Volleyball

1. GOVERNING RULES            

1.1 All volleyball competition in the Central Section shall be conducted in accordance with the National federation Volleyball Rules along with the CIF Central Section Volleyball Rules.

1.1.1 The Central Section Volleyball Advisory Committee shall be composed of representatives from each league who shall be appointed by the league president.

1.1.2 The Chairperson of the Volleyball Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the CIF Central Section President.

2. General Rules

2.1 Awards at CIF sanctioned tournaments shall be provided as stipulated in the Central Section Game Rules and Regulations.

2.2 All Varsity invitational tournaments must be sanctioned by the Central Section Commissioner, and must be conducted in accordance with Section rules and regulations.

3. Eligibility

3.1 All participants must meet CIF State and Section Eligibility rules.

4. Season of Sport

4.1 The season of sport of volleyball is defined as that period which starts with the first interschool contest (practice game, league game or tournament), and ends with the last regularly scheduled league game or playoff contest for which the team has qualified.

4.2 Dates specified by the Central Section Board of Managers will include: 1) the last day to begin practice, 2) the earliest date for an inter-school scrimmage and, 3) the earliest date for a practice game.

4.3 There must be 10 days of team practice prior to the first game. An athlete must have had 10 days of practice before participating in a game. 

4.4 A school shall be limited to 20 contests per season. Playoff contests are excluded from the computation.

4.4.1 Maximum number of contests per week is two, except for postponed contests or tournaments.

4.4.2 A tournament will count as two contests.

4.4.3 Teams are limited to three invitational tournaments per season. 

4.4.4 UNIFORMS—

  The home team is to wear THE APPROPRIATE uniform as designated by the NFHS rule book for that sport. All uniforms must be properly numbered. In case of schools having the same uniforms, the home team shall change. A game allowed to be played with improper uniforms shall be reported to the Central Section office by the lead official.

Penalty for wearing illegal uniforms. The offending school will receive a warning from the Section office. And future occurrences will result in forfeits.  ( Approved  Board of Managers 2010)

5. Classification

5.1 Volleyball team classifications are: varsity, jr. varsity, frosh/soph and frosh.

5.2 Only varsity teams shall compete in divisional playoffs.

6. Officials

6.1 All varsity contests will have two officials.

6.2 All officials for playoff games shall be appointed by the Official's Association.

6.3 Official's fees shall be determined  by the Official's Associations and Board of Managers

7. Divisional Playoff Procedures

7.1 General Information                    

7.1.1 Divisional Playoffs will be single elimination tournaments and all contests will be three (3) out of five (5) games. T

7.1.1.1   The Divisions will be determined annually using by the approved Section Divisional placement procedure.

7.1.1.1  Boys--A bracket of 16 teams will be determined annually on the Saturday following the last league games.

7.1.2 A school choosing to not participate in playoffs must inform the Section Commissioner of CIF by the designated date. Schools who do not so inform the Section Commissioner are expected to participate in the playoffs, and failure to do so will result in suspension form the playoffs the following year.

7.1.3 Seeding will be made by the Area Supervisors, the Assistant Section Commissioner and the Section Commissioner prior to divisional playoffs.

7.1.4 The following criteria will be used to break ties in determining seeding positions. Each category is worth 1 point. The school that scores 4 points will receive the high seed. This criteria is to be used if there is a tie between two or more teams are being considered for a certain seed.( Approved, Board of Managers, Jan. 2008)

        Categories are: 

         1) Head to Head   

         2) Strength of schedule

         3)  Overall record   

         4) Record vs. Common opponents    

         5) Place in common tournaments  

          6) Record vs. play-off teams in same division or higher

          7) Place in same league

7.1.5 All games to be played at the site of the highest seed if site is approved by the commissioner.

7.1.5 Boys  All matches will be played at the site of the higher seed. League champions will have a home game in the first round. Afterwards, all matches will be played at the site of the higher seed.

7.1.6 The home/host school must provide an "appropriate" site as approved by the League Commissioner.

7.1.7 The volleyball required for playoff contests is the Spalding TF 5000 NCAA NFHS VOLLEYBALL. It is recommended that the three-ball system be used in order to facilitate play. 

7.1.8 The host school is to furnish the scorebook, a trained adult scorekeeper, an adult timer, and two linespersons (officials, if possible). 

7.1.9 The announcer will be a responsible adult who can set the tone of the match by calling the fans attention to the following points: 1) the game shall be conducted under the strictest code of good sportsmanship; 2) the game officials  have been selected because of their demonstrated ability and; 3) rooters are encouraged to support their team, but are requested to refrain from booing opponents or the officials.

7.1.10 Playoff competition will be for varsity only. All other teams will end the season with the last league contest.

7.1.11 Awards will be provided as stipulated in the Central Section Sports Rules and Regulations.

7.1.12 A school may videotape any contest. No game/film expenses are authorized to be a part of game expenses.

7.1.13 Tournament programs may be provided by the host school. Administration, distribution, sales, and details are the responsibility of the host school. Team rosters should be sent to the host schools.

7.1.14 The host school is responsible for total game management, including crowd control, supervision, ticket sales, and admission. Participating schools are expected to assist crowd control and student supervision. Each participating school should bring their own locks and towels. 

7.1.15 No electronically amplified instruments, or other artificial noise-makers such as cowbells, whistles, air horns, horns, thunder sticks, etc. will be allowed at any time. Pep bands are not allowed.

7.2 Preliminaries, Quarterfinals and Semifinals                    

7.2.1 Each team will be allowed sole access of the court for 10 minutes prior to the official warm-up period. The designated home team will automatically receive choice of sides. The home team will take the court first. The coin flip to determine service will take place 30 minutes prior to the start of the contest. The court shall be set up for play one hour prior to game time  for team warm-ups.

7.3 Play-off dates will be determined by the Section Commissioner

7.3.1 Timed warm-up procedures and introductions for finals. 

a.       6 minutes of shared ball handling

b.      After the coin toss,the serving teamtakes the court first, 6 minutes alone including serving

c.       The receiving team gets 6 minutes alone

                                           Introductions, national anthem…….start game…( Approved Board of Managers Apr. 2010)

7.4 Officials

7.4.1 Starting with the quarterfinals, official's fees are regular plus one half. (Check fees in the Game Official's Fee Schedule.)

7.4.2 Officials for preliminary, first round, quarterfinals, and semifinal playoff games will be appointed by the Official's Association.

7.5 Recognized Expenses

7.5.1 Financial statement forms will be forwarded to the host school and should be fully completed and returned to the CIF Central Section Commissioner's office within 30 days after each playoff game. 

7.6 Ticket and Admission Prices

7.6.1 Ticket prices as determined by CIF. See playoff admission prices in Awards and Entry Fee Addendum.

7.6.2 The host school shall be responsible for the sale of tickets. The visiting school may make available to the host school a list of working personnel to be admitted free.

7.6.3 Acceptable "passes" are limited to: CIF Playoff Passes, CIF Lifetime Passes, and the State CIF Courtesy Card.

7.6.4 Cheerleaders in uniform shall be admitted free.

7.6.5 On duty media personnel may be admitted free.

7.6.6 UNIFORMS—

  The home team is to wear THE APPROPRIATE uniform as designated by the NFHS rule book for that sport. All uniforms must be properly numbered. In case of schools having the same uniforms, the home team shall change. A game allowed to be played with improper uniforms shall be reported to the Central Section office by the lead official.

Penalty for wearing illegal uniforms. The offending school will receive a warning from the Section office. And future occurrences will result in forfeits.  ( Approved  Board of Managers 2010)

 

8. Southern California Regional Championship Representatives

8.1 Divisional champions shall represent the Central Section CIF in the Southern California Regional Tournament as follows:

  1. Division I
  2. Division II
  3. Division III
  4. Division IV
  5. Division V

 8.1 Boys    NONE

  EJECTIONS

9.1    Ejections and Appeals

    First ejection

        Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next CIF contest. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Second ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next two CIF contests. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Third ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next 365 days. Any appeal must go to the Section Commissioner

 

        APPEALS PROCEDURE- First and Second Ejection

        Unless otherwise specified, an appeal of an ineligibility of a player or coach may be made, in writing, through the player or coach’s site administrator to the Central Section Commissioner or his or her designees for consideration of reinstatement. The Section Commissioner and or his or her designee will convey results to all schools involved. ( Approved by Board of Managers-Apr. 2004)

 

Updated:
Nov 12, 2013