League play is on grass courts at Salmon Brook Park in Granby, CT on Tuesdays evenings.

The GFVL is a competitive league and not intended for beginner players.

March 2023
I am still looking for volunteers to resurrect this league!
Sadly, my volleyball days are over <sniff> so we
need a volunteer (or volunteers) to run the league.
Please contact me if you can help.


  • The 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • The 2019 season ran on Tuesdays from May 21st through August 13th.
  • If you would like to sub for our league, please use the Sub Signup Form
  • Please sign up with our League Mailing list.
  • Registering a team or wish to join our league? Please use the Team Signup Form


  • All players should be at the field by 5:45 to help set up nets and warm up.
  • Games start promptly at 6:00pm.
  • All players (including subs) must sign the Liability Release Form before playing.
  • All teams will be responsible for net setup, not just the net owners or home teams.
  • All games are self refereed so please call your own. Any disputes should be replayed.
  • Team captains will be contacted by 3:00 pm on game days in case of rain-outs.

Did you know...

  • Male players attack hits: There is no requirement to have a foot on the ground if a male hits the ball in front of or on the 10-foot line. The Rule is: "If a male player contacts the ball completely above the height of the net, and the player’s foot is touching or has last touched the ground on or in front of the attack line, the attack-hit must have an upward trajectory."
  • Serving order: In the 1st and 3rd games of each match, the "home" team has first choice of serve, receive, or side. The "away" team then has any remaining choices. If the "home" team chooses to either serve or receive, the "away" team chooses which side to start on. If the "home" team chooses a side, the "away" team chooses whether to serve or receive. In the 2nd game of each match, the "away" team has first choice of serve, receive, or side. The "home" team then has any remaining choices. The "home" team is the team listed on the same court for both matches.
  • Blocking: Male players cannot participate in a block. A block is defined as "the action of player(s) close to the net to deflect the ball coming from the opponent while reaching above the height of the net." Also, since males cannot block, any contact by a male counts as a hit.
  • "Dinks": When contacting the ball with one hand, other than for setting the ball toward a teammate, the ball must be cleanly hit with the heel or palm of the hand (a roll shot), with straight, locked fingertips (a cobra), knurled fingers (a camel toe) or with the back of the hand from the wrist to the knuckles. One-handed placement or redirection of the ball with the fingers (a dink or open-hand tip) is a fault.
  • Nets & Start time: All games must begin no later than 6:00 pm. Any team not able to start by this time (minimum of two players) will forfeit game 1. If the team is not able to start game 2 by 6:15 pm., they will forfeit game 2. The same goes for game 3 if the start time goes beyond 6:30 pm. We understand that there are things beyond our control such as traffic and work schedules but feel this is necessary to ensure all games can be completed before night fall and net owners aren't stuck waiting around to pack up their nets.

About GFVL

The Grass Fours Volleyball League (GFVL) is a self-officiated league that plays at Salmon Brook Park in Granby, Connecticut. More...

Player Code of Conduct

The Grass Fours Volleyball League is intended to be an enjoyable, recreational and enriching experience. Participants who are disruptive and negatively influence other players in the league or any park visitor will be required to permanently withdraw from the league. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Sportsmanlike conduct is expected of all players in the league. This conduct includes abiding by all rules and regulations of The Town of Granby Parks and Recreation Department and adherence to all State and Federal laws. Profanity, use of alcohol or illegal drugs, harassment and breach of peace will not be tolerated. We also remind all players that the park speed limit of 15 mph will be strictly enforced by The Granby Police Department, and is intended to protect the children, pedestrians, pets and horse riders who frequent the park. The Administrative Board of this league will not hesitate to involve Law Enforcement officials should the need arise, for the safety and enjoyment of all players. Any conflicts that occur during play are expected to be resolved by team Captains exclusively. Inability to calmly resolve any dispute will result in a team or teams’ forfeiture(s) of the game in process. Any questions regarding disputes and adherence to league standards and guidelines will be decided by a majority vote of the Administrative Board.