Our Recreational Volleyball division is intended for those with little or no experience in the sport. The ruleset allows for ease in serving and allows players to learn in a relaxed environment.


NYS will group families together to form a team. Our teams are formed by the following criteria: Coach request, friend request, and zip code. If you do not have a coach or friend request, then we will place you on a team that is as close to your zip code as possible. After our teams are formed, parents/guardians will meet to discuss coaching, practice times, and locations. All of our teams are managed and coached by parent volunteers. Practices are determined by each team and generally run 1-3 times a week.

If we do not have enough volunteers that pre-register, we will be working through the process to get volunteers from your child’s team. If you are interested in coaching your child’s team, please check the coach box at registration or contact our office. Volunteering for your child’s team is an amazing way to help impact the children in this community. We are always looking for great people to join our mission!

After the parents on the team are communicating, then practices will begin. Teams will generally practice 2 or more times before the scheduled 1st games. NYS will release game schedules the week of the first game. Teams will play and practice for 7-8 weeks for the season. Games are held at local gyms, schools, and parks based on your area and are all primarily held on Saturdays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Age Groups *age as of August 1, 2023

9U: Ages 8-9 years old

11U: Ages 10-11 years old

13U: Ages 12-13 years old

16U: Ages 14-16 years old

9U Ball Size: Volleyball Lite (Official Size, but Lighter Weight)

11U, 13U, & 16U Ball Size: Regulation Sized Volleyball

Court Size: Standard Volleyball Court

Net Height: Approximately 7 Feet

Game: 50 Minutes

All Coaches are Volunteers

NYS has a recommended equal playing time rule in our recreational sports. Play time may vary based on team size. 

Required Equipment: Kneepads, Volleyball, Tennis Shoes

Recreational Volleyball Registration Fee Includes: NYS Volleyball Game Jersey top, league dues for the season, game court fees, game equipment, officials, liability insurance with a medical rider, and league administration. No required fundraising for the league!


NYS does not provide indoor practice facilities. Teams that decide to practice indoors will be responsible for those fees.