Date: July 31
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tournament Director: Jason Johnson, JohnJaso@gvsu.edu
Practice Time: 9am-11am Monday, July 30th in the Fieldhouse arena; Participants check in at 8am
Rules: As a general guide, United States Volleyball Association rules can be found at www.usavolleyball.org
*If teams want a line judge, they will need to provide their own. All teams are asked to have a person scorekeep a game.*
Teams will consist of a maximum of 12 players—no age groups, children 11 and older allowed. Six players are required to start the competition, with at least one woman on the court at the beginning of play. A team may continue with four players if no other eligible players are available due to injury. Teams may choose to use a libero to replace a player in the back row. The libero is required to wear a different color shirt. Up to six substitutions are allowed per game, but none after a team has scored 20 points.
All teams will check in at 8 am on competition day. After check-in, brackets will be drawn; play will commence no later than one hour after check-in. The first round will be played as a round-robin, where each team in a group plays against each other team in the group. The top team(s) in each group will then progress to the bracketed playoff round. The first round will be games of two sets to 25; rally scoring, win by two points or first team to 27. Ties between teams are broken by considering the scores of the sets. The team with the best ratio of points scored divided by points lost is the winner. The bracketed playoff round will be the best two of three games, games to 25 points, rally scoring, win by two or first team to 27. Third game, if needed, to 15 points.Due to the limited number of possible entries, each team in the Games will be allowed one volleyball team entry. Additional volleyball entries will be based on overall team size.
*If an athlete does not scratch from an event and subsequently fails to compete in that event, he/she will be ineligible to compete in any other events in that sport for that day.