Hail Rules and Format



         Round Robin

All games rally-scored; first to 25 points; 8 minutes stop-time; 12 team substitution

2 time-outs per game; 5 minute warm-up together (adults); Jrs. will do a 3 minute warm-up                                                           individually.


Tie Breaker

Two-way tie it will be head-to-head first. If it is still a tie then it will be according to the priority                                                system as listed below.

If it is more than two teams – position assignment shall be determined by the priority system listed                                              below based on point differential.

  1. Results of the match between the tied teams, first on the won-lost record, and second on                                                       the point spread. If still tied, then;
  2. Comparison of the point differential based on the total round robin competition. Point                                                         differential should be determined by subtracting the total points lost from the total points                                                won. The highest plus or the lowest minus remainder should be considered the superior                                           team for tie- breaking purposes. If still tied, then;
  3. 1 set to 25


         Single Elimination

Top 2 teams from each pool based on won/loss record or if only 1 pool the top 4 will pull out; Best of                            3 games will win the match

All games rally-scored; 25 points starting at 0, deuce, no cap; 8 minutes stop-time; 12 team substitutions

2 time-outs per game; 5 minute warm-up together (adults); Jrs. will do a 3 minute warm-up                                                           individually.

Deciding game will be played to 15 points, deuce, no cap


Double Elimination

Everyone pulls out of their pools

Format same as Single Elimination


Liberos (2)

May have two liberos; If have two liberos from the start you may not change for the rest of the match.

If only one designated on first set you may change for the next set but only have one libero.

Teams are not required to use liberos

Must be in a different color uniform with a number

Libero can serve.

                   Both liberos cannot be on the court at the same time.



                   May consist of 12 players but no more than 15 players.



Numbers centered front (4” – 6”) and back (6” – 8”)

Legal numbers from 1-99

Contrast in color to uniform

Shirt and shorts must be uniform with the exception of the libero

Shorts must be same length within reason, color, style, and material; only thing different may be the logo but it cannot be more than 2” in diameter.

Cannot have some in shorts and some in tights. Must be all shorts or all tights unless you have a doctor’s note. This has to be approved by the committee prior to tournament.

                   If wearing tights they must be the same length. Either all short, capri or long but not mixed.


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