional

Leagues Sports Update – Feb 14th, 2019

Hello Captains and Participants.

All indoor leagues (Nitobe Basketball League, Cross Volleyball League and Todd Ice Hockey League) are running as scheduled tonight. 4v4 Soccer will remain cancelled as per the earlier update.

Please note that Translink is reporting delays in service, so please keep that in mind if necessary to get to your games on time.

Feb 14 – Facilities Open & Programs Running

Updated: February 15, 2019 6:30 A.M. PST

UBC Recreation and most of its sports facilities are currently open and operating normally.

Please check back here or on Twitter for up-to-date information.

February 15 – Updated hours and closure notices for UBC sport facilities

  • Thunderbird Park – Partially CLOSED due to snow on fields
    • Staff are continuing to clear the playing surfaces and updates will be posted as they are re-opened

February 15 – Program & Lesson Cancellations

  • None

Please check this page regularly for updated information.

Members of the UBC community please consult UBC’s Winter Weather Conditions Protocol.

UBC Sport Facility Access Update – Wesbrook Mall Closure

Access to UBC Sport Facilities will be impacted by an upcoming closure on Wesbrook Mall, between Student Union Boulevard and University Boulevard beginning January 14, 2019 and extending through May 2019. This route will be fully closed to ALL traffic, cyclist, and pedestrian access thereby limiting access routes to the following facilities:

  • UBC Student Recreation Centre
  • UBC Aquatic Centre
  • ARC at the UBC Life Building
  • War Memorial Gymnasium

During this time, vehicle traffic to access these facilities are encouraged to use North Parkade which will remain accessible from Marine Drive via Chancellor Boulevard.

NOTE: For War Memorial Gymnasium, accessible drop-off and limited street parking will remain available along University Boulevard. In the event that no street parking is available, the nearest parkade is at Health Sciences Parkade.

Detour Routes

Detour route for traffic arriving from the east via University Boulevard

Use Blanca Street and Chancellor Boulevard. No traffic is to use the local neighbourhood streets within the University Endowment Lands.

Detour route for traffic arriving from the east via 16th Avenue

Use 16th Avenue west to SW Marine Drive then NW Marine Drive around the north end of the campus to Wesbrook Mall.

Detour route for traffic arriving from the south via SW Marine Drive

Continue on NW Marine Drive around the north end of campus to Wesbrook Mall.

Detour route for through traffic arriving from the north

Use either Chancellor Boulevard to Blanca Street to University Blvd or 16th Avenue, or NW Marine Drive to 16th Avenue.

For more information and updates, please visit:

https://transportation.ubc.ca/home-page/detours/