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Last Updated: January 8, 2022, 1:34 pm
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COVID Update - Postponement

To our WWVL members, 

** updating postponement to Jan 24

As we are seeing case numbers rise at an alarming rate, as well as having some of our facilities operating at schools, in accordance with the public release of having schools delaying in class learning until January 17th, we are postponing the beginning of round robin 2 from January 10th, until week starting, January 24th. We will continue to monitor and update the team contacts, as well as the website as is required. 

Thank you for your patience, we appreciate it as we continue to go through this together and hopefully we can all play volleyball again shortly. Your tier convenors will reach out with the schedules once we have a more concrete path forward. 

Any questions, please direct to president@wwvl.ca 



MVOA Ref Clinic

The Manitoba Volleyball Officials Association will be conducting a free Level I Clinic for the Senior Leagues.  This will help with the interpretation of the rules and certify you for refereeing.  The clinic will be virtual on January 11th, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Please email Adam at Volleyball Manitoba to register: Volleyball.Events@SportManitoba.ca

Updates to 5 Player Rule/ Subsitutions

To all WWVL members,

In order for our league to be fluid and accommodate changing needs and to allow games to be played/minimize defaults,  effective immediately, the following will be allowed effective Monday, Dec 6, 2021 and ONLY for the duration of the 2021-2022 Season. These new rules have been provided to the MVOA, who will communicate it down to the refs.

Teams can start and play with 5 players:

If a team only have 5 players at the starting match time, they will be allowed to start without penalty.  This overrides the following guideline, E.6.2,  in a temporary capacity for the 2021-2022 Season . The following are the scenarios:

  • If a 6th player arrive, they will join the rotation in the following set.
  • In the case of 5 players, 3 players will always be considered front row players.
  • When the “ghost” player rotate into position 1 to serve, that team will lose the serve.

In the case of an injury, if a team only have 5 players, they can continue playing, but the injured player cannot re-enter the match.  The “ghost” player will also be used. 


  • In relation to substitutions, we will be allowing the following, in a temporary capacity for the 2021 – 2022 Season which overrides the current guideline, E.5. Substitutions.
    • 2 substitutions without tier convenor approval
    • 2 Substitutions can be taken from either a lower or 1 from a lower tier and 1 one from a higher tier (maximum 2 tiers higher than your current tier – example Tier 6 , could get a player from tier 4) without approval from a tier convenor
    • Substitutions can sub for more than 3 games per round robin

E.5 Guideline currently states the following:

      • E.5 SUBSTITUTIONS If a team is concerned that they cannot field six players for an entire match from their roster, the team may use a player registered in the same or lower WWVL tier as a substitute for the match (where Tier 1 is the highest tier). Teams in the lowest tier may only use players registered in the tier directly above or in the same tier. The substitution (player name, registered team and tier) must be noted on the match scoresheet. • Teams may only use one (1) substitute from a different team per match. • Players may substitute three (3) times for any one team per round robin.



Reminders regarding 2021-2022 Season

To all WWVL Members, 

As we have kicked off the 2021 -2022 season, thought it would be good to send out a few reminders regarding conduct of play, facility requirements as some items/comments have come back from tiers & facilities:  

Scanning/ Proof - At facilities where employee members are completing the scanning, members will just follow the facility protocols. At facilities, where WWVL board members/tier volunteers are doing the scanning we are working through the most efficient way of doing this. On the first night, all players were scanned/id checked.  Going forward, we will try to keep a list of people that were previously scanned, so that we just have to check people in, and then fully scan net new individuals each week. Please continue to be patient as the WWVL board works through these procedures. 

> Vaccination Proof - Military immunization cards will be accepted at our facilities. Please also ensure that you have your id with you (regardless if you have immunization cards vs a QR vaccination code). 

Vaccination Status - regardless of any provincial mandates to be rolled out later, the WWVL has taken the stance that team members and subs must be fully vaccinated for the duration of the 2021-2022. Unvaccinated participants will not be allowed in the facilities. 

Mask Wearing - mask wearing is required on the sidelines and in the facilities unless you are actively playing on the court. This means that if you are not playing during the set, sitting on sidelines, getting water etc, you need to be wearing your mask.

> Spectators - Spectators will NOT be allowed at any of our facilities regardless of if they are double vaccinated or not. If you do have to bring your children with you, they need to be listed on the tracking sheet for that day and it will need to meet the facilities policies (i.e. with a double vaccinated individual, etc.) . For specific facilities that do not have available capacity, no spectators will be allowed at all, these facilities are as follows: 

 - Bronx Park

 - MBCI Blue and Red Gyms 

> Time limits at facilities - we will provide out a table to the team contacts for the facilities and will include as part of the policies section on the Downloads  tab. The general approach should be to come right ahead of your game, mostly changed and to leave as quickly as possible. 

Scorecards - Teams should have a set of scorecards to provide to the ref. Most ref's do provide scorecards but just a reminder that it is in our guidelines for all teams to have a set. 

Home Team Responsibilities - please refer back to the email provided to the team contacts by tier convenors. Home Team Responsibilities are as follows: 

- Provide scoresheet

- Provide game ball 

- Set up net (1st game)/ Take down net (2nd game)


Welcome to the WWVL Website

The Winnipeg Women's Volleyball League is a non-profit association created to provide a tiered level of volleyball competition for women in Winnipeg. A volunteer Executive Committee manages the WWVL and is responsible for organizing gym times and referees, scheduling matches, managing league fees, and the overall operation of the WWVL. All new teams interested in joining the league should send a representative to our Fall Organizational Meeting once we have rescheduled the time at Bronx Park Community Centre. New teams will be required to submit a Preliminary Roster form online (click on the Registration tab for the link under New Team when we open it up again) and a $100 Performance Bond. Any individual players who are interested in playing should sign up on our individual players page. For more information about the WWVL, please contact a member of the Executive (see Contacts page).