CAAA badminton Guidelines 2019
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following rules/regulations are accepted for CAAA league and tournament play.
- Proper dress is the school’s gym strip in team colors or badminton whites.
- Players score their own games. Court etiquette is to announce the score prior to each serve. Failure to announce the score prior to serving will result in a re-serve, not a loss of serve. If the serve is played by the receiver, the game shall continue.
- Coaches are encouraged to review with their team, the rules pertaining to serving.
- Players are expected to call their own faults and lines. However, if a problem occurs, contact the official’s immediately. Do not wait until the game is over.
- Once play has commenced, there are no time-outs or substitutions, except injury.
- Coaching is not permitted during games.
- The participants from both teams must be present when the final results are reported to the official scorer.
- The first person/team to reach 15 points wins the game and scores 15 points. The loser receives the number of points corresponding to their score.
- Individual standing to be determined by each individual/team’s win-loss record.
- In the event of a tie, the result of the game(s) between the schools tied shall be used to determine the winner.
- In the event of a 3-way tie, the cumulative points scored in games played between the 3 affected teams will be used to break the tie.
- The grade level / aggregate standing to be determined by the 9-7-5-3-2-1 point system for a draw of at least 8 players/teams, and 7-5-3-2-1 will be used with draws of less than 8 players/teams.
- In the event of a tie, the gold medals earned in all tournaments will be used to break the tie, followed by silver and then bronze if necessary.
- The teacher in charge of the courts or the Site Commissioner will act as referee.
- If a player does not show for a match at the Championships, their team will receive a loss of 1 point in team aggregate for each match they miss (unless it is due to injury and they cannot play).
- All other rules as per CAAA.
Badminton Service Rule
Three components of a legal serve:
- Entire racquet head must be below the hand (see illustration in Rulebook)
- Racquet head is below the hands
- Shuttlecock must be contacted below the waist. The waist is defined as the waistband of the shorts.
- The serve must be made with one motion (i.e. no faking) and present the racquet first and then the shuttle prior to serving.
Potential Problem Area
The backhand serve, although effective, is often performed illegally by young players. It is important that all coaches monitor this with their players during practices and games.