Summer 2014 League Winners
Monday CoedA Bracket: Block Party
B Bracket: Short Staff
C Bracket: Airborne
Tuesday Women'sA Bracket: Beauties and the Beast
B Bracket: Freeballers
Thursday CoedA Bracket: Team GOLD
B Bracket: Blind Draw
Significant Rule Change:
Previously, I could not interfere or have my entire foot cross the center line. However, if I had my heel still in contact or above the center line and my opponent landed on my foot, there was no fault. Now, I may cross the line as long as I do not interfere or present a safety hazard. So, if I had my heel still in contact or above the center line and my opponent landed on my foot, it's a fault due to a safety hazard. Also, if I encroach over the center line and it is judged as a safety hazard, even if no contact was made, it's a fault.
When line judging, try to look at the floor and see the ball hit it, rather than watching the ball the entire way. It's much easier to keep your eyes on a stationary object than a fast-moving one.
Reminder: Sportsmanship is very important in the SVA. Please refrain from making rude comments (out loud or under your breath) to the other team or the officials. Also, please be honest and call yourself if you commit a fault that an official did not see.
Ball Handling Guidelines
Confused on which sets to whistle and which to let go? You can view the ball handling guidelines here.
Some rules reminders:
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Change of Address for SVA
We have a new mailing address, effective immediately:
Salem Volleyball Association
Here are a few rules that are commonly asked about:
Rules Information Available Online
The official volleyball rules, also known as the Domestic Competition Regulations, are available online for reading and downloading (pdf format). A print version is available to order for a small fee. You can find the entire rule book, individual chapters, and print version ordering information on the USAV website: http://usavolleyball.org/pages/2495
A 4-minute instructional video is available to watch online that provides examples and illustrations of the new net violation rules. The video is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGCD8wE50Iw
Sportsmanship rules are strictly enforced. Review them here.
A Waiver must be signed by each player before playing. Printable waivers
If you have ideas, suggestions, comments, or complaints please pass them along. The league depends on our volunteers so we need your help. We have room for a few more people who want to become more involved.