September 6, 2016, 11:02 pm
Managers: Please have every player on your team fill out and sign a waiver. For individual players, waivers are valid for the year Fall 2016 to Summer 2017. If a new player joins your team, please have the player fill out and return a waiver. New waivers will be required for all players for the Fall 2016 season.
- The waiver can also be downloaded submit your waiver.
- You can return signed waivers either by mail to Portland Volleyball Association PO Box 25503 Portland, OR 97298-0503
- OR by scanning and emailing to
- If you have not yet filled out a waiver, please return the signed waivers prior to your next match.
August 8, 2016, 5:14 pm
Portland Volleyball Association, is currently looking for referees for their Fall indoor leagues. Previous refereeing experience is preferred but not required. Players can make excellent referees so think about doing it on your off days if you play. We are looking for referees on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Great job for college students. Must be 18 years old. Start times are as early as 6:45 PM, end as late as 10:00 PM. Matches are at various gyms in the Portland Metro Area.
January 29, 2016, 3:21 pm
After experimenting with leaving the divider up and getting feedback from teams, the board has decided that it is better to leave it down to minimize balls coming on to other courts. The rule regarding the divider is that the play is dead if the ball touches the divider. A player attempting to play the ball may attempt to move the divider in order to make the play, but no one else may.
Coed Ghost Player Rule
January 11, 2016, 2:37 pm
The PVA Board has voted to do away with the old exemption rule which allowed a coed team to play with three men and two women only once a season, and instead to adopt the Ghost Player Rule as discussed at the Fall managers meeting. The rule is effective as of the beginning of Winter season and is stated as follows:
Ghost Player Rule
This rule automatically goes into effect for a coed team any time that team chooses, or is forced by circumstance, to play with only five players, and those players consist of three men and two women.
The team playing with three men and two women must leave a space in their lineup where the missing woman should be. If the missing woman would be in the front row, there would be only two front row players for that rotation. When the missing woman would normally serve, the serve goes to the opposing team, like a side-out but without any point awarded.
2015 Fall Managers Meeting Notes
September 25, 2015, 12:06 pm
Thanks to everyone who attended the Fall 2015 Managers Meeting! Here are the
Regarding the collection of email addresses:
The amended PVA Bylaws provide membership and voting rights to each individual
PVA player rather than only team managers. This change was made to conform the
PVA Bylaws to applicable state and federal law governing 501(c)(7) non-profit
athletic associations. To effect this change, PVA must collect names and email
addresses for every player in order to provide notice of any elections and to
provide an opportunity for every player to vote. PVA will be modifying the roster
submission form in the future to include a place to submit player email addresses,
but for now they may be submitted on the waivers in the field provided. Note that
all communication with teams outside of required messages to all members regarding
voting will still go through the team manager.
- Membership Requirements - The PVA Board clarified registration
and membership requirements. An individual player is granted membership and
eligibility to play in PVA leagues when they are part of a properly
registered team. Proper registration must be completed and requires the
- Payment of team fee
- Completed team roster
- Completed and signed waiver for each player on the roster. Each
player must complete and sign a waiver once per fiscal year--September
1st to August 31st.
- New: Email address for each player on the roster
- Bylaws - The PVA Board presented proposed amendments to the PVA
Bylaws. The managers present voted to approve the amended PVA Bylaws which have
been posted on the website on the Rules & Regs
- Ghost Player Rule - The PVA Board presented a proposal to consider
implementation of the "ghost player" rule in coed leagues for
situations where a team needs to play with three men and two women. Feedback
from the managers was mostly positive and the board plans to vote on formally
adopting this rule during the next PVA Board meeting. Note that until that vote
occurs, the rules are updated, and teams and referees are notified, the old
exemption rule is still in place. That means for now, teams may only play
with three men and two women once during a season. Stay tuned for an update
on this issue that will become effective for the Winter Season.
Milwaukie High School Parking Update
September 3, 2015, 9:54 am
Heads up everyone, just in from the Milwaukie High School AD and Pam. We can no longer park at the Catholic church across the street from Milwaukie. If you do, you risk being towed! Please spread the word!!!
September 21, 2015, 4:21 pm
We have created a Facebook group for Managers and Free Agents to hook up, if you haven't joined you can do so today! Here's the link: Portland Volleyball Association Managers & Free Agents
Player Eligibility Decision
September 3, 2015, 9:54 am
Dear Managers and Referees,
This email follows up on the February 13, 2015 email regarding player eligibility and whether an 18 year old player in high school may participate in PVA leagues. At the February 25, 2015 meeting of the PVA Board, the members of the board discussed and voted on this issue. Following a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion, we ultimately voted to make PVA more inclusive and include high school players who are at least 18 years of age.
The historic rule text provided the following eligibility criteria:
Players must be eighteen (18) years of age and not enrolled in high school. Anyone who has graduated at the age of 17 will be allowed to participate.
The rule has been updated to reflect the PVA Board vote as follows:
Players must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
The PVA website has been updated to reflect this change.
Thank you to those of you who brought this issue to our attention and to those of you who provided comments.
PCC Parking Update
September 3, 2015, 9:54 am
Starting May 5, 2014 players will need to purchase a parking pass to park in *any* PCC parking lot. Passes can be purchased at the kiosk located in lot 11. The cost is $2 per pass and the pass is good for two hours ($3 for 3 hours). If you do not have a pass on your dashboard, you may be assessed a $20 ticket. PVA is not responsible for any tickets issued.
PCC has a couple of drive-through payment stations on the way down from the top entrance. If you go in the top and turn right, heading down to the gym, the payment stations are on your right and you can pay from your car before you park. I always strongly recommend people doing that, as it allows you to get your pass before parking and you don't have to park and then walk to a payment station, hoping the ticket giver doesn't give you a ticket in the meantime.