We have three options for you to get in on any Invado league, tournament, or clinic.
a) You can sign up online by selecting the appropriate league from the 'Leagues' drop-down menu (above)
b) You can sign up over the phone (with your credit card handy), by calling 1-877-9-INVADO
c) You can even pay via email money transfer using your online banking! Email transfers are free, fast, and easy to do - and instructions are listed on each event page
Please note - no matter how you submit your payment, registration will only be finalized once you submit your team or individual registration form.
Typically, Invado 'regular' leagues offer up 4 games a night (indoor court) or 5 games (on the beach). MAX leagues, however, feature 6 games a night and are priced accordingly - with almost exactly the same per game rate.
We're always worried about making sure the leagues are safe, fair, and fun for everyone. That's why we use the records from each week to create the schedules for the week that follows. In other words, if your team does really well (goes undefetaed, let's say) - you'll move up a tier to play stronger competition. If you have rough night, then you move down. This approach and system makes each of our (usually) three tiers evenly matched and hotly contested, whether the players on the court are pros or beginners.
YEP! Invado's new E-waiver has been created in conjunction with our partners at the OVA (Ontario Volleyball Association) as must be completed prior to each Invado event. Players under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian receive and complete the E-waiver, while adult participants need to complete one for themselves, of course. The E-waiver will be emailed to each player at the time of registration (individual registrants receive them in their inboxes instantly, as do team members registered by a team captain), and players/parents/guardians must check a box indicating their agreement to the terms & conditions listed, prior to submission. Once completed, player names will appear as bold on the team rosters listed at www.invado.ca (leagues only), meaning that they are eligible for league play.
The standard length for an Invado league is, generally, 10 weeks of play (10 game days). There are some exceptions to this and prices are always adjusted to reflect those exceptions (pro-rated rates).
In an indoor league, teams usually play 4-6 timed sets per night (depending on the league) during the regular season. No ties are allowed, so if the whistle blows and the score is squared up, you'll need to serve out the final, deciding point! It keeps the night moving and allows each tier to show up, play their games, and get back home or wherever they need to be! It also helps us schedule the night so teams are almost NEVER SITTING OFF!
For beach leagues, teams play at 4-5 matches per night with the same format (as above) for the regular season.
As for the playoffs, they're never timed, follow a best 2 of 3 format, and ALL TEAMS ADVANCE! Invado playoffs are always tiered (whenever possible), so the games are evenly-matched and result in lots of winners and - of course - PRIZES!
Yep - all teams make the playoffs in Invado leagues. And, of course, the playoffs are tiered, so all teams have a fair shot at the loot (prizes awarded for the winners of each tier!).
Players must be, at least, 16 years of age to play in any Invado 'adult' event. This rule may be 'relaxed' to include 15 year-olds, if the player has extensive club (indoor or beach) experience. The reason why we allow participants, under the age of 18, to join our 'adult' events is because we match players based on ability level, rather than age. We, also, do our best to keep our younger players on teams with league members known and trusted by Invado staff, or with other players of a similar age, whenever possible.
Of course, if you - or your child - are too young for our 'adult' events, keep in mind that we always offer a full slate of youth leagues & events, each and every session!
Because Invado has tiered leagues, our points have to reflect the varying levels of competition that a given team would face from week to week. That is, 'all wins and losses are not equal.' For example, a team that has a 2-2 record in Tier 1 should not be tied with a team that has a similar record in Tier 3. So, how does the formula work and why might your team have more wins than a team that's sitting higher than you in the standings? Well - here's the answer...
Want an example? Let's suppose we have 4 teams (Teams A, B, C, & D) that all have a 2-2 record after the first night, but they all played in different tiers (Tier 1-4). They shouldn't be tied in the standings or in the same tier the next week, should they? So, in this scenario, here are the points that would be earned:
Team A (Tier 1) - 18 Points (4 points for 2 wins, 2 points for 2 losses, and 12 points for 4 games played in Tier 1)
Team B (Tier 2) - 14 points (4 points for 2 wins, 2 points for 2 losses, and 8 points for 4 games played in Tier 2)
Team C (Tier 3) - 10 points (4 points for 2 wins, 2 points for 2 losses, and 4 points for 4 games played in Tier 3)
Team D (Tier 4) - 6 points (4 points for 2 wins, 2 points for 2 losses, and 0 points for 4 games played in Tier 4)
Seems like the numbers get pretty big pretty fast, eh? But all that matters is that the standings stay 'true' and that results take into account how tough the match-ups are from week-to-week. Some people think we over-think this stuff and our answer is....darn right! If we didn't, matches wouldn't be much fun for anyone and that's why people call us 'the volleyballogists!'
Yes - just let us know your friend's name (in the handy 'I'm registering with a friend' field) at the time of registration and we'll be sure to place you, together, on the same team!