5th-8th Grade End of Season Volleyball Tournament

Note for teams entering KIDSPORTS End of Season Tournaments:

  • · Only KIDSPORTS officially rostered regular season teams are eligible for tournament play.
  • · As a reminder and as stated in 2.04 of the KIDSPORTS Program and Coach Handbook: Tournament play requires that coaches play only athletes on their official roster in KIDSPORTS' regular season games and official tournaments.
  • · Any use of a non - rostered player (even if they are officially rostered on another KIDSPORTS team) is a severe breach of ethics and is grounds for immediate dismissal and game forfeiture. There is never a permissible reason to use a player that is not on the roster. If the coach has any questions he/she should speak with the KIDSPORTS Sports Manager.
  • · Coaches please make sure you are registering for the tournament with your official regular season roster. Lineup cards are required for tournament play.

2013 Volleyball Tournament Coaches Guide

Pool Play:
Overall format of the tournament will have teams start in pools (approx. 4 teams per pool with placement based on regular season win-loss records). Each team will play a round robin of games against the other teams in their pool. Pool play games will NOT be full matches. They will consist of a single game to 25 points (rally scoring, must win by 2). Home team is determined by coin flip before each game. Coaches must be prepared to provide a linesperson and a scorekeeper for each game.

Substitution Rules/Playing Requirements during pool play:
5th - 6th Grade - Follow regular season match requirements/rotations.

7th-8th Grade - Follow regular season match requirements (high school substitution rules). All players must get at least the minimum playing time required.

Bracket Play:
The results of pool play (ranked by win-loss records) will be used to place teams in elimination brackets (1 or 2 matches per team). Bracket play matches will be best 2 out of 3 games (following regular season match rules, except no time limit is applied). Home team is determined by coin flip before each match. Coaches must be prepared to provide a linesperson and a scorekeeper for each match.

Substitution Rules/Playing Requirements during bracket play:
Follow regular season match requirements.

Tie-Breakers to determine rankings in pool play:
1. Head to Head Results
2. Cumulative point differential during pool play
3. Coin Toss

Pre-Game Warm Up:
We ask that all teams be ready to take the court for warm-ups immediately following completion of the preceding game. Warm-up time will be limited to three minutes if the previous game extends into your starting time.

Line Up Cards:
Line up cards are required and will be available at the tournament site; ask the gym supervisor for assistance.

Equipment Return:
When your season is over, KIDSPORTS staff will be available for equipment return at the tournament site. Returning your equipment at this time will save you a trip to the office later.