Rules for the 2002 Summer League
NB: There have been a number of significant changes to the international rules in recent seasons. We will be adopting these changes in the summer league. Please follow this link for a summary of the new rules.
- Player Eligibility
- No player may play for more than one team unless permission
is given by the tournament organiser (for specific players, teams
and matches). This includes playing for different teams within one
college. Permission must be sought in advance of the match, and will only
be given in exceptional circumstances.
- All non-college members must be arranged through the tournament organiser by
5pm on the
before the game or with 24 hours notice, whichever is earlier. Any
team fielding a player not agreed in advance will lose all points from
that game and will be liable to lose their deposit.
- The decision of the tournament organiser with regard to eligibility
will be based on the following, although each case will be considered
- Wherever possible, a team should consist of members of that College.
- Players should play for their own College if it has entered a team in the competition.
- All players should be members of the University.
- Non-college members must play in the "lowest" possible team.
- Teams should consist of 6 players, although the "incomplete team" rule does not apply.
- This year there will be no penalty for starting with fewer than 6 players.
- A team may claim 2 bonus points for every woman they have on the court at the start of each set. If a team claims these points then that player may ONLY be substituted for another woman (including exchange with the Libero). There will be no penalty if an exceptional substitution is required due to injury. Points may not be claimed for a female Libero. There is no minimum number of women required per team. Bonus points are relative to the other team, not zero, so start at 2-0 or 0-0, not 6-4 or 2-2. The maximum advantage a team can start with is 6 points (maximum 5 points advantage in deciding set).
- All matches are best of 3 sets, played with the rally-point system
(ie. the winning team
scores a point whether or not they serve the ball)
- First two sets are played to 25 points or 2 clear (no ceiling)
- Deciding set (if required) is first to 15 or 2 clear, changing ends at 8
- Misc Rules
- Referees should attempt to apply the backcourt player rule, even though the outdoor courts may not have a 3 metre line marked.
- Teams are allowed 2 time-outs per set.
- Standard substitution rules apply.
- Other than detailed above, the matches are played to 2001-2004 FIVB Indoor 6-a-side rules - please note recent rule changes.
- The referee's decision is final in all playing matters.
- Teams unable to field a team should give notice to the other
captains involved and the tournament
organiser by 5pm on the working day before the game or 24 hours
whichever is earlier. Failure to give adequate notice will render teams liable to lose their deposit. At the agreement of both captains, a match may be rearranged in advance for any reason, or postponed at the venue if the weather or playing surface is considered dangerous. In general, it is hoped that games will be rearranged, rather than abandoned.
- Results (score in sets) should be submitted by email to the tournament organiser on the
first working day after each game.
- League Scoring
- 3 points for a win
- 1 point for a played loss
- Positions decided by points, then sets for and finally sets against if required
- If still tied, the result between the teams in question will determine which team finishes higher
- The tournament
organiser's decision is final in all non-playing matters.