SAVA is the largest Adult volleyball league in the city of Saskatoon. We are an independent body governed solely by an elected executive. We are not governed by any provincial or federal organization in any way. We try to work with the SVA and other related bodies to help ensure that our league maintains high quality. We offer a (fall to winter) season of organized and structured adult co-ed and women’s volleyball, using regulation height nets, proper equipment, and when possible, credentialed officials. Teams are broken down into divisions of varying skill level; the bottom levels comprised of more recreational type players, while the top divisions are of the highest caliber of play in the city. Many ex College, University and secondary education players find a home here within our league.
A typical season would run from mid September to mid February or March, with 42 coed teams and 30 women’s teams broken into divisions of 9 -12 teams per division. Matches are typically played at Mount Royal High School and Bedford Road High School on Sundays in varying 3 hour time blocks from 9am to 9pm. On occasion, play may be scheduled at other gyms. Very rarely we may require play on a Saturday.
We use a Seeding tournament format at the start of our season to determine the placement of teams by skill level. At the half way mark of the season we switch the top and bottom 2 teams of each division into new divisions in order to keep the skill level more evenly matched.