Official Bylaws for Girls’ August 4, 2016 1 2016-2017 MSHSL Rules and Policies Official Bylaws for Girls’ Volleyball See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 501 for information regarding:

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<ul><li><p>Updated August 4, 2016 1 </p><p>2016-2017 MSHSL Rules and Policies </p><p>Official Bylaws for Girls Volleyball </p><p> See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 501 for information regarding: </p><p> Maximum Number of Contests See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 502 for information regarding: </p><p> Daily and Season Player Participation Limitations See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 518 for information regarding: </p><p> Contests </p><p> Equipment Issued </p><p> Last Date to Join a Team </p><p> Practice Sessions Before First Contest </p><p> Season Begins ELIGIBILITY DURING MSHSL TOURNAMENT (subsection, section and state) (refer to Bylaw 206): A student must be fully eligible under all local school district policies, MSHSL bylaws and Rules &amp; Policies to be in uniform, occupy the bench or playing area, participate and receive individual and/or team awards, including all-tournament honors, in the awards ceremony. CONTEST RULES (refer to Bylaw 402): Except as modified by the League, the National Federation of High School Association Volleyball Rules Book for the current year shall be the official game rules for all girls' volleyball contests in which League members participate. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN LEAGUE-SPONSORED TOURNAMENTS (refer to Bylaw 405): A member school must schedule a minimum of three interscholastic varsity games, meets or matches to qualify for League sponsored tournament participation in that sport. END OF SEASON (refer to Bylaw 411): A. Student Participation on a Non-School Team While the Season is Still in Progress: </p><p>1) The season shall end when the student or the students team has been eliminated from further participation in a League tournament series. </p><p>2) Students who have been eliminated from further participation in a League tournament series may participate as an individual or as a member of a non-school team in that sport. </p><p> B. School Team Practice and Competition: The "end of season" shall be defined to be the last date of the state </p><p>tournament in that sport. 1) Schools may continue to conduct practice and training for all squad members, including the students who have </p><p>been eliminated from further individual competition in a League-sponsored series, until completion of the state tournament conducted by the League in that activity. </p><p>2) Dual contests may be scheduled after the start of the official League tournament series providing the school does not exceed the maximum number of games/matches/meets permitted in that activity. </p><p> C. No school may engage in any meet or meets, practice, training or other activities between the end of the season and </p><p>the opening of the next season. D. During the Summer Vacation Period (Bylaw 208 - Non-School Competition and TrainingTeam and Individual </p><p>Sports) members of a high school team may participate on a non-school team and they may receive coaching or training from a salaried or non-salaried member of the students sophomore, B-squad, junior varsity or varsity high school coaching staff in that sport provided the school has approved a summer coaching waiver for the coach or coaches of that sport. </p><p>GENERAL INFORMATION See the General Section of the Athletic Rules and Policies Manual for information regarding the following: </p><p> Athletic Director's Checklist </p><p> Coaches Responsibility: Student Eligibility Checklist </p></li><li><p>Updated August 4, 2016 2 </p><p> Multiple Level Teams at Sub-Varsity Level </p><p> Official Squad Size </p><p> Revenue Sharing Plan for School Reimbursement </p><p> Substitution in MSHSL Tournaments </p><p> Weather Conditions (heat, cold &amp; lightning) </p><p>OFFICIAL MSHSL POLICIES FOR THE CONDUCT OF GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL RALLY SCORING: Rally scoring shall be used for all interscholastic matches in Minnesota. The match format for rally scoring is as follows: </p><p> All matches shall be best three-of-five games. </p><p> Games shall be played to 25 points (no cap) and the fifth and deciding game shall be played to 15 points (no cap). </p><p> The let serve shall be allowed and play shall continue provided net contact is entirely within the net antennas. </p><p> Each team shall be allowed two time-outs per game, with a total of 10 time-outs if five games are played. VARSITY MATCHES FOR THE DUAL MEET SEASON: 1. Length of Games: A team that has scored 25 points rally scored and is at least 2 points ahead is the winner. If the </p><p>leading team does not have a 2-point advantage, play shall continue until one team has a 2-point advantage. 2. Length of Match: A match consists of the best three-out-of five games. The fourth and/or fifth game shall not be </p><p>played unless it is necessary to determine the winner of the match. SUB-VARSITY &amp; INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS: Sub-varsity games and invitational tournaments shall be best-of-three games rally scored to 25 points (no cap) and the third game played to 15 points (no cap). In sub-varsity and invitational tournaments, a match consists of the best two-out-of three games rally scored to 25 points (no cap). PLEASE NOTE: If a team wins a sub-varsity match in two games, the competing schools may elect to play the third game. If the third game is played game officials and contest personnel (scorers, timers, etc.) must be present and the game must be counted as one of the five games per day permitted for individual players. The third game shall not be played if contest personnel (scorers, timers, etc.) are not available. If schools elect not to play the third game but elect to conduct a scrimmage during the available time prior to the next match, the scrimmage must adhere to Bylaw 411, Scheduling of Contests, Game Definition. Schools should decide prior to a sub-varsity match whether they will play a third game or conduct a scrimmage and notify the game officials and contest personnel. If both coaches cannot agree, the third game cannot be played. The schedule of matches should respect the contracted times for the match officials. MOUTHGUARDS The use of mouthguards is strongly recommended. Mouthguards that have been cut down or modified in any manner are illegal equipment. Any color mouthguard is permitted for volleyball, including transparent. OFFICIALS Schools are required to employ a First Referee and a Second Referee for interscholastic matches. Two line judges will be assigned to each match for the state tournament. Two or four line judges may be secured for subsection and section tournaments. WARM-UP PERIOD 1. Directed by Second Referee. 2. Timed by timer on visible scoreboard or Second Referee on stopwatch. 3. Twenty (20) minutes of warm-up: </p><p>a. 4 minutes of shared court time b. 6 minutes of hitting by visitor team c. 6 minutes of hitting by home team d. 2 minutes of serving by visitor team e. 2 minutes of serving by home team </p><p> PROTOCOL FOR INTRODUCTION OF TEAMS A. INTRODUCTIONS: First Referee and L1 stand on sideline near officials stand (facing benches) with first referee </p><p>standing closest to net. Second Referee and L2 stand on sideline near bench (facing court on opposite side of net </p></li><li><p>Updated August 4, 2016 3 </p><p>from First Referee) with Second Referee standing closest to net. During introductions, line judges will stand without flags - L1 places flag on referee stand and L2 on scorers table. 1. First Referee whistles both teams to their respective end lines, teams remain on their respective endline until </p><p>number '4'. Coaches remain at bench; 2. Anthem is played; 3. Announcer introduces visiting reserves, starters and coaches; followed by home team reserves, starters and </p><p>coaches; 4. First Referee whistles and signals: </p><p>a. Captains to net to shake hands with opposing captains, and wait for teammates; b. The remaining team members move counterclockwise down sideline to net; follow captains across net </p><p>shaking hands; 5. Teams go directly to benches and officials assume their positions. </p><p> B. BEGINNING OF FIRST SET IN THE MATCH: First Referee on stand and Second Referee by scoring table: </p><p>1. First Referee signals starters to end line; 2. First Referee whistles and signals players onto court (arms extended in front, bring palms together over net). 3. For sets 2 through 5, players report directly to the playing court. </p><p> C. END OF SET: First Referee whistles and signals players to end line (points to each end line with open hand): </p><p>1. Non-Deciding Set a. First Referee whistles and signals players to change courts (signal #24). Players go counterclockwise down </p><p>sideline outside the standard then directly to their new team benches. b. Bench personnel go directly to opposite bench when signal to change courts is given by First Referee. </p><p>2. Deciding Set a. The Second Referee double whistles and raise coin in air to signal the captains to go near the officials table </p><p>for deciding set coin toss. (Home team calls the toss) b. The Second Referee communicates results to the First Referee extending an outstretched arm on the side of </p><p>the team to serve first and giving the appropriate signal indicating if teams remain on their current side or change. </p><p>c. First Referee giving the appropriate signal indicating if teams remain on their current side or change. </p><p>D. END OF MATCH 1. First Referee blows whistle, gives end-of-set signal, then whistle and release the players. 2. The Second Referee verifies the score by initialing the score sheet. Match becomes official when the score sheet </p><p>is initialed. </p><p>E. PROTOCOL FOR INTRODUCTION OF TEAMS DURING TOURNAMENTS, AND RECOMMENDED FOR SUB-VARSITY MATCHES. When teams are not introduced. Follow the procedures referenced in paragraph B. </p><p> VIDEO TAPING ANOTHER SCHOOL'S GAME It shall be an ethical violation to tape another school's game, meet or contest without their permission. Further it may be a violation of the laws governing copyrights. Each school owns the copyrights to their games, meets and contests. Taping another schools game without permission could constitute a violation of the copyright law. </p><p>TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SECTION AND STATE GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SECTION TOURNAMENTS: All information and directions for Section Volleyball Tournaments will come to each school from the Section Volleyball Tournament Manager. ADVANCEMENT FROM SECTION TO STATE One (1) team from each section will advance to the State Tournament. All Section Tournament matches shall be set as 3 out of 5 game matches rally scored to 25 (no cap). The fifth and deciding game shall be played to 15 points (no cap) (Rule 1-2-1). The Region Committee will establish the tournament formats which determine that sections representative to the State Tournament. STATE TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING SCHOOL INFORMATION A packet of information will be provided to each school after the championship match of their section tournament. Additional information for state qualifiers is posted on both the MSHSL Administrative and Public sides of the Web site. </p></li><li><p>Updated August 4, 2016 4 </p><p> CLASSES The state tournament will be played in three classes, determined by school enrollment. Class AAA: Top 96 Class AA: Next 128 Class A: Remainder OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT BALL: Baden (VX5EC-220 Perfection, Blue/White/Grey) SEEDING THE STATE TOURNAMENT The coaches of the teams who qualify for the state tournament will rank the 8 section teams to determine the top five (5) teams. The opponents for the top three seeded teams will be determined by a lottery. The fourth and fifth seeded teams will play each other. Results of the seeding will be posted to the MSHSL website by noon on Sunday before the start of the state tournament. SEE STATE TOURNAMENT PROGRAM INFORMATION DEADLINES ON MSHSL WEBSITE OFFICIAL SQUAD 15 players 2 student managers 3 coaches 1 faculty representative Total of twenty (21) AWARDS </p><p> Trophies Medals Certificates </p><p>Subsection 1st &amp; 2nd place team 1st &amp; 2nd place team (17) </p><p>Section 1st &amp; 2nd place team 1st &amp; 2nd place team (17) </p><p>State 1st 4th place teams Consolation winner </p><p>1st - 3rd place team (17) and coaches (3) </p><p>official squad (17) coaches (3) cheerleaders + mascot (7) cheer coach(1) </p><p> RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPECTATOR CONDUCT (8/9/05) In order to elevate standards of sportsmanship and encourage the growth of responsible citizenship among the students, member schools, fans and school personnel, the MSHSL held a Sportsmanship Summit and asked student participants to identify behavior expectations they felt should be in place at every school event. These minimum behavior expectations provide a foundation upon which member schools, conferences, administrative regions and the Leagues Board of Directors can build specific guidelines for activities under their control. MSHSL Bylaw 409, RESPONSIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATING TEAMS, STUDENTS AND SPECTATORS, speaks to this issue, directly, and Bylaw 409-2 specifically states that, School officials shall be held responsible for the proper conduct of teams, team members, students and home spectators regardless of where the contest is being held. In all MSHSL activities, each participating school shall designate a person or persons from that school to serve as crowd control supervisors or chaperones. MSHSL tournament staff may require school administrators to contact the tournament manager prior to the start of the tournament game so that they can be immediately contacted to respond to behavioral issues regarding their team members, students and/or spectators at the tournament site. Each supervisor or chaperone should be immediately identifiable to the students and to the tournament site ushers and other security personnel. This will help to coordinate crowd control between school supervisors and tournament site personnel. MSHSL MINIMAL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS FOR REGULAR AND POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT COMPETITIONS: </p><p> Respect the American flag and the National Anthem. </p><p> Spectators must wear clothing that covers the entire torso. Those who do not comply or who wear clothing that is vulgar, obscene or that in some other way inappropriate, as determined by school/tournament personnel, will be removed from the arena/stadium if they do not cooperate with this behavior expectation. </p></li><li><p>Updated August 4, 2016 5 </p><p> The use of appropriate language is expected at all times. Profanity, negative chants, booing, trash talk, name calling, personal attacks or other acts of disrespect are unacceptable and must be immediately addressed by school/tournament administrators. </p><p> Respect the game/contest. Under no condition shall anyone other than the members of the official squad enter the playing surface. No one may interfere with the contest in any way. </p><p> Hand held signs, which do not obstruct the view of others, will be permitted provided they are in good taste. Signs, message boards, white boards or other similar items contest/tournament officials deem to be in poor taste will be removed. </p><p> Signs on sticks, balloons, or any type of artificial, celebratory items are not permitted. </p><p> Artificial noise makers (i.e. megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar items) are not allowed. </p><p> Laser lights are strictly prohibited. THANK YOU for supporting your st...</p></li></ul>


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