NOTE, WE PLAY BASED ON INDOOR 6'S RULES, NOT BEACH!

1.       Net & Court Dimensions
Net Height:    7’6” +/- 3” at center
Court Size:     30’ x 60’ +/- 2’ using unbroken, visible boundary lines with 10’ attack – line markers.
2.       Matches & Games
There will be 2 matches played per night each consisting of 3 games.  The games are played to 15 points and must be won by at least 2 points.  There is a 17 point cap on only the first 2 games of each match. 
For each match, the first team listed on the schedule is “Home Team” and has choice of net and ball to use during the match.  ALL games start promptly at 6:15 PM.  Please try to arrive by 5:45-6pm. 
Any late players may join the game at any time.  Teams must begin the first match no later than 6:15 PM with available players or else forfeit the first game. 
If enough players are not present for play by 6:30, the offending team shall forfeit the entire match. 
In the second half of the season ONLY, the third game of the early AND late matches shall be played with rally scoring to 15 points.
3.       Players and Teams
Players must be 18 years old or older.  Teams must have a minimum of 3 players and may have a maximum of 9 players on the court.  Opposing teams are NOT required to have a matching number of players.
Teams must submit a roster by mid-season.  Once the roster is submitted, players must not float between teams.  Up to 15 players may be on each team roster.
Teams are coed with a minimum of 1/3 (rounded) female/male ratio.  The minimum ratio must be maintained on the court at all times.
TEAMS WHO DO NOT HAVE THE MINIMUM RATIO MUST FORFEIT THE GAME.  Examples of ratio:
team with 3 to 4 players must have a minimum of 1 female
team with 5 to 7 players must have a minimum of 2 females
team with 8 to 9 players must have a minimum of 3 females
4.       Position of Players
Each player must be in his or her own position before the ball is served.  Front court players can block or spike from anywhere on the court.
Back court players (2nd & 3rd row) must be behind the attack-line when taking off to make a spike.  Front court players may reach over the net to block the ball, provided they do not interfere with the opponent’s play.
5.       Service
All serves must be bump returned: No contact with palms of hands or fingertips.  Fist must be closed when using one-handed bump.  Failure to bump-return the serve is a foul.
Blocking or attacking the serve (i.e., when ball is not bumped in an upward direction) is a foul.
”Net serves”, which go over the net and fall in the playing field, now count as a legal serve and MUST be returned by the opposing team.
6.       Ball Contact
All ball contact must result in an obvious bounce off the player.  All areas of the body, both above and below the waist, are legal as long as only a SINGLE contact is made by a player. 
A carry (catch, lift, throw) and illegal contact are fouls.
7.       Net Contact
Net contact by any part of the body is a foul whenever the ball is in play.
8.       Penalty
The penalty for foul shall be “point” or “side out “ as the case warrants.
9.       Replay
Any disputed play involving a rule not specified in these rules results in a replay.
10.    Playoff Eligibility
Only the players on the team roster that have played at lest 3 matches during the regular season may participate in the playoffs.     No longer a factor because playoffs have been eliminated as of 1999.
11.    Penetration into Opponent’s Playing Area
Players may partially or completely cross the center line below the net or out side the poles, either before, during or after a legal play of the ball, provided that this does not interfere with the opponent’s play. 
Incidental contact with an opponent is ignored, unless such contact interferes with the opponent’s opportunity to play the ball.  
While opposing players are not required to avoid the ball or the player, they cannot intentionally interfere with any legal attempt to play the ball on their court.
If a player crosses the centerline and interferes with an opponent during the continuation of a play, it is a fault.
12.    EQUIPMENT
Players may wear soft-soled spikes to maintain traction on wet turf.  Soft nubby spikes only are allowed. NO METAL CLEATS!
13. SCORING
All games will be played using rally scoring to 25 points (capped at 25). As the season wears on the 3rd game of matches may be decreased to 15 (capped at 17) due to daylight hours.

AMENDMENTS:

1996 SEASON:
1.        Added the “…10’ attack-line markers” statement to rule #1.
2.        Added the “…18 years old…” minimum age limitation to rule #3.
3.        Added statements that “teams must submit a roster by mid-season…” and after which “…players must not float…” to rule #3.
4.        Added statements that “…front court players can block or spike from anywhere on the court…” and “ …back court players must be behind the attack line when taking off to spike…” to rule #4.
5.        Added rule #10 regarding playoff eligibility.
6.        Transcribed rule #11 regarding PENETRATION INTO OPPONENT’S PLAYING AREA from the U. S. Outdoor Volleyball Rulebook.


1997 SEASON:
No Changes.

1998 SEASON:
No Changes.

1999 SEASON:
1.        Changed the female/male ratio such that teams of 5 players must have a minimum of 2 females on the court.  The examples of ratio used to read:
team with 3 to 5 players must have a minimum of 1 female
team with 6 to 8 players must have a minimum of 2 females
team with 9 players must have a minimum of 3 females
2.        Eliminated the end of season playoffs in order to get more regular play in the season, and at the same time shorten the overall season.

2000 SEASON:
1.        Added statement that first match must be over by 7:00 PM.  This was done in an effort to keep from having to play in the dark towards the end of the season.
If the first match starts on time, 6:00 PM, then it should be possible to play three full games.  Otherwise, the third game must be rally scored.
In rally scoring, there is a point on every serve.  If your team loses the serve, the other team gains a point along with the serve.
2.        Added Rule #12 for equipment concerns.  This year’s amendment was for soft spikes.

2001 SEASON:
1.        Amended Rule #2 with regards to third game scoring.  Last year’s change of forcing third game into rally scoring if it’s obvious that a normal game wouldn’t be completed by 7:00 PM has been removed.
It was initiated to help facilitate quick play in order to prevent second matches of the night from being played in darkness.  It didn’t work.
Rule now changed such that all three games of BOTH matches will be full games in the first half of the season when there is more light.
When the league splits in the second half of the season, the third game of BOTH matches shall utilize rally scoring.

2002 SEASON: 
(This year marks the beginning of a movement towards adopting more of the international rules.)
1.        Added note to rule #2 about rally scoring to 15 points for third games, of both matches, in second half of season.
2.        Added the following to rule #5 on service:  ”Net serves”, which go over the net and fall in the playing field, now count as a legal serve and MUST be returned by the opposing team.
3.        Changed rule #6 on ball contact to the following: “All areas of the body, both above and below the waist, are legal as long as only a SINGLE contact is made by a player.”
It previously read: “All areas above the waist are legal…”
4.        The league voted this year to enforce the already existing City Park rule of “No Dogs Allowed”.  Dogs are a distraction and a potential hazard to players.

2003 SEASON:

1.        Amended wording on rule #2 with respect to forfeiting of games if a team is very late.  The rule used to read:

….Teams must begin the first match no later than 6:15 PM with available players or else forfeit the match.1.  A
Adopted the International Volleyball Rules for Indoor Sixes
These rules will be used unless there is an over ruling "house rule"

2004 Season:

1.        Any team which is unable to field a team 3 or more nights during the summer will be deleted from the list of teams invited back the next year.
If that team wishes to play, it must apply for entrance the same as any "new" team.
2.    Teams unable to start the first match by 6:15 shall forfeit the first game of the match.  If the match is not started by 6:30, then the remaining 2 games will also be declared a forfeit.
3.   Added a cap of 17 to the rally games.
4.   Deleted the "house rule" which required that the first contact of a service return must be in the form of a bump.
5.   In 2003 we adopted the "international volleyball rules" as our guiding rulebook.  A quick review of some of the more controversial aspects:

A.  When a ball is contacted for the serve, it must be in the air, simultaneous contact of the ball with both hands at time of serve is a fault.  The ball must be placed into play with one hand or one arm.
B.  When receiving the first ball over the net, it is allowed to have multiple contacts by one person as long as there is only one attempt to play the ball.
It is allowable to "bobble"the first ball over the net.  However, it is still a fault to catch, carry, or throw the ball.
C.  A block can penetrate across the net only if the other team has no play on the ball.  This includes after the third contact by opposing team.
This also includes whenever the ball is heading in a direction which would take it across the net while no member of the opposing team is capable of making a play on the ball before it crosses the net.
D.  The ball can only be attacked while some part of the ball is on your side of the net.
Players may not reach across the net and attack, dink, or bump a ball which is 100% on the opposing side of the net.
Initial contact must be made on your side of the net. 
However, a player may reach across the net and contact a ball if some part of the ball is still on your side of the net AND you are returning the ball to your side of the net.
E.   Players may not block or attack a serve while the ball is above the height of the net.
F.   Players cannot interfere with the play of opposing players while inadvertently crossing the center line.  This includes posing a hazzard by being in the way.
G.  Players should call their own net contact violations.  The net can be contacted if the ball drives the net out of its normal position and into you.
H.  Teams should rotate player positions after winning a side out, this includes the first side out.

2005 Season:
No changes

2006 Season:

1. Use indoor 6s rules
Rotation is required
When a team wins a side out, that team rotates one position before serving
2. Rally score or side out?
Due to the shortening of daylight hours, beginning July 19, beginning of the second round, the third game of each match is to be rally scored to 15, capped at 17.
If daylight permits, and both captains agree, the second match may play its third game using side out scoring if desired. This option only exists for the second match of the evening (not the first match), and only if both captains agree.
3. Home team is listed first (contrary to the general practice of other sports)
4. Definition of Home team = the team responsible for picking a net, ball, and starting side.
During the third game, due to positioning of the sun, teams may choose to switch sides of the net when the leading team reaches 8 points. However, this choice must be made and communicated to the opposing team before the start of the third game.
Volley for first serve, then alternate per game (winner of vollley serves first in the first and third game).
Please be sure that nets and balls conform to reasonable volleyball standards.
Contact Bob Bohdan or Jack Decker if equipment inspections are requested.
5. Definition of Visiting team = the team scheduled to play against the Home team
6. Captains voted to move the start time from 6:00 to 6:15
Note - forfeit times have not changed. If play has not commenced by 6:15, the first game is forfeited by the team which is not ready to play.
If neither team is ready to play, then the first game is a double forfeit. This will help to prevent the second match of the evening from getting a late start and running out of daylight.
At 6:15, an air horn will be blown to signal the "start or forfeit" time, compliments of Jeremy from the Ithaca Scooter team.
Note - teams should start as early as they can, 6:15 is the latest start time.

2007 Season:
No changes

2008 Season:
Beginning with the second round robin of the 2008 season, all games will be played using rally scoring to 25 points.
Substitutions:
I propose the following guidelines.  Because of the variety of teams, there should be two acceptable methods of substituting, and each team can choose which method they employ, but must choose only one method per game and not mix and match within the same game.
1)  Follow substitution rules historically used at Stewart Park.  If more than 6 players are playing they may rotate in and out from one position on the court.  Each team may determine their own rotation point (some like to be as close to the cooler as possible).  Players remain in the same order.  A player new to the game (late arrival) can enter into the rotation at any time the ball is not in play, but must enter into the game in the back row (players who are already in the front row should not change their position to back row when a new player is added).  A player who has been in the game, then rotated out, and does not rotate back in when it is their turn, may not subsequently re enter the game (except in the case of an injury to another player).
A)  All players, regardless of sex, rotate in and out in sequence. 
B)  Or, because of our house rules regarding minimum numbers of each sex on the court, there may be times when players of one sex cannot rotate out without violating the coed requirement (no comments on wording please), leaving the rotation/substitution to only one sex.  This is allowed, and will cause the lineup to vary due to players of one sex not subbing out.  For example, if a team consists of 2 females and 5 males, the 2 females don't need to rotate out while the 5 men are allowed to do so.
2)  Follow FIVB as quoted below.
37 RULE SEE RULE 15.5 SUBSTITUTION OF PLAYERS
A substitution is the act by which a player, other than the Libero or his/her replacement player, after being recorded by the scorer, enters the game to occupy the position of another player, who must leave the court at that moment. Substitution requires the referee’s authorization.
15.6 LIMITATION OF SUBSTITUTIONS
15.6.1 Six substitutions is the maximum permitted per team per set. One or more players may be substituted at the same time.
15.6.2 A player of the starting line-up, may leave the game, but only once in a set, and re-enter, but only once in a set, and only to his/her previous position in the line-up.
15.6.3 A substitute player may enter the game in place of a player of the starting line- up, but only once per set, and he/she can only be substituted by the same starting player.

2009 Season:
All games will be played using rally scoring to 25 points (capped at 25).
Captain's resolution - home team chooses the ball. However, if it is an indoor ball, the opposing team has the option to substitute an outdoor ball of their choice if one is available.
In other words, indoor balls are only to be used if neither team has an outdoor ball.

2010 Season:
There is a new international V-ball rule concerning "inadvertant" contact with the net,
Captains overwhelmingly voted to reject this new rule and continue with the old method of calling any net contact a fault, resulting in loss of point.

2011 Season:
No changes.

2012 Season:
No change in rules or format.
Number of teams increased to 26

2013 Season:
No change in rules
Number of teams increased to 28
Format changed - split league in half and play two pools of 14 teams each.
With another round of 3 divisions to provide opportunity to move up or down
Any rule changes must be ratified by 2/3 of voting members

2014 Season:
No change in rules or format.

2015 Season:
No change in rules or format.

2016 Season:

Due to fading daylight hours, starting with the first matches held in August through the remainder of the season, the 3rd game of the first match will be played to 15. There is no win by two rule. The game will be hard capped at 15.  For the 3rd game of the second match if daylight permits and both captains agree, PRIOR to the beginning of 3rd game, the game can be played with normal scoring of 25.  Same scoring rules apply, 25 with a hard cap of 25.  Once the game begins the agreed upon score must be reached. 

Captains Meeting held on Wednesday April 15, 2015 NOTES & MINUTES:


1. Sign in - Review Contact information, name changes.


Thanks for all that attended.

2. Length of Season


18 weeks starting May 6, 2015 concluding Sept 2, 2015.
NOTE: If park is too wet to play we will cancel games to prevent damage to the fields. No make up games.
Independence Day falls on a Saturday, no conflicts.
In 2006 Captains voted to move the start time from 6pm until 6:15pm.
Forfeit times have not changed. If play has not commenced by 6:15pm, the first game is forfeited by the team which is not ready to play.
If neither team is ready to play, then the first game is a double forfeit. This will help to prevent the second match of the evening from getting a late start and running out of daylight.
Volunteer to blow horn at 6:15pm - A Buck Fifty.
NOTE: Teams can/should start as early as they can, 6:15pm is the latest.


3. Size of League


In 2013 the SPVBC voted to increase size to 28 teams.
All 28 of last year's teams have indicated intentions of returning for the 2015 season.
New rule instituted in 2004 - forfeiting 3 nights revokes automatic re-admission ot the league the following year. Therefore, new teams will be considered first should this occur.
No team documented more than 2 forfeits in 2014.
One new team requested admission into the league with team captain Steven Tyler. Captains declined (via vote) to admit new team due to imbalance in the league (29 teams) and the consideration of park size and number of nets.


4. Format


Last year's format - 28 teams.
Split league in half - play round robin schedule.
Split league in 3 parts based on standings from 1st round results using round robin play.
Split league in half - play round robin.
35 matches - 17.5 weeks.
Captains voted to maintain same scheduling as last season.


5. Cancellations/Rain criteria


Cancellations are not made up.
If a cancellation is called, Jack will attempt to notify captains and a message will be posted on the league website hopefully no later than 4pm.
If Jack does receive an email confirmation, Jack will attempt to call team representitives/captains.
For changes in weather after between 4pm and match time you will have to use your own best judgement. NOTE: All players have the peronsal responsibility for themselves (If you do not feel safe playing, DO NOT PLAY).


6. Equipment


A Suggestion has been made that each team purchase the same style & make outdoor ball. - CAPTAINS DECLINED. SEE RULES FOR APPROVED BALL USE AND PROCEDURES.


7. Rules - Reminders


Use indoor 6s rules
Rotation is required regardless the number of players (see rules).
When a team wins a side out, that team must rotate one position before serving (this includes the initial side out to start a match).
HITTING - You are never allowed to reach across the net and hit the ball. Follow thru may penetrate the plane of the net, but the initial contact must occur on your side of the net.
BLOCKING - Blocking across the net is allowed in only two circumstances and both must occur simultaneously:
1) Ball must be traveling in a direction which might take it across the net.
2) Opponent has no play on the ball, meaning that no player on the opposing team is in a position to make a play on the ball before it crosses the net, whether they make an attempt or not. All 3rd contacts fall into this category.
BALLS - Home team (listed on schedule) chooses the ball.
However, if it is an indoor ball, teh opposing team has the option to substitute an outdoor of their choosing. In other words indoor balls should only be used if neither team has access to an outdoor ball.
NET CONTACT - There is a new rule concerning "inadvertant" contact with the net. Captains overwhelmingly voted to reject this new rule in 2010 and continue with the old method of calling any net contact a fault, resulting in a loss of point. CALL YOUR OWN NETS!


8. Open discussion notes
Captains unanimously voted to collect a $12/team fee and present i to the Parks Commission as a donation for the benefit of Stewart Park. 28 x $12 = $336 dollars.
Money is due no later than May 6, 2015. Henry Decker volunteered to collect the fee.
There is a possibility the Parks Commission may still decide to charge a usage fee. Captains decided that if the fee is not exorbitant, we would pay the fee (cost divided evenly per team) and continue playing at Stewart Park.

Meeting Adjenda - 4/13/16
Sign in -  review contact info.  Name changes? Email addresses?
Thanks to all for attending organizational meeting
Length of season
18 weeks
1st Wednesday in May thru last Wednesday before Labor Day
Start May 4 and end Aug 31 for 18 weeks this year
Note - if the park is wet, we will cancel until the following week to avoid field damage
If this occurs, the canceled games will not be made up 
Independence Day falls on Monday.  
In 2006 Captains voted to move the start time from 6:00 to before 6:15
Note - forfeit times have not changed.  If play has not commenced by 6:15, the first
game is forfeited by the team which is not ready to play.
If neither team is ready to play, then the first game is a double forfeit.  This will help
to prevent the second match of the evening from getting a late start and 
running out of daylight.
Volunteer to blow horn at 6:15, the start or forfeit time?
A Buck 50 volunteered the past 3 years
A Buck 50 volunteered for the 2016 season
Note - teams should start as early as they can, 6:15 is the latest start time.
Size of league
In 2013 the League voted to increase size to 28 teams.
All 28 of last year's 28 teams have indicated intentions of returning for 2016 season 
2 Teams have subsequently dropped out: Hairy Tony's and You Get 4 Hits
New rule instituted in 2004 - forfeiting 3 nights revokes automatic re-admission to the league
in the following year.  Therefore, new teams considered first.
No teams documented more than 2 forfeits in 2015
1 former team, captained by Marvin, wishes to reenter the league.
This team left the league a couple years ago in good standing, and the captain has 
a proven record of being able to field a team.
1 new team has requested to join, captained by Jennifer.
Vote on admitting new teams
Considerations: field size, number of nets, etc
Both Marvin and Jennifer were accepted into the league.
Format
Last year's format - 28 teams
Split league in half - play round robin
Split league in 3 parts based on standings from 1st round - play round robin
Split league in half - play round robin
35 matches - 17.5 weeks
2016 season will repeat the 2015 format.
Note that since we need 17.5 weeks rather than 18, the first match which is 
rained out will be rescheduled.
Proposal for 30 teams
Split league into 3 pools of 10 teams each - play an overlapping round
Pool A plays within itself twice and each team in pool B
Pool C plays within itself twice and each team in pool B
Pool B plays every team.
This will take 14 weeks (there would be one night in which the B teams
would play 3 matches)
Split league into 3 pools of 10 teams each - play round within pool
Teams only play within their pools
This will take 4 weeks (there would be one night when each team plays 
3 matches).
Cancellations / rain outs?  Criteria?
Cancellations are not made up
If a cancellation is called, I will attempt to notify captains via email no later than 4:00.
If I do not receive an email response I will make phone calls.
For changes in weather between 4:00 and 6:00, you will have to use your own best 
judgement.
Note - all players are responsible for their own safety
In 2015 Captains unanimously voted to collect $12/team and present it to the Parks
Commission as a donation for the benefit of Stewart Park.  29 teams X $12 = $348
Shall we repeat?  Or change the dollar amount?
Captains decided to increase the donation to $18/team, giving us $486
If any team has more than 3 players and would like to donate a little more, maybe
we could come up with $500
(Because of the cost of the website domain, Gary has requested that his team will
fund the website, and be exempted from the donation to the Park.)
Note that A Buck Fifty has not sought reimbursement for the cost of the airhorn.
The Parks Commission reccomended that the donation be made payable to the 
Friends of Stewart Park.  This would ensure that the funds would get directed
to Stewart Park. 
Money is due no later than May 4.  Volunteer to collect money?
Deliver the money to Jack
Rules - reminders
Use indoor 6s rules
Rotation is required
When a team wins a side out, that team rotates one position before serving
Hitting - Never allowed to reach across net and hit ball into opponent's court
Follow thru may penetrate the plane of the net, but initial contact must occur
on your side of the net.
Blocking across net is only allowed under 2 circumstances, 
And both must occur simultaneously
1) Ball must be traveling in a direction which might take it across the net
2) Opponent has no play on the ball
This means that no player on the opposing team is in a position to 
make a play on the ball before it crosses the net, whether they make
an attempt to or not.
FYI - after the 3rd contact, a team no longer has a play on the ball.
Balls - home team (listed on the left side of the score sheet) chooses the ball.
However, if it is an indoor ball, the opposing team has the option to substitute
an outside ball of their choice if an outdoor ball is available.  In other words, 
indoor balls are only to be used if neither team has an outdoor ball.
Net contact 
There is a new rule concerning "inadvertant" contact with the net 
Captains overwhelmingly voted to reject this new rule in 2010 and continue 
with the old method of calling any net contact a fault, resulting in loss of point.
The ball cannot be caught or held (which is within the sand rules)
Open discussion
Captains voted to set the maximum number of players allowed on the court for each 
team at 6, and deleted the former rule that teams could have up to 9 players
on the court.
Tie breaker guidelines for moving between divisions needs to be documented.
Jack will research and submit a proposal to captains
Discussed choosing a specific ball and requiring that all games be played with that ball.
This would eliminate the advantage gained by playing with your own ball (when your
opponents are not as familiar with that style ball)
Captains voted not to require the use of a standard ball at this time.

2016-17: No changes.

1 Sign in -  review contact info.  Name changes? Email addresses? Phone numbers?
Thanks to all for attending organizational meeting
2 Length of season
18 weeks
1st Wednesday in May thru last Wednesday before Labor Day
Start May 3 and end Aug 30 for 18 weeks this year
Note - if the park is wet, we will cancel until the following week to avoid field damage
If this occurs, the canceled games will not be made up 
Independence Day falls on Tuesday with fireworks on Monday.
In 2006 Captains voted to move the start time from 6:00 to before 6:15
Note - forfeit times have not changed.  If play has not commenced by 6:15, the first
game is forfeited by the team which is not ready to play.
If neither team is ready to play, then the first game is a double forfeit.  This will help
to prevent the second match of the evening from getting a late start and 
running out of daylight.
Volunteer to blow horn at 6:15, the start or forfeit time?
A Buck 50 volunteered the past 4 years
A Buck 50 volunteered for the 2017 season
Note - teams should start as early as they can, 6:15 is the latest start time.
3 Size of league
In 2013 the League voted to increase size to 28 teams.
26 of last year's 28 teams have indicated intentions of returning for 2017 season 
2 Teams have dropped out: Sets on the Beach and 3D
New rule instituted in 2004 - forfeiting 3 nights revokes automatic re-admission to the league
in the following year.  Therefore, new teams considered first.
No teams documented more than 2 forfeits in 2016
2 new teams have requested to join the league
Several of the former 3D players wish to form a team captained by Josh Leach
A second team captained by Brandon James has requested to join
Vote on admitting new teams
Considerations: field size, number of nets, etc
Josh and Brandon's teams were admitted into the league.
A third team was tentatively accepted depending on whether we can find another team to
keep the number even.  In order to have time to produce a shedule, I'm imposing
a deadline of April 19 for finding another team.
4 Format
a) Copy last year's format - 28 teams
Split league in half - play round robin
Split league in 3 parts based on standings from 1st round - play round robin
Split league in half - play round robin
35 matches - 17.5 weeks
A's play against A's three times during the summer
Note that since we need 17.5 weeks rather than 18, the first match which is 
rained out will be rescheduled.
b) Split league into 3 pools, 2 pool of 10 teams and 1 pool of 8 teams, 
and play an overlapping round in which:
Pool A plays within itself twice and each team in pool B
Pool C plays within itself twice and each team in pool B
Pool B plays every team.
This will take 13 weeks (there would be one night in which the B teams
would play 3 matches)
Split league into 3 pools - play round within pool
Teams only play within their pools
This will take 4 weeks (there would be one night when A & C teams play
3 matches).
A's play against A's three times during the summer
This would leave one full night in the season for a makeup.
c) Split league into 3 pools - play round within pool
Teams only play within their pools
This will take 4 weeks (there would be one night when A & C teams play
3 matches).
Split league into 4 pools, 2 pools of 8 teams (A & D) and 2 pools of 6 teams (B & C), 
and play an overlapping round in which:
Pool A plays within itself twice and each team in pool B
Pool D plays within itself twice and each team in pool C
Pool B plays within itself and each team in pool A & C
Pool C plays within itself and each team in pool B & D
This would take 10 weeks
Split league into 3 pools - play round within pool
Teams only play within their pools
This will take 4 weeks (there would be one night when A & C teams play
3 matches).
c was unanimously 100% voted in by captains
5 Proposal to determine ranking in the event of ties
Total number of games won against identical schedule
Ex: In 4)b above, games scored by B teams against A teams would count,
but games played by B against C would not "count".  The results of the A
matches would be averaged since they play A's twice.
Results of head to head games
Previous rank - in order to move up you must be better than the team above you,
a tie does not move a team up.
6 Cancellations / rain outs?  Criteria?
Cancellations are not made up
If a cancellation is called, I will attempt to notify captains via email no later than 4:00.
If I do not receive an email response I will make phone calls.
For changes in weather between 4:00 and 6:00, you will have to use your own best 
judgement.
Note - all players are responsible for their own safety
7 In 2016 Captains unanimously voted to collect $18/team and present it to the Parks
Commission as a donation for the benefit of Stewart Park.  28 teams X $12 = $504
Shall we repeat?  Or change the dollar amount? No change
Because of the cost of the website domain, Gary has requested that his team will
fund the website, and be exempted from the donation to the Park.
Gary's website is not free, does the league want to pay for it?
Captains all agreed to exempt the Puppets from donating to the park.
Note that A Buck Fifty has not sought reimbursement for the cost of the airhorn.
The Parks Commission recomended that the donation be made payable to the 
Friends of Stewart Park.  This would ensure that the funds would get directed
to Stewart Park. 
Money is due no later than May 3.  Volunteer to collect money?
Deliver the money to Henry
8 Rules - reminders
Use indoor 6s rules
Rotation is required
When a team wins a side out, that team rotates one position before serving
Hitting - Never allowed to reach across net and hit ball into opponent's court
Follow thru may penetrate the plane of the net, but initial contact must occur
on your side of the net.
Blocking across net is only allowed under 2 circumstances, 
And both must occur simultaneously
1) Ball must be traveling in a direction which might take it across the net
2) Opponent has no play on the ball
This means that no player on the opposing team is in a position to 
make a play on the ball before it crosses the net, whether they make
an attempt to or not.
FYI - after the 3rd contact, a team no longer has a play on the ball.
Balls - home team (listed on the left side of the score sheet) chooses the ball.
However, if it is an indoor ball, the opposing team has the option to substitute
an outside ball of their choice if an outdoor ball is available.  In other words, 
indoor balls are only to be used if neither team has an outdoor ball.
Net contact 
There is a new rule concerning "inadvertant" contact with the net 
Captains overwhelmingly voted to reject this new rule in 2010 and continue 
with the old method of calling any net contact a fault, resulting in loss of point.
The ball cannot be caught or held (which is now allowed within the sand rules)
9 Open discussion
Courtney created a new up to date map for the scoresheet binder.