Tournament Info

Saturday
 

Courts will be open 1 hour before first match on Saturday and Sunday for teams to warm-up.

8am-9am: Team Check-in
 

9am: National Anthems
 

9am-7pm: Pool Play


 

Sunday
 

Courts will be open 1 hour before first match on Saturday and Sunday for teams to warm-up.

8:00am–6pm: Tournament Play

Facility Info

No outside food is permitted inside The Podium Snacks for medical reasons is permitted.

Bottled water WILL be allowed. ONLY non-flavored water will be allowed in the court area. 

Please note that The Podium has a CLEAR BAG policy for all spectators.  Make sure you are prepared prior to arrival!  

Players and coaches are still allowed backpacks.

Spectators

All tickets will be purchased through TicketWest online. All ticket purchases will be done online at www.ticketswest.com and will provide each spectator a unique QR code to be shown at entry.  

You will need to scan in and out every time you leave the facility and re-enter.

2-Day and 1-Day tickets are available for purchase.

Tournament Format

When registering your team for the event please ensure you select the appropriate division: U14, U16 or U18. 
 

What you should know:

 

Food/drink: No food inside court areas, only water at the courts

Warmups: 1st match of a day for team: 5 min for serving team then 5 for receiving; subsequent matches 3min for serving team then & 3 for receiving. N
o shared hitting: no ball handling during other teams warm-up period. 

WORKING Team is part of ref crew: Each match has a pro R1; working team completes crew and are designated in schedule. Don't be late for your working assignment! Refereeing (“working”) assignment: Teams will provide a scorer, a libero tracker when needed, a score flipper, two line judges, and an R2 for each working assignment. A coach must be courtside if they are not R2. In Canada teams help referee matches in which they play; in the US teams are asked to be part of a crew for a match in which they are NOT playing.

Pool & Bracket: Matches will be standard three sets, deciding set to 15, no cap

Bracket seed: Result of round robin determines placement in Sunday's elimination brackets, Tie breakers will be head to head, match record, set record, point differential

 

Set & Match scoring: All non-deciding sets to 25 from 0, no cap, deciding set to 15, no cap. All matches best of 3.

Net height: 14s: 7’4"; 16s & 18s: 8’. Note: In Canada boys 16s teams play at 7’8”, in US they play at 8’.

Match ball, all divisions: Molten FLISTATIC (V5M5000-3N) this is same ball used at USA Boys Junior Nationals; balls will be provided to referees from tournament desk

Tournament Rules

  • Ceiling: A ball contacting the ceiling above the team’s playable area is considered to be in play.
     

  • Liberos: 2 liberos will be allowed in all age groups. If two Liberos are designated they remain the same throughout the match.

    • If one libero is designated for a set, a different player can be designated as libero for subsequent set.

    • Libero(s) may serve in only ONE place in their team’s rotation.
       

  • Time outs: Each team is allowed two 30 second time outs per set. Players may remain on the court but coaches and non-players may not enter the court. No restrictions on court entry at end of time out.
     

  • Substitutions: Each team is allowed 12 substitutions per set with no maximum player entry/re-entry.
     

  • Simultaneous contact: simultaneous contact between 2 or more players is considered 1 contact.
     

  • Serve Receive: all age groups may receive serve using finger action providing that the ball is not caught and /or thrown and the same player does not make two separate attempts to play the ball.  
     

  • Service attempts:

    •  For 16s and 18s players, contact must occur within 8 seconds of R1’s beckon;

    • For 14s players, contact must occur within 5 seconds but player is allowed a toss and drop before and between successful serve attempts.

  • Screening: USAV Screening rule will be enforced: If players of serving team are positioned close to each other, and serve is a fast, low trajectory serve over those players, the probability of an illegal screen will be considered.
     

  • Jewelry: No jewelry is allowed, even if taped. Exceptions are made for religious or medical medallions which must be taped or sown inside the uniform.
     

  • Entrance protocol: starting players’ line up on the end line: captain, starting Libero, remaining players. Teams will shake hands at mid-court.
     

  • Center line: Encroachment into the opponent’s court with any part(s) of the body is permitted provided some part of the body remains either in contact with or directly above the centerline. Encroachment into the opponent’s court MUST NOT present a safety hazard to the opponents and there MUST NOT be interference with the opponents play (contact is not required for interference).
     

  • Net: Contact with any part of the net between the antennae is a fault if it occurs in the act of playing the ball.
     

  • Sport Court contact when playing the ball:

    • a player playing the ball over a non-playable area (off the sport court) must be in contact with the sport court ball when contact with the ball is made.

    • A player beginning their service approach must have both feet in contact with the sport court when they initiate their approach