Duk Duk Daze Grass Volleyball Tournament

  • Format: Coed 4’s Grass Volleyball.
  • When: Saturday, July 15,2023 – 9am to 6pm (approximately).
  • Where: Hidden Valley Park Soccer Field – 8800 32nd Ave N, New Hope, MN
  • $3000+ in Cash Prizes will be awarded to multiple divisions based on number of registered teams*
  • Cost: $140/team – includes super cool t-shirts (prior to July 6 deadline)!
  • Registration: 100 team max.
This tournament is call your own.  Below are some rule clarifications to prevent confusion. Setting has been the most controversial topic the last few tournaments.
*Cash Prizes based on 64 teams. Total prizes will be adjusted based on number of entries.
This is a Coed tournament. Teams shall be comprised of 4 people, mixed gender with no more than two male players.


Available divisions are AA, A, BB, B. Generally defined as:


  • AA – Highest skill level, top collegiate and semi-pro players are common here.
  • A – Advanced skill level, teams should not contain more than two AA players on the roster.
  • BB – Competitive, some collegiate level players but teams should not be contain more than two A level players.
  • B – Recreational, developing and casual volleyball athletes.

Basically, the ball cannot be double contacted on the second or third touch.  A set with no spin is usually judged to be legally hit, while a spinning ball often, but not always, is judged to have been double contacted which is illegal.  It is often hard to judge, but we’ll error to the side that a spinning ball has been double contacted, is a fault – other team’s point.  CALL YOUR BAD SETS or YOUR TEAMMATES!!!
Any ball that is intentionally set into the opponent’s court must be contacted with two hands simultaneously (no double contact) above the shoulders, and set directly forward or backward in relation to the player’s body.  It absolutely CANNOT be doubled – that is a fault – other team’s point.  If I was on the opposing side and a ball was uncleanly set to my side I would simple catch the ball and throw it to the person up to serve on my team.
Net Contact
Net contact is NOT ALLOWED.  Following Waupaca’s lead we believe that because the portable nets are not as stable as permanent poles and nets people should not be in the net at all.
Let Serves
NO LET SERVES.  A serve that hits the net will be a fault. For the same reasons as above.
Open Hand Tips
Open hand tips or push shots using fingers to guide ball are not allowed.  The ball must be hit using palms, heel of the hand, locked straight fingers, curled fingers, or the back of the hand.
First Ball Over including Serve
Double contact allowed on any first ball over.
All players are allowed to be attackers.  No rotation of players necessary, other than server.
No sweep blocks.  That would be similar to an open-hand finger tip.
No “Girl” Rule
Any combination of players may contact the ball before it is played over.  No rule requiring a touch by any specific gender.
None provided.  Bring your own ball.  Game will be played with whatever ball is agreed upon by the playing teams (typically Spalding KOB or Wilson AVP).  If there is a discrepancy, game will be played with the Wilson AVP Optx ball (if available). 
Reffing (Score-keeping)
Call your own and keep your own score.  Call out the score before each serve. Please call your own (or your teammates) violations.  Replay if necessary to settle dispute.

Food & Beverages
You are welcome to bring coolers with your own food and beverages.  New Hope does not restrict the type of beverages you consume in city parks (assuming you are of legal age).

Please clean up after yourselves.  The city will have some waste bins around the field.  Please make sure trash is not left on the field.  We are fortunate they continue to let us host this tournament in the park.  Let’s keep it clean so the tradition can continue.

Cancellations and Refunds
Teams that cannot attend the tournament will be issued a refund if they do so more than one week prior to the start date. Refunds will not be given after the deadline for any reason.

Weather Policy
This is a Rain or Shine event.
Play will continue through inclement weather as much as possible – if it’s necessary to stop play, it will be postponed in appropriate increments until conditions are suitable to resume play. It’s very important that all teams maintain communication to site directors so that games may resume in a timely manner. 
If play us unable to be resumed, the tournament will be moved to the following day for completion. This decision will come from the tournament director. This would be determined by safety, weather, and playing conditions.

Additional Questions/Contact

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