Rules of the INTERSPORT Youth Volleyball Festival - 2018, Hungary - Kaposvár
§ 1. General Rules
INTERSPORT Youth Volleyball Festival will be played in accordance with the Hungarian volleyball rules (which corresponds with the FIVB rules). Regarding the interpretation of the rules, the English text applies. One club may participate with multiple teams and multiple age - groups. One club may participate with multiple teams in the same age - group. However, a team may only participate in one age -group.
§ 2. Classes
Teams participating in Youth Volleyball Festival will be classified by age:
U12 - boys and girls born in 2006 – 2007
U14 - boys and girls born in 2004 – 2005
U16 - boys and girls born in 2002 – 2003
U18 - boys and girls born in 2000 – 2001
§ 3. Accreditation; Proof of Age
Each team should submit a list of players (containing name, birthdate/birthplace, nationality) to the Intersport Youth Volleyball Festival administration before 30th of June 2018. The deadline to submit the list is 7 July 2018, 22:00 hrs (10 PM), at the registration.
On the basis of this list, each player will receive an Youth Volleyball Festival accreditation card which he/she must carry during the entire event. Players, team leaders and attendants will be able to identify themselves with this card and it will be checked before each match. If the trainer of the other team wishes to see the others’ ID cards (passport, identification card, player license etc.) from which the age of the players can be clearly identified, then the players have to present it. In this case each passports, or identification cards, or player licenses have to be with the trainer before the match. If the trainer is not willing to show passports or identification cards or player licenses before the match, than his/her team cannot play, and they default (lose) the match by 0:3.
All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match.
§ 4. Playing Program
The Intersport Youth VolleyballFestival Committee has the right to alter group arrangements, locations and/or times of the matches until 7th of July 2018, 22:00 hrs (10 PM). Team leaders will be notified in case any changes are made.
§ 5. Playing Courts
All matches will be indoor on wood or plastic coated courts.
Size of the courts:
Age group U12: 7 meters × 14 meters, net height: 214 cm
Age group U 14 girls: 9 meters × 18 meters, net height 217 cm
Age group U14 boys: 9 meters × 18 meters, net height 230 cm
Age group U16 & U18 girls: 9 meters × 18 meters, net height 224 cm
Age group U16 & U18 boys: 9 meters × 18 meters, net height 243 cm
§ 6. Playing Periods
The match is won by the team which scores three sets.
§ 7. Match Details
A written team list (special forms will be distributed upon arrival) must be handed to the referee before every match.
Full controls of team lists and participant's lists will be carried out with the help of accreditation cards, - or for the wish of the other teams trainers by identification cards, or passports, or player license from it is possible to determine the age of the player - before each match. All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match.
The jersey number each player has on the Participant list has to be noted on the team list for each game.
All team shirts must be numbered and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the backs of the shirts. Two players may not use the same number in any given match.
If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team's shirts, the team appearing last in the program must change. We suggest each team should carry two different color uniforms (dark and light color).
All teams must be ready at the court a minimum of 15 minutes before the start.
The team manager must make sure that his/her players are adequately insured.
Jewelry must be removed prior to the match.
The teams are responsible for their supporters/fans conduct.
§ 8. Maximum Number of Players; Substitutions
One team may register an unlimited number of players in the tournament. Any of the registered players may enter a match, though no team may use more than 14 players in a single match.
§ 9. Rules of the Match; Penalties
FIVB Rules apply to all matches.
Cautions and Sending-Off Offences
Players not wearing appropriate equipment will be asked to correct it. Nacklaces must be taken off, ear piercings must be taped down. Chewing gum is not permitted. Insulting the opposition - with special regard to racist remarks - will result in immediate send-off.
§ 10. Rules of the Game During Group Contests
The participant teams of Youth Volleyball Festival are divided into groups of four, five, six, or seven where all the teams will meet in a round robin series. Three points will be awarded for a 3-0 and 3-1 win. In case of a 3-2 win, the winner team will receive 2 points, the losing team will receive 1 point. No points will be awarded for a 0-3 or 1-3 loss.
If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:
1. Obtained points
2. Proportion of sets won and lost during the round robin series
3. Results of match between teams with equal points – based on the obtained points, the proportion of won and lost sets and the proportion of points obtained in the won and lost sets
§ 11. Rules of the Game During Playoffs Phase
From the groups, the four best teams will advance to playoff phase. From this point forward, all play off games will be decided by the cup system, i.e. by direct elimination. So the team which loses will drop out from the further contest of Youth Volleyball Festival.
§ 12. Walkover
Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match without a valid excuse will be automatically declared loser by 0:3. If a team repeatedly fails to appear at the game, the team may be excluded from the tournament. In case a team fails to appear at the game not from its own mistake (with a valid reason) and it is reported to the Youth Volleyball Festival Office at least 2 hours before the match, then that team is entitled to a supplementary match. The date and time of the supplementary match must be accepted by the team.
§ 13. Referees
Referees are members of the Hungarian Volleyball Association. Every match will be sanctioned by the Official Committee of the INTERSPORT Youth Volleyball Festival. Two referees will lead the game.
§ 14. Tournament jury
The jury of the tournament consists of members from the Somogy County Volleyball Association (SMRSZ) and the INTERSPORT Youth Volleyball Festival Official Committee. Protests and penalty matters are handled by the jury. Their decisions are final.
§ 15. Protests
The decisions of the referee regarding facts related to play are final. No measures will be taken on protests on decisions made by referees.
Protests may be handed in for the following cases:
1. If some members of the opposing team cannot identify themselves with an offical Youth Volleyball Festival Card, or passport, or identification card, or player license for the wish of the other teams trainer. – PROTESTS BEFORE THE GAME!
2. If the match had been interrupted.
All coaches must sign the match report before the start of the match that he/she verified the other teams’ players’ documentation of which their age was determined. Protest because of age issues cannot be made after the start of the match. Any and all protests must be made in writing, in English language by the team manager. Protests must be delivered to the Youth Volleyball Festival Office no later than 120 minutes after the match is finished. A protest fee of EUR 100 will be paid at that time (by cash). This fee will be returned if the protest is granted (approved).
§ 16. Insurance
Please make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. Youth Volleyball Festival does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. Youth Volleyball Festival is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.
§ 17 . Cancellation
The first payment (20% of accommodation price) is non-refundable, so if you cancel your participation we cannot give you a refund.
Cancellation 15 days before the start of the tourtament - 50 % of the full payment will be returned, in case of the total amount was paid by 30 May.
Cancellation 7 days before the start of the tourtament - 25 % of the full payment will be returned, in case of the total amount was paid by 30 May.
Cancellation 3 days before the start of the tourtament - no refund
Cancellation after 1st June – no refund