2021 Volleyball Tournament 


  • Tournament Date Change - TBD.  
  • Entry Fee: $200.00 per team. Multi-team discounts available!
  • The Den, Windsor
  • Please Note: Teams are asked to provide game balls. 
  • Qualifier for the 2022 National Senior Games
TEAM CAPTAINS - To Reserve Your Team's Spot in the "Games" please send us the following information:

Sport Details

The CT Masters Games Administration will be taking Extra Safety Precautions to keep our participants safe and help curb the spread of COVID-19. We are in the process of updating our safety guidelines and will have them posted online shortly. If you have any questions please contact us at: nutmeg@csmg.org.

  • Men's Age Divisions:
    • ​30-39 Division:
      • ​TBA
    • 40-49 Division:
      • ​TBA
    • ​50-54 Division: 
      • TBA
    • 55-59 Division:
      • TBA
    • 60-69 Division:
      • TBA

  • Women's Age Divisions:
    • ​30-39 Division:
      • ​TBA
    • 40-49 Division:
      • ​TBA
    • ​50-59 Division:
      • ​​ TBA
    • 60-69 Division:
      • TBA 

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  • 35-39, 40-49

Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)

  • 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

Please Note:

  • Age division for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team player as of December 31, 2021. For example, a team consisting of eight players ages 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60+ age division

Events:

  • Men's
  • Women's

Rules:

  • The competition will be conducted in accordance with USAV Regulations.
  • There will be a men's division and a women's division in each bracket.
  • Team rosters shall be limited to 15 persons, including non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel. Teams are no longer limited to the number of out-of-state players on their rosters. It is the captain's responsibility to declare his/her team's residency at the time of registration.
  • All registration and team rules apply to non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel.

Format:

  • Play will be round robin- Minimum Guarantee of three (3) matches!
  • Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
  • Medals will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group based on record after round robin play.
  • Ties will be broken in a one set playoff to 15 for the teams in question to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams should be prepared to be the work crew (line judges, scorekeepers, ect...) periodically throughout the tournament. Work Crews should also be prepared to provide an R2, who must supply their own whistle.
  • Age divisions for all team competition will be determined by the age of the younger team member as of December 31, 2020.
  • Round Robin Matches -2 sets to 25 starting at 0, Cap-27. 
  • Medal Round Games will be best of (3) matches 0-25,0-15, (Win by 2)
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

  • What areas of the body are the most common for injuries? What kinds of injuries usually occur in these areas? 
    • The most common body parts for injuries will depend on the age groups and activity levels. But overall, in no particular order, in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field we see a lot of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.  In the shoulder the injuries could be a rotator cuff tear or strain, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the acromioclavicular joint.  The hip’s common injuries are hip flexor tendonopathies or strains, gluteus medius syndrome and femoral acetabular impingements or labral pathologies. The knee we have seen a 200% rise in ACL injuries in competitive sports, but we also see a lot of patellofemoral pain syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella tendonopathies and overuse injuries. 
  • How do treatments vary for these specific areas?
    • The orthopedic and physical therapists work together to address these common injuries.  When the orthopedic physician initially looks at these injuries, they use tests and imaging to address whether the treatment can be non-surgical in nature or would be best served with surgery.  Even in the course of surgery, pre-hab, or preparing the body part by improving range of motion, strength and flexibility, is often recommended.  If the team decides that the injury would best be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized approach will be discussed with the physical or occupational therapist.  We work to get you better based off of what is the best evidence in research but also based off of what your individual goals may be. 
  • Are there ways to prevent such injuries?
    • There are ways to prevent injuries.  We utilize screens and tests that can identify movement patterns and body parts that may be at risk of an injury.  Once we identify these patterns, we then can work with you on a strength and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to improve those movements.  

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org  

In efforts to continue increasing our participation, we are offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years. (2017-2019). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling and Softball due to associated costs. See below for details. 

“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:

Team Sport:

  • Team #1 Volleyballl Fee $200.00
  • “Buddy” Team Fee $100.00 (1/2 the price)
  • Total $300.00
  • Each TEAM pays $150.00
  • Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Softball Teams due to associated costs and the co-sponsored tournament with SSUSA.

In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”
  • The "Buddy" program does NOT apply to Cycling, Golf, or Softball because of the associated costs to run the events!

Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 38th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2021. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2020 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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