CYAS Grass Volleyball Rules
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CYAS GENERAL LEAGUE RULES
CODE OF CONDUCT
required in this league. Such as:
The officials are
volunteers that give time to make your game more enjoyable; please thank them
after every game for offering their time! We encourage you to buy them
food/drinks after the games (it doubtfully will help you on the field, but
All games are in the
hands of the officials. Any questions/discussions about the rule
interpretations should go through the team captain.
Pray before and after
games (optional if not Catholic), and shake hands after games
Go out to the socials
and comingle with other teams
Encourage and engage
players that are not as athletic/skilled, these are rec. leagues!
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and may result in ejection from games
or the league. This includes:
teams (in casual leagues) & running up the score
(including the Lord’s name taken in vain), racial slurs and verbal abuse
and/or physical abuse
acting out of anger,
including throwing equipment or personal items
officials, staff, participants, or fans
abuse of the honor
sportsmanship whether victory or defeat
failure to provide
volunteer referees where assigned
ALL TEAMS WILL BE
GIVEN SPORTMANSHIP RATINGS AFTER EACH GAME - CAPTAINS MUST SIGN OFF ON THEIR
Rating will be added into the league standings. The end of the season
tournament standings are determined on the point system that a win is worth 6
points, a tie is worth 3 points, and a loss is worth 0 points. With the
sportsmanship rating, during each game, every team is able to receive a maximum
of 10 points per game.
Teams will be given a sportsmanship rating by the officials & commissioner
after each game. The scores are determined as follows:
4 - Excellent Conduct
and Sportsmanship – Players cooperate fully with the officials and the opposing
team’s members. The captain calmly converses with officials about rule
interpretations and calls. The captain also has full control of his/her
3 – Good Conduct and
Sportsmanship – Team members verbally complain about some decisions made by the
officials and/or show minor dissension. Teams that receive 1 severe
behavioral penalty will receive no higher than a 3.0 rating.
2 - Average Conduct
and Sportsmanship – Team shows verbal dissent towards officials and/or the
opposing team. Captain exhibits minor control over his/her teammates, but is
in control of their own temper. Teams receiving multiple bahaviour fouls
will receive no higher than a 2.0 rating.
1 – Below Average
Conduct and Sportsmanship – Teams constantly comment to the officials and/or
the opposing team from the field and/or sidelines. The team captain exhibits
little or no control over teammates and/or himself/herself. A team which
receives an ejection can receive no higher than a 1.0 rating.
0 – Poor Conduct and
Sportsmanship – Team is completely uncooperative. Captain has no control over
teammates, and/or their own temper. Any team causing a game to be forfeited,
by not showing, or receives multiple ejections shall receive a 0.0 rating.
A team that receives a
0.0 rating must have their captain meet with a CYAS representative before they
are eligible to play their next contest.
A team winning a
contest by Forfeit or Honest Effort Forfeit will receive a 4.0 rating
A team that does not
provide the required refs/timers/scorekeepers, if assigned, will receive a 0
sportsmanship point rating for that week.
Substitutions- If a team
does not have enough players to field a team, they may get a substitute:
- From another team (a
“League Registrant”), if the game is not a tournament game.
- From outside the
league, but they must sign a liability waiver (even if they have played in
- If the substitute is
from outside the league they may only play in two (2) regular season games
without registering online. An outside player must register and officially
join the team roster online in order to play in any tournament game, and
they must have played in at least one (1) season game (as evidenced by
having a sub waiver on file).
- For teams under
individual pay, special arrangement may be requested, but will only be
allowed if a team needs players to be playable in the tourney. The above
rules will still apply.
GRASS VOLLEYBALL GAME RULES
Number of Players
1. A full team
consists of either 4 or 6 players (see the website), and a minimum of half that
are required for a game (2 or 3, respectively).
2. When playing
with a lineup of 4+ players, a minimum of 2 must be female/male.
3. When playing
with a roster of 3 players, a minimum of 1 must be male/female.
4. The gender
ratio may be changed only if agreed upon by both captains prior to the start of
the match. There should be no forfeits; a team may have to play short.
Length of Game
Games will be
50 minutes long, or played to best out of three games, whichever comes first.
Starting the Game
1. League games
will begin promptly at the scheduled time.
2. If any team
cannot field the minimum number of required eligible players within 5 minutes
of the scheduled start time, that team will forfeit the game.
3. In the case
of a double forfeit, each team will be scored a loss for the game and the game
will not be replayed.
representative from each team will (paper, rock, scissors-best of 3).
The winner chooses (the losing
captain gets the remaining option):
which side to defend first
Playing the Game
underhand and over hand serves are allowed.
2. There is absolutely
no net touching on block, spikes, or during game play. Any infraction is a
loss of point. PLEASE CALL YOUR OWN NET INFRACTIONS!
3. Teams must
consistently rotate, including subs. The line-up may only switch between games.
4. Games will be
played with rally scoring (every serve is a point for one team or the other)
played to 25 points win by two. To cut down on time, during season play
games will go only to the first team to get 28 points, if a win by two has not
been achieved prior to 28.
5. Third Game
The third game will always be played, because it is taken into
account for tournament seeding.
The third game will go to 15 (less than 15 min), 21(15-20min), or
25 (20min+) points, depending on the time remaining.
The team with the lowest total points will serve first in the
third match (add up the points from both teams in the previous games). –
6. If there is
disagreement, or interference, on a point the point will be replayed.
7. If a rule
needs to be clarified, a game timeout may be called to ask the commissioner.
There will be no refs, so please call your own penalties and play with charity.
players must wear tennis shoes or play in bare feet. Playing bare foot
is at the players own risk.
and nets will be provided by CYAS. Teams must use the equipment that is
Divisional Distinctions, where applicable:
In casual division, hard spiking is only allowed when directed at
an equally matched player. If you feel you were spiked on too hard, please
kindly ask for a re-serve of the point. This is a fun league!
In intermediate division, there should be a mix of skill levels,
but all players should be willing to be spiked on and at least striving to
bump, set, and spike regularly.
In competitive division, all players are expected to bump &
set fairly consistently. Spiking will frequently be hard and blocking will be
regular. If you are not able to perform bumping and setting consistently you,
or your team, may be moved to a different division.