Steel City Volleyball League Winter 2014 Season Registration is now open!

Registration for the Steel City Volleyball League Winter 2014 Season is now open!

Early bird registration ends on 1/5/14 – after this day, fees will increase by $10.

Click here[] to register online!

*No returning players will be permitted to participate in Open Play, Tryouts, or Skillz Clinics without first registering and paying. Also, if you prefer to register and pay at the gym, please come early! The registration table will only be open during the early part of the night.

Important Dates

  • Fri 1/3
    • 7-9PM – Spiker Tryouts Court 3 – Spiker/Power OPEN play courts 1 & 2
  • Sun 1/5 – Early Registration Deadline!
    • 4-6pm – Power Tryouts Court 3 – Power and Spiker OPEN play courts 1 & 2
    • 6-8pm – Setter Tryouts Court 3 – Rec and Setter OPEN play courts 1 & 2
  • Fri 1/10
    • 7-9pm – Setter Tryouts Court 3 – Rec and Setter OPEN play courts 1 & 2
  • Sun 1/12 – Registration Deadline!
    • 4-6pm – Spiker Tryouts Courts 3 – Rec and Setter OPEN play Court 1 & 2
    • 6-8pm – Power Tryouts Court 3 – Power and Spiker OPEN play Courts 1 & 2
  • Sun 1/19
    • 4-8pm – Round Robin Play



If you are new to the league and don’t know much about how we do things, here is a brief description of what to expect during the first two weeks for tryouts.

The SCVL offers four levels of play: Recreational, Setter, Spiker and Power. We would like you to select the division where you would like to be placed and join us at the Greentree Sportsplex for that tryout session. During the sessions, basic skills will be observed and pick-up games will be played in order to assess your skill level and determine if you should be placed in that division or assigned to another division. If you want to play in the Recreational Division you do not need to attend the tryouts. If you are NEW to the league (haven’t played in either the Winter 2013 or Fall 2013 season) and you want to play in Setter, Spiker, or Power, or you want to CHALLENGE your rating, you must participate in try-outs.

A brief description of the SCVL divisions:

Beginner/Novice – players who have limited experience and are learning to pass, set and hit.
Intermediate – Players know the basics and are learning/practicing advance techniques and court positioning. With each possession there is an attempt to pass, set and hit. Designated setters are typically used, and they almost always come from the front line (4-2 offense). Play is more competitive than recreational.
Competitive play – Players have a good understanding of the game and its objectives. This level of play executes good court coverage, ball distribution and service strategies. Each team will have a number of strong hitters and a setter. Teams typically play with a 5-1 offense.
Advanced Competitive play – Players at this level are able to serve with power, control and placement. On hits, players have the ability to alter direction, depth and speed of hits. The hitter may also use a dink or roll to put the ball down. Each team will have strong hitters and experienced setters. Teams typically run a 5-1 offense. Play is fast-paced. They have in depth knowledge of offensive and defensive game play, and use advanced strategies to be successful.

See you on the court!
The SCVL Board.

IGBO Pittsburgh’s Bid Selection Party this Sunday

Facebook_PageCover_5801-TailgatePartyWe’re happy to share that Pittsburgh, PA was selected to host the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO) Mid-Year Conference in November 2015.
Come celebrate the bid selection with the committee and volunteers that helped make this bid a success.  The Bid Celebration Party will begin at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, November 24 at 5801 Video Lounge at 5801 Ellsworth Ave in Shadyside.  The bid celebration is being combined with a Pittsburgh Steelers Tailgate fundraiser being hosted by the IGBO Pittsburgh 2015 Committee, so feel free to come in your best black and gold.
If you are able to help spread the word, it will be most appreciative. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you’d like to RSVP and share the event via Facebook, please use the following link:
Read the press release announcing our selection here:

Steel City Classic Volleyball Tournament would like to welcome the NAGVA sanctioned volleyball tournament, Steel City Classic! This is being organized by the fine volleyball lovers from the group Steel City Volleyball League (SCVL).

This is a 2 day tournament with pool play on day 1 and double elimination play on day 2. It takes place halloween weekend, November 2nd and 3rd. Please come out and support the teams as they battle each team and try to get GOLD.
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New Hosting Provider Choosen: Site 5

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EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Get your shoes ready! This is going to be a nice long run. Run Pittsburgh’s newest road race, the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. This inaugural race features a classic 10-mile distance highlighting some of Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods. The course begins at Station Square and crosses 4 bridges before finishing in front of EQT headquarters on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

Registration is only $50 and is used to support a variety of nonprofit organizations.

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler website

Steel City Volleyball League – Save the Date!

Save the Date(s)!

The Steel City Volleyball League, SCVL, Fall Season is just around the corner, beginning in September! Make sure to mark down these dates on your calendar! (More details soon to come on specific Skillz Clinics and Open Play times).

Thurs 9/5
    7-9pm – Spiker Tryouts
Sun 9/8
    4-6pm – Power Tryouts
    6-8pm – Setter Tryouts
Wed 9/11
    7-9pm – Setter Tryouts
Sun 9/15
    4-6pm – Spiker Tryouts
    6-8pm – Power Tryouts
Sun 9/22
    4-6pm – Round Robin Play

.Join us on Facebook / Twitter

In past seasons, adverse weather conditions and other events have caused us to delay or cancel games at the last minute. The fastest and easiest way to keep everyone updated is through email, Facebook, and Twitter. To follow us on Facebook, click here. To follow us on Twitter, click here, and be sure to select the option “Turn on mobile notifications” to get our tweets instant messaged directly to your phone..

The SCVL Board.

Join Steel City Bowling League on August 25

Join in the fun of Steel City Bowling for the 2013-2014 Season. Registration will occur at AMF Noble Manor Lanes on Sunday, August 25.

Individuals Welcome • No Experience Necessary • Averages range from 80-220 • New Playoff Structure • New Seasonal Fun Nights • Weekly Raffles • End of Season Banquet

League Registration will be setup in the lounge area starting at 6pm. All new bowlers must attend. Bowlers who participated in a different league last season should bring verification of average for rating. All bowlers who did not bowl last season must bowl 3 games to establish a valid average for the first week of bowling.

RSVP on Facebook

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Connections Fair

Calling all Steel City Sports GLBT+ Organizations, yes that’s you too FrontRunners! CMU holds a vendor fair for their student orientation in order to introduce them to life on campus and to the numerous opportunities that are available in the surrounding Pittsburgh communities.

It’s really wonderful that CMU does this not just because it exposes the incoming students to the community but it’s their welcoming of us, the gay lesbian transsexual bisexual community. I know all of the groups on here are welcoming our straight friends so lets not leave them out here too. It takes all kinds to make a community and it’d be great to have as many groups go and represent for us.

Tim Leonard sent the following email to me:


As part of Orientation, we host a Pittsburgh Connections Fair to expose students to the wealth of
outdoor recreation amenities and cultural activities that the Pittsburgh region affords them. We would
like to invite your organization to participate in the Pittsburgh Connections Fair on Friday, August 23rd
from 12:00pm-1:30pm. The Fair is part of a larger initiative at the University that is generously funded
through the RK Mellon Foundation. To learn more about the program, please visit
Your participation in the Fair will expose over 1400 first-year students, as well as any upperclass and
graduate students who are on campus, to your organization’s mission and the services you provide.
Each organization will receive a 6’ table with a plain white tablecloth and two chairs. We recommend
bringing any promotional materials or games that you think will attract students to your services.
Check-in will begin as early as 11am and we ask that you are set-up by noon. We hope that you will be
able to join us for this informative and important orientation event.
To confirm your attendance at the 2013 Pittsburgh Connections Fair, please complete the following
information and return it to Tim Leonard via email at or via fax at
412.268.5938. Please submit your registration no later than Friday, August 9. After receiving your
confirmation, I will be in contact with final event logistics such as directions and parking instructions. If
you are no longer the contact for this event, please kindly forward this invitation to the appropriate
person in your organization.

I hope all the groups can make it including Bowling, Darts, Front Runners, Softball, Volleyball, and HOCKEY!