Information and Registration
Yankee Volleyball Association hosts scramble tournaments for new and existing members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
To play in the scramble tournaments you must register and pay in advance. Instructions on signing up and paying are below.
Scramble tournaments are full day events held to help grow Yankee's memberships and to give new members an opportunity to get a taste of how a tournament is run and what to expect. This session, Yankee will be holding scramble tournaments in Massachusetts in men's, women's, and coed formats.
Players sign up as an individual and are placed on a team with experienced and new players based on their position and Yankee ranking. All participants will receive a full day of play for $30/person. You have until the Monday before the scramble to cancel out of the tournament with a refund. If you cancel after Monday, you will receive a refund only if your spot is filled.
The format for scramble tournaments are similar to traditional tournaments with a 8:00 am or 9:00 a.m. start time, pool play and playoffs. Everyone must show up 30 minutes prior to the start time to sign in and pick up a jersey (if you are new). 10 minutes before the tournament we will release your reservation for any wait listed players unless you notify us ahead of time. Final team rosters will be available at that time.
Please review the cancellation and payment policy for scrambles.
Mens C Intermediate Level - D to B- players ONLY
Womens C Intermediate Level - D to B- players ONLY
Sign up as an individual and get placed on a team by ranking and position
8 or 9 am start time
6 players per team in general. We will avoid 7 player teams almost always.
How to Sign Up
Option 1---If you are a current or former Yankee/USAV member in our region--you will need to renew your annual membership if you have not done that yet this season or purchase a single event membership valid for the weekend of the tournament in addition to paying the $30 scramble entry fee using paypal (this membership can later be upgraded to full membership if you play again).
Go to http://yankee.org/memberships/membership-application. Follow the instructions there to purchase a $30 single event membership OR renew your annual membership for $50. A single event membership will be valid for both days of the weekend of the scramble if you end up playing in another tournament that weekend.
Option 2 --If you are a new player to USAV/Yankee (no previous USAV membership in our region)--you do not need to pay the paypal entry fee--instead you will purchase a single event USAV membership for $30 (which can later be upgraded to full membership). If you think or know you will play in another Yankee tournament prior to the scramble you are signing up for you should wait to do this and likely will use Option 1 above. You will still need to follow steps 1-5 below to get your name on the list and the tournament director will follow up with you about payment/membership a few weeks before the tournament.
Go to http://yankee.org/memberships/membership-application. Follow the instructions there to purchase a $30 single event membership. MAKE SURE THAT YOU PICK THE START DATE TO BE THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT YOU WANT TO PLAY IN!!!! It will be valid for both days of the weekend of the scramble if you end up playing in another tournament that weekend. Again, if you will be playing in a tournament prior to the scramble tournament date then you should use Option 1.
After you purchase the membership do the following:
How to Pay--2 options if you are a current or previous USAV member:
1. Pay electronically with paypal--Use the Pay Now button on the tournament registration page to do this.
2. Mail a $30 check payable to NERVA--send the check to Jeffry Powell, 86 Alder Drive, Nashua NH 03060
How to Pay if you are new to USAV
No additional payment beyond the $30 single event or $55 full membership is needed.
Complete Schedule of Scrambles (note for a 9 am start of play you will need to arrive by 8:30--expect to be at the gym until at least 3:30 pm--longer if your team is competing in playoffs)
- Men's and Women's scrambles Sunday 2/19/23 Taunton Forekicks, Taunton, MA (9 am start)
- Reverse coed scramble (women's net, back row attack allowed for men) Sunday 3/19/23 Taunton Forekicks, Taunton, MA (9 am start)
Tournaments are held in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire starting late September through late May each year. Tournaments will host Men's, Women's, and Coed 6s tournaments starting at 9am until 5-6 pm on Saturday and Sundays. A maximum of 5 teams play per court and facilities can hold anywhere from 2-4 courts. The standard format for all tournaments is to play each team in your pool 2 games to 21 and the top two teams based on record will break pool and play in the playoffs. Most tournaments use paid referees however there are friendship tournaments that require the works team to do all the refereeing. Playoffs consist of Semi and Finals played in the best 2/3.
Yankee Rating System The Yankee rating system is based on an individual person skills such as passing, defense, hitting, setting, serving, and blocking. Ratings start at D and go up to A+ in the following order D, C-, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A-, A, A+. Based on your rating, you can play up to 3 levels below you and any tournament above your rating level. There is a rating committee that reviews players ratings monthly and will up your rating based on your play.