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Rules


Outdoor Leagues:


General

  • Matches start on time. If you do not have the minimum required players, then you forfeit games every 5 minutes until all three are lost.
  • If you can't make a game call your captain to let him/her know. It's the captainâ??s responsibility to call All in Play if your entire team can't play or if you don't have enough players to play a legal game.
  • Spalding and Wilson are the official balls for All in Playâ??s outdoor leagues.
  • If a ball from another court comes onto your court, please stop play immediately and replay the point.


Team Composition


Coed 6's

  • Minimum of 4 players required.
  • For 4 players: must have one player of the opposite sex on the court at all times.
  • For 5 (or more) players: must have two players of the opposite sex on the court at all times.

Coed 3's & 4's

  • Minimum of 2 players required.
  • For 2 players: must have one man and one woman.
  • For 3 (or more) players: must have one player of the opposite sex on the court at all times.

Unisex 4's

  • Minimum of 2 players required.
  • Team can consists of all men, all women or coed

Substitute Players

  • Substitute players are allowed but must sign the waiver/roster for the team
  • Teams can have as many substitute players as they want as long as the players come from outside the league, however team must have at least one player that is not a sub
  • If substitute players are recruited from the league that the team plays in, then the team can only recruite a maximum of 50% of the number of players that should be on the team. For example, a team in the coed 6's league can only recruit up to 3 players from within the league


Scoring

  • All leagues play 2 games to 21 (cap at 23) and one game to 15 (cap at 17), rally scoring. All 3 games count in standings.
  • Score sheets are at each court and are your responsibility to fill them out legibly at the end of each game.
  • Referees are not provided â?? honor calls are expected.


Playoffs

  • Top 4 teams go to play-offs.
  • Players must participate in two weeks of regular season play to be eligible to participate in playoffs.
  • Eligible players can only play with the team that they played with for two weeks during regular season play.
  • If you have substitute players during the season they need to sign the waiver/roster before they play. The waiver/roster will determine eligibility for individuals to participate in play-off games.


Standards of Play

We follow USAV rules for all levels of play with some exceptions as noted below based on the level of play. We have also noted some rules that players seem to forget.

  • 'Let' serves and foot digs are good.
  • Only one service attempt is allowed.
  • Foot faults occur if you step on the line or under it while serving.
  • 1st ball over may be double hit, but not lifted.
  • A block does not count as the first contact.
  • Blocking/attacking the serve is not allowed.
  • If the line moves, the ball is in.
  • Touching the net is not allowed.

Recreational

  • Open hand setting the serve is allowed.
  • Open hand dinks are allowed.
  • Open hand sets over the net are allowed.

All Other Levels

  • No hand sets off the serve.
  • No open hand dinks.
  • No open hand sets over the net (square or not).


Inclement Weather

We use Twitter to notify participants of  weather that has the potential to cause problems with scheduled matches. The tweet will be sent by 5:35 pm with information about your scheduled match.


Indoor Leagues:

General

  • If there is a class in progress, do not enter the gym until the class is done.
  • Matches start on time. If you do not have the minimum required players, then you forfeit games every 5 minutes until the match is lost.
  • If you can't make a game call your captain to let him/her know. It's the captain's responsibility to contact All in Play if your entire team can't play or if you don't have enough players to play a legal game
  • Tachikara is the official ball for All in Play's indoor leagues.
  • If a ball from another court comes onto your court, please stop play immediately and replay the point.
  • Please pick up your trash


Team composition


Coed 6's

  • Minimum of 4 players required
  • For 4 players: must have one player of the opposite sex on the court at all times
  • For 5 (or more) players: must have two players of the opposite sex on the court at all times

Coed 4's:

  • Minimum of 2 players required
  • For 2 players: must have one man and one woman
  • For 3 (or more) players: must have one player of the opposite sex on the court at all times

Substitute Players

  • Substitute players are allowed but must sign the waiver/roster for the team
  • Teams can have as many substitute players as they want as long as the players come from outside the league
  • If substitute players are recruited from the league that the team plays in, then the team can only recruite a maximum of 50% of the number of players that should be on the team. For example, a team in the coed 6's league can only recruit up to 3 players from within the league


Scoring

  • Matches are 2 games to 21 (cap at 23) and 1 game to 15 (cap at 17), rally scoring.
  • One certified referee will be provided for each game.
    - For the recreational level: A score keeper will be provided by the team assigned to work the match
    - For all other levels: A second referee and a score keeper will be provided by the team assigned to work the match
  • If your team does not provide people to work, your team will forfeit all games that night and one game the following week.


Working Team

The responsibilities of the working team is as follows

Scorekeeper

  • Monitor each game played and distribute points to each team as directed by the 1st or 2nd referee.
  • During each game, points will be displayed on the provided score board
  • At the end of each game, the final score will be recorded on the provided score sheet

2nd (Down) Referee:

The 2nd referee's responsibilities have been adapted from the USAV rules and responsibilities.

24.1 LOCATION

  • The second referee performs his/her functions standing outside the playing court near the post, on the opposite side facing the first referee.

24.2 AUTHORITY

  • The second referee may, without whistling, also signal faults outside his/her range of jurisdiction.
  • The second referee controls the work of the scorer.

24.3 RESPONSIBILITIES

During the match, the second referee decides, whistles and signals:

  • Penetration into the opponent's court, and the space under the net,
  • Positional faults of the receiving team,
  • The faulty contact of the player with the net at its lower part or with the antenna on his/her side of the court,
  • The second referee decides, whistles and signals the faulty contact of the player with any portion of the net.

Notes/Suggestions

  • Keep a hand on the net to help detect touches.
  • When the action of a rally is near the net, do not follow the ball immediately after it crosses the net.
  • The 1st referee will track the ball, while you keep an eye open for any net contact and which player committed the fault.
  • Also watch for anyone crossing over the center line.
  • If the foot or hand is still in contact with the center line, it's not considered a cross over.
  • After you're satisfied that there are no net or center line violations, then help the 1st referee keep an eye on:
    - Close calls near the line in case the 1st referee needs a 2nd opinion (when vision gets screened)
    - Any touch of the ball by a player when the ball lands outside the court


Playoffs

  • Top 4 teams go to play-offs.
  • Players must participate in two weeks of regular season play to be eligible to participate in playoffs.
  • Eligible players can only play with the team that they played with for two weeks during regular season play.
  • If you have substitute players during the season they need to sign the waiver/roster before they play. The waiver/roster will determine eligibility for individuals to participate in play-off games


Standards of play

We follow USAV rules for all levels of play with some exceptions as noted below based on the level of play. We have also noted some rules that players seem to forget.

  • 'Let' serves and foot digs are good
  • Only one service attempt is allowed
  • Foot faults occur if you step on the line while serving
  • 1st ball over may be double hit, but not lifted
  • A block does not count as the first contact
  • Blocking/attacking the serve is not allowed (any front row player contacting the ball above the horizontal plane of the net and causing the ball to be directed onto the opponents court at a downward angle)
  • If the ball touches any part of the line, then it is good
  • Touching the net is not allowed (hair is OK)
  • Going under the net is not allowed (hand and foot may go over the center line as long as they remain in the vertical plane. No other body part may cross the line)
  • No back row attack in front of the 10 foot line
  • Setters coming from the back row cannot block or attack the ball above the horizontal plane of the net.
  • You must rotate
  • Two time-out are allowed per game
  • The playable area of the net is antenna to antenna (if the ball goes outside (or touches) the antenna or contacts the cable/net outside the antenna, it is out)
  • The Libero position is not allowed
  • Original net and under the net rules apply for all leagues


Recreational

  • No 'Reverse Slam dunks' (front row players that hit the ball backwards with both hands or a single hand and causing the ball to be directed onto the opponents court at a downward angle)
  • No lifts below the knees (any player using an open hand to catch and throw the ball into play)


All other levels

  • No rotation necessary on first serve of the game.


Facility Obstacles

  • Ceiling and all connected items are playable
  • Backboards and angle supports are referee's discretion as to whether or not a play could have been made
  • Bleachers and walls are out
  • The curtain bar is a replay if it is contacted within the playable area of the net and is deemed by the referee that the ball could have been played.

These rules are subject to change at All in Play's discretion.

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