Below are the projected 2018 Junior Leagues at  Southern Sand Volleyball Complex at Hope Chapel in Apex. Due to past popularity in these leagues, we strong suggest forming your team ahead of time so to be ready to register once registration opens up.

Seasons: (7-8 weeks each)

  • Early Spring (April/May):
    • Sunday late afternoons (approx 4-6:30PM) – Registration to open in early March
    • Monday nights (approx 6-8:30PM) – Registration to open in early March
  • Late Spring (May/June):
    • Thursday nights (approx 7-8:30PM) – Registration to open in late March
  • Summer (June/July):
    • Sunday late afternoons (approx 4-6:30PM) – Registration to open in late April
    • Monday nights (approx 6-8:30PM) – Registration to open in late April
  • Fall: Subject to Interest 

These are once-a-week recreational leagues meant for teams to simply play matches against other teams with an option to get instructor-led training as part of registration. If you’re interested in more instructor-led program options, please check out our Beach Club and Super Juniors Program pages.


  • Doubles (2 person) 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U divisions subject to interest

Costs (2017 rates):

  • Regular Registration Fee (Register during the first 7 days of the open registration period)
    • $80/team – League only
    • $140/player – League + Instruction (aka Power League – see below for more details)
  • Late Registration Fee (Register after the first 7 days of the open registration period)
    • $90/team – League only
    • $160/player – League + Instruction (aka Power League – see below for more details)


An overview of how the leagues are setup follows:

  • Introduced in 2016: When registering, participants will have the option to also register for weekly instruction for 1 hr (5-6PM on weeknights or 3-4PM on Sundays) prior to league play competitions, which will then be scheduled immediately after. We are calling the League+Instruction a Power League. League participants are not required to participate in the instruction.
  • USAV Membership required. This is necessary to ensure proper insurance coverage during all league play. If not a member, Carolina Region/USAV offers a summer membership ($15) that is valid from April 1-Oct 31. Sign-up here (Summer membership option should be available starting around March 15). If you were a former member, you can also use this link to log-in to your existing account. As part of registration, you will be prompted for USAV numbers for both players on the team.
  • USA Beach Volleyball  rules are used. A condensed version of the main rules can be found here.
  • Each league typically runs from 7-8 weeks. Depending on registration numbers, leagues can be setup in the traditional round-robin approach or we may incorporate a challenge ladder system whereby teams with similar records end up playing each other during a given week. This ladder approach encourages more chances for teams of similar ability to play each other more.
  • Match start times vary depending on final registration numbers and factoring in all programs being offered at facility.
  • Teams play at least 2 matches per night, once-a-week on the night that the league is designated.
  • Each team may referee at least 1 match per night (subject to league supervisor’s discretion based on numbers and court space available)
  • Typically a match consists of playing 2 games to 21. Win by 2. The cap is 25. Each game counts as a win or loss. (subject to change by league supervisor).
  • Switching sides on multiples of 7 is at the players’ discretion. Switching between games only is an option too.
  • Referees should use the “odd or even” game or “rock, paper, scissors” to determine which team serves first for game one. Winning team of the “odd or even” game has choice to serve or receive first. The team that does not serve first for game one will serve first for game two.
  • Substitute players are allowed in the event a player cannot make a match. If more than 2 players on a team show up for a given week then players can sub-in between games only.
  • Awards are given to the top team in each league at the end of the regular season
  • If scheduling permits, a season-ending mini-tournament is held on the last week of the season.
  • The same age group definitions that apply to tournament events also apply. In some cases multiple age groups may be combined.
  • Forfeiture notices should be given by the night before the league night. Send an email to info@southernsandvolleyball.org.
  • Tardiness: A team that is more than 10 minutes late for a match forfeits their first set. A team that is more than 20 minutes late forfeits the entire match.
  • WEATHER POLICY: Play is rain or shine unless it’s storming or we’ve experienced/are experiencing heavy rain for extended periods of time. If we cancel league play, the ‘Upcoming Events’ section on the homepage will be updated by 5PM on the day of league play.


Current Season League Standings

Note: Results updated within 72 hours of a league’s weekly match play.


Sundays -(Schedule)

Pos   Team Pld SetsBallpoints Pts Last 5
1 Prabel/Ahn 21 18 - 3539 - 410 18       
2 Hardin/Schmidt 21 14 - 7504 - 423 14       
3 White/Hanburger 21 12 - 9515 - 448 12       
4 Melappalayam/Sampson 21 12 - 9499 - 447 12       
5 Harvey/Price 21 10 - 11449 - 494 10       
6 Vellanki/Kandiar 21 9 - 12458 - 476 9       
7 Wade/Lyden 21 5 - 16370 - 509 5       
8 Kraft/Dickinson 21 4 - 17409 - 536 4