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2016 Volleyball Information

Director: Sue Mailhot

Assistants: George Egan, Gregg Jensen, Rachael Stringer and Augie Werner  

Schedule: 
Session 1 

Men - 55+, 65+, 73+, 79+
Women - 50+, 60+, 70+

Friday, Oct. 7 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 8 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday, Oct. 10 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 11 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Session 2

Men - 50+, 60+, 70+, 76+
Women - 55+, 65+, 73+, 76+ 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Thursday, Oct. 13 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Friday, Oct. 14 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm 
Saturday, Oct. 15 - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Venues: 
Dixie Convention Center - Exhibit Hall, 1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George
Desert Hills High School, 828 Desert Hills Dr., St. George
Desert Hills Middle School, 936 East Desert Hills Dr., St. George
Dixie High School, 350 East 700 South, St. George
Dixie Middle School, 825 South 100 East, St. George

Divisions:
Men:  50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 73+, 76+, 79+
Women:  50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 73+, 76+

Sport Fee:
$28 Per Person Per Team

Registration Rules: 
• Participation is limited to 90 teams per session.
• There are no residency requirements for team members.
• Age division of team is determined by the age of the youngest player. 
• Teams may ‘play down’ in a lower age division.
• Teams must register by September 1 – no exceptions! call Huntsman World Senior Games office (800-562-1268) for forms or register on-line.
• Individual team members must register by September 1.
• Team members will be required to enter their team number when registering.
• As players register they are automatically added to their team's roster.
• Teams with less than 6 players on their roster on September 1, may be cancelled and there will be no refund. 
Participants may play on only one team in each Session.
• Participants who play on two teams (in different sessions) must pay two Sport Fees ($28 per person for each team).
• After September 1, changes can be made to the team roster by calling the Huntsman World Senior Games office (800-562-1268) and speaking directly to Bonnie (Registration Dept.).  All rosters are final at the Captains Meetings unless approved by the director.
• Schedules will be available on our website (www.seniorgames.net) on September 29.

Mandatory Captains Meetings: 
 Session 1,  Thursday - Oct. 6 – 5:00 pm–Dixie Center (1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George) 
 Session 2,  Tuesday – Oct. 11 – 5:00 pm–Dixie Center (1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George)

Format / Rules: 
USAV rules will govern play.

Uniform Rules
:
• Team Captains must supply uniform numbers for all players prior to their first match.
• Up to two liberos may be designated per match.  If zero or one libero is designated for the first set, a different libero may be identified for subsequent sets.
• The libero is allowed to serve. View official rule on libero serving.
• The libero must wear a uniform that is clearly contrasting in comparison to the color of the regular jersey color of the other team members in accordance with USAV rule 19.2.
• Teams must have uniforms of identical shirts with permanent numbers 1-99 (minimum size:  4” on front, 6” on back).
• Teams must wear similarly colored shorts.
• Net Height: Women 50+ = 7' 2-1/8", Men 50-54 = 7' 11-5/8", Men 55-69 = 7' 9-5/8", Men 70+ = 7' 6".

Substitutions and Number of Players
:
• Teams are allowed 12 substitutions per set with unlimited entries per individual.  More than one substitute may enter the set in each position.
• A team must start the match with 6 players.  If after starting, a team is reduced to less than 6 players, a team will be allowed to play with 5 players.  Specific procedures for playing with 5 players will be provided at the tournament desk.

Format:
• Tachikara is the official volleyball game ball.
• First two days of play will consist of pool play followed by double elimination championship play. 
• Only players who play on a team during pool play are eligible to play on that same team during championship play.
• Initial pool seedings will be based on previous years’ Huntsman World Senior Games results wherever possible. 
• All pool play matches will consist of 2 sets to 25 points, win by 2 points, no cap. If in pool play a team will play more than 16 sets, the points per set may be reduced. 
• Bracket play will consist of the best 2 out of 3 sets to 25 points, win by 2 points, no cap; third set to 15 points win by 2 points, no cap. 
• A full tournament guarantees each team will play a minimum of 16 sets with some teams playing 20 or more.
• Based on the number of teams, Championship play will be divided into skill divisions (i.e. Gold, Silver and Bronze) 
• Participants must present their Huntsman World Senior Games ID Badges to the referee prior to each match.
• The tournament director reserves the right to make tournament adjustments as the situation dictates.
If a team forfeits a game they may be removed from the tournament at the discretion of the Tournament Directors.

Tie Breaking Procedures:
• At the end of pool play, teams will be seeded into a specific bracket as identified on the pre-tournament format sheet.
• Teams will be seeded based on Set Percentage.
• In case of a Tie in Set Percentage:

    1. 1.  If 2 teams are tied, head-to-head results will be used.
        • If the 2 teams tied head-to-head, overall Point Percentage will be used.
    2.   • If the 2 teams did not play each other head-to-head, overall Point Percentage will be used.
      2.  If more than 2 teams are tied, overall Point Percentage will be used.
      3.  If teams are still tied, then a coin toss.

Team Officiating Duties
A professional referee will be provided for all matches. Teams will be assigned to work as the officiating team for some matches during their pool play (approximately 2-3 times per day). Teams must provide a second referee, one scorer, one libero tracker and two line judges. The second referee must have a whistle. For further information about officiating duties, refer to www.volleyballreftraining.com

Match Protocol:
• At the end of the prescribed warm-up procedures, both teams will line up on the endline on their side of the court.  The referee will blow the whistle and signal the 2 teams onto the court to shake hands and start the match.

Medals: 
In each division, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to all players on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, respectively.  Medals will be awarded immediately following the championship matches. 

Sport Social: (ID Badge or Ticket Required)

Session 1:
Date: Monday, Oct. 10 
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Washington County Regional Park - Fairgrounds, 5500 West 700 South, Hurricane
NOTE: The Socials will have a theme. (TBA)  Prizes for best group and individual costumes.

Session 2: 
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Washington County Regional Park - Fairgrounds, 5500 West 700 South, Hurricane
NOTE: The Socials will have a theme. (TBA)  Prizes for best group and individual costumes.