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Court Volleyball (Intermediate)

FCSSC offers co-ed, super-sportsmanlike, self-officiated court volleyball.
The intermediate league is best suited to players with experience playing the game, who play a 3-touch game and have some positional players. A skilled but not super competitive option for our members.
**COVID SAFETY RULE MODIFICATIONS IN EFFECT**

FALL 2020 League Details:
REMEMBER: Registration deadline for FALL 2020 leagues is September 28, 2020

Payment must be received in full by the deadline to secure a spot in the league/program of your choice!
FCSSC offers 3 ways to play: 
1) Register a full team. 
2) Register as an individual & we will place you on a team with other individuals.
3) Register as a small group (register as an individual & request to play with friends. We will place you & your friends on a team with other individuals or small groups).

Safe Return to Play

Per Phase 3 requirements, team sport leagues cannot exceed a MAXIMUM OF 50 PARTICIPANTS. That means that FCSSC must ensure that Volleyball INT 6s teams have a max roster of 8 players and are assigned to a pool with a maximum of 5 other teams (6 teams total, so that the total participants in the pool does not exceed 50 players). Teams will only play the other teams in their pool for the entirety of the season.

All players must complete the Self-Screening upon arrival and check in at the sanitizing station upon.

Players must follow all signage at the courts.

A FCSSC player water station will be supplied for water bottles. No use of Easter Seal sinks or kitchens is permitted due to COVID.

There must be NO INTENTIONAL CONTACT between players at any time. All participants must attempt to stay 6 feet apart at all times, including before, during and after games.

All participants are asked to wear a face mask upon arrival and departure from the courts as turnover can be a busy time with lots of people in the same space at the same time. Masks may be removed during game play but are asked to worn when off the court on sidelines.

Teams are asked to spread out as much as possible and keep players 6 feet apart and masked on the side of the courts.

All teams must assign a Health Ambassador who will be named Co-Captain and who will monitor and assist members of his/her own team to follow the rule modifications, as well as FCSSC's Safe Return to Play Guidelines.

Hand sanitizer will be readily available all around the gym space. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own.

All participants are asked to bring their own personal equipment, like sweat towel, arm sleeves (if able), and water bottle. FCSSC will provide balls.

The net and balls will be sanitized at regular intervals throughout game play.

COVID Safety Rules Modifications for this sport are in effect and must be complied with at all times during game play.

All other Safe Return to Play Guidelines must also be followed. Please read.

What to Expect

You are playing for bragging rights this season! Score Reporting and Standings will be kept but there will not be playoffs, or prizes this season. Spirit Points always count. We WILL award the Steam Whistle Spirit Award this season, as usual!

Players in this co-ed league are skilled and experienced players, but able to check the competitive ego at the door, always playing with a for-fun attitude. Self-officiated (no referees) play governed by FCSSC’s unique Spirit Point System.

League Dates

TUESDAY (Intermediate)
Starts: Tuesday October 6, 2020
Ends: Tuesday, December 15, 2020


THURSDAY (Intermediate)
Starts: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Ends: Thursday, December 17, 2020

*There is no pre-set rain date for gym sports. If re-scheduling is required due to facility closure FCSSC will arrange new game dates.

To play in our London RECREATIONAL Court Volleyball leagues, click here.
To play in our St. Thomas RECREATIONAL Court Volleyball leagues, click here.

Total Weeks

Tuesday & Thursday: 11 weeks

Game Times Games could start as early as 6pm or as late as 9:00pm. Game times change weekly and will be equalized for all teams throughout the season. 
Price

TUESDAY
Team: $720
Individual: $100

THURSDAY
Team: $720
Individual: $100

More Details

Click the SPORT INFO, RULES & LOCATION tabs (scroll up!) for many more details about this league/program, including equipment requirements and play spaces.

Refunds *Please review our refund policy here before completing your registration.*


 

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Sport Info

Spirit of the League

This is a more skilled but still FOR-FUN, super-sportsmanlike version of the game. Ball control and strategy are championed but not with a win at all means effort. Competitive players are encouraged to choose a different league in which to play. Please review COVID League Changes and Safe Return to Play as well as FCSSC's Conduct Policy before registering.

All games are self-officiated (no referees), although FCSSC staff will be on-site at all times to protect player safety, help with the rules, keep time, & score.

League Format

Each week teams will play a 3-game set against one opponent. 55 minutes of court time is allocated for each set. Teams are welcome to play for fun at the end of the set should time remain in the allotted hour.

Number of People on Court

At least 2 females, at least 2 males, 6 players total.

Recommended Roster Size

We recommend at least 3 males and 3 females (do as you please with the rest!) on your team.

Equipment

All (non-personal) sport equipment provided and regularly disinfected by FCSSC.
See RULES for regulation equipment details.

Age & Waivers

All players MUST be 19 years of age or older, no exceptions.
All players MUST sign a waiver before playing, no exceptions. Signing the waiver online is super easy, just follow the steps during registration & checkout.

Rules

  REC and INT Volleyball Rules    

1. Pre-Game – Spirit Points, Equipment, Game Time, Defaults, Fields    

Play that is competitive, overly aggressive, rough and/or unsportsmanlike such as pushing, shoving, elbowing, shouldering, tripping, hacking, slashing, sliding, tackling, ball blasting, chirping, name calling, threats and intimidation, is prohibited and will not be tolerated by FCSSC.  FCSSC IS FIRST-AND-FOREMOST-FOR-FUN. ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GAME, THE LEAGUE, THE CLUB AND/OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.  All players should go out of their way to avoid contact with other players and/or eliminate actions or behaviours that could jeopardize player safety.  If accidental contact occurs it is expected that players will apologize for that contact, ensure everyone is alright and stop the game to seek appropriate help as required.  This rule supersedes all others!

Spirit Points: An integral part of all the sports that the Forest City Sport & Social Club offers. It is based on the primary focus of the FCSSC, which is sportsmanship and to have FUN...NOT on competitive and aggressive sport. 

Equipment/Set-Up: FCSSC Game Co-ordinators will provide volleyballs for each game and will set-up the net(s) for the game.  Teams are welcome to bring their own balls for warm-up and practice.  In addition, FCSSC’s Game co-ordinator will keep score when possible (ie. Only one game in the gym at a time).  If the FCSSC Game’s co-ordinator is unable to keep score, we ask that each team select a player to assist in keeping score.

Game Time/Default:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so that you can start your games on time.
  • Games are 55 minutes in length.  
  • Games are comprised of 3 RALLY POINT games to 25 points. The cap is also at 25 points. Therefore, if the score is tied 24-24, the next point wins (first team to 25 points).
  • REC teams and INT teams are comprised of six (6) players with a minimum of two (2) women and two (2) men.
  • A default will occur if any team cannot field a squad by 10 minutes after the official start time. The second game of the match will be defaulted 20 minutes after the official start time and the third and final game of the match will be defaulted 30 minutes after the official start time (e.g. a team that defaults the first game, can still play the second and third games, providing that enough players eventually arrive). A team can play with a minimum of 5 people, as long as two (2) players are women and two (2) players are men. Captains may agree to waive the rules regarding minimum people but this should be decided before the game starts. IF IT IS AGREED THAT THE GAME COUNTS, IT COUNTS!

2. In Game – General Rules

General Rules:

  1. Rally point scoring WILL be used during league play - you do not have to be serving to score a point.
  2. A player may NOT block or spike a serve.
  3. Players CAN open-hand volley a serve.
  4. A server may serve the ball from anywhere along the baseline.
  5. Net serves ARE allowed. This means that if a serve hits the net but the motion of the ball carries it over the net, it is a live ball - it is not a service fault.
  6. A player may play the ball off any part of his/her body, including feet.
  7. A player may NOT touch the net during any part of the play. Please call your own net violations. REMEMBER YOU ARE SELF-OFFICIATED!
  8. Rotate new players in before your team starts a new server.
  9. A player may pass under the net as long as the penetrating foot or hand remains either in contact with the centre line or directly above it. To contact the opponent's court with any other body part is forbidden and a point should be awarded to the other team
  10. If time runs out in the middle of a game, whoever is winning the game at that moment is considered the winner. A team must win at least 5 points in a set in order for it to count as a win/loss. If neither teams gets at least 5 points, the set is deemed a tie.
  11. If 10 minutes have elapsed after the official start of the game and not enough players are present to field a team, the first game of the match is defaulted. At 20 minutes after the start of the official start time, the second game is defaulted, and at 30 minutes after the official start time, the third game is defaulted. Each defaulted game results in the loss of one (1) in the overall standings.
  12. Servers DO rotate after five consecutive points. The same team continues to serve as long as his/her team successfully wins the point.
  13. A ball that hits the wall or ceiling is out of bounds.
  14. A game can end in a tie during the regular season. In the playoffs, a game that is tied at the end of regulation time is decided by a single “rally point”, served by the team in control of the serve.
  15. Any team defaulting more than 2 matches may be asked to leave the league, with no refund.
  16. Teams may call a one (1) minute time-out per match if needed except during the final 10 minutes of play.

Discrepancies: All games are self-refereed. Any disputes will be discussed amongst the two team captains. Please play honestly and call your own infractions (lift, net, etc). If a dispute cannot be settled the point should be re-served

3. Post-Game – Score Reporting, Spirit Points, Departure

Score Reporting:  Captains from each team are responsible for reporting or confirming game scores within 48 hours of the completion of the game.   Scores can be reported or confirmed via our website at www.fcssc.ca.

Spirit Points: Captains are also responsible for submitting a “Spirit” score for the opposing team each week.  This is done when the score is reported or confirmed on the FCSSC website.  Spirit points allow you to score your opponent based on your experience playing against them.  You can score them based on how fun they were to play against, did they show good sportsmanship, did they follow and know the rules, did they arrive on time etc.   All teams should shoot for PERFECT Spirit Points! 

Departure:  Each week after your game, it is important to leave the court in a timely manner.   Teams could be playing after you and will need to get their game started on time.   It is also possible that the facility could be closing upon the completion of your game and all staff and FCSSC members will need to depart the building at that time. 

A PDF Copy of the Rules can be Downloaded here.

Location

As a COVID safety precaution the Thames Valley District School Board, The London District Catholic School Board, The City of London, as well as most non-profits, private schools and churches have chosen to disallow or severely limit rental of their facilities this Fall to community groups like FCSSC. This has created an extreme shortage of play space, and made us eternally grateful to those organizations that have welcomed FCSSC in their space.

HUGE THANK YOU to EASTER SEALS CAMP WOODEDEN, the play location for this league. FCSSC will be the ONLY USER of this gymnasium for the Fall season.

NOTE: If this west end location is not ideal for you, please consider joining our Volleyball leagues in St. Thomas.