-Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled games
-When arriving to another school, your team should quickly change into their uniforms and come to the gymnasium.
-Coaches make sure that your players place their belongings behind your team bench and begin warming up.
-We’ve had problems in the past with teams wandering the halls so please ensure your players stay in the gym.
-Ref calls captains and toss is made. Winner of toss chooses a) side, or b) serve or receive.
Warm up: 17 minutes
-On court warm up. (5 minutes).
-Hitting and serving: Each team will be given 5 minutes to attack and serve. While your team is attacking, the other coach can be hitting down balls at their players behind the attacking teams service line.
-When the ref blows the whistle, both teams will switch. There should never be 2 teams attacking at the same time.
(To prevent injuries, please ensure your players shag their own balls during warm up).
-The ref should let the attacking team know when there is a minute left in the hitting warm up so that they will have time to practice serving.
-Refs will be asked to shorten warm if the games are behind schedule.
- Must remove jewelry before game play. Khalsa may wear kirpan (ceremonial dagger) under uniform and kada (bracelet) under wrist band.
- Only the captain is authorized to speak to the referee. Coaches may speak to the referee through their captain. If the rule is abused, the coach can be carded and or ejected from the game.
- Please make sure to bring your own warm up balls.
- Coaches are responsible to provide a starting line up before each set.
- Each team is required to supply a linesman and score keeper. However, it’s preferred that the host school provide them.
- All games will be played to 25 points (no cap, must win by 2) - Rally point.
- During League play, the matches will consist of a best of three sets
- Only if necessary, a third game will be played to 15 (must win by 2 points).
- Because there are three games to be played, it is important that the first
game starts no later than 4:00pm. Ideally, warm up should begin at 3:43pm
5) The home team has the choice of bench, the visiting team has the choice of side
6) If a team is late to a game, the ref will then be asked to start the next game.
- If a team cannot make a game, it is up to the opposing coach to reschedule or to take the win.
- The host team provides a game ball and score sheet.
- The team's starting line-up indicates the rotational order of the players on the court. This order must be maintained throughout the set.
- Before the start of each set, the coach has to present the starting line-up of his/her team on a line-up sheet. The players who are not in the starting line-up of a set are the substitutes for that set (except for the Liberos).
- Direct substitutions must be made ie: #12 for #2, #2 for #12.
- Twelve substitutions is the max permitted per team per set. One or more players may be substituted at the same time.
- Substitutions require the authorization of the referee and must be in the substitutions zone (with exception to the libero).
- The libero must be recorded on the score sheet before the match. Liberos must wear a different colored shirt or pinny.
- Rotational faults are dealt with in the following way: a) warning and reserve b) remainder of times equals loss of rally and point to other team.
- Time outs are 60 seconds - maximum of two per set.
Important rules to remember
- Net height 7’2 for jr high girls, 7’4 for jr high boys
- A ball is out if it touches an object outside the antenna, ropes or posts.
- First contact off serve receive: the ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively provided that the contacts occur during one action.
- The ball may touch any part of the body.
- It is permitted to penetrate into the opponent’s space under the net, provided that this does not interfere with the opponent’s play.
- It is the refs call if the second or third contact is a carry or two hits.
- Any contact with the net while attempting to play the ball is a fault and a point is awarded to the opposition ( Tell your players to stay off the net).
- A block contact is not counted as a team hit. Consequently, after a block contact, a team is entitled to three hits to return the ball.
- The first hit after the block may be executed by any player, including the one who has touched the ball during the block.
- You cannot block the serve.
- To touch the opponent’s court with a foot is permitted, provided that some part of the foot stays in direct contact with the centerline. If the whole foot crosses the line, the ref will blow his whistle.
- A service made before the referee’s whistle is cancelled and repeated.
- Overhand serve is allowed during tournament and league play (coaches please use discretion with regards to the ability of your opponent).
- After each set, the teams change courts, with the exception of the deciding set. In the deciding set, once the leading team reaches 8 points, the teams change courts without delay and the player positions remain the same.
- Only one Libero may be on the court at any time.
- The Libero is allowed to replace any player in a back row position.
- The Libero can never serve or attack the ball above the height of the net. They are also not allowed to set the ball in front of the attack line.
18) If a team can’t field a 6 players on the court a ghost rule will be in effect. This means the rotation spot which is empty will still have to serve. Because the player is not there to serve, the result is a loss of point and the ball given to the other team (Ghost rule).
- All teams are asked to bring their own warm up balls.
- Please contact your opponents 10 days in advance if you need to reschedule a game on a date mutually agreeable to all teams. If a game is cancelled due to weather, it is up to the three coaches to reschedule.
- Please inform volleyball commissioners about all schedule changes
- No parents are allowed to talk to referees or coaches during game play.
- Fair play and good sportsmanship are required
- Please shake hands at the start and end of a match. Players (captain) and coach should thank the referee.
- If you are unable to host, please contact the other teams before the scheduled game and arrange to play at one of their schools.
- Please deal with all complaints directly with the person, however, unresolved issues should be brought to the volleyball commissioners Duncan McConachie, and league Chairman
- Home and visitor teams must submit game results within 24 hours to the league web site. www.caaaonline.com
10) Please make sure to enter in scores correctly. If the match goes to a third game, please make sure the box (tie) is pressed on the CAAA website. The losing teams will then be awarded their one point and the winners receive two.
-Each set will be worth 1 point towards the league standings. Ex: CAA vs ERS 19-25, 25-21, 12-15. Even though, CAA lost, they’re still awarded a point. (All exhibition games are expected to be played. However, they do not count towards league standings.
-The last match against an opponent will be the game that counts towards the final standings. Please submit scores for all games as a previous games score will be used if a final game is not played.
-Remember that our playoffs are Nov. 7th,8th and 9th.
-Everyone will make playoffs. Please see the attached schedule.
-The girls are divided into North and South divisions as follows. AKCS, EFA, ERS, West, Khalsa and FFL. South: CGS, TT, CAA, CCS, ALCA and LS.