Spring 2021 Season
Registration now open! Some leagues are sold out but waitlists have been created.
Spring Registration General Information (Update March 3, 2021)
While adult sports leagues are not permitted currently under restrictions from the provincial health authorities, we are optimistic that these restrictions will be eased in the coming months to allow the resumption of adult sports and we are planning accordingly!
Once guidelines and protocols for a return to play have been determined by the provincial bodies responsible for doing so, we will update this page accordingly and communicate them to all registered teams. Note that any modifications dictated by the policies and guidelines of applicable authorities will supercede any related rules that are currently in place.
We realize that there is uncertainty regarding the exact details around when leagues will start as well as whether they will be subject to modifications around play (and what those possible modifications may be). As we receive more information from the relevant authorities, we will be able to finalize these details. We are offering registration at this time for teams that are looking to secure their spot hoping to play some beach volleyball this spring whether it is subject to modifications or not. Many teams that played with us last year under the modified rules that were in place at that time have expressed their enthusiasm to return to play in any form that we can offer. If your team would like to wait until all of the details around the leagues are finalized before making the decision whether or not to register, we completely understand, and if we can’t fit you in to start this season, we will look forward to having you join us in the next one!
What modifications could be in place due to COVID-19?
Similar to last summer when play was permitted to resume, there is the possibility that modifications to beach volleyball rules may be mandated as a result of protocols from provincial authorities in order to play at all. However, we don’t know what these will be until the applicable governing bodies determine them. At this time, we are planning on running leagues (should play be permitted this spring/summer) with the following modifications in place initially:
- Teams placed in cohorts (i.e. fewer opposing teams to interact with)
- Smaller capacity (i.e. fewer teams overall) at our beach volleyball locations
- Teams being permitted to bring only enough players to field a lineup (no subs)
Additionally, sanitization procedures introduced last summer to adhere to provincial guidelines will continue to be followed.
Should any of the above restrictions not be deemed necessary once the provincial bodies determine what restrictions will be for the upcoming season, we will of course lift them where permitted. Conversely, the list above is not exhaustive- should the applicable authorities decide that additional restrictions are necessary in order to play this year, then additional modifications will be added to accommodate play.
What if I register and my team doesn't like modifications that may be put into place after we register?
Teams who register will be subject to the normal Urban Rec Withdrawal Policy. If your team does not want to play until we know exactly what modifications may be in place, then we recommend that you wait until any such modifications are finalized before registering. As stated above, we presently do not know what, if any, modifications will be required once the go-ahead is given as part of Return-to-Play protocols, but we will update this page as soon as we are informed.
What if I register and the league is unable to run (or if the start date is delayed)?
If the league is unable to run at all this spring/summer, then any teams that registered will be refunded in full once the league is cancelled. If the league start date is delayed but the league is able to start within 60 days of the original start date, then the league will run and any teams that wish to withdraw can do so as per our Withdrawal Policy.
Click here to see Urban Rec policies.
Scroll down to see which leagues are offered (once league offerings are finalized, they will appear at the bottom of this page)
*Note- Monday leagues WILL play on holiday Mondays*
If you do not see a league listed, then it is sold out or not offered this season.
(*Note that individual registration may not be offered for all leagues. No individual registration is available for Jericho leagues.)
As beach volleyball is an outdoor sport and it has been known to rain occasionally in Vancouver, we have to let you know that ALL OF OUR BEACH LEAGUES WILL RUN RAIN OR SHINE - Only in EXCEPTIONAL weather circumstances will leagues be cancelled. On extreme weather days, please call our weather hotline at 604-878-RAIN (7246). The line will be updated at 4:30pm.
Further questions? Click our Beach Volleyball FAQs below to find your answers.
Please note- all individuals’ teams are registered as recreational and placed in the lowest division available for that league.
Not sure what skill level to register your team at? Click Skill Level Descriptions to see a description of what the different skill levels are like in Urban Rec!
For more information, please contact us at [email protected] or 604-879-9800.