VAVi is a sport and social club that sets up sports leagues for adults in the San Diego area.
In addition to sports, we also offer post game happy hours for each sport and a large new years eve party, weekend vacations (Mexico, Vegas, ski trips) and volunteer opportunities (Cancer Relay for Life, etc.).
Q: What are the different ways to sign up and how do they work?
For all signups, you may signup online, by mail, by fax, or by phone.
When signing up online, click the “signup online” button under the sport and league of your choice, and choose from the following three options:
Free Agent-- Signing up as a free agent means that you have signed up individually and VAVi will place you on a team with other free agents and/or small groups. We do not guarantee we can find a spot for everyone, but we do want everyone to play and will do our best to get you on a team.
Small Group-- Small group registration is designed for TWO or MORE friends that would like to be placed on the same team together.
You can also sign up full teams this way if you don’t want to pay for a whole team on one credit card.
Each member of a small group will register and pay for themselves individually.
Please see the Registration Process below.
If a small group reaches the specified amount of players on one team (please see the Rules page on the particular sport you are registering for and the minimum number of players it requires), it is considered its own TEAM and VAVi WILL NOT add others to the roster (there IS NOT a maximum number of players once your small group has reached the specified minimum amount and it has become its own team).
If a small group has not reached the specified number of players by the deadline (deadlines differ for each league and are sent out via email when the league is close to full), VAVi will combine other small groups and free agents to make a complete team.
DEADLINE INFO: There are some sports where the deadline to sign up can come as early as a month to two months before the start of the league.
As a general rule for all sports, we say that there is no deadline to sign up, but as soon as the event reaches maximum capacity we will close off the registration to new signups.
We do our best to notify small groups that have not yet filled up as to a new deadline of when they must get the rest of their team members signed up.
After that deadline there is no guarantee of them being placed on your team as all registered players at that time will be combined to form teams.
SMALL GROUP REGISTRATION PROCESS: Here is the process every member of a small group needs to follow to sign up online.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
Go to the league that you would like to register for and click signup online.
Click on small group member and “I agree” to the waiver. Please make sure you read the waiver.
Fill out the required information about yourself on the next page and click “Continue”
**The first person to sign up in the group will choose the option to create a NEW small group.
Give your small group a name that others will identify with (this may be a team name, or simply your own name, e.g. “Tommy Lane’s Small Group” or “Homerun Kings”).
Please enter an approximate number of the amount of players you expect to give us a good idea about our rosters.
**If your small group has already been created, and you are a joining member, you will be asked to choose which small group you want to join when signing up.
Each person in the small group only pays for themselves (including the person that creates the small group).
Team-- A team captain or organizer may sign up an entire team. There are 3 options to choose from when signing up your team:
To sign up online, simply click the yellow "Signup Online" button under the specific league for which you are would like to register.
Select team registration and click "I Agree" and Continue.
Fill out the form and click Continue.
NOTE: If some of your team roster information is not quite ready, please do not let this deter you from signing up.
You can sign up and pay, forgo your team roster information, and then you may log back into our system under the member login link with your username and password to make changes to your team roster, team name, and t-shirt sizes.
Team captains may make roster changes up until 48 hours before the league begins.
Q: If I sign up as a free agent or small group am I guaranteed to get on a team?
No. But we will do our very best and if we can't, we will issue you a full refund.
Due to the large number of males that sign up, free agent females and small groups with females in them have a better chance of getting placed on a team.
Q: How can I view my small group roster?
We have just added a new function to our website that allows the creator of a small group (aka Small Group captain) to be able to log-in with his/her username and password to view who has signed up under his/her small group.
(NOTE: Small Group captains can only log in and see the players registered in their group, while Team captains can log in and actually change their roster information.)
Q: Why are the prices higher than they used to be to play the same sports?
The City of San Diego has annually increased the fees for field rental. We have subsequently raised our fees to counteract our increased costs.
Q: How do the prices work? Do you pay a membership?
Membership is free, and everyone is welcome to enjoy our happy hour specials and volunteer events.
In order to join a sports league, you must pay only the fees for that specific sport.
Prices vary for each sport, and VAVi’s special events such as vacations also have varying prices.
Q: Can I sign up a whole team at once?
For all team sports, you can pay a one time fee online.
Q: What is the age range?
The majority of people are ages 21 to 40.
However, we welcome anyone who is willing and able to play and is at least 20 years of age.
(No one under 20 may play because of insurance reasons!)
Q: What about an "old-timer" like me? Can I join?
As long as you are willing to play, then you are totally welcome to join.
If you feel that you are not comfortable in terms of age, Adventures in San Diego is a club for slightly older individuals.
Q: What sports do you have?
We offer the following VAVi Sports: Men’s and Coed Basketball, Coed Flag Football, Coed Tennis (Beginner/ Social), Coed Outdoor Soccer, Coed Softball, Coed Golf (Beginner / Social), Coed Volleyball (Indoor/Outdoor & Beginner/ Social), Coed Inner Tube Water Polo, Coed Bowling, Surfing, Coed Kickball, Coed Dodgeball, Kayaking, and Hiking.
We also offer the following VAVi Fitness Classes: Marathon Training, Social Running Club, Cardio Kickboxing, Cardio Boxing, and Boot Camp.
And we offer the following VAVi Dance Classes: Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, and Cardio Strip Dance.
Because our Sports/Fitness/Dance Class Offerings are always changing, you may check the following link for the most up-to-date list: Sports Offered!
Q: Are they all COED?
Besides all-male basketball, everything is COED.
Q: Where are the sports located?
VAVi runs the leagues all over San Diego, and again, for each sport it varies.
Check out your desired sports’ webpage for more specific information.
Directions are also on our website.
Q: How do we get our t-shirts?
Your team shirts will be delivered by a VAVi representative at the first game of the league.
Q: Is this a "singles" club?
No. You can sign up by yourself, with a buddy/wife/husband/etc. or with your very own team.
However, it is a great way to meet new people, and many relationships have been formed on VAVi fields.
Q: What if I don’t play sports?
As for sports, you can pass on the word to someone you know who does and then root them on at their games!!
We also offer trips, happy hours and volunteer prospects for those individuals who don’t play sports. Who out there doesn’t enjoy a happy hour special?
Team captains should make sure that they have enough players to field a team each week by emailing the team and taking "roll call."
Should there be any questions or concerns over the course of the league, it is the team captain's responsibility to contact VAVi.
Q: Can you set up practice fields for us?
No. We do not set up practices; however, you are more than welcome (and encouraged!) to set something up for your team on your own.
Q: What are the time commitments?
In most leagues you will play one-hour games once a week.
For example, if you sign up for Wednesday night Kickball, you will play a game every Wednesday night at 6, 7, 8, or 9 PM. Each week the times for your game vary, but the night of the week that you play will stay the same.
A league lasts between 6-10 weeks, and that does not include the play-offs. Please check out the rules of the sport you are interested in to get more information!