Mud Volleyball

1:00 PM Sunday July 9th

East of Horse Arena

Rules and entry info: 2016 Mud Volleyball info

Looking for teams again this year for the Mud Volleyball Tournament on Sunday July 9th at 1:00 PM. To register your team, contact Jubba Mortenson 988-2258.

KITTSON COUNTY FAIR MUD VOLLEYBALL RULES
Tournament Format:
Registration is limited to the first 16 teams to register.
Registration will start at 11:30a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. If you pre-registered please show up at that time to make sure team roster and name are correct.
Players may only sign one roster and play on one team throughout tournament.
All players must sign a waiver before playing.
Games will start at 1 p.m. The format will be double elimination on three courts.
Games will be played to 24 points and won by 2 points with a 26 point cap.
ONLY COOLERS FREE OF BEER AND GLASS WILL BE ALLOWED ON PREMISES. BEER CAN BE PURCHESD AT BEER GARDENS LOCATED NEXT TO THE COURTS

Rules of Play:

GAMES
1. Team Composition: A team can be composed of 6 players, with a maximum and minimum of 4 players on the court at one time (2 players to sub in and out during play.) At least one male or female player must be on the court during play.
2. Forfeits: Teams that are more than five minutes late for the start of the match will forfeit.
3. First Serve: The team listed first in each match-up will serve first. The receiving team will have choice of side.
4. Team Sides: After first 12 points teams will switch sides.
5. Double elimination play: There is no time limit although games are estimated to last approximately 15 minutes. Teams and referees must keep the games on their courts moving quickly in order to complete within an appropriate time.
6. Rotation: The rotation must be in a clockwise direction. All rotations must eventually bring each player to the front and back rows in a predictable fashion.
7. Time Outs: One thirty second time-out is permitted per game by each team.
8. Injury Time-Outs: If play is temporarily suspended due to an injury, the injured player must leave the court for at least one serve. A team may drop below the minimum player requirements for the current game in case of an injury.
9. Serving: Teams rotate when receiving the serve.

TEAM PLAY
1. Serves: The server is the back right player. The server must be positioned within 3‟ of the back line (either in front or behind). This means the server may be on the court. Loading the ball with mud is not permitted. If a served ball hits the net, it is a legal serve.
2. Serve Reception: All serves must be taken with a legal hit. A serve may not be spiked or blocked by the opposing team.
3. Body Hits: A ball may be played by any part of the body, as long as it is not held or thrown.
4. Number of Hits: Each team may touch the ball up to three (3) times while the ball is on their side of the net. Blocks do not count as hits.
5. Spikes: Spiking is performed with one hand. Two handed “spikes” are a violation. Only front row players may spike in front of the 10‟ line. Again, men or women may spike.
6. Blocks: Blocking is normally performed with two hands. Blockers may penetrate the plane of the net and may execute a “power” block. However, directed blocks are not permitted (catch and throw the ball down). Only the three front row players may block.
7. Net Violations: It is a violation to touch the net once the ball is in play. Incidental touches that do not affect the play may be overlooked, but clear net violations will be called.
8. Ball Handling: It is a violation to carry, lift, hold or throw the volleyball.
9. Substitutions: Substitutions can be made at any time, but not to the point that they slow down the game. The minimum female/male requirement must be kept at all times. Players may only enter when their team receives the ball to serve.

REFEREES

1. Refereeing: The rules are subject to the referee’s interpretation. All referee decisions are final.
2. Referee Abuse: Any player or fan abusing or arguing with a referee will be asked to leave the immediate area. Failure to leave the area will cause his/her team to forfeit that game. A player ejected from a game will not be permitted to participate in any future games during the Tournament.

SPORTSMANSHIP

1. Honor and fair play are the guidelines for the day.
2. Referees may award a side-out or penalty points for poor sportsmanship at his/her discretion.
3. MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN AND PRACTISE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

 

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