About the HVA

The Hertfordshire Volleyball Association (HVA) organise the Hertfordshire Volleyball League that comprises teams from Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and North London.

The HVA endeavour to cater for all abilities and ages and strive to raise the standard of volleyball in the area.

The HVA support a number of National League teams in Hertfordshire.

If you'd like to play volleyball, we'd like to help.

Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting is 7.30pm Tuesday 11th December at The Old Palace near RSS in Kings Langley. A reminder that each Club needs to send a representative or risk a fine.

Arranging and re-arranging fixtures

The rules for arranging fixtures are set out in Section D of the HVA Rules . There are several deadlines noted: The home team must confirm the date, time and venue at least 21 days in advance of the planned fixture. The Team Manager and Club Fixtures Secretary get an email to remind them that the deadline for doing this is "today". The away team must confirm they can make the planned fixture at...

KO Cup Dates

We aimed to hold all the first matches for the Men's Knock Out Cup and Women's Knock Out Cup in the 3rd week of November this year. That date is fast approaching, so good luck all. We now need to let you know when we'd like the next rounds to be played if you're lucky enough to progress. There's no fixed date for these, so the dates below are the date by which you should have played the fixture...

Players Assemble

On every Club page you'll now find a new "Download Roster" button that generates a PDF with all your club's players clearly listed, along with their assigned team and their usual shirt number. You can print that off and take to it to your matches. That printable roster serves two main purposes: With the new rules for player eligibility, it's handy for the captain/coach/manager to know which team...

Running out of time

Last year we unofficially adopted what was dubbed "The London Rule" to more fairly handle situations when a fixture could not be completed within the allotted court time available at the home team's venue. Those rules are now officially included in the HVA Rules at section C.11 under "Time restricted venues". The rules now clarify that any venue time restriction must be communicated by the Home...

Most Valuable Player this season?

To spice things up a bit in the HVA, we're introducing a Most Valuable Player award in each of our three leagues. We've no idea what the actual award might be as yet, but we think it's a nice way of showing some additional respect to your opposition and encouraging good play generally. All each captain has to do is to mark clearly who they thought their opposition's MVP was when they check and...

Herts Ladies Indoor Volleyball Summer Camp 2018

Dear Volleyballers, we are pleased to announce our annual SUMMER CAMP is back! Starting on TUESDAY JULY 3rd from 8pm to 10pm for 5 weeks (4 training sessions + 1 Mini tournament) Location: Queen`s School, Aldenham Rd, WD23 2TY, Bushey Cost: £35 for the whole summer camp (Advanced payment) or £8 per session To book your space pls. contact our club`s secretary Meena “ meenamurray [at] hotmail.com...

HVA AGM and new Rules

The minutes of the recent HVA AGM and the new 2018 HVA Rules are now available here . The new rules see significant changes and additions, including: EVA Registrations requirements. A new Team Player Restriction mechanism. Clarifications of rule for Time Restricted Venues and opposition notification. A new Most Valuable Player mechanism. A change to KO Cup player eligibility. A new Goodwill...

Ian Cheesbrough EVA ref of the year

Our regular Kings Langley Kings 1st Division referee has recently won the coveted referee of the year award from the England Volleyball Association. Ian has always been a great supporter of the club and Herts Volleyball Association, so we'd like to offer up our congratulations. Referee of the Year: Ian Cheesbrough As senior referee with many years’ experience, Ian continues to make himself...

Committee Meeting minutes published, rule changes and AGM notification

Last week's meeting minutes are available at http://www.hertsvolleyball.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/HVA%20Mee... The committee (executive members only) will meet on Tuesday 22nd May to discuss HVA rule changes. We intend to look at: rules for player registration and team restrictions to prevent abuses, whilst maximising the ability of clubs to field teams all season long the fine/penalty...