The Steel City Volleyball League (SCVL) offers a fun and friendly atmosphere for recreational and competitive volleyball among Pittsburgh's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Online Registration for the Steel City Volleyball League Fall 2014 Season is now open!

Early bird registration ends on 9/7/14 - after this day, fees will increase by $10.

Click here to register online!

*No returning players will be permitted to participate in Open Play, Tryouts, or Skillz Clinics without first registering and paying. Also, if you prefer to register and pay at the gym, please come early! The registration table will only be open during the early part of the night.

Important Dates

Wed 9/3

Spiker Tryouts - Court 1
Spiker/Power Open Play - Courts 2 + 3

Sun 9/7 - Early Registration Deadline!

Power Tryouts - Court 3
Power/Spiker Open Play - Courts 1 + 2

Setter Tryouts - Court 3
Rec/Setter Open Play - Courts 1 + 2

Wed 9/10

Setter Tryouts - Court 1
Rec + Setter Open Play - Courts 2 + 3

Sun 9/14 - Registration Deadline!

Spiker Tryouts - Court 3
Rec + Setter Open Play - Courts 1 + 2

Power Tryouts - Court 3
Power/Spiker Open Play - Courts 1 +2



If you are new to the league and don’t know much about how we do things, here is a brief description of what to expect during the first two weeks for tryouts.

The SCVL offers four levels of play: Recreational, Setter, Spiker and Power. We would like you to select the division where you would like to be placed and join us at the Greentree Sportsplex for that tryout session. During the sessions, basic skills will be observed and pick-up games will be played in order to assess your skill level and determine if you should be placed in that division or assigned to another division. If you want to play in the Recreational Division you do not need to attend the tryouts. If you are NEW to the league (haven't played in either the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 season) and you want to play in Setter, Spiker, or Power, or you want to CHALLENGE your rating, you must participate in try-outs.

A brief description of the SCVL divisions:

Beginner/Novice – players who have limited experience and are learning to pass, set and hit.

Intermediate – Players know the basics and are learning/practicing advance techniques and court positioning. With each possession there is an attempt to pass, set and hit. Designated setters are typically used, and they almost always come from the front line (4-2 offense). Play is more competitive than recreational.

Competitive play – Players have a good understanding of the game and its objectives. This level of play executes good court coverage, ball distribution and service strategies. Each team will have a number of strong hitters and a setter. Teams typically play with a 5-1 offense.

Advanced Competitive play – Players at this level are able to serve with power, control and placement. On hits, players have the ability to alter direction, depth and speed of hits. The hitter may also use a dink or roll to put the ball down. Each team will have strong hitters and experienced setters. Teams typically run a 5-1 offense. Play is fast-paced. They have in depth knowledge of offensive and defensive game play, and use advanced strategies to be successful.

See you on the court!
The SCVL Board.
SCVL 2014 Survey
If you participated last season the SCVL Board would like to hear your ideas and opinions about how to make this the best LGBT volleyball league possible. Please take a minute to fill out this short 10 question survey, it should only take you 5-10 minutes to complete. Please know that all of your responses will be anonymous unless you would like to let us know who you are. If you do not have an opinion on a certain subject, just leave that one blank.

Click this link to start the survey:
Summer Outdoor Open Play
Begins Sunday, June 1st
Starting Sunday June 1st, join us for open play at Schenley Park this summer! We play on the grass lawn near the Schenley Park Oval (by the ice skating rink on Overlook Drive, see map link) on Sundays around 1:30PM. Sunday games are open play and for ALL skill levels. We also play at the same location on Tuesdays around 6:30PM. Tuesday nights are for more competitive players who have a decent amount of experience (Spiker/Power level).

The Summer Season is less formal than the Fall and Spring Seasons. You can come whenever you are free to play, and you don't have to sign up. We do not make teams that last for the entire season, instead we form teams on the spot by counting off. Also, the Summer Season is free of charge. If you have friends who you think might want to try out our league, this is a great way to introduce them to everyone. Hope to see yinz all this summer! Let us know if you have any questions!
Join us on Facebook / Twitter
In past seasons, adverse weather conditions have caused us to delay or cancel games at the last minute. The fastest and easiest way to keep everyone updated is through email, Facebook, and Twitter. To follow us on Facebook, click here. To follow us on Twitter, click here, and be sure to select the option "Turn on mobile notifications" to get our tweets instant messaged directly to your phone.

Download Documents
Power Bracket Spring 2014
Rec Bracket Spring 2014
Setter Bracket Spring 2014
Spiker Bracket Spring 2014
Playoffs Spring 2014
SCVL Playing in Two Divisions
SCVL How to Join
SCVL Liability Release
SCVL Registration Form
SCVL Ratings Process 2012
Division Rating Rubric
SCVL Rules
SCVL Code of Conduct
SCVL Bylaws
SCVL Bylaws 2012 Addendum

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