Beach Volleyball

Mana Beach Courts & Our Programmes for 23/24

Takaro Sports Club, Palmerston North
Corner of Botanical Road & Featherston Street 

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Secondary School Beach League Term 4

Participants: Secondary School competitive volleyball players. Max 8 teams per gender.

Costs: $100.00 per team. Schools will be invoiced.

Location: Takaro Sports Club- corner of Featherston St & Botanical.

Program: 8 weeks of Tuesday trainings and Thursday league matches. (scheduled over 10 weeks to allow for rain cancellations)

Tuesday Trainings- 4-6pm. Volleyball Mānawatu coaching provided. Non-complusory, school to register if team will participate in trainings. 
  • Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Nov 7,14, 21, 28
  • Dec 5, 12

Thursday League Matches: Duty teams rostered on draw. School uniforms required.
  • Oct 12, 19, 26
  • Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Dec 7, 14
Game Times: 5:45-6:30, 6:30-7:15
Soane will be there from 4pm for any extra training prior to games or if Girls teams wish to come (not compulsory).


Registrations are now OPEN. To be completed by school coordinator.

***Additional entries may be acepted from participants under 18 years old if max numbers are not met from school entries. If this applies to you, please contact us.***

Twilight Social 4v4s League

Come Join Us with your friends, family and work colleagues for some twilight sand fun!!!

What:
Summer 4 a-side social beach volleyball. Come down and have some fun with your friends, family and work mates at the end of a busy week. Join the atmosphere of a social competition out in the sunlight. It is an awesome way to keep active and meet new people. All skill levels are welcome. Enjoy a bevvy or two from the bar (18+).

Dates: 
8 Fridays (if weather permits)
  • 8th, 15th, 22nd Dec
  • 12th, 19th, 26th Jan
  • 9th, 16th Feb
Game Times:

  • 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm
Cost:
  • $140 per team

Please pay into our account upon registration- NO PAY, NO PLAY

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Grades:
  • Social A (Competent- must have x1 female on court at all times
  • Social B (Beginner/Intermediate)
Location:
  • Takaro- Lawn Bowls Club- Corner of Featherston St & Botanical Rd (behind the hedge)
Rules:

Indoor rules with some exceptions:
  • 4 versus 4- Competitive Grade MUST have x1 female on at all times.
  • Allowed to set (off a serve & with spin)
  • Block does not count as a touch
  • Can hit from anywhere
  • No open hand tips allowed- must spike or hit it with knuckles
  • No double touches (apart from a block- you may block and play the ball again)
  • No carried balls
  • Shots may be blocked before they cross the net as long as the blocker does not reach over and touch the ball before the attacker (reach)
  • Ball may be played off the net
  • You may use any part of the body for a touch
  • Rotate in to serve if more than 4 players (from behind back line)
  • Both teams must self duty their matches in a fair and true spirit of the game
Format & Scoring:
  • Round Robin & If time semis/finals
  • 45 min rounds- 3 sets to 21,21,21 (third set will only count if a team reaches 13 points. Must switch ends at the end of each set and in the third set switch ends when a combined total of 11 points is reached.

NOTE:  IF GAMES ARE CANCELLED THEY ARE NOT MADE UP OR REFUNDABLE AS WEATHER AND OTHER BEACH BOOKINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL

Cancellations and weather updates will be made by 3pm on our social media (Insta & FB) if you do not hear anything then assume it is on.


Teams unable to play or with not enough players must try and get replacement players to fill in or a default will be given.

Youth & Social Tournaments

Come along to play in a one day tournament or play in all 3. 

What: Three one day tournaments hosted by MRVA. You can pick from mixed 4s social grade or youth under 16 boys or under 18 girls pairs. Dependent on numbers we may combine the two grades to play 4v4. Come out for some fun in the sun. Bring your chilly bin with a picnic, listen to some tunes and enjoy some sand volleyball.

Dates: 

-16th Dec (No Social Teams registered so taking in more youth teams)

-27th Jan

-17th Feb


Game Times:

  • Between 8am-6pm
Cost:
  • Estimated $100 per social 4s teams and $50 per youth pairs teams 9tbc) teams will be emailed the payment details once registrations are in. NO PAY NO PLAY!

Grades:

  • Social Grade (A/B) Mixed 4s- Indoor Rules- Must have one female on court at all times
  • YOUTH Grades pairs boys (u16) & girls (u18)
Location:
  • Takaro- Lawn Bowls Club- Corner of Featherston St & Botanical Rd (behind the hedge)
Rules:
Social Grade:
Indoor rules with some exceptions:
  • 4 versus 4- MUST have x1 female on at all times.
  • Compulsory 3 sets 17,17,17
  • Allowed to set (off a serve & with spin)
  • Block does not count as a touch
  • Can hit from anywhere
  • No open hand tips allowed- must spike or hit it with knuckles
  • No double touches (apart from a block- you may block and play the ball again)
  • No carried balls
  • Shots may be blocked before they cross the net as long as the blocker does not reach over and touch the ball before the attacker (reach)
  • Ball may be played off the net
  • You may use any part of the body for a touch
  • Rotate in to serve if more than 4 players (from behind back line)
  • Both teams must self duty their matches in a fair and true spirit of the game
  • Teams will need to help with pack down after the last round
Youth Pairs:
  • Beach Volleyball Rules
  • Compulsory 3 sets 17,17,17 or Best of 3 sets 15,15,10
We have the discretion to change format of game times depending on team numbers of entries.
 
Format & Scoring:
  • Round Robin & If time semis/finals
  • 30-45 min rounds- 3 sets to 17 (third set will only count if a team reaches 9 points. Must switch ends at the end of each set and in the third set switch ends when a combined total of 10 points is reached.

NOTE:  IF GAMES ARE CANCELLED THEY ARE NOT MADE UP OR REFUNDABLE AS WEATHER AND OTHER BEACH BOOKINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL

Cancellations and weather updates will be made by 6pm the day prior to the event on our social media (Insta & FB) if you do not hear anything then assume it is on.


Teams unable to play or with not enough players must try and get replacement players to fill in or a default will be given. Please register for each event!

Squad Trainings & Casual Bookings

Competitive Adult League

Want to better your beach volleyball game? Then join our competitive adult league!!

What: 
This league is aimed at the best of the best. We want to lift the level of beach volleyball in our region by following all beach FIVB rules as best as we can. Find yourself a partner to take you through the summer season. 

Dates: 

8 weeks over summer Thurs league night and Tues back up night (some weeks).

-WK1   21st DEC

-WK 2   11th JAN

-WK 3   18th JAN

-WK 4   25th JAN

-WK 5    1st FEB

-WK 6     8th FEB

-WK 7     15th FEB

-WK 8     22nd FEB



Game Times:

  • 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 7:30pm
Cost:
  • $70 per team (TBC)- we will email the payment details once we know we have enough entries.
Grades:
  • Mens Competitive Pairs
  • Womens Competitive Pairs
Location:
  • Takaro- Lawn Bowls Club- Corner of Featherston St & Botanical Rd (behind the hedge)
Rules:
  • FIVB rules followed as best to our ability.
Format & Scoring:
  • Round Robin & If time semis/finals
  • 45 min rounds- 3 sets to 21,21, 15 (change of ends every 7 points in first two sets and every 5 points in the last set)

NOTE:  IF GAMES ARE NEEDED TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER THEN WE WILL PUSH GAMES TO THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY IF AVAILABLE OR TEAMS ARE TO ORGANISE THEIR OWN CATCH UP MATCH ANOTHER TIME. Teams must take responsibility to create a re-match within the week of scheduled game if they cannot play the designated time or it is an auto default.

Cancellations and weather updates will be made by 3pm on our social media (Insta & FB) if you do not hear anything then assume it is on.

Competitive Adult Tour Series

Competitive Open Mens & Womens Tournament Beach Series.
3 Regional Qualifiers, 1 series championships and 1 mixed pairs event.

What: 
This tournament series are for our competitive players that are wanting to excel in beach volleyball or play tougher matches. The idea of this series is for pairs to play all three qualifying events to earn points as individuals and to compete for the top 4 spots in the series championship. The bottom 4 ranked teams will play off for the plate final. The more events you do with the same partner the better chance at making top 4. The last event is a mixed pairs competition, teams may pick their partner for this event. Please keep the same partner for all the events. If you or your partner can no longer participate then it is up to the player who can still make it to let us know and find a replacement player or to withdraw from the competition. We are not responsible for finding players partners.

Dates: 

 

  • Qual #1: 9th December 2023

  • Qual #2: 20th January 2024

  • Qual #3: 10th February 2024

  • Tour Finals (Top 4 & bottom 4): 24th February 2024

  • Mixed Pairs: 9th March (this will be a separate registration)


Game Times:

  • Between 8am-6pm
Cost:
  • $70 PER TEAM PER EVENT. Teams will be emailed the payment details once registrations are in. NO PAY NO PLAY! Payments MUST be made prior to each event.

Grades:

  • Open Mens
  • Open Womens
Location:
  • Takaro- Lawn Bowls Club- Corner of Featherston St & Botanical Rd (behind the hedge)
Rules:
  • Beach Volleyball FIVB Rules as strict and as best as we can play it.
 
Format & Scoring:
  • Round Robin format, rounds are scheduled for 45mins, games may play over time if the game is not finished. Best of 3 sets (21,21,15) ends at every 7 points for first two sets then ends at every 5 points for the third set. Win 2-0 then the game is over and the next game providing all teams are happy may start earlier if wanting too. If a game has gone past the 45min mark then it is roll on roll off and 5min warm up time starts when the game prior has finished.

NOTE:  IF WE ARE REQUIRED TO POSTPONE THE EVENT THEN WE WILL LET YOU KNOW THE EVENING PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION. WE WILL THEN SEND OUT THE NEW DATE FOR THE EVENT TO TAKE PLACE.

Cancellations and weather updates will be made by 6pm the day prior to the event on our social media (Insta & FB) if you do not hear anything then assume it is on.

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