SCOTTISH VOLLEYBALL MACvolley Festival Information

EventDayDateVenue
Mark McGivern - S456 National WestFriday25/10/19Ravenscraig RSF
S456 NorthThursday10/10/19Aberdeen Sports Village
S456 EastThursday31/10/19Lynch Sports Centre
Chris Lamont - S23 National WestThursday5/3/20Grangemouth (*TBC)
S23 National NorthThursday02/04/20The Gordon Schools
S123 EastThursday14/11/19ENgage
P7 S1 National NorthThursday30/4/20Aberdeen Grammar HS
Lynne Beattie - P7 S1 National WestWednesday 5/2/20John Wright Sports Centre
P567 EastThursday2/4/20ENgage
Shauna Mullin - S234 National West (Beach) Wednesday3/6/20Ayr Beach
Shauna Mullin - S456 National West (Beach) Wednesday3/6/20Ayr Beach

Registering For Scottish Volleyball School Festivals

This year sees a new and exiting year for school volleyball participation through our MACvolley Programme.  

We are using GoMembership Database to allow for a better and more modern user system for schools to ensure that registering, amending and receiving information is a quick and automatic as possible. 

We are honoured to have the endorsement of our Olympic Athletes from London 2012 for our national festivals, with each individual attending (in person or via video link) their festival to INSPIRE our next generation of school volleyball players. 

This page contains all you need to know about Scottish Volleyball’s MACvolley National School Festival Programme. 

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask our Education & Participation Officer Martyn.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Participation any Scottish Volleyball School’s competition is only open to affiliated schools. If not already affiliated your school can affiliate HERE. Or contact the SVA OFFICE who can provide you with an online account to affiliate. 
  • Each School Festival has it’s own Event Page where you can register your number of teams for the event. 
  • You can create an Account to manage all your entries all in the one place, so you know how many teams you have entered for each event as well as being able to easily access information on the events themselves. You will be able to edit your team entries if necessary via your account. 
  • If a Festival is sold-out you can still register your teams on the waiting list. You will automatically be notified immediately if a School withdraws a team giving you the option to take their place. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email with your registration please bring this along to the festival. 
PAYMENT/COSTS
  • The enter process for all School competitions is FREE. The only costs associated with School Festivals is £3 per pupil. This entitles this pupils to play in all school festivals and Schools Cup competitions for the entirety of the 2019-2020 season. 
  • This process of registering the individual pupils participation is an essential requirement for Scottish Volleyball as an association. 
  • There are two ways to register your pupils. You can register them via your online SVA account (please contact SVA Office for details) or Alternatively Registration sheets, which need to be filled out fully and accurately, are available here – Membership Form (Under 16) & Membership Form (16 & Over)
  • Payment can be Invoiced on a yearly basis from the SVA office. Non-payment will result in the school being unable to participate in any further school volleyball competitions. 
  • Schools that withdraw from the festival after entry will be liable for a cancellation fee equal to £25 per team entered. 

FORMAT

  • Registration for each event will close at 0930, Upon which the festival will commence with a briefing from the organiser or event sponsor. 
  • All festivals will aim to be finished at 1450 with a short presentation at the end of the day before departure at 1500
  • Teams will play a round of qualifying pools in the morning and a further round of pools in the afternoon against teams of similar ability. There will be no Play-Offs or finals, just group play, to maximise participation
LEVELS OF COMPETITION
  • AGE GROUP COURT TEAM NUMBERS BALL 
    S4/5/6 Full Sized 6v6 Mikasa MVA200
    S2/3 Badminton Court (Outside Lines) 4v4 Mikasa MVA200
    P7/S1 Badminton Court (Inside Lines) 3v3 Mikasa SV-3
    P5/6/7 Badminton Court (1/2 Court) 2v2 Mikasa SVK-5
    Primary Beach TBC (Organisers Discretion) 4v4 Mikasa Youth Beach Volleyball
THE MACVOLLEY EXPERIENCE
  • Each Particpant shall recieve a form of certification for their attendance at the festival 
  • A spirit of the tournament award will be present to an individual who shows the greatest dedication, team-working and best attitude throughout the event
  • Music and video will be played throughout the day to create the best possible atmosphere for the pupils to enjoy.
PLAYER ELIGIBILTY
  • In order to compete at a schools festival players must be of the correct school year or lower. 
  • Players should all be from the same school, however, Players from school’s which do not compete in SVA competitions may apply for dispensation to play with another school in the interests of participation. For more information please contact the Youth & Schools Commission.
RULES & GUIDANCE