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.

VolleyballXL.com video training drills

An issue many coaches in your club are coping with, is creating interesting exercises and dynamic drills for their team. For this reason, a couple of volleyball fanatics have come up with a solution: www.volleyballxl.com VolleyballXL is the online portal for all volleyball coaches. This portal provides interesting, dynamic and fun volleyball exercises on video, explanation of typical volleyball...

A note on team restrictions

As we approach Player lock down for the season, can we remind all Clubs that they should have entered their Club Players for the season on the website by last weekend. Importantly, if the HVA Rules say you need to, you must restrict a number of players to a single team. You only need to restrict players as per the HVA Rules, not just because they normally play for a particular team - this is not...

NEVZA U19 Champs in Kettering this month

From Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October the Northern European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under 19 Championships will take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. This is the first time that this age group has been hosted in England, following three successful years of under 17 championships. You can find information on all of the fixtures here .

Herts Sports Partnership funding opportunities

Hatfield Community Sports Fund: The £1.4m fund for Hatfield Sports Clubs and organisations will be launched on 13 October from 6pm with an event at the University of Hertfordshire. John O’Callaghan, Director of the Herts Sports Partnership who has been appointed Chair of the Fund said: “We are hosting an event to give Hatfield clubs and organisations the chance to talk to us and fully understand...

KO Cup table available!!

The KO CUP for Men and Women tables have been now uploaded on the website. Have a look at it, as some teams are now have a BYE in the first round and therefore their original first games have to be canceled (for Women the game canceled is Red Eagle against MK City, for Men the game canceled is Kings Langley against Welwyn & Hatfield). It is like this as these four teams were drawn first and...

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 an upcoming 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...

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...

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 [at] 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...