Division Definitions

Division Zero

For the Fall 2017 Season, the previous Division 1 is now known as Division Zero. D Zero is Seattle Volleyball Club's most skilled division, with players who compete in NAGVA's and USA Volleyball's AA & A divisions.  D Zero players have advanced volleyball abilities and compete at the highest level. 

D Zero teams have no limitations on Team composition.  Because of safety concerns, SVC players with a rating of less than 9 are not allowed to participate in Division Zero.


Division 1

For the Fall 2017 Season we have split Division 2 into two divisions and added Division Zero to replace the old Division 1. Division 1 teams have similar team composition rules to those in D2, but have proven their ability to compete at the top of the old SVC D2 level with SVC League finishes in the upper 1/2 of previous D2 SVC League Seasons. D1 teams may not have a player holding an SVC rating higher than a 19 or NAGVA BB, whichever is higher. D1 teams are expected to maintain a roster with at least 3 of their players holding at least an SVC rating of 12 or NAGVA BB, and no player with an SVC rating of less than a 6. For the Fall 2017 Season, teams must have qualified by finishing in the top 1/2 of the Winter 2017 League Season & End of Season Championship Tournament. 


Division 2

For the Fall 2017 Season, we have split the old Division 2 into two divisions. Upper D2 teams are now in the new Division 1. Teams that finished in the bottom half of Division 2 in the Winter 2017 Season / Championship, are now in the new D2. D2 teams may not have a player holding an SVC rating higher than a 19 or NAGVA BB, whichever is higher. D2 teams are expected to maintain a roster with at least 3 of their players holding at least an SVC rating of 12 or NAGVA BB, and no player with an SVC rating of less than a 6. D2 teams compete at the NAGVA BB level. 

D2 teams should have demonstrated Ball Control ability, passing & setting. Participation in this division is at the discretion of the Competition Manager with final approval by the SVC Director.


Division 3

D3 teams may not have any player rated higher than an SVC 11, or NAGVA B, whichever is higher.  D3 teams are expected to maintain a roster with at least 3 of their players holding an SVC rating of an 8 or better. Teams in D3 are expected to play at a level similar to that of NAGVA B, where the team has a structured offensive strategy and utilizes all 3 allotted touches during a rally.

D3 is defined as a skill learning/developmental division made up of players who have limited applied volleyball skills, or are not playing at the intermediate level in 2 or more of volleyball's basic skills:  Blocking, Passing/Defense, Setting or Hitting.


Division 4

Division 4 builds on the knowledge and experience gained in Division 5. Division 4 athletes will have a gained understanding of offensive and defensive strategies.


Division 5

D5 is SVCs Novice or Beginner division. If you are not certain which division would best suit your volleyball abilities, please see the Volleyball Experience matrix below. It is SVC's intent that each division compete separately during the regular season and playoffs, however, it may be necessary to have a combined regular season due to enrollment.

D5 teams may have only 1 player with a rating higher than an SVC 7, and not to exceed an 8.  Participation in D5 is at the discretion of the SVC Director.  D5 is defined as a recreational division made up of beginner/novice level players.  D5 players may have very limited experience playing volleyball and are not yet able to perform ball control skills at the NAGVA B level.

Div

Volleyball Experience

Offensive Strategies

NAGVA

USAV

D Zero NAGVA, USAV, College - Varsity 5-1, 6-2 A-AA A-Open

D1

NAGVA, USAV, College - Intramurals, City Leagues

5-1, 6-2

BB

B-BB

D2

NAGVA, USAV, College - Intramurals, City Leagues

5-1, 6-2

B-BB

B-BB

D3

NAGVA, College - Intramurals, City Leagues

6-2

B

B

D4

NAGVA & SVC Occasional Player, Entry Understanding of Offensive Concepts

In 4-2, 6-2

B-Rec

B-Rec

D5 College & High School - P.E. Class Middle Set Novice-Rec Novice-Rec

For complete Division Eligibility details, please review the : document coming soon...



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