Competitions Volleyball
  • Volleyball




Solid Organ Transplant Recipients 

No age groups (children 11+ allowed)

Entry Regulations:
1. Must be a registered competitor for volleyball.
2. Teams may NOT submit competitors that are not pre-registered for volleyball. 
3. All team members must be from the same “State Team.” For example, a Team Michigan player may not join with Team SoCal. 
4. Only transplant recipients are allowed to participate.
5. Team Managers are required to assemble their rosters and turn into the TGA staff after competitor registration closes. Competitors must submit team names at check-in.

Once brackets are drawn, teams will begin a double elimination tournament. Winners will advance, losing teams will be placed in the losers bracket. If a team loses twice, they are eliminated. Matches will be the best two of three games, games to 25 points, rally scoring, win by 2 or first team to 27. Third game, if needed, to 15 points.

Medals will be awarded to the first place team, second place team, and third place team.

Sport Guidelines:
1. Competitor/team check-in will be at 5:00pm on competition day.
2. Brackets will be drawn double elimination play; competition will commence no later than one hour after check-in.
3. All teams are required to provide a scorekeeper and a line judge.
4. No maximum number of players on a team will be enforced, minimum of 6 players will be needed to start a game. No age groups, children 11 and older allowed. No combining teams if there are not enough players.
5. State TGA Teams are only allowed one volleyball team.
6. Six players are required to start to competition, with at least one woman on the court at all times.
7. A team may continue with four players if no other eligible players are available due to injury.
8. Teams may choose to use a libero to replace a player in the back row.
9. The libero is required to wear a different colored shirt. 
10. Up to six substitutions allowed per game, but none after a team has scored 20 points.
11. 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.
12. The set net height will be 7’4”.
13. Tachikara and Wilson will be the balls of choice.
14. Jersey numbers are required. 

Sport Rules:
The United States Volleyball Association rules will apply ( With some modifications.

Once an event is completed and results are available, volleyball staff must record all competitors and scores to the appropriate system/documents. When electronic scoring is being utilized a manual backup system must be in place to record results.

When available, during the course of competition, sports directors may post results (identified as preliminary) for public and competitor review. 

Upon conclusion of the day’s competition, sports directors must submit final results for each event. Manual documents must be signed and dated by the appropriate staff member. Results will be reviewed for accuracy and posted in the TGA Village.

**Rules and format are subject to change and may be modified based on each competition.