League Rules

Please review both Outdoor and Indoor league rules before start of play to familiarize yourself and team. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the league management or talk with your captain. 

League rules are subject to change. 

Outdoor Rules

Health & Safety:

All players play at their own risk. The league and establishments are NOT responsible for any illness, injury, lost or stolen items of players or spectators. The league does not provide balls. It is the team’s responsibility to clean/sanitize their ball before play and anytime it is needed. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

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Rosters/Waivers:

All players must print and sign the roster/waiver for the team they are playing with. When a new player joins your team or you have a substitute player that is new to the league, all must fill out and sign roster/waiver. You may only sign the roster on your first night of play and NOT prior to playing. Each player must sign themselves. The team is NOT allowed to stack a roster with players names “in case” they need them.   A copy of your rosters will always remain with your referee or onsite league coordinator. No sign, No play. New players will not be allowed to join your team within the last 4 weeks of session. Example: If your session is 10 weeks long, no new players may join after week 6. In the event a player, team, referee, or league coordinator challenges the status of a player, the roster will be checked and if player has not signed roster and waivers the player will not be allowed to play.

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Fees:

Volleyball fee is determined by the number of weeks in a session. This fee will be collected in 3 installments. Installment 1 due immediately to reserve spot, Installment 2 and 3 will be pre-determined depending on number of weeks in session. Each payment due date is listed on your schedule.  Your referee fee is $10 per night per team and is the team’s responsibility to pay the referee in cash each night of play. The league is not responsible for non- paying players or reimbursement for any players that drop. There are no refunds. If your team drops any fees collected will be kept by league.

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Forfeits/Cancellations/Bad Weather:

There will be no makeups for forfeits due to the full capacity of league. You must give a minimum of 3 hours’ notice if your team cannot make it. This will allow the league to find a “fill in team” so your opponent can still play. Any forfeiting team that does not give notice or just does a no show, will be responsible to refund their opponents weekly fee of $48. In addition, the forfeiting team is always responsible for the $20 ref fee.

We play in the rain. In the event of inclement weather that is deemed unsafe the league will notify the team captain only of a cancellation. It is the team captain’s responsibility to notify their teammates. League will never cancel due to weather until 30 minutes prior to start time. If league cancels due to weather prior to game start a full refund for that night will be given unless you have received your drink tickets. If league cancels at any point and you have received your drink tickets NO REFUND will be given.

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Spectators, Children and Pets:

All Children MUST be supervised by a non-playing adult. Children are NOT allowed to be near the courts at any time even if a game is not being played. Children are NOT allowed to play in the sand. No pets are allowed at volleyball whatsoever. Pets are Not allowed around players, around the court outside the fence/table area or in your arms. No exceptions. Please let your teammates and spectators know this rule as they will be asked to leave

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League:

You are to start promptly at your scheduled time no matter the number of players you have. We will allow you to start with at a minimum of 2 players on court. Point deduction will occur at the 5-minute late point. One point per minute will be deducted from your score. Forfeits will be called 15 minutes after starting time. NO Exceptions.

A ball that hits the net on the serve and goes over is considered a good serve.

A served ball may be returned open-handed if it is clean. The call will be at the discretion of the referee.

The service must be made within 5 seconds after the readiness to serve signal by the referee. If the player serves before the referee’s whistle, the serve is canceled. One re-serve will be allowed per game per person.

Any player that leaves their feet or hits the ball in a downward swinging motion returning the ball on the serve is considered attacking the serve and is not allowed.

The whistle of the referee stops all play, ball is then dead.

Court etiquette shall always be maintained. Derogatory remarks or unsportsmanlike conduct to the referee or opposing team will cause automatic expulsion from the game or league.

A ball hitting any part of the line is considered in-bounds.

Players are not allowed to cross under the net.

Time Outs – One 10 second time out per team per game will be allowed ONLY IF you started on time. If you started late you will not get any time outs.

Teams will change sides after each game. On the 3rd game (Summer Only) teams will switch sides at 11 points unless BOTH teams wish not to.

There are NO breaks during games. You will play 3 – 21 point rally games all back to back. A quick sip is allowed however this is not a break to sit and drink, go to the bathroom, conversate with other teams or have a cigarette.  If you lose players due any of the above you will have to start your game without them.

The volleyball must be rolled across the court to the opponent’s court. No throwing or bouncing of the ball will be allowed.

Net Faults – Contact by any player with any part of the net during play constitutes a fault. Simultaneous contact shall be signaled and ordered a replay by the referee.

Simultaneous contact with the ball is not considered a held ball. Play continues.

Rally point scoring will be used for every game. Games are to 21 points

Do not bring your own alcohol beverages onto the premises. Violation of this rule will result in league and bar expulsion.

The home team must provide the game ball. If there is a dispute over ball quality, referees will have final say of ball choice.

The home team will have the coin toss call for serve or side.

When playing with 5-6 players, two females must always be on the court. When playing with 1 female, you must only play with 4 player’s total.

Teams will get their complimentary drink and food tickets upon paying your referee.

Complimentary Drink and Food specials are at the bar’s discretion. The establishment reserves the right to cancel or change this at any time.

Kicking the Ball is against the rules. Although the ball can have contact with any part of the body, swinging your leg and kicking the ball is not allowed. It will be the referee’s decision to determine this.

All players must be on the court when the ball is served. If any teammate is out of bounds whatsoever when ball is served the point will be lost. This is for serving team as well as receiving team. If both teams have a player out of bounds simultaneously there will be a re-serve.

Foot Faults. During any serve if any part of your foot goes over the line this is a foot fault and the point will be given to receiving team.

 

Any rule challenges will be decided by the League Coordinator.

Indoor Rules

Rosters:

All players must go online and fill out the roster for the team they are playing with by week 3.  As new players join your team or you have substitute players filling in, all must fill out a roster before play. Rosters can be viewed on the website. Not on roster, then you cannot play. New players will NOT be allowed to join your team the last 4 weeks of NORMAL play for long session or last two-weeks of NORMAL play for short sessions.  In the event a player, team, referee or league coordinator challenges the status of a player, the roster will be checked and if player is not on the roster the player will not be allowed to play.

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Fees:

Volleyball fee is determined by the number of weeks in a session. This fee will be collected in 3-4 installments. Installment due dates are on your schedule. Your referee fee is $10 per night per team and is the team’s responsibility to pay the referee in cash each night of play. The league is not responsible for non- paying players or reimbursement for any players that drop. No reimbursements will be given for dropped teams.

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Cancellation / Forfeits:

In the event of a forfeit, every attempt will be made for a make-up (not guaranteed) The forfeiting team will be responsible to pay a $20 ref fee for the day forfeited. No refunds for forfeits or cancellations

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League:

Point deduction will occur for late start games. Forfeits will be called 15 minutes after starting time.

A ball that hits the net on the serve and goes over is considered a good serve.

A served ball may be returned open-handed as long as it is clean.  The call will be at the discretion of the referee.

The service must be made within 5 seconds after the readiness to serve signal by the referee.  If the player serves before the referees whistle, the serve is canceled and one Re-serve will be allowed per game.

Any player that leaves their feet or hits the ball in a downward swinging motion returning the ball on the serve is considered attacking the serve and is not allowed.

The whistle of the referee stops all play.  The ball is then dead.

Court etiquette shall be maintained at all times.  Derogatory remarks or unsportsmen-like conduct to the referee or opposing team will cause automatic expulsion from the game or league.

A ball hitting any part of the line is considered in-bounds.

Players are not allowed to cross under the net.

Time Outs – One 15 second time out per team per game.

A break between games two and three will be at the discretion of the referee (based on time allowance).

The volleyball must be rolled across the court to the opponent’s court.  No throwing or bouncing of the ball will be allowed.

Net Faults – Contact by any player with any part of the net during play constitutes a fault.  Simultaneous contact shall be signaled and ordered a replay by the referee.

Simultaneous contact with the ball is not considered a held ball.  Play continues

Point rally scoring will be used for every game.

Please do not bring alcohol beverages onto the premises. Violation of this rule will result league in expulsion.

Should you happen to bring children, you must have a non-playing adult to supervise. 

The home team must provide the game ball.  If there is a dispute over ball quality, referees will have final say of ball choice.

The home team will have the coin toss call for serve or side.

When playing with 5-6 players, two females must always be on the court. When playing with 1 female, you must only play with 4 player’s total.

The ball can be played off the ceiling if it is on your side of the court. If the ball crosses the net and hits the ceiling on the opponent’s side, the ball is dead and the opponent’s receive the point.

A ball that makes contact with the Intercom is considered out.

A back row player cannot leave their feet above the 10ft line while hitting over the net.

You must rotate in on the serve for rec league only

 

Recreational teams are allowed to have ONE competitive player on their team. It is not fair to other teams and will not be tolerated if teams are being “stacked” with competitive players on recreational nights. If your volleyball skills have gotten better maybe it’s time to move up a level.

 

No children are allowed in the school during volleyball. Supervised or not you cannot bring children to volleyball any longer. If you have a minor on your team (under 17) please talk to Annie.

All people must ENTER and EXIT Forest Ave door # 6 ONLY for Gaskill and Front Doors for LaSalle

NO SMOKING on school property anywhere!

All players are to remain in the gym(s). No congregating in hallway

Players are not allowed to communicate to any person in the building other than those associated with the league.

No wet footwear allowed in the gym.  If you have muddy footwear (dry mud or wet) please change your shoes before entering the gym.

School has the right to ask for copies of our rosters/waivers at any time so please make sure you are on a roster.

Only players are allowed on the property. We can no longer invite bystanders to the games.