Elite Court Volleyball Rules

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  • If the rule is not listed below then Volleyball Canada rules apply: https://volleyball.ca/en/development/referee/rules-amp-guidelines
  • 3 males and 3 females on court, a female libero can take out female players and a male libero can take out male players
  • Two hours of play per week in a best of 5 format with tiers of 4 teams
  • Refereed games with certified referees
  • To qualify for playoffs a player must have played 5 games during regular season
  • Properly numbered uniforms required
  • Mikasa game ball (MVA 200) unless teams agree otherwise
  • Start and Finish Times
    - 7:00 PM games start at 7:10 with warm up at 7:00
    - If the early game ends at 8:50 or earlier then the late game will start at 9:00 (warm up at 8:50), else the late game will start at 9:10
    - Hard stop time cap at 9:00 and 11:00 with the team leading at stop time declared the winner of the final game; if there is a tie then one more point is played to determine the winner of the last game
  • Score Reporting
    As the pool results will be determined by sets won lost, and the tie breaker will be determined by set won and lost, we will need the scores from each match. At the end of each match, we require the captain to:
    - Report the match results online via captialvolley.ca (e.g. 3-1, 3-2, 3-0)
    - Take a photo of the completed scoresheet and email it to chantalv@capitalvolley.ca

  • Pool Scoring
    Match won 3-0; 3-1 = 3 points for winner and 0 points for loser
    Match won 3-2 = 2 points for winner and 1 point for loser 
    Match forfeited = 0 points (25-0;25-0;25-0)

  • Tie Breakers in Pool Play

    Set ratio = If two (2) or more teams are tied on the number of points gained, they will be classified in descending order by the division of number of all sets won by the number of all sets lost. 

    Points ratio = If the tie still persists based on the set ratio, the teams will be classified in descending order by the division of all points scored by the total of points lost during all sets. 

    Draw =  = If the tie continues to persist based on the point ratio, there will be a draw for rankings

  • Movement - Pool Movement as follows: 

Tier 1
Stay = 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
Move Down = 4th place team

Tier 2
Move Up = 1st place team
Stay = 2nd place team
Move Down = 3rd and 4th place teams

Tier 3
Move Up = 1st and 2nd place teams
Stay = 3rd and 4th place teams

  • Forfeit Policy:
    Teams must have 6 players in order to start the match. All players must be ready to play at the match times and if not, the sets will be forfeited by the following times:
    - Match start time: forfeit the 1st set
    - 10 minutes post-match start time: forfeit 2nd set
    - 20 minutes post-match start time: forfeit the match