Register team online link:
Yankee Registration system
This year, clinics are multimedia, with voice over and clips.
Scorekeeper accreditation link:
R2 accreditation link:
The password is on the last page of the module.
Flash Player 6.0.79 or later (http://www.adobe.com/go/getflash) (Flash Player 7 or later recommended), and one of the following browsers:
- Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Safari 3 and later, Google Chrome, Opera 9.5 and later
- Macintosh: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome
- Linux: Firefox 1.x and later
Mail check $170 check payable to NERVA
Include Team name, level, date & contact info
P.O. BOX 2263
Woonsocket, RI 02895
2012 Due to limited gym space Championships & Regionals will be on a first come first served basis. After April 28th teams will only be accepted to fill gym space.
100% refund policy: Email or call with a team withdraw request from the team rep received & confirmed on or before April 28th. All waitlisted checks will be destroyed on April 28th.
Checks for Championships will be cashed on May 14th.
firstname.lastname@example.org 401-523-2764 cell
In general, except as specified below, the Yankee Championships & Regionals follow the rules of USA Volleyball (USAV).
Rosters will be frozen at the end of pool play. Additions to the roster can occur at anytime as long as the TD has been notified. No additions once playoffs start.
A player may not be removed from a roster in Championships once the team plays their first match.
If a player in Championships becomes injured and a new player addition puts the team over the maximum points allowed, the team may request that their roster be edited by the TD. An edited roster means that the present and all previous matches are recorded as forfeits. Once the edited roster is approved by the TD, the team then can continue to play with a legal roster and is allowed to make playoffs. This only occurs when less than 50% of that teams matches have been played. If more than 50% have been played then the remaining match[s] will be forfeited.
Rating requirements are listed below. New 2010: Roster's do not have to meet a minimum point requirement to enter. A team cannot start playing in the tournament if they are over the maximum points. Teams that go over the maximum range for any reason during the tournament will be DQ'd. They will be allowed to complete play pool (record counts against other teams), but will be ineligible for playoffs or work playoffs. In the case of a 6 team championship when everybody makes playoffs, the DQ'd team will forfeit their playoff match and still are required to work the next playoff round.
TDs will verify roster ratings/membership status.
There are no 1-day memberships allowed for Yankee Championships. 1-day memberships will be allowed for regionals.
Women are not allowed to play in men's regionals, but can play in men's Yankee championships. Women's ratings are lowered by 1 point when playing men's tourneys.
For CR and RCO tournaments, only the 3 highest rated players of each gender count towards the team max/min. A team can not be more than +3 in either gender.
Players can not play more than 3 levels below their rating. For example, an A- player can not play in a C+ tournament.
For Yankee championships, teams may play with a ghost player. The ghost player takes the rating of the tournament. If a player is replaced by a ghost during a game due to injury, that player may not return until the next set [game]. A newly arrived player may take the ghost's spot. A ghost may not take the place of an expelled player. If a player is expelled and there is no legal substitute (exceptional not allowed), the team forfeits that game.
For regionals, if a team has less than 6 players they will forfeit.
Rosters should be posted by the end of the first round.
Yankee Men's, Women's, CR, RCO Ratings limits (+3/-3 except for C-)
RCO B 39
Men's AA: No limit
Men's A: 2 A, 4 A-, the rest below (An A+ will be allowed IF they take fewer A/A- players)
Men's BB: 1 A-, 3 B+, the rest B or below
Men's B: 4 B, the rest B- or below
Women's AA: No limit
Women's A: 1 A, 5 A-, the rest B+ or below
Women's BB: 1 A-, 3B+, the rest B or below
Women's B: 4 B, the rest B- or below
For regional: USAV uniform requirements will be strictly enforced. Small logos do not have to match. Penalty 6 points per set for illegal uniform.
Yankee championships: Do not have to be matching, but players must have shirts with numbers front and back. 4" front, 6" back minimum. Taped numbers are not allowed. Numbers written in marker should meet the size requirement and also be 3/4" wide. Illegal uniforms: #0 or 00 only, 3 digit #, dark colored # on dark shirt, light colored # on light shirt & numbers in the shirt design when the number is not easy to see. If you have an illegal uniform you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY.
Libero uniform must be highly contrasting. For Yankee championships, it must be contrasting to the ENTIRE team. 2-3 different colors and a libero could be a problem. See head ref before you play. If a libero uniform issue is discovered while teams are being lined up, the libero's status can be changed to a bench player and allowed to sub for the set. Illegal libero uniform cannot be protested.
To be provided by Yankee.
Men's ball: Molten Pro Touch.
Women's ball: Molten Super Touch.
RCO ball: Molten Super Touch.
CR ball: Molten Super Touch
Match play & playoffs.
Warm-up: [Poolplay] A team's first warm-up is 7 minutes shared, 4 minutes shared after that.
[Playoffs] 5 minutes shared at the beginning of each round. In Co-ed rev, when switching net heights in playoffs it will be the standard 3 minute interval between games.
Work teams: It is up to the team captain to be aware when your team is scheduled to work. It is not the responsibility of the referee to find you. 2 penalty points per minute will be accessed for incomplete work teams. A complete work team is defined as: Two line judges in position, an accredited R2 w/whistle, an accredited scorekeeper [score sheet filled out], libero tracker & score flipper [can be the same person only at locations of limited space] Work teams should be available early for referee instructions. Penalty points occur 1 minute after the scheduled warm up is over. Referee will inform TD of penalty at the end of the match, this cannot be protested.
All tournaments will be a round robin format.
If there is a situation where all playing teams do not play the same amount of games, percentage of wins will decide playoff seeding over total wins.
When 6 teams make playoffs, 1st and 2nd will work the quarters. If there is a tie breaker for the 6th spot, 1st will work the tie breaker.
The last losing team in playoffs/ playin works the next round.
Quarter finals, one game 0 to 25 points, switch sides at 13 points. Semis & finals will be best of 2 out of 3 to 25, starting at 4, 3rd to 15 starting at 0 switch at 8.
Work teams for playoffs TBA.
Teams will be seeded and teams tied for the last playoff spot will play  21 point game, starting at 4, switching sides at 15. In cases where there are multiple tiebreakers the game will be 0-15 switching at 8.
Teams will be seeded according to:
1) Head to head games amongst tied teams
2) Head to head point differential amongst tied teams
3) Overall point differential
4) Coin flip
The TD will select the tournament MVP.
Generally the MVP will be on the winning team, sometimes on the runner up. Input should be taken throughout the day to get a feel for who is really helping their team. MVP selection should not necessarily pick the best overall player (a B+ should look good at a B- tournament) but the most valuable. Generally, it's someone who elevated their play above what is expected and had an overall impact on team performance.
Winner of regional stipend:
A stipend eligible team is defined as: Registered for Nationals in that division, 5 members from the national roster must play a majority of the day and any player who is NOT on the National roster may not be rated higher than the player he/she is replacing. The highest seeded or winning team playing team will received a $250 stipend. If the tournament winner was NOT a national team and a higher seed was not an obvious conclusion then a one game to 21 points will be played. Examples to play a stipend tie breaker:
1] Same record, did not play head to head, did not make playoffs
2] Same record, did not play head to head, made playoffs but lost in the same round
[Do not use points to determine stipend winner]
|5 teams||8 games 21 points, top 2 make playoffs|
|6 teams||5 games to 25 points, everybody makes playoffs|
|7 teams||8 games to 21 points, top 3 make playoffs|
|8 teams||7 games to 25 points, top 4 make playoffs|
|9 teams||8 games to 21 points, top 4 make playoffs|
|10 teams||8 games to 21 points, top 4 make playoffs|
|11-15 teams||8 games to 21 points, top 6 make playoffs|
|16-20 teams||8 games to 21 points, top 8 make playoffs|
|Coed Rev||8 games to 21 points versus the same 4 random teams on both men's & women's height net. 8 games total.|
TD/ Ref Pay:
TDs will be paid on the referee scale. Referees & TD will fill out the pay sheet completely. No player referees will be used at Championships or Regionals. In the finals, certified officials will be used for R1 & R2. Mail pay sheets to the address below.
17 Hickory Lane
Framingham, MA 01701
Score sheets, Line up sheets, Pens, Pencils, Flippers, other misc TD supplies:
To be provided by site.