2018 Emerald City 1A League Volleyball Guidelines
Season Beginning Date: August 20th
Season Ending Date: November 9th
Minimum # of Practices: 10
Regular Season Contest Limit: 16
ONE DIVISIONs (home and away)
Division One: Bear Creek, Bush, Eastside Prep, Forest Ridge, Northwest, Overlake, Seattle Academy, University Prep
VARSITY MATCHES: Best 3 out of 5, rally to 25, no cap, 5th and deciding game rally to 15, no cap.
JV MATHCES: Guaranteed 3 games to 25 (3rd game to 15), no cap.
OFFICIALS: Home team is responsible for supplying 2 officials (R1, R2) for varsity games
Greater Seattle Volleyball Officials: 425-802-7474; firstname.lastname@example.org
WARM UP TIMES: Varsity 5-5-5-2 JV 5-5-2
RULES of PLAY: National Federation Rules
SCORE REPORTING: Both teams should report game scores on MaxPreps (talk with your AD) and to their AD so they can tweet scores on the Emerald City League webpage.
RESULTS/STANDINGS: I will make every effort to keep our standings up to date on the Emerald City League website (www.emeraldcityleague.org). If you see an error, please let me know so I can make the correction.
HOME TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Supplying a qualified official scorekeeper
2. Supplying a qualified book person
3. Supplying a qualified libero tracker
4. Supplying two qualified (adult) lines people each Varsity game. Responsible students okay for JV/C.
5. Supplying an official game ball
6. Supplying a cart of balls to the visiting team
ALL LEAGUE PROCEDURES: We will have 7 1st team, 7 2nd team. In addition we will vote on MVP, Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year (1st time on varsity).
TIE BREAK PROCEDURES:
For playoff seeding purposes: In the event of a tie going into the playoffs, places will be determined by using, in order:
1. Head-to-head record
2. If still tied, a comparison of records versus other teams in the league, from the top down.
3. If still tied, a tie breaker game will be played to determine seeding.
I will confirm dates as the end of the season gets closer, but this is currently what we have on the schedule:
ECL Tie Breakers
ECL Tournament 1st Round @ higher seed
G1: ECL 6 @ ECL 3
G2: ECL 5 @ ECL 4
ECL Semis and Finals
G3: WG1 @ ECL #2
G4: WG2 @ ECL #1
Highest seed hosts the Finals
WG3 vs. WG4
LG3 vs. LG4
WIAA State Championships
LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL COORDINATOR:
Kim Eng 425-822-5668 ex. 559
425-765-2417 cell phone
NFHS Volleyball Rules Changes - 2018
2-4-1b: A referee shall stop play when any player gains an illegal advantage by contacting any team member while playing the ball.
Rationale: Clarifies that no team member may assist a player during an attempt to play the ball.
5-5-3b(10) (NEW): The second referee has the responsibility to ensure that the head coach remains in the replacement zone no closer than 6 feet to the sideline, when standing during play.
Rationale: Supports the second referee’s responsibilities as outlined in the Officials Manual.
5-5-3b(13), 5-5-3b(20), 5-8-3a NOTE (NEW): When multiple courts are in use, the second referee may end a time-out or interval between sets with a long whistle in place of the timer sounding an audio signal (horn).
Rationale: Clarifies timer and second referee responsibilities during time-outs/intervals when multiple courts are in use.
9-8-2 EXCEPTION (NEW), 11-4-1b (NEW): When a replay is signaled due to an injury/illness and the injured/ill player cannot continue play, the head coach may request a substitute or complete a legal libero replacement for the injured/ill player or take a team time-out(s) if the team has remaining time-outs.
Rationale: Clarifies the procedures for a replay due to an injured/ill player and adds the option of a legal libero replacement.
10-2 PENALTIES 2: After a team is charged with an unnecessary delay, the coach may request no further substitutions until the next completed rally.
Rationale: Eliminates further delay of the set by removing the option to request additional substitutions after a team is charged with an unnecessary delay.
11-5-3 (NEW): Between sets, teams may warm up in their playing area, but may not hit volleyballs over the net into the opponents playing area.
Rationale: Establishes parameters for warming up between sets that minimize the risk of injury.
SIGNAL #21: To signal unnecessary delay, raise the hand on the side of the offending team beside head, palm facing shoulder, hold the appropriate card on the wrist of the raised hand.
Rationale: Simplifies mechanics for unnecessary delay signal and clarifies side at fault.