How to Start a League!

Choose Your Roster

  • First, you want to get a group of at least six friends or co-workers together who like to have fun and would be game for a little bit of back yard volleyball. Make sure these “teammates” are committed to playing every week. League play is 6 on 6 but, you can have up to 12 people on your roster for substitutes.

Choose a Night

  • Then, pick a night that is available and works for you (call for available spots). I would suggest starting out in a beginner or recreation league. If your team does exceptionally well you can always move up a level next session.


  • Fill out a registration form with a Captain and her/his contact information. Fax in the form (585-461-3723) with a credit card number or come down to Hotshots and pay via credit card, check, or cash. Don’t forget, you need to come up with a team name to represent!

When you sign up you can find out your first game time.Also, check online after your first game for a complete schedule of the 10-week league.If you are late you will be penalized by having to forfeit your first match out of 3.

Rule Adjustments

Here are the Rule Adjustments that we feel are necessary to help develop skill and encourage play. Let the players play and more rally is a good thing.

Captains meeting for the match should take place before the warm-up begins .go over rules and policy w/ captains and teams so they know what to except from you as a ref

1- players can use open hands on serve reception – double hits w/ hands is OK- again on serve Reception( and 1st contact during a rally) Serve Reception only call OVER control of a ball- if player lifts/ carry/ throw the ball w/ hand contact from the Waist  area or lower.

2-A player can also double a first contact.  Hard driven vs. not hard driven is no longer a factor in determining if a player doubles a ball.

3- what is a NET- only call a player in the net if contacting(playing) the ball-  once a player lands and contacts the net it’s not a net.


Hello and Welcome back to those of you who will be starting your new league.

If you are new to our system, here are a few things to help you out. Your captain should receive your first game time at the time of registration.  If for any reason this doesn’t happen please feel free to call. We will always be able to give you your first game time and date. If for any reason your game time should be switched then your captain will get a notifying phone call.

Your full league schedule may get posted the day of or after the start of the league.  The reason that we might wait to put up a final schedule is to make sure we only post a final schedule once.  To try and change an already existing league schedule tends to be tough on all team.

On certain courts and times of the year, teams will wait until the last minute to sign up.  So  when we have less then a full league we try and wait till the last possible minute to create a schedule in case late teams would like to get in and fill open spots.

Preferred Player Program

Rosters for Sand Volleyball Leagues