Adult Leagues

Adult Leagues

New Session available July 2024

  • Sundays Coed Competitive
  • Sundays Coed Recreational Upper
  • Sundays Coed Recreational Lower
  • Sundays Womens

Location: Lansing City Arena 904 Elmwood Rd 48917

When: Next session will begin mid-August, 8 weeks of regular season matches, plus one day playoff. One match a week, matches are around an hour each. A seeded single elimination playoff occurs a week or two (TBA) after regular match play is done, all teams make the playoff. 

Cost: $270 a team up front.

8-14 teams per league division

Rules: USAV rules with exception of additional house rules listed below.

Schedules will be sent out to team captains a week before the start date.

New Session available July 2024

LCA Adult League House Rules

In addition to USAV Coed rules:

1) Rosters must be signed and completed by all participants to a minimum of 6 on the first week of play and can be amended up to the 6th week. Any player who joins play that is not already a part of the league must sign the roster and be added. A player may only be added to a roster for ONE team per division. Only players on roster are allowed to play on the team with the exceptions of substitutions (see section below).

2) Substitutions– Any player may participate in any league match as long as they are on a roster IN the league (any division) and follows divisional rules (see rule 4.5). If they are in the league and only substituting temporarily, they do not need to be added to the roster unless going to play on that team permanently. Teams must consist of at least 3 players from their roster, or a forfeit will be given. In playoffs ALL players must be on the team roster unless otherwise approved by league director.

3) Playing with less Players– Teams are allowed to play with 5 players BUT they will be required to use a “ghost”. Ghost rotational position must be announced prior to each set. When “ghost” rotates into position 1 (serving), side-out will go to the opposing team. Any less than 5 players to start a match will result in forfeit. (see ‘Time’ section below)

4) Coed Touch Rule– In coed divisions a female must touch the ball if sent over the net on two or more touches. Teams must be aligned in a guy-girl order of rotation prior to the serve. Each 6 player team must play with a minimum of 3 women (on court), but are not limited to more. A 5 player team may have only 2 women, but all 5 player teams must play with “ghost rule” as stated in the above section and still must adhere to the “touch rule” stated in this section. Any one player may come up from the back row to block, (is not dependent on the males on opposing team) but that (back row) player can only block, that person cannot attack the ball while in this rotation. Directional blocking is allowed as long as the ball was contacted while the ball was in the vertical plane of the net.

4.5) Rec Divisions– Upper Rec level teams can have a maximum of 2 players on the court who also participate on a competitive team during the same season. Lower Rec teams may have NONE.

5) Time– Games will start on time. If a team does not have the proper amount of players required to start (5), they will forfeit the first game. If they do not in the first 20 minutes get enough players, they will forfeit ALL 3 games. It does not matter the circumstances. If a team does not have 5 players when the game is supposed to start, a forfeit will be issued.

6) Score & Time-Outs-Each match will be 3 sets to 21, win by 2. Sets will have a cap at 27 OR, matches end on the hour, whichever comes first. (with exception of playoffs -see playoffs rule below)

Teams are given one 30 second time-out per set assuming games are proceeding on schedule.

6) Safety and Regulations- Please BE RESPONSIBLE AND DO NOT PUT OTHERS OR THE LEAGUE AT RISK. Captains of each team will be responsible for their own teams conduct.  Alcoholic beverages are forbidden.

As per common sense if any participants are experiencing any of the following, please DO NOT ENTER the building:

  • Fever of 100 F (37.8 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating chills and sweating
  • Cough
  • Trouble breathing, shortness of breath or severe wheezing
  • Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
  • Chills or repeated shaking with chills

All players will be required to sign a waiver which is essentially on the roster. (Each player must sign roster)

7) Removal– Lansing City Arena, Ballistic Volleyball, or any appointed league moderators have the explicit right to remove any individuals or teams from the premises for any reason. Examples could be: disrespectful behavior, threats, fighting, unsafe behaviors, intentional or unintentional breaking of rules, etc.

8) Playoffs– The last week of each season after regular scheduled matches are complete will consist of a playoff that will be seeded according to the regular season rank based on a wins/weighted wins formula. The winner of the tournament will decide the season league champions. Tournament will be a single elimination, best 2 out of 3 games per match. First two games will be to 25 points win-by-two, no point cap. If a third game is needed it will be to 15 points win-by-two, no cap. No time limit, but matches must start when their court is available. If a team does not have 5 rostered players by the time their match begins, they forfeit the entire match without question.