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Posted on: July 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] No Side Out for Adult League Volleyball Season

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 15, 2020-Parks & Recreation is serving up another season of Adult Volleyball League play when action returns this month, although with a few substitutions due to a new coronavirus game plan which considers current health protocols.

“We’re excited to be back in action,” said Recreation Manager Alexis Wolf. “While this summer’s league will look different, we have no doubt that the same amount of fun and competitive spirit will be forefront as in past seasons.”

As rules and guidelines around adult leagues and outdoor recreation have loosened, the city will offer an abbreviated Summer Sand Volleyball League that incorporates social distancing, smaller groups sizes and state and local guidelines.

A variety of 4v4 and 2v2 options will be available including coed and open categories across A, B and C leagues.  The season will encompass a six week/six game schedule with a playoff tournament in early September. All games will take place at the Howelsen Hill Sand Courts on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

New requirements will accommodate physical distancing between teams and staff; time allotments for play and buffer period; specific warm up areas for teams and all players must pre-register and fill out risk & liability waiver.

In addition, all teams are required to sign in with league staff prior to each match, affirm that they are currently symptom free and wear a face covering when not in play. Additional procedures will be implemented to provide as safe an experience as possible. 

“Unlike other adult sports, volleyball is consistently listed as one of the safer group sports due to the lower person-to-person contact,” continued Wolf. “However, for us to host a successful league, we need everyone’s help and cooperation in following procedures for play.”

The deadline to register is this Friday, July 17. Due to current group size limitations, league space will be restricted and offered on a first come, first served basis. Visit for information, rules and guidelines and to register.


Alexis Wolf, Recreation Manager, 970.871.7053 or email
Emily Hines, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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