Rules

Unless stated otherwise, OVA indoor volleyball rules will apply

  • This league will feature floating tiers (ladder system), whereby teams start in their preferred division in Week #1 and move up or down among tiers, based on results, each week.  This ensures that only like-skilled teams will face-off, each night
  • Because teams may move up or down among tiers (and start times for each tier will vary), players will be required to check the weekly schedule posted at www.invado.ca to verify start times
  • The entire season will run for 20 weeks...with playoffs running in Week #20 (see below for more info)
  • Referees will be provided for all matches & will be paid each night by teams, directly ($30/team per night payable by cash or e-transfer)
  • At the end of each 3-set match, a 'runner' from the winning team must deliver the result sheet to the league convener table
  • Teams who default will be required to pay double the usual referee fee ($60) to cover the cost for their team and for the opposing team they inconvenienced.  Default fees would be payable via e-transfer to info@invado.ca and must be received within 24-hours of the default.  Penalized teams will be unable to play in the league until the penalty has been submitted...Invado will forward the funds on to the appropriate referee
  • Teams will play a total of two 45-minute matches each night
  • Each match will consist of three 21-point sets (scores set at 4-4 at the start of each set and played to 25 points)
  • Each set will be capped at 25 points (again, starting at 4-4)
  • Teams will be permitted ONE 30-second time-out per set, but no timeouts will be permitted after the 5-minute warning
  • If time expires prior to the end of the 3rd set, the team leading at the time of the whistle/alarm will receive the win
  • Matches are to start in a timely manner (or approximately less than 60-90 seconds) after the music has started for the time-slot.  If a team is late in starting their match (i.e. the opposing team is waiting), 1 point/minute shall be awarded to the waiting team, up until 10 minutes, after which, the individual set will be declared a default loss for the team causing the delay
  • Teams MUST have at least 4 players on the court in order to avoid a forfeit loss
  • If a team is playing with 4 players, they must respect back-court rotation rules (server is a back-court player, etc.)
  • Team rosters will be capped at 12 players
  • Proper indoor footwear must be worn at all times (please leave outdoor footwear in the designated locations, off the courts)
  • Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. After Week #1, Invado also awards additional points for games played (win or lose) in higher tiers. This is to ensure that a team with a 3-3 record in Tier 1 is not tied in the overall standings with a team, of the same record, playing in a lower tier
  • The overall standings listed on the site are cumulative and not, necessarily, indicative of the tier in which a team is playing in a given week (i.e. weekly performance dictates whether a team moves up or down among the tiers, not their position in the overall league standings)
  • All eligible players must complete a mandatory E-waiver (emailed to all participants at the time of team/individual registration)
  • Players who have not completed a mandatory e-waiver (names appear 'greyed-out' online) put their team at risk of forfeiting games played
  • Captains are able to re-send E-waivers and edit email addresses (if necessary) in the 'Roster' area of their account at www.invado.ca
  • All playoff eligible players must be listed on the roster posted at www.invado.ca (in black) and no new players may be added after the 'Roster Freeze Date' which is specified in each 'League Start-Up' email
  • As mentioned above, playoffs will be played in the final week of the 20-week session and will follow a FULL best 2 of 3 (non-timed) format
  • No individual is permitted to play for more than one team during league playoffs, unless Invado administration has granted a special exemption
  • LEAGUE Playoff Roster Challenges - if a team suspects that their playoff opponent has an ineligible player on the court (i.e. the player is not listed on their roster at www.invado.ca), then the team must request a 'roster challenge' at the START of the match (or as soon as the player in-question starts playing).  The convener on-site will ask the player to produce photo ID.  If they cannot produce photo ID (or they do and are not listed on the roster) they will be unable to play.  If the player does produce photo ID and is listed -  they will be eligible for playoff participation
  • Playoff Seeding - playoff seeding will be based on the cumulative standings listed at www.invado.ca.  While teams may move up or down among all the tiers, from week-to-week, playoff seeding will be based on a team's overall standing after the last regular season date.  Invado Volleyball reserves the right to alter the size and format of a given tier for the league playoffs, should the point totals/standings warrant
  • Player Conduct - teams and players are reminded to be respectful of referees, opponents, and Invado staff.  Our leagues employ a zero tolerance policy with regard to violence and alcohol.  Players/teams involved in incidents relating to physical altercations, verbal abuse, or facility drug/alcohol violations will be removed from the league and no refunds will be provided.  Thank-you for helping us create a positive, professional, and competitive environment for all players in the league
  • If there's an issue relating to our league procedures, format, or staff, etc. please email info@invado.ca and let us know...we can only help with issues or concerns if we know about them, of course
  • For info on weather-related cancellations and other important league updates, please be sure to FOLLOW us on Instagram & Twitter, and LIKE us on Facebook - those will be our primary channels for keeping players 'in the loop' on league updates or when the weather is in-question