No matter if you’re a casual player looking for a good time, a company team looking to bond, or a competitive player seeking a serious game, SPORTSKIND has a league for you. We provide experienced referees, air-conditioned gyms, electronic scoreboards and the chance to bump, set and spike your way to a great week. We offer full team, small group, and individual registrations.
- 7 regular season games with trained officials
- Unlimited roster sizes – no per player fees for team registration
- Team Shirts (first 10 included. $10 for each additional)
- Playoffs for top teams
- Championship Prizes
Schedules & Standings
LEAGUE FORMATTop teams advance to playoffs. The number of playoff teams will be determined by the total number of teams in the league. As a co-ed league, the intended format is 3 male players and 3 female players on the court at a time. No more than 3 male players may be on the court at any one time. An official game each team must have at least 2 male players on the court.
SUBSTITUTION RULESTeams may play an official game with 5 players but no more than 3 male players on the court at any one time. Coed games are played with 3 men and 3 women. If a team has only 5 players, then they must play with a vacant spot for the sixth player. This spot is included in the regular rotation so that at one point the team will have two players on the front line. This vacancy is skipped in serving so that a team does not lose service, side out, or point. Teams will have 10 minutes from the start of their designated match time to gather all of their teammates to start the game. If the entire team isn’t there by 10 minutes after the designated match time the first set will go to the opposing team. If after 15 minutes there aren’t enough players for a league game the opposing team will win the match. If teams are short players they have the option to pick up players from within the league to keep from forfeiting the game. A minimum of 4 players from the team's roster must be present to field a team. Picking up a 5th player from within the league to play a game is allowed at the discretion of the official. A 6th player will only be allowed at the approval of the opposing team since you can play an official league game with 5 players. All players must wear a SPORTSKIND league shirt or a SPORTSKIND Championship shirt and have signed the team waiver. If any team member isn’t in their league shirt the opposing team will be given 2 points (per player) before the start of the first game.
- There is no limit to the number of players permitted to substitute at one time.
- There is no limit on the number of times a player may enter and re-enter the match. Substitutions must be male for male and female for female, unless it is to bring the ratio to 3 and 3. The ratio cannot be changed if it is 3 males and 3 females.
- Order of players does not change when subtitutions are made.
- Teams are permitted to substitute players on any dead ball.
- Players arriving late must wait for a side-out to fill a missing position.
- Each team may call two 30-second time-outs per set.
- There is NO LIBERO.
PLAYOFF SUBSTITUTIONSAll players participating in the playoffs must be on the official team roster and have played at least 1 regular season game. If an opposing team believes one of the players on the other team hasn’t played in an official regular season game and/or isn’t on the official team roster they can protest that player. If a team checks in a player who isn’t on the official league roster and the opposing team protests, said team will automatically forfeit the set. Since many teams play without subs please plan accordingly and if you know one of your players won’t be there for the playoffs be sure to have a substitute on the roster.
FORFEIT RULEIf a team is unable to supply enough players for a full game or is unable to meet the minimum requirements by picking up players the team will forfeit. In the event of a forfeit that team receives a warning and the next forfeit will result in ineligibility of the league playoffs. Forfeit scores will be recorded 25-0, 25-0. Contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you know in advance that your team is going to forfeit a game. If you know your team has a conflict, let us know before the schedule is released and we will make every effort to accommodate.
SCORINGAll games are rally scoring. Rally scoring simply means that a point will be awarded each time the ball is served regardless of who served it. Each match will consist of 2 games to 25. Each game will continue until a two point advantage is reached or until one team reaches 30. If a 3rd game is needed it will be rally scoring to 15 points with no cap in all 3rd games.
- A team earns service possession or choice of side for the start of the first game by winning Rock/Paper/Scissors.
- A legal serve is one that crosses the net and is either touched by an opposing player or lands within the opposing team’s area of the court within the boundary lines. A serve that makes contact with the net and carries over to the opponent’s side of the net is a live serve and must be returned.
- No jump serves are allowed.
- Players will only receive 1 re-serve per rotation, and the first toss must drop to the floor. If the server does not play the second toss the result is a forfeit of the ball and point to the opponent.
- Players are required to serve in the order they are listed on the line up.
- When the serving team wins the rally, the player who served before, serves again.
- When the receiving team wins the rally, it gains the right to serve and must rotate one position clockwise before serving.
- The player in the back right-hand corner of the rotation will be designated to serve.
- Players on the receiving team cannot block or attack a serve.
- The serve can be made from anywhere behind the end line and within the sideline.
- A server may not step over the end line until the ball has been contacted.
PLAYING THE BALL
- The front 3 players are the only players allowed to attack the net at any time except on a serve.
- If a ball is played more than once on a side, both genders must contact it at least once.
- A back row player may only attach the ball (spike) if they jump from behind the 10-foot line.
- Back row players who are setting may not play the ball over the net (dink or dump) if the ball is above the height of the net when it is contacted.
- Each team is allowed a maximum of 3 successive contacts of the ball in order to return the ball to the opponent’s area.
- Receiving a serve with a set is legal, as long as the ball is not caught or carried.
- Players are not permitted to scoop, hold or lift the ball. The ball must be clearly hit.
- A player may touch the floor across the centerline with one or both feet/hands provided a part of the foot/feet or hand(s) remains on or above the centerline. Contacting the floor across the centerline with any other party of the body is illegal.
- The ball must cross the plane of the net before contact may be made unless it is the 3rd hit by the offense and the contact is made to block the shot.
- Contact with the net is a violation. It is not a foul if a player's loose hair touches the net, or the force of a ball hit by the opponent pushes the net into the player.
- Crossing into the other courts is a dead ball.
- A stray ball onto the court constitutes a replay if it comes in during play.
- If the ball hits the roof or anything hanging from the roof it is still in play. If it hits the wall it is out of play.
- Blocking is the action close to the net which intercepts the ball coming from the opponents’ side by making contact with the ball before, during or after it crosses the net.
- Only front row players are permitted to block.
- Back row players are not permitted to participate in an attempt to block.
- A block contact is not counted as a team hit, and a team is entitled to 3 hits to return the ball.
- The first hit after the block may be executed by any player, including the one who blocked the ball.
- Contacting the ball over the net on a block before the opponent’s 3rd hit is illegal, unless the opponent has no opportunity to play the ball.