Volleyball Playing Requirements
ACAA Girls’ Volleyball Information
Playing requirements for junior high and varsity:
1) Each team should play home/home matches within your area.
2) Each team should play one match with all teams in the opposite area within your region.
3) All qualifying teams are required to play in both regular season play and post-season play.
4) Please cooperate with the ACAA office in submitting eligibility materials and reporting scores. Also, please do due diligence in filling out All-State Ballots. If you have a problem meeting a deadline, please call our office and let us know how we can help.
Regular season games are scored as follows:
Junior high always plays two-out-of-three sets with the first two games scored to 25 (win by 2, no cap), and the third if necessary game scored to 15 (win by 2, no cap). Varsity games will be three-out-of-five sets to 25 (win by 2, no cap) until the fifth set when the game goes to 15 points (no cap) and a team must win by 2. When there are multi matches/tri-matches (that is when a team is playing more than one team on a single play date) being played during the regular season varsity matches revert to the best two-out-of-three sets (this rule is league adopted). Scoring will be the same as for junior high as stated above.
Varsity: Varsity games will be three-out-of-five sets to 25 (win by 2, no cap) until the fifth set when the game goes to 15 points (no cap) and a team must win by 2.
State tournament scoring for junior high and varsity: All junior high games will be the best two-out-of-three with the first two sets being scored to 25 (win by 2, no cap), and the third if necessary being scored to 15 (win by 2, no cap). Varsity is the same as junior high until the last two teams play for the championship. Championship game will be best three-out-of five with the first four sets being scored to 25 (win by 2, no cap), and the fifth if necessary being scored to 15 (win by 2, no cap).
Ties, by league rule will be broken by first adding the number of sets won in both required matches, and then, if necessary by adding total points scored by both teams. If there is still a tie every effort will be made to have a play-off on a neutral court. If we cannot secure a neutral court we will flip a coin to see which participating school will host the tie-break match.
POST SEASON FORMAT
Junior High: The top two teams from Area I and Area II in each region will play a double elimination regional tournament the Saturday preceding the varsity state tournament. The winning teams will play the next Saturday for the junior high girls’ championship.
Varsity: The state tournament will feature eight teams in a double elimination tournament. The four regular season winners from each area will advance automatically. The field of eight will be completed by the second place team hosting the third place team in corresponding areas from each region with the four winners advancing.