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 tournament is call your own. Below are some rule clarifications to help call your own (or your teammates).
Setting: Setting is often the most controversial area. 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. 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.
There are a wide variety of levels (especially in the BB & B division), so please have some patience with beginning players – explain the proper technique. Ultimately, we are all there to have fun playing volleyball!
Net Contact: Net contact is NOT ALLOWED.
Let Serves: NO LET SERVES. A serve that hits the net will be a fault.
Open Hand Tips: Open hand tips or push shots using fingers to guide the 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.
Attacking: All players are allowed to be attackers. No rotation of players is necessary, other than servers.
Blocking: Sweep blocks are allowed.
Ball: None provided. Bring your own ball. Games will be played with whatever ball is agreed upon by the playing teams (typically Spalding KOB or Wilson AVP Optx). If there is a discrepancy, the game will be played with the Wilson AVP Optx ball (if available).
Side Switch: Teams should start on the opposite side in the 2nd match. It is recommended to switch on multiples of 5, 7, or 10 during each set. This should be decided prior to the start of the match. A third match if played teams should decide on side and serve prior to start.
Substitutions: A player leaving a set (game) may not reenter during that set. In playoffs, teams may use a player from another team to fill in for injured or otherwise unable to play teammate (that player must have played in the same division or lower and is no longer playing with their own team). Otherwise all players must be on the team roster and sign the waiver by 5 p.m. Friday. Rosters may have more than 3 players (players on roster must not be on another team).
Time Outs: Each team is allowed one 60 second timeout per set.
Footwear: Players may not wear cleats or spikes of any kind.
Reffing (Scorekeeping): No Refs. 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 the dispute.
Scoring: Teams are responsible for entering and verifying your score on the tournament website at the end of each set. See tournament directors if you need assistance.
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). Bring plenty of water! There is no easy access to water.
Trash: 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 the city allows us to host tournaments in this park. Let’s keep it clean so the tradition can continue.