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Information and Registration
Yankee Volleyball Association hosts scramble tournaments for new and existing members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
To play in the scramble tournaments you must register and pay in advance. Instructions on signing up and paying are below.
Scramble tournaments are full day events held to help grow Yankee's memberships and to give new members an opportunity to get a taste of how a tournament is run and what to expect. This session, Yankee will be holding scramble tournaments in Massachusetts in men's, women's, and coed formats.
Players sign up as an individual and are placed on a team with experienced and new players based on their position and Yankee ranking. All participants will receive a full day of play for $30/person. You have until Wednesday before the scramble to cancel out of the tournament with a refund. If you pull out after Wednesday, you will receive a refund only if your spot is filled.
The format for scramble tournaments are similar to traditional tournaments with a 9:00 a.m. start time, pool play and playoffs. Everyone must show up by 8:30 a.m. to sign in and pick up a jersey (if you are new). At 8:50 a.m. we will release your reservation for any wait listed players unless you notify us ahead of time. Final team rosters will be available at that time.
Please review the cancellation and payment policy for scrambles.
Mens C Intermediate Level - D to B players ONLY
Womens C Intermediate Level - D to B players ONLY
Sign up as an individual and get placed on a team by ranking and position
9am start time
6 players per team in general --the goal is 6 players per team, however this is subject to change based on the number of registrations. Some teams may have 7 players.
How to Sign Up
If you are a current or former Yankee/USAV member:
If you are a new player to USAV/Yankee:
How to Pay--2 options:
1. Pay electronically with paypal--please request the correct paypal account information to use when you contact the TD (Jeffry)--do not send payment to Jeffry's account
2. Mail a $30 check payable to NERVA--send the check to Jeffry Powell, 86 Alder Drive, Nashua NH 03060
Complete Schedule of Scrambles 9am-6pm
- Men's and Women's scrambles Saturday 10/28/17 Sudbury Field House, Sudbury, MA
- Men's and Women's scramble Sunday 11/26/17 Sudbury Field House, Sudbury, MA
- Men's and Women's scramble Saturday 12/23/17 St. John's Gym, Clinton, MA
- Coed scramble Sunday 1/21/18 Taunton Forekicks, Taunton, MA
Tournaments are held in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire starting late September through late May each year. Tournaments will host Men's, Women's, and Coed 6s tournaments starting at 9am until 5-6 pm on Saturday and Sundays. A maximum of 5 teams play per court and facilities can hold anywhere from 2-4 courts. The standard format for all tournaments is to play each team in your pool 2 games to 21 and the top two teams based on record will break pool and play in the playoffs. Most tournaments use paid referees however there are friendship tournaments that require the works team to do all the refereeing. Playoffs consist of Semi and Finals played in the best 2/3.
Yankee Rating System The Yankee rating system is based on an individual person skills such as passing, defense, hitting, setting, serving, and blocking. Ratings start at D and go up to A+ in the following order D, C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A-, A, A+. Based on your rating, you can play up to 3 levels below you and any tournament above your rating level. There is a rating committee that reviews players ratings monthly and will up your rating based on your play.