Co-ed 4v4 Open Volleyball
Rules for Co-ed 4v4 Open VolleyballJoimo Open Volleyball is played under the guidelines of US Volleyball with the following exceptions:
Number of Players on the Field
Each fielding team will consist of a maximum of 4 players and a minimum of 2 players; 2 females and 2 males on the court. A team may decide to play with a minimum of two players if you do not have a full team ready to play at start time, but one of those two players must be a female. There will be a 10 minute window from game time to decide a forfeit unless team captains and Joimo director agree on an alternate plan.
Number of Players on a Team
If a player signs up as an individual (not for a specific team), he or she will be placed on a team of 6 to 8 players, inclusive. Every player that signs up as an individual will be provided a Joimo t-shirt that he or she must wear to every game. Teams made up of individual sign-ups are permitted to bring walk-on players (see Walk-Ons) as long as the majority of the team votes that it is okay. A Joimo director will oversee the voting process if needed. In the case of a tie, the Joimo director will have the final decision.
If a player signs up for a specific team, the team must have a minimum of 6 players on their roster. There is no maximum to the number of players on a team roster; however, once the league starts, the roster is considered final. Any additional players, not on the roster, can play for the team as a walk-on (see Walk-Ons). Joimo t-shirts will only be provided for the first 8 players and each additional player must purchase a Joimo t-shirt for $10 (price is subject to change).
A team is allowed to bring an unlimited number of walk-on players to the each game, however, these players are subject to pay $15 per match and pass all player eligibility. In addition, the walk-on player must sign a waiver of liability and play for only one team in that league. The walk-on player will be added to that team's roster. No new walk-on players will be allowed to play during the playoffs; however, walk-on players who have played with a team during regular season and are on the roster are eligible to play during playoffs.
All participants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Proper identification documentation (driver's license, ID card, passport, or military id) must be brought to every game for check-in. The Joimo sports director will check-in each player before the game is played, and no player shall be allowed to play if not checked-in. No jewelry, earrings, or bracelets will be allowed in play, unless properly bandaged and approved by the Joimo sports director.
Once a player is registered with a team, he or she may not switch to a different team in the same league without the written authorization of the team manager/captain and approval from a Joimo sports director.
Non-league members are not permitted to play as a substitute for a league member who is unable to play. All participants must be registered through Joimo in order to play in the league. There will be free substitutions on a rotational basis.
If a team cannot field 2 players (one must be female) upon ten minutes of start time, then they will forfeit the game. A forfeit occurs after ten minutes from start time when one or both teams are unable to field the minimum of 2 players per team. The forfeit will be recorded in a loss of 0-3. If a forfeit is unavoidable, the forfeiting team may notify Joimo at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled match time; otherwise, the team will be charged a $30 fee and cannot play another game until the fee is paid. In case of a forfeit, Joimo will do its best to find a replacement team, but does not guarantee placement.
There will be no referees for this league. Captains will be responsible for enforcing the rules of the game and fair play.
Duration of the Game
Each week each team will play 3 matches. For regular season the first serve will be decided by rock, paper, scissors or coin toss. The receiving team will serve the second game. Repeat first game step for the third game. For playoffs it will be based on rankings.
Technical Fouls are issued for unsportsmanlike conduct before, during, and after the match. The Joimo sports director has total discretion of what is considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Receiving a technical foul will result in removal from one game, and your team will play one person down for the rest of that game.
Ejection of player(s) results in teams playing down a player(s) during the rest of the match. Total discretion of ejection is up to the Joimo sports director and a player(s) can be ejected without getting a technical foul first. The ejected player must leave the premise (including facility and parking lot of the facility) before play will resume. Fighting or responding to a fight in a violent manner will almost always result in ejection from league, no refund, and could result in the indefinite suspension of all or any Joimo activity or program indefinitely. Rules are subject to review and change by Joimo directors following incidences.
The following are but not limited to be considered unsportsmanlike: yelling at the Joimo Sports Director, wasting time, yelling at the opposing team, and fighting. If an unsportsmanlike act occurs after the match or reported a later time Joimo reserves the right to eject that player(s) from the next match. Joimo sports director has total discretion of unsportsmanlike conduct. If a call cannot be decide it will result in a redo.
Each score is counted as one point. Only the serving team can score a point. The first team to win two 21 point games wins the match. In order to win a game a team must win by two points (i.e. 21-19, 22-20). Best two out of three games wins ( a match). No third game played after 2-0. Matches are best of 3 games.
Every team will make the playoffs, which will take place on the 8th week of the season. If there is an odd amount of teams in the league the two last place teams will play a single elimination game (10 minute limit) before advancing. The single match will consist of one game of rally scoring to 21, win by 2. The Semifinal and Championship matches will consist of two games using rally scoring to 21 (win by 2) with a third game, if needed, to 17 (switch sides when one team gets 8 points) as in the regular season matches. First place teams will always get a "bye" when needed. The rankings will be determined by the following point system:
• Win = 3 points
• Tie = 1 point
• Loss = 0 points
Teams that have the same Average Points Per Game are further ranked by the following tiebreaker system:
1. Head-to-Head Games
2. Amount of Forfeits
3. Elimination Game (10 minute maximum)
4. Coin Toss