League Night-What to Expect

Can’t be said enough……..If you feel sick in any way, be a real team player and stay home.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • On game day, follow the link at the top of your online league schedules and fill out the required contact tracing info. If you forget, you can complete at check in when you enter the facility.
  • Children are not allowed on the court area during game play. Please arrange for someone to look after them off-site while you play.

BEFORE YOU ENTER SPIKE’S

  • Masks on before you enter the facility please.

UPON ENTERING THE FACILITY

  • Unless purchasing food and /or drinks in the lounge beforehand, please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your game is to start.
  • Check in as you enter the facility with your id and proof of double vaccination (or valid medical exemption) in hand.
  • One person from your team be in charge of selecting a practice/game ball and bringing that ball to your court. One volleyball per team please.
  • Change rooms not open at this time. Come dressed and ready to play whenever possible.
  • You can store knapsacks and clothing behind the courts. Leave your shoes on the floor outside the court area along the court walkway wall (you will see others there).
  • Keep mask on until you reach the court you are playing on. While in the court area you can remove masks. Before you leave the court area, put them back on.
  • Your team can pick an empty side of the court to warm up on. Should be warmed up and ready to play 5-7 min after game time. Ie by 6:21pm for a 6:15pm game time,

YOUR TIME ON THE COURT

  • Do your best to social distance at all times on and off the courts.
  • Captains: Spin the ball for selection of side, serve first or receive first. Spin winner selects first choice ie we will take this side. Then the other team can choose to serve or receive.
  • It is a “Call Your Own” Format. Each team identifies when they have made a foul ie hands, lift. hit the net, went under the net etc, Please be honest. Its only a point.
  • If a call should be made and isn’t , both teams should discuss in a calm respectful manner.
  • This isn’t the Olympics. Everyone should be here to have fun and get some exercise. If you can’t agree on something call a re-serve. Always keep things friendly.
  • Rules for each league are online and we strongly encourage everyone to review them.
  • A Match: You play 3 rally point games per night to 25 points (win by two) with a 27 point cap.
  • Game 3 may not finish on time (by the buzzer). If you hear the buzzer, continue to play out the point.
  • Roll balls under the net (rather than over) when sending the ball back to the other team after a play has ended. We don’t want anyone getting hit in the face by an inaccurate toss.
  • You can’t touch the net or go under the net at anytime. That is a foul and the ball and point go to the other team. Not going under the net is all about player safety. Stay on own side.
  • Whichever team is winning after the point plays out after the buzzer is the game winner. If it is a tie, play, one more serve. We hate ties  
  • All games count towards year end points. There are playoffs after regular season ends (up to two more weeks) and all teams make playoffs.
  • Fill in the score sheets after each game. Circle the game winner and write in.
  • No shaking hands after games. But do tell the other team “Good game. Thanks.”  
  • Both captains must initial the score sheet at the end of the night.

AFTER YOUR GAMES FINISH

  • If you finish early, ask the other team if they want to keep playing to the buzzer sounds(for fun)(optional).
  • Leave the scoresheets and balls at the court.
  • Please leave the court area promptly after the buzzer so that our cleaning crew can do some light cleaning and sanitizing in between matches.
  • If you finish early, and wish to exit the court area, please do not walk in behind another court until the play their has stopped. And move quickly please.   
  • If you want: Use the wash off area to get the sand off your feet, legs, arms. Bring your own towel to dry off.
  • League stats are updated online on a timely basis. Do check that scores have been updated accurately. We do find that scorecards get filled out incorrectly on occasion.

ENJOY THE LOUNGE IF YOU LIKE

  • Find a table and the server will be with you shortly.
  • Discuss all the plays you made and/or all the plays you missed or just catch up with others while enjoying a cold beverage and some great food.

Any questions? Email us at spikesvolleyball@rogers.com