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SCOTTISH VOLLEYBALL MACvolley Festival Information

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

We are using Eventbrite 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 indivdual attending (in person or via video link) their festival to INSPIRE our next generation of school volleyball pleyers. 

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 Participation Officer Ben

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Participation any Scottish Volleyball School's competition is only open to affiliated schools. If not already affiliated your school can affiliated HERE. Or contact the SVA OFFICE who can provide you with an onine account to affiliate. 
  • Each School Festival has it's own Eventbrite 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 neccasery via your account. 
  • If a Festival is sold-out you can still register your teams on the waitlist. You will automaticall be notified immediately if a School withdraws a team giving you the option to take their place. 
  • You will recieve 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 2018-2019 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 will be available a the festival which need to be filled out fully and accurately. 
  • 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