CCA Sand Volleyball Rules

CCA Sports Outdoor 6’s Sand Rules

 

1. Matches are 3 games; win by two, scored to 21.  Cap for all three games is 25.  All games are rally scoring.  All three games are played.  Standard indoor volleyball rules are followed.

                                                                                                 

2. All matches should be self officiated, which means call your own nets, lifts, bad sets, double hits, etc.  Please do not make the other team call it on you.  If there is any disagreement on the call please replay the point.  If necessary the league manager will ref the remainder of the match if teams cannot come to an agreement.

 

3. All net contact (top, middle, or bottom) must be called strictly. This is as much a safety concern as a rules concern. If there is any disagreement then replay the point.

 

4. You may go under the net, only if you do NOT make contact with the opposing team or interfere with the play of the ball of the opponent.

 

5. Serves cannot be blocked or attacked.  Explanation:  The ball while in the front zone (first ten feet of the net) and higher than the net cannot be attacked on a serve. 

 

6. Net serves are legal due to rally scoring.

 

7. Double contact is allowed only on the first ball over on a hard driven or attacked ball and must be all in one motion.  Ex. A spike or serve is considered a driven ball.

 

8. You may not attack the ball on the opposing team’s side of the net.  The ball must break the plane of the net before you can make contact with the ball.  Exception:  On a team’s third hit, after the ball has contacted the opposing team’s attacker, you may make contact with the ball but only after contact from the opposing team has been made.

 

9. Teams must have one (1) female for every three (3) males on the court.  3:1 ratio. You must have at least four players to start your match.

 

10.  Please refrain from using profanities.

 

11.  You may use any part of your body to contact the ball.  (Feet are allowed)

 

12. The fence is out of bounds, the play is ruled dead.  If a ball hits a light on a downward path, the point should be replayed.

 

13.  If the ball makes contact with the antennas, the ball is out.  If the ball makes contact with the boundary lines, then the ball is in.

 

14.  You must serve outside the boundary lines at the back of the court.  You may not touch the lines or step into the court until after the ball has been hit.

 

15.  Do not play onto a parallel court, if your ball goes onto another court, the play is dead and the opposing team gets the point.  Please call ball on court as a courtesy to the other teams on that court.

 

 

CCA Sports Outdoor Quads Sand Rules

 

1. Matches are 3 games; win by two, scored to 21.  Cap for all three games is 25.  All games are rally scoring.  All three games are played.

                                                                                                 

2. All matches should be self officiated, which means call your own nets, lifts, bad sets, double hits, etc.  Please do not make the other team call it on you.  If there is any disagreement on the call please replay the point.  If necessary the league manager will ref the remainder of the match if teams cannot come to an agreement.

 

3. All net contact (top, middle, or bottom) must be called strictly. This is as much a safety concern as a rules concern. If there is any disagreement then replay the point.

 

4. You may go under the net, only if you do NOT make contact with the opposing team or interfere with the play of the ball of the opponent.

 

5. Serves cannot be blocked or attacked.

 

6. Net serves are legal due to rally scoring.

 

7. Double contact is allowed only on the first ball over on a hard driven or attacked ball and must be all in one motion.  Ex. A spike or serve is considered a driven ball.

 

8. You may not attack the ball on the opposing team’s side of the net.  The ball must break the plane of the net before you can make contact with the ball.  Exception:  On a team’s third hit, after the ball has contacted the opposing team’s attacker, you may make contact with the ball but only after contact from the opposing team has been made.

 

9. You may NOT overhand set/pass the ball to the opposing team.  Bump sets are legal.

 

10.  You may NOT open hand receive any ball but a hard driven or attacked ball.  You may NOT open hand receive a serve.

 

11.  NO Open hand dinks, tips, etc.   You must have a closed fist or use your knuckles to tip a ball over.  An open hand roll shot is legal.

 

12.  A block is your first hit; you may set a ball after a block.

 

13. Teams must have one (1) female for every three (3) males on the court. You must have at least two players to start a match and one must be a female.

 

14.  Please refrain from using profanities.

 

15.  You may use any part of your body to contact the ball.  (Feet are allowed)

 

16. The fence is out of bounds, the play is ruled dead.  If a ball hits a light on a downward path, the point should be replayed.

 

17.  Do not play onto a parallel court, if your ball goes onto another court, the play is dead and the opposing team gets the point.  Please call ball on court as a courtesy to the other teams on that court.

 

LEAGUE POLICIES        

 

FORFEITS:

 

Circle City Athletics will provide a staff member on-site to assist players with any problems or questions they may have. There are no referees.

 

If your team forfeits a match during the season, the following rules apply:

 


First Offense: Loss of game.


 

Second Offense: Loss of game and staff reserves the right to remove team from playoffs.

 

Third Offense: Removal from the league.

 

Any team that forfeits more than once also forfeits any guarantee or right to a certain number of guaranteed games.

If you know in advance that your team is going to forfeit a game, we encourage you to email the league manager so as to help us schedule your opponent a game.

 

Teams may play more than one match per day, and/or play matches on days/nights other than your regularly scheduled league day/night.  
CCA reserves the right to schedule playoff games on days other than your regularly scheduled league night.

 

Any questions regarding rules, policies, or eligibility must be addressed before the start of the game. 

    

STANDINGS:

 

The updated standings will be posted weekly, displaying each teams rank within its skill level.

 

PLAYOFFS:

 

Playoffs are single-elimination. Playoffs will take up to 2 weeks to complete and will best 2 out of 3 matches.

 

WAIVERS:

 

In order to participate in the league, each participant must sign the team waiver. Waivers are provided and must be completed and handed in no later than the first night of play. Players not present the first week of play will still be required to sign a waiver with our staff before participating. These waivers will also serve as your final roster.

 

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

 

Any protest made during a game or after a game will NOT be considered a formal protest.  A formal protest may be filed before a game if an opposing player’s eligibility is in question. The player in question will be required to provide his/her player information (ID) in person to a CCA staff member prior to the start of the game. This qualifies as an official protest and only applies to the playoffs. The game will then be played in its entirety as scheduled. Teams will be notified of all rulings on the identified eligibility discrepancy by the following business day – decisions will not be made on site. If the protest is proven to be legitimate, it will result in the forfeiture of the game in question. Games subsequent to the protested game may be rescheduled.
The above procedure will also apply for any other “logged” protests. All protest need to happen prior to any match/game starting, otherwise the match/game will stand as a leagl match. All rulings by CCA staff are considered final. Substitutes are allowed during the regular season, but only roster players are allowed for the playoffs.  Any player(s) who has a season ending medical condition, moves away, or has another circumstance deem able for a subsitute player must be approved by sending a formal email to ben@ccasports.com.

 

SPORTSMANSHIP:

 

The idea of CCA is to have fun. We hope that all participants keep that in mind when becoming involved. Although the games may become intense, you still can be competitive while maintaining good sportsmanship. With this said, any behavior deemed unacceptable by staff may result in suspension and/or ejection from a game or the league.

 

To coordinate and run the league, our refs and/or staff will be available at all times to help the league run as smoothly as possible. If you have questions regarding schedules, policies, rule interpretations, directions to the bar, etc. please ask or call our office.

 

LEAGUE CANCELLATION/RAINOUT:

 

Leagues may be cancelled due to existing weather conditions, dangerous or unplayable field conditions, facility constraints, scheduling conflicts, etc. CCA staff makes every effort to play all scheduled games, thus we will not cancel games unless absolutely necessary. Therefore, if you are calling concerning a decision on a cancellation, remember we will not have an answer until close to the start of the league.

 

If the league is cancelled, CCA staff will post all notices on social media sites (Facebook/Twitter).  CCA will then email/text all of the captains if possible. If a league is cancelled on site, CCA staff will attempt to contact those teams still scheduled to play the remainder of the league day/night. Depending on the time of cancellation, some teams will have to be notified on site. In extreme circumstances, CCA reserves the right to run a shortened season without a refund or schedule matches on days and/or locations other than our regularly scheduled league day/night/location.