What is AZGV
The purpose of Arizona Gay Volleyball Association (AZGV) is to foster local, regional, national and international sports competition predominately for gays, lesbians and anyone dedicated to promotion of the amateur athletic experience for persons of all skill level and abilities regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, creed, religion or national origin. The primary focus of Arizona Gay Volleyball Association will be to provide venues for adult volleyball competition. Additionally, the organization will endeavor to develop people of all abilities and experience to participate in sports competitions.
AZGV offers and organizes 3 outdoor sand volleyball leagues. A 6-man format, with an A, B, and C division. A 4-man format, with an A/B and B/C division. A 2-man format, with an A and B division.
Where and When we Play
Games are played at Indian Steele Park, located off Central Avenue and Farrington Lane just north of Indian School Road (300 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012), at The Wyndham Gardens (formerly The Radisson Hotel City Center as well as Phoenix Place Hotel), located off 2nd Avenue just north of Osborn Road (3600 North 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013), or at Margaret T Hance Park located off Central and Culver Street above the I-10 freeway (1134 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004).
The 6-man format A division plays at Indian Steele Park on Monday nights. The 6-man format B division plays at the Wyndham Gardens on Monday nights. The 6-man format C division plays at Indian Steele Park on Monday nights. The 4-man format A/B division plays at Indian Steele Park on Tuesdays nights. The 4-man format B/C division plays at Indian Steele Park on Tuesdays nights. The 2-man format A division plays at the Wyndham Gardens on Sunday afternoons. The 2-man format A division plays at the Wyndham Gardens on Sunday evenings. The The particular location designated for each division depends on the size of the division and board member coverage for that particular season.
For information regarding future seasons, a tenetive schedule for the entire year can be found on our schedule page.
Team fees are $80 for Tuesday night teams with up to 6 on the roster and $90 for Monday night teams with up to 8 on each roster and $50 for Sunday afternoon teams with up to 4 on each roster. Fees are due before the start of every season. Teams must pay online via PayPal or with certified payment (cashiers check, money order, etc). To pay via PayPal, please use our convenient payment page. Please make certified payment payable to Arizona Gay Volleyball Association.
For the Fall season, registration opens in person at the season kickoff party on on September 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Stacy's On Melrose (4343 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013). You may register online starting the day after the season kickoff party. All fees are due by September 16, 2016.
Only 9 teams will be allowed in each of the 6-man (Monday) divisions except the 6-man (Monday) C division which will be allowed 11 teams. Only 8 Teams will be allowed in the 4-man (Tuesday) night division. After this, a waiting list will be created. Registrations will be accepted in order of the teams that pay. Only teams that have paid will be allowed to play.
If you are looking for a team we can find you one during our open play weeks. If you have an entire team that wants to sign up just send us a message using our contact form and let us know.
Season Kick Off Party
We will be having the Fall season kick off party on September 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Stacy's On Melrose (4343 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013). Join us to celebrate the league, help the new players get integrated onto teams, meet your board members, and get your questions answered about any league changes.
Thanks for everyone that came out to Stacy's On Melrose for the Fall season kickoff party. We had a blast meeting you all and registering teams. We are looking forward to a great season!
We will be having the end of the Fall season awards banquet on December 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm at TBA (P.O. Box 673, Phoenix, AZ 85060). We hope you all can make it.
Board meetings are usually held the third Tuesday of the month. Anyone that is interested is welcome to attend these meetings. The next board meeting will be September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Indian Steele Park (300 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012).
9 teams in 6-man A division at Indian Steele Park
9 teams in 6-man B division at the Wyndham Gardens
11 teams in 6-man C division at Indian Steele Park
8 teams in 4-man A/B division at Indian Steele Park
8 teams in 4-man B/C division at Indian Steele Park
Fall Season Open Play:
September 12, 2016
September 19, 2016
Fall Season Kick Off Party:
September 8, 2016
at Stacy's On Melrose at 7:00 pm
All Fall Season Fees Due By:
September 16, 2016
Monday - $90
Tuesday - $80
via PayPal or certified payment
Fall Season Play:
September 26, 2016 to November 15, 2016
Fall Season Tournament:
November 21, 2016 and November 28, 2016
Fall Season Awards Banquet:
December 5, 2016
at TBA at 7:00 pm
September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm
at Indian Steele Park