May 16th – June 1st – Registration Period
June 4th – Skills Assessment
June 7th – Player Draft
June 20th – Practices Begin
July 9th – Games Begin
July 9th – July 30th – Regular Season
August 6th – Tournament and Award Presentation
ROSE HEIGHTS CLC SUMMER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
- There is a 50-minute time limit on each match.
- Matches will be played to best of 3 games with rally scoring. Each serve will award a point regardless of which team served the ball.
- After 5 consecutive successful serves by one team, control of the serve switches to the opposing team.
- Teams will be listed on the schedule as “Home” or Away”. The Home team will have the first serve of Games 1 and 3. The Away team will have the first serve of Game 2. Each team must provide a volunteer to serve as line judge for each game.
- First 2 games will be played to 25 points (30-point cap) and the 3rd game will be played to 15 points (20-point cap). The 3rd game will be played, if time allows, even if one team won games 1 and 2. Each game victory is by at least two points.
- Game format will be 6 v 6 – Teams need a minimum of (4) players for an official game. Less than (4) players will result in a forfeit that will be played as a scrimmage for additional playing time should the coaches so choose.
- 7th/8th Division Only – A starting player may be substituted for a non-starting player when requested and granted by the Referee at the scoring table. A starting player may only be replaced by the corresponding non-starting player identified on the lineup. The official lineup is to be presented to the scoring table prior to each match.
Each team is allowed one (1) 30-second time out per game. When a time out is called, all players are to return to their original positions. No substitutions or changes in rotations/player positions can be made during time outs.
Serve faults occur when:
- The ball touches a player of the serving team.
- The ball fails to pass over the net or contacts the net more than once on the serve.
- The ball lands out of bounds or touches an object out of bounds or above the court.
- The serving player touches or steps past the serving line.
- The serving player will have two (2) attempts to serve the ball to the opposing team. If a player tosses the ball and catches it, this is considered a serve attempt regardless of whether the player attempts a serving motion. Players may attempt an underhand serve following an unsuccessful overhand serve attempt.
Contacting the Ball During Play
- Each team may have three successive contacts to return the ball to the opponent’s area. If the first touch is on a block, the team may have three additional contacts to return the ball. (Reminder, a serve cannot be blocked, a team must receive first ball)
- The ball may contact any part of the body in an attempt to return the ball over the net. If the ball is hit off a player’s foot or leg, their foot must remain in contact with the floor as the ball is hit.
- When the ball comes to rest momentarily in the hands or arms of a player, it is considered held. This is a violation.
- Double contact occurs when a player hits the ball more than once with no other player touching it between these contacts. However, a player who blocks the ball may touch it a second time without an intervening touch by another player.
- If the ball is held simultaneously by two opposing players, it is a double fault and results in a play-over.
- If two players on the same team contact the ball simultaneously, this is considered as being one contact for their team.
- A ball being set cannot have prolonged contact with a player as determined by the referee nor can the ball be carried over the net. A lift is when a player lifts the ball (with one or both hands) in underhand motion, this will result in a point for the other team.
Once a match is complete, the court must be cleared to allow the next teams to occupy the court. Each team will receive 6 total minutes of warm-up which includes 2 minutes at the net.
Coach can use this time to toss the ball to their team from the other side of the court or for overhand hitting drills.
When a team is on court, the opposing team may still warm-up as long as it is in manner of not disrupting the team on the court.
Officials enforce the rules of the game, and they make sure players participate within the spirit of the rules. Players, coaches, or spectators who commit any of the following actions will cause their team to be given an individual or team penalty:
- Making rude or vulgar remarks or gestures.
- Engaging in disruptive or distracting behavior during the game from outside the court.
- Yelling, shouting, or clapping at an opponent (in a disruptive manner) who is playing or attempting to play a ball, especially serving.
- Directly addressing the Referee with a dispute on any call that is made or speaking to the Referee in a derogatory or demeaning manner. In either case, the spectator may be required to leave the game.
- The Referee is final call on all plays.