Grass Roots is a developmental level of training for ages 5 through 12. Many of our region clubs have started either a Volleytots or Grassroots program. The Grassroots competition season starts typically in January and cumulates with the Grassroots Championship the night before GCR Regional Championships in April.
2023 Grassroots schedule now posted, please see below.
Updated Rules of play, see below.
Below is the current Gulf Coast Region Grassroots schedule. Most tournaments are held in conjunction with other GCR Region Tournaments.
|15-Jan||Riviera Classic||Elberta HS||1:00 PM||GCRemail@example.com|
|20-Jan||LAV Invite||OWA||5:00 PM||LAVfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|21-Jan||GCR Grassroot Series||Foley HS||10 AM & 1:30PM||PIVCemail@example.com|
|27-Jan||GCR Grassroot Series||Bayside Academy||5:30 PM||ESVC/GCRfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|5-Feb||Storm Invite||OWA||2:00 PM||Storm/GCRemail@example.com|
|12-Feb||GCR Grassroot Series||Elberta HS||1:00 PM||GCRfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|19-Feb||Gulf Coast Classic||Foley, AL||2:00 PM||PIVC/Dolphin VBCemail@example.com|
|25-Feb||GCR Grassroot Series||Fairhope, AL||8:00 AM||BCVCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3-Mar||March Madness||OWA||5:30 PM||ESVC/GCRemail@example.com|
|11-Mar||Biloxi Open||Biloxi, MS||2:00 PM||PIVC/Mobile Stormfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|19-Mar||GCR Grassroot Series||Fairhope, AL||8:00 AM||BCVCemail@example.com|
|24-Mar||Spring Fling||OWA||5:00 PM||LAVfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2-Apr||GCR Grassroot Series||Elberta HS||1:00 PM||GCRemail@example.com|
|14-Apr||Battle of the Bay||OWA||5:30 PM||ESVCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|28-Apr||Grassroots Championships||Mobile Convention||5:40 PM||GCRemail@example.com|
To host a Grassroot Event you must have two courts - one net that will play at 7 feet for the 10-11-12’s and one net that will play at 6 foot 6 inches for the 8-9’s.
In all levels of Grassroots play the most important rule of play is “HAVE FUN!!”.
Second is to provide equal playing opportunity to each participant.
Gulf Coast Region Grassroot basic rules of play
All Grassroot teams assigned work duty will keep a scoresheet (header, line up, running score) teach your grassroot players to get this far on the scoresheet…..if they can keep exist scores and a complete sheet that is great, provide flippers, and 2 linespersons……alternate job so all players can experience
each admin job of the work duty team…..the linesperson will call with flags if available but will use hand signals in making the proper calls if flags are not available.
On Dec 16th, the Gulf Coast Region was proud to host the opening Grassroots event in conjunction with the GCR's annual Volley Jolley Christmas Tournament. Congrats to all the Winners.
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