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Uniform Requirements
All players must wear a jersey with a number. Jerseys do not need to match but numbers should be non duplicated front and back. If a team does not have matching uniforms then the Libero should not have a number so they are easier to identify. Since the libero is the only player that does not need a number, if a player does not have a number they will be designated as the Libero.

Reasons for Numbered Uniforms
1. For line ups for the teams that actually take them to help them keep track of servers and rotation;
2. It would be nearly impossible for teams to identify a libero without some uniform or number requirements and it’s already confusing in how they sub in and out;
3. It helps an opposing team to be able to call out which players are in the front row by the number on their jersey;
4. It is helpful in the event of misconduct to identify a player by their number.

Teams will forfeit 5 points per game for each player excluding the libero that is not wearing a number.

Tournament Formats
One pool for one division: The top four teams to playoffs and  has 3 playoff rounds on the one court; no playoff game for teams tied for  4th place
Two pools for one division: The top three teams advance from  each pool and has 3 playoff rounds on 2 courts, no  playoffs game for teams tied for 3rd place
Three pools for one division: The top two teams advance to  playoffs from each pool and has 3 playoff rounds on 2  courts. The 3rd place team in each pool advances to a separate  consolation bracket with 2 playoff rounds on the third court. There is not a  playoff game for teams tied for 3rd place.
Four pools for one division: The top two teams advance to  playoffs from each pool and has 3 playoff rounds using  4 courts the first round and then 2. The 3rd place team in each pool  advances to a separate consolation playoff bracket with 2 playoff rounds that  uses 2 courts after the first playoff round. The 3rd place teams officiate the first round of regular playoffs. There is  not a playoff game for teams tied for 3rd place.

These formats  will allow for the maximum number of teams to advance and still finish around  the 7 PM time. This is  not a guarantee that tournaments will not finish earlier or later than 7 PM.  Pools with multiple divisions may use other options for playoffs--for instance  divisions mixed with AA and A teams. Playoff advancement would be determined by  the number of teams from each division and the number of courts.

Tie Breaker process:
1. Head to head play for all teams tied  starting with games played against each other and then point differential  against each other.
2. Overall point  differential

Officiating Requirements – Teams are required to have players capable of officiating a match. An officiating team is required to have a 1st referee, a 2nd referee, 2 line judges and 2 score keepers to do the manual and visual scores.

Competition Levels
The MVA offers  AA, A, BB and B for men and women with AA being the highest level. The AA levels are mostly ex DI players. A has some ex D1 players and DII & III. BB and B are mostly ex DII & III ex high school. All levels are competitive levels of volleyball and not considered recreational. 

MVA Policy on Refunds
No refunds will be made for any reason to teams that cancel from a tournament after the tournament deadline
 

 

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