|Join a Youth Volleyball team!
This program is a great way for both boys & girls to have fun and develop their social, mental and physical strength and character through teamwork and active participation while learning the game of volleyball. Every child plays -- no tryouts or cuts. Most youth players are NEW to the sport of volleyball, all are welcome!
Volleyball is open to children who are currently in grades 4-9*.
*NOTE: 9th grade girls who are members of an MHSAA High School Volleyball Team may not participate in the Rec & Ed volleyball program.
Fall 2012 Registration and Procedures Timeline
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Each team will practice one evening a week, usually at one of the district's elementary schools. Practices begin the week of October 1. Games begin October 13.
Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
Priority Registration (register until Aug 23 at 5:00 p.m.)
Registrations must be postmarked Aug 24 will not be honored for priority registration.
Standard Registration (after Aug 23 at 5:00 p.m.)
After Sept. 10 players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.
Fee waivers are available to residents of the Ann Arbor School District in need of financial assistance. A current approved scholarship must be on file for your child’s registration to be processed. Please apply at least two weeks prior to the registration period to avoid delays as scholarship applications take 5 – 7 days to process. For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy please visit: http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.catalog/refund_policies
You can complete registration online at www.aarced.com until the end of the Standard registration period. If you do not have a Rec & Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.
Download a registration form to mail in or drop-off. Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 S. 7th Street, 48103. We have a drop-off box in the Rec & Ed office foyer available 24/7.
Registrations received during the priority registration period
➢ qualify for early registration fees,
➢ are automatically assigned into teams,
➢ and are given equal priority.
Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.
➢ All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.
➢ Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 4:30 p.m. will be marked for Aug 23. Fees for registration after Aug 23 change to standard rates.
➢ Changes also apply to on-line registration.
Registrations arriving after Aug 23 with 8/23 postmarks cannot be honored as priority registrations.
Standard Registration Deadline
All registrations received after the standard registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster.
Every attempt will be made to place kids whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.
Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach. Players who have not heard from a coach should contact Red & Ed office at 734-994-2300 ext. 53225.
Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Ten players are assigned to each team (eight players in grade 4/5), although occasionally a team’s coach may request more players for his or her team. If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.
Consult Youth Player Placement for detailed information.
If not enough players from the same grade and school register, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. It is not rare for combo teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are placed on the primary school team first.
If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form. We regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.
Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools
Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of eight players be registered for a team to be formed.
Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.
During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.