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 levels of outdoor, sand volleyball play: A, B, and C divisions in 6-man format as well as A/B and B/C divisions in 4-man format.
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 Phoenix Place Hotel (formerly The Radisson Hotel City Center), 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 Margaret T Hance 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 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. 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 Spring season, registration opens in person at the season kickoff party on on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Plazma (1560 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014). You may register online starting the day after the season kickoff party. All fees are due by February 7, 2014.
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 Spring season kick off party on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Plazma (1560 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014). 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 Plazma for the Spring 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 Spring season awards banquet on April 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm at TBD (soon). 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 March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Indian Steele Park (300 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012).
9 teams in 6-man A division at Margaret T Hance 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
Spring Season Open Play:
February 3, 2014
February 10, 2014
Spring Season Kick Off Party:
January 30, 2014
at Plazma at 7:00 pm
All Spring Season Fees Due By:
February 7, 2014
Monday - $90
Tuesday - $80
via PayPal or certified payment
Spring Season Play:
February 17, 2014 to April 7, 2014
Spring Season Tournament:
April 14, 2014 and April 21, 2014
Spring Season Awards Banquet:
April 28, 2014
at TBD at 7:00 pm
March 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm
at Indian Steele Park