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.

Match maps, eligible players and iCal

We've been busy improving the website over the last week in response to some suggestions, so thanks for those: We've coded up the HVA Rules for player restrictions (we think). When you click on a match you now see who is eligible to play. That should help team managers/captains avoid any oops moments. Clubs can now edit their matches to add a match venue. A handy icon is displayed on fixtures list and you'll see a nice Google Map on the match page. There's a new orange iCal icon below each Team's fixtures. You can import the "url" from that in to calendars such as Outlook, Notes and Google Calendar to keep you up-to-date with fixtures. They'll even update automatically if they're changed on the website. Have a Google if you don't know how to use "ics" files with your favourite calendar software.

More refereeing courses

Even with the relaxation of the neutral referee requirement for Division 1 this year, as an organisation we do seem to be lacking a pool of referees we can call upon. Volleyball England have courses coming up in mid-October at Sheffield and Nottingham, which aren't too far away. It might be worth encouraging a few people in your Club to take the entry level Grade 4 course. It's only £50 and I'm sure a Club could stretch to part funding an individual given they can then go on to charge for their services in the future. Details here along with some coaching courses too.

Competition Time!

We're after a new logo as the one we have is a bit obvious and not very good (Ed - I can say this as I designed it). So, let your players know we're after a new HVA logo and the best design will win a new match ball for their club courtesy of the HVA. All designs to website@hertsvolleyball.co.uk by the end of November and we'll decide if it's better than what we currently have!

Adoption of the "London Rule"

At the recent Fixtures meeting, the "London Rule" was discussed and adopted for the current season. Any clubs operating at venues where the game may run out of time should brief their refs on the rule change. See meeting minutes here. Rule change: http://www.hertsvolleyball.co.uk/ref

Grade 4 Referee course in October

Your club may be interested in the following Grade 4 Referee course that is due to be held in Cambridge in October: North Cambridge Academy - Grade 4 One Day Referee Course Location: North Cambridge Academy Arbury Road  Cambridge CB4 2JF  United Kingdom Price per person: £50.00 Date: 1st October 2016, 09:00 - 17:00 Sign up deadline: Friday 23rd September For full course details and booking please visit our courses page here. To find out more about the Grade 4 course, please click here.

New Season, New Website

Welcome to the new HVA website. Over the next few weeks, the Fixtures Secretary will add the coming season's Clubs, their Teams and their Fixtures to the website for the Herts Leagues and the County Championships. The HVA and Clubs will be posting up regular news, so pop back often to see if there's anything of interest from Volleyball England right through to social volleyball in the area. If there's anything new you'd like to see on the website, let us know. Cheers HVA Committee