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GRAA Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Date:                  Wednesday, Sept 7

Time:                 6:30pm - 8:00pm (arrive by 6:00 pm for warm-ups)

Grade:               7th - 8th Grade (and only experienced 6th grade players)

Location:          Lower RAS Gym

This year we are creating one (or two) travel team(s) to compete in the local Suburban Essex League. The league typically has 8-10 local towns that participate. Travel team players will be selected based on their performance during the evaluation. 

The travel teams will be defined shortly after our tryouts (and make-up date if needed) are completed, at which time the players making the teams will be invited to join and register via a separate GRAA Travel Volleyball registration page.

GRAA Travel Volleyball will have weekly practices on Tuesday nights beginning early-September, and league games will run from late September through early December.

Players not selected to the travel program will be able to join our Competitive Winter Rec League that starts in December and runs into March.  Travel team members will also be encouraged to join the Competitive Winter Rec League.

GRAA Volleyball is also planning a Boys Spring Travel program. Keep an eye out for those tryouts which will happen around Feb 2023.

The Registration "GRAA Volleyball-" is not currently available.

Glen Ridge Adult Volleyball League

Working with the Glen Ridge School District Board of Education, we have improved our volleyball facilities, which are located in the Ridgewood Avenue School lower gym. With all the recent interest in volleyball among our youth (our program has expanded greatly these last few years, with 140 kids in the program between grades 3 and 8), the GRAA Volleyball coaching and management staff have decided to bring it to the parents!


Our adult league is open to anyone (aged 20 and up) interested in playing volleyball on Thursday nights. Games will start April 21st. But our first two sessions are on Tuesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 7, and you will be asked to choose one of these days when you register. We will have an open forum play those two nights and will use that time to determine teams. Our goal is to create teams that are similar in average skill level.


Teams will be 8 players per team, as we play games of 6v6. If you have a group of players already interested to be on the same team, you are able to list names in this registration. However, each player must register separately.




Please show up ready to play on either Tue April 5, or Thu April 7!


Depending on how many players we get, games will either be every week, or every other week on Thursday nights, between 6pm and 9pm.


Dates: Tue April 5 or Thu April 7 - Open play, no teams

Games April 21 - June 9, and Sept 8 - Dec 22

(Team rosters and game schedules TBD)


Time:    Thursdays, 6-9pm


Age:     20 and over


Location:   Lower Gym in Ridgewood Avenue School (enter at rear of building, quad doors)


Registration Fee: $20



Thank you,

Matt DeLuca


Matthew DeLuca

GRAA Volleyball Commissioner


Welcome to GRAA Volleyball where your child  will learn the fundamentals of volleyball; Serve, Pass, Set, & Spike !!

Our program is co-ed for 3rd - 8th graders, offered during the winter season, and consist of two programs: GRAA Developmental Volleyball and GRAA Competitive Volleyball League.


GRAA Developmental Program

The Developmental program consists of all 3rd and 4th graders, and any 5-8 graders that need to improve their skills before entering our Competitive Intra-League. Training for the Developmental Program this season is on Monday evenings in the Upper RAS gym as follows:

Grades 3 and 4 Monday nights, 6-7:15pm
Grades 5 through 8 Monday nights, 7:15-9:00pm



GRAA Competitive Volleyball League

Our new GRAA Competitive Volleyball League in an Intra-Glen Ridge League where we will have skills development through the month of December and game play from January to mid-March.  This program is open to all 5th - 8th graders that meet some level of volleyball skill, as determined through a tryout. This year our tryouts are on Monday, November 29th.

We expect to have 4-6 teams that will compete within the league, all co-ed and approx 8 players. Game play is 6 vs 6.



GRHS Volleyball Club

GRAA Volleyball also hosts a Glen Ridge HS program for 9-12 graders. This is the GRHS GRAA Volleyball Club. The Club meets for outdoor play in both fall and spring.

Matthew DeLuca

Volleyball Commissioner