Compete with and against the best! Move up when you win or get knocked down when you lose in our giant latter format. 4 games (or more) every single night!
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If you love volleyball you will love this league! 4 on 4 is a fast paced and fun way to play volleyball. Show up and compete each day - this is your time to play and have fun!
Our 4 v 4 program is designed to get you lots of playing reps in a highly competitive and fun format.
For you high schoolers, we know there is no replacing the fall school season you’ve been training for and looking forward to. But for those looking to continue to compete and improve this fall, we think you’ll love this fours program.
Teams are made up of 4-6 players.
One position sets, two positions pass/attack, and one position plays middle back defense.
Players on a team can decide to rotate through these positions or specialize (rotating is most fun!).
If more than 4 players show up on any given day players will rotate in. Nobody will be "benched", everyone will have the chance to compete and play each night.
If you have fewer than four players on a given night, you will have the option of picking up a player from the 'work' team.
Players can sign up with or without a team. During registration you’ll be able to request up to five teammates. If you don’t have anyone to request (or less than a full team), no worries, this is very common and we’ll work to match you up with players of similar skill.
The format of the league is one giant ‘ladder’ where you will have the chance to move up to a stronger court or down to a less strong court after each session, based on your record. If you feel your team is strong for your court, excellent, get the best record for the night and you’ll move up. If you feel your team is a little out of its depth on your court, no problem, if you have the fewest wins, you’ll be on an easier court the following session.
We are big believers in the value of the 'game teaching the game.' The focus of this program is lots of competitive play as opposed to drills and skill instruction. However, there will be professional coaches available to help organize courts and provide feedback as appropriate. Included in the program each player will receive a Boston Youth Volleyball shirt.
Boys + Girls
Ages: Grades 6-12
Gender: Girls + Boys
Days: Monday + Wednesday Nights
Duration: 6 Weeks (Two Day a Week)
Dates: Week of Sep 21 - Oct 29
Location: Oak Hill Middle School Fields
Address: 130 Wheeler Rd, Newton, MA 02459
*Due to the later school day for some towns (especially Newton) games will not officially start until 4:20-4:30, during the time before then, players can warm-up, player 'monarch', etc.
**It is unlikely there will be any significant conflicts between this league & SMASH or Boston UVC tryouts/practices through October. We are working closely with both clubs to avoid conflicts and allow players to do both. If a conflict does come up, don't worry, we will work with you & we will work it out! If you have any questions about this, please text or call Lucas (617-548-3820) or Scott (401-464-1930).
Scott Grandpre - Coach Grandpre is recognized as one of the most influential volleyball coaches in the New England area. He wears a number of hats including Head Volleyball Coach at Simmons University, Director of New England AAU Volleyball, and Director of Boston UVC. Coach Grandpre has played and coached Division 1 Volleyball. He has succeed at every level as a player and coach including:
- 43-15 all time conference record @ Simmons University including 2019 GNAC Coach of the Year
- 4 year starter, 2 year captain, and All time record holder for digs and aces @ Division I Sacred Heart University
- MVP of the New England Region
Lucas Coffeen - Lucas has over 20 years of experience coaching teams, running camps, and teaching clinics. He is the head coach of Newton South HS girls and boys volleyball. He also coaches girls and boys club travel teams at SMASH Volleyball where his teams have ranked in the top 4th percentile in the nation. With motivation for coaching all age groups, Lucas' coaching ranges from 12U to 18U travel teams, to 5 year old beginners. As a player, Lucas started off right here in MA as the high school state player of the year, went on to set a few records in college, and played open level beach and indoor, winning tournaments in New England and beyond.
We've safely run volleyball programming for over 300 young athletes this summer. We are humbled by the responsibility of your child's safety this year and take it on with great care and precaution. We are following all state & local guidelines and coordinating with local health officials to ensure safety and compliance. Click here to learn more about the Covid-Safety precautions we're taking to keep kids safe.