Rules

In addition to the site-specific protocols found in your league start-up email, Invado has implemented the following COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS for all indoor leagues (note - these protocols override any existing/contradictory practices outlined in our traditional league rules, etc.)
 
  • staff/players must stay home if they are sick or have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19
  • mandatory daily health check-ins & assessments must be submitted on each game day prior to playing (electronic, quick, & sent to your inbox)
  • mandatory (one-time) completion of COVID-19 E-waiver prior to league start date
  • balls must be submitted to convener(s) after each 30-min match for sanitizing spray & wipe (drop-off used ball, pick-up sanitized ball)
  • scoreboards will wiped down in-between each time slot (before the next 'wave' of players arrive)
  • players should bring personal hand sanitizer as required (to avoid cross-contamination from shared bottles)
  • attendees must wash/sanitize hands before/after play
  • players MUST wear masks upon entry & exit of the facility
  • Public Health & OVA 'Return to Play' requirements do not mandate that masks be used on-court (for overheating & respiratory concerns) but players are welcome to wear them
  • players must arrive and leave the courts as close to game start & end times as possible (no loitering)
  • in leagues with late/early time slots, 'cleaning breaks' will be scheduled to allow for a less-crowded transitions and time to sanitize equipment
  • please do not enter the facility more than 5 minutes before your scheduled start time
  • indoor gathering limit of 50-people will be strictly enforced for each time slot (not including Invado staff)
  • teams are never to bring more than 6 players to each league night (unless the team has been built by Invado admin)
  • spectators/family members/coaches are not permitted inside the facility
  • please do not invite any non-roster players to sub-in for your team, as they have not completed COVID e-waivers or daily screenings
  • when logging in to add players to the team roster, captains (parents) are requested to please email info@invado.ca so we can send the added player(s) a COVID e-waiver and the daily screenings
  • players are not to share water bottles or other personal items
  • please bring as few items as possible to league nights and keep all belongings in a single bag and away from other players' items
  • washrooms are available on-site, but for emergency use only...change rooms are unavailable
  • handshakes, hive fives, huddles and other unnecessary & deliberate contact between players is not permitted

Facility & Format-Specific Notes -

  • CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR - players should consider wearing sport/jogging pants or leggings for this unique format and all players must wear appropriate INDOOR footwear...running, training, court, or indoor soccer shoes (no cleats or spikes are permitted)
  • DOME RULES - NO beverages (other than water), outdoor shoes, metal or spiked cleats, sports or energy drinks, food, seeds, candy, chewing gum, spitting, smoking, vaping, chairs of any type, pets are allowed inside the dome

League Rules & Procedures -

  • TURF Co-ed 6s rules are, essentially, the same as traditional indoor co-ed 6s rules, unless stated otherwise
  • Each MATCH in this format will consist of 2 sets played in a 30-minute window (whistle will sound at the end of the 30-minutes)
  • Individual sets (games) will be played to 21 points (teams can start the score at 4-4 & play until 25 to avoid confusion or simply end sets when a team reaches 21 points)
  • Each set is capped at 21 points (i.e. teams are not required to win by 2 points)
  • If the whistle interrupts the 2nd set in your match, then the set is over
  • There are not ties allowed, so please serve out a final deciding point if the whistle blows when the score is tied
  • Each net is equipped with a handy on-net scoreboard for players to use..please ensure that someone from your team awards the point after each rally won
  • Matches are self-officiated, so please be sure to call your own team's faults very closely...honesty is contagious, so please call your own lifts, doubles, net contacts, and lines and the other team will too
  • Rally Point scoring system in effect (every rally results in a point)
  • The team who wins the 2nd set of each 30-minute match must report the match results to the league convener.  Exact scores are not required - just the breakdown of wins (2-0, 1-1, or 0-2)
  • Teams will lose 1 point for every minute they are late or unable to play after the game time has started (indicated by the start of the music). If a team is late or unable to play for more than 7 minutes (into each 15-min set) - the opposing team will receive the forfeit victory
  • Teams may play with fewer than 6 players, but must have at least 4 individuals on the court in order to avoid a forfeit
  • No player may spike, block, or attack the serve in any way
  • Back-court players are not permitted to block or spike above the net in the front court (there is an assumed attack line on the turf)
  • Players are not permitted to reach over the net (and into the opposing team's area) to contact the ball, unless the opposing team has already made a 3rd contact on the ball.
  • If there are antennae in use, then the ball must travel inside the antenna to be considered in play.  If the ball travels outside, or makes contact with, the antenna, then the rally is over and the ball is declared 'out of bounds.'  If there are no antennae in use, then the posts are to be used as the outer limits of the ball's path.
  • Players may play the ball after it bounces out of the net, but if the ball strikes the area of the net outside of the antenna, then the rally is over
  • There is NO 5-serve rule in effect (our tiering system ensures that only like-skilled teams play each other, each week)
  • Serves that hit the net and go over (let serves) are in play
  • Balls that land on the line are considered to be in the court of play
  • Please call your own net and 'under the net' violations (contact with the net is only permitted after the ball has already landed or been declared 'down').
  • When setting a teammate with a volley, the ball should have very little or no spin (spin is sometimes a sign of a double-contact).  In our higher tiers (elite & competitive), the expectation is that setters/players will call their own 'double contacts' or 'dirty sets.'
  • A 'lift' should be called when a player attempts to play the underside of the ball with an open hand and fails to use the base of the palm as the primary point of contact (fingers or centre of palm hold or 'lift' the ball).  When playing the ball in such a fashion, it is a better - & less contested - practice to use the inside or flat thumb-side of a closed fist.
  • For leagues & tournaments where there are no referees present, please handle any disputes with a re-serve.
  • Proper indoor footwear (court or training shoes) must be worn at all times
  • Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win and 1 point for a loss. For leagues with multiple tiers, Invado also awards additional points for games played (win or lose) in higher tiers. This is to ensure that a team with a 2-2 record in Tier 1 (the top tier) is not tied in the standings with a team of a similar record in Tier 3 (for example). The standings seen on the site are overall standings and are not necessarily indicative of the tier in which a team may be playing in a given week (i.e the first overall team may drop down into Tier 2 for a given week if they were the team with the worst record in Tier 1 in the preceding league night).
  • Check www.invado.ca for weekly standings and start times as they may vary from week to week depending on the tier in which your team is playing
  • Teams must keep track of the game score. Frequently call out the score or use the on-net scoreboards provided
  • All eligible players must have completed a mandatory E-waiver (emailed to all participants at the time of 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 correct 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' (specified in each 'League Start-Up' email).
  • Teams may borrow players during the regular season only, but keep in mind that doing so, too often, may have a detrimental effect on your team's playoff seeding (i.e. your team may have an inflated overall points total and end up in an inappropriate playoff tier)
  • Playoffs will be conducted in the final week of play and all teams will qualify. The format will follow a best 2 of 3 format (non-timed matches) unless stated otherwise
  • No individual is permitted to play for more than one team during league playoffs, unless Invado administration has granted a special exemption
  • LEAGUE Playoff Night 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 the rosters 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 for their 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 able to play.
  • 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 the team's overall standing after 9 weeks of play (playoffs, for most leagues, are conducted in Week #10).  Invado Volleyball reserves the right to alter the size and format of a given tier for playoff night, should the point totals/standings warrant.
  • Player Conduct - teams and players are reminded to be respectful of opponents and Invado staff. We organize our leagues (and you join them) to have a good time. Nasty incidents, rudeness, or taunting, etc. ruin the fun for everyone. If there is a serious dispute on the court, please remember: a re-serve fixes everything and leaves the solution in the hands of the 'volleyball gods!' If there's an issue relating to our procedures, etc., please email us at info@invado.ca