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.

3.0   The standard warm-up procedure for all leagues, pre-season and play- off matches. After the Captain’s coin toss:

  1. 6 minutes of shared ball handling
  2. Home team takes court first, 6 minutes alone including serving
  3. Visiting team gets 6 minutes alone

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

3. Eligibility

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

Note: Any athlete who was not involved in the prior sports season must have ten (10) days practice before he/she can participate in an interschool contest. 
A. A Saturday may be counted as one of the ten (10) practice days.
B. The student athlete may not participate in an interschool contest until the eleventh calendar day (excluding Sundays).
Exception: An athlete competing in the prior sports season may waive the mandatory ten (10) days of practice, (excluding wrestling).

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 first 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 28 contests per season. Playoff contests are excluded from the computation.

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)

 

SPORT

FIRST DAY TO START PRACTICE
 

Required Practice Days

FIRST
SCRIM

DATE OF
FIRST
CONTEST

DATE OF
LAST
CONTEST

# OF
SCRIMS

# OF
CONTESTS

CIF-CS PLAYOFF DATES

Girls
Volleyball

Aug. 1

10

Aug.15

Aug.18

Oct.27

1

28

Nov. 3,8,10,12 CIF So Cal- Nov.16, 17, 19, 22, 26, State Dec.3

SPORT

FIRST DAY TO START PRACTICE
 

Required Practice Days

FIRST
SCRIM

DATE OF
FIRST
CONTEST

DATE OF
LAST
CONTEST

# OF
SCRIMS

# OF
CONTESTS

CIF-CS PLAYOFF DATES

 

 

Boys Volleyball

Jan.23

10

Feb. 13

Feb. 21

May 5

1

28

May 9,11, 16, 19;       So Cal May 23, 25,27

5. Classification4.4.5  NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS; BEACHES; ETC., DURING THE “CONDITIONING TWO WEEK PERIOD” PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON.

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                    

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

7.3.1 Timed warm-up procedures and introductions for play-offs. 

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   

APPEALS PROCEDURE – First and Second Ejection

All appeals MUST come from the school Principal or his/her designee. Only misidentification and misapplication of a rule may be appealed. NO JUDGMENT DECISIONS by officials may be appealed.

 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

 

9.0   FORFEITS

NEW FORFEIT RULE PENALTY

 

 If an ineligible student participates in a contest, or contests, the school must forfeit

the contest, or contests, and the ineligible student shall not compete in any sport until

his/her eligibility is attained.

 

     If it is determined that an ineligible student competed due to the failure of the School 

Administration to properly notify those responsible for playing the student, an appeal by 

the Principal may be directed to the Section Commissioner regarding the forfeiture of

the game, or games.  The appeal must be in writing, stating specifically the circumstances surrounding the oversight in playing the student.  The final decision regarding the appeal will be determined by the Section Commissioner. 

 

Criteria for consideration of appeal:

 

  1. What caused the ineligible player to participate in the contests(s)

  2. Score of contest(s)

  3. Amount of participation in contest(s) by ineligible participant

  4. What part of did the ineligible student have on the outcome of the contest(s)

 

Notification of the use of an ineligible player MUST be reported IMMEDIATELY, and appealed within in 5 days of the infraction.

 

Notification of an alleged infraction by another school, MUST also be reported IMMEDIATELY, to allow the offending school an opportunity to respond.

 

 

                                            STATE CIF VOLLEYBALL

 

 BOYS VOLLEYBALL

CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BOYS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Site: Edison HS, Huntington Beach

 

CIF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL BOYS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Site: Dublin High School

 

CIF NORTHERN and SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

May 23 & 25, 2017

Home Sites

 

I.             CIF REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL REGULATIONS

                A.            SECTIONS PARTICIPATING

                                Central, Central Coast, Los Angeles, North Coast, Oakland, Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, San Francisco and Southern Sections will                                 be represented in the CIF Regional Boys Volleyball Championships.

               

                B.            SECTION LIMITATIONS

                                Sections with less than eight (8) schools in a division shall be limited to one (1) entry in that division. This applies to both team                                 and individual sports.

 

                C.            QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

                                Teams must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional                                       Championships.

 

                NOTE:  Complete details on the 2017 CIF Regional Volleyball Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org)                             approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.

 

 

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

CIF STATE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Saturday, December 2-3, 2016

Santiago Canyon College, Orange

 

NORTHERN & SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 16, 17, 19, 22, 26, 2016

Home Sites

 

I.             CIF STATE VOLLEYBALL REGULATIONS

                A.            STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISIONAL PLACEMENT OF SCHOOLS

                                Each Section participating in the NorCal Regional Championship will determine thedivision  placement for its schools who                                         qualify for the girls volleyball Championships. CIF member schools will be required to participate in the  division that has been                                   established by their respective Section. Sections may use their own established criteria to determine placement of teams in the                                 six (6)  divisions based on the following guidelines:

                                                Open Division       Selected from Divisions I-V below

                                                Division I               As determined by Section

                                                Division II             As determined by Section

                                                Division III           As determined by Section

                                                Division IV            As determined by Section

                                                Division V             As determined by Section, but enrollment may not exceed 600

                                                Division VI            As determined by Section, but enrollment may not exceed 200

 

SECTION

OPEN

D I

D II

D III

D IV

D V

D VI

Central Coast

TBD

4

4

4

4

4

0

North Coast

TBD

4

4

4

4

4

4

Northern

TBD

0

1

1

4

4

2

Oakland

TBD

2

0

0

0

0

0

*San Francisco

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

0

Sac-Joaquin

TBD

4

4

4

4

4

2

*San Francisco will have two (2) automatic entries that will be placed into their respective enrollment division.

All sections are eligible to submit at-large entries should openings exist.

                               

                The SoCal Regional Seeding Committee will determine the divisional placement of the Section entries for the SoCal Regional                                     girls volleyball Championships.

 

SECTION

*OPEN

D I

D II

D III

D IV

D V

Central

1

2

2

2

3

3

Los Angeles

1

2

2

2

3

3

San Diego

1

4

4

4

2

2

Southern

4

8

8

8

8

8

*Additional one entry in the SoCal OPEN Division will be filled by the Central, Los Angeles or San Diego Sections; If these 3 Sections cannot fill the entry, the Southern Section may fill the vacant spot.

 

 

                                NOTE: The State Championship will include Divisions Open-V above.  Division VI Championship will be in NorCal only.

                                NOTE: Bracket Size - Open Division = 8 teams; Division I-V = 16 teams; Division VI = 8 teams

               

                (Revised May 2008 Federated Council/Revised May 2014 Federated Council/Revised October 2015 Federated Council/Revised May 2016                   Federated Council)

 

                                (1)           OPEN DIVISION

                                                There will be four regional Open Division brackets. Each regional Open Division bracket will have a maximum of                                                       eight (8) teams, but could have less if the tournament committee feels that there are not eight qualified teams. The                                                   tournament committee will select the teams for the Open Division before they seed the five (5) divisions of the                                                        State Tournament. Teams selected by the committee for the Open Division will compete in the Open Division ONLY                                                  and cannot opt out.

 

                B.            SECTION LIMITATIONS

                                Sections with less than eight (8) schools in a division shall be limited to one (1) entry in that division. This applies to both team                                 and individual sports.

 

                C.            QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

                                Teams must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional                                       Championships.

 

               

                NOTE:  Complete details on the 2016 CIF State Volleyball Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org)                                   approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.

 

 

 

 

Updated:
Sep 29, 2016