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League Rules 2013-2014


Our league's priority is providing professionally run events with help from high level certified USAV officials for all the league tournaments. NWVCL will do its best to provide playing opportunities for all women's collegiate club teams throughout the Northeast region.

Following rules and policies were discussed and approved for the 2013-2014 season:

» League Membership and Divisions: The league will continue with two division format. Red division and Blue division. Placement of teams will be based on their level of play and travel history. Teams in the Red Division are expected to travel more and compete for a spot in D1 or D1 AA level at the NCVF Club National Championships. Teams may be moved up or down prior to each season based on their performance from the previous season. A team can make a request to move to a different division each season. This request must be submitted to the commissioner by no later than September 1st. For the complete listing of league teams, please go to "Members" section on this website.
» League dues: League dues will be $325 per team. The dues must be received by October 12, 2013. If a school has "A" and "B" teams, they must pay $325 for each team ($650 total). The league will not make exception for any team in regards to its deadline. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure that checks are sent (and received by the league office) on time. If your school check is going to be late then you will have to send in a personal check to put on hold until your official school check arrives.
» Hosting tournaments: Teams interested in hosting league tournaments should contact the commissioner as soon as possible. The regular season will go from the last weekend of October through the last weekend of March. Selection will be made based on location, past history as a host, dates, etc.
» Registration for tournaments: Individual tournament fee will be $140 per team per tournament. Non-league teams will pay $160 per team per tournament. Registrations for individual league tournaments are first come first serve. The deadline for a tournament will be 14 days prior to the actual tournament date. League members will have priority over non-league teams. Division members will have priority over other division teams and non-league teams. For example, Red Division teams will have priority over Blue Division teams when registering for a Red Division tournament. "Open" tournaments are for either Red or Blue division teams. Non league teams will be accepted only if spaces are available after the deadline has passed.
» Last Minute Tournament Cancellations: If a team drops out from a tournament on the week of the tournament (7 days or less), they will forfeit their entire registration fee and be penalized neg. 100 points. In addition they will lose priority status when registering for subsequent league events. A team that has two last minute cancellations (7 days or less) in a season will become ineligible for the league championship that season.
» League Championships: Each division will crown its own Champions at the end of season League Championships. You must play at least three (two of which must be in Spring and within your division) league tournaments in order to be considered for the league championship. Points System will be used to determine top 10 teams from each Division (Red and Blue). More you play, more points you will earn.

Point Average System will be used to determine the seeding for the championships. Championship format will be similar to that of Club Nationals (seeded pool play and challenge rounds followed by modified single elimination). Hosting school for the league championship will receive an automatic entry into the championship.

When possible, NWVCL league championships and annual meetings will be held in a central location. Non-league teams are not allowed to participate in the league championships.
» Results and Nationals: All league tournament results will be sent to the national ranking committee by the league Commissioner. Any other matches and non-league tournament results should also be forwarded to Jung if you wish them to be considered for national rankings.

All league teams are eligible for Club National Championships as NWVCL is a recognized NVCF club league.
» Individual Tournament: 4 or 5 team pool play followed by single elimination playoff. Playoff matches will be best of three whenever time permits. They may be reduced to one set to 25 when necessary.
» Playing Rules: All playing rules will be same as USAV. We will closely follow the NCVF Club National playing rules.
» Eligibility Rules: The league eligibility rule will be same as that of Club Nationals. A participant must be an enrolled student with a minimum of 3/4 full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or minimum of six hours as a graduate student at a NCVF recognized 2-year or 4-year degree-granting college or university throughout the current NCVF Competitive Season. Two ex-varsity players allowed per team each season. No current varsity player (someone who plays during fall 2013) can participate in the league play this season (2013-2014). If you have any questions regarding eligibility, contact Jung a.s.a.p.
» Uniform Rules: Uniform Numbers must be clearly visible and centered (both horizontally and vertically) on the player's chest and upper back. The number must be a minimum of 4" in height on the check and 6" in height in the back. It is recommended that numbers be minimum of 6" (front) and 8" (back) in height. The player's jerseys must be numbered in a permanent manner from 1 to 99. Duplicate numbers are not allowed.

The color and brightness of the numbers must contrast with the color and brightness of the jerseys. Each jersey must use the same color and number height for all players except the libero. Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/black, white/light yellow or navy/dark maroon are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.

If undergarments, including but not limited to T-shirts, boxer shorts, tights, body suits, bicycle shorts, sports bras, etc. are worn in such a manner that they are exposed, they will be considered a part of the uniform. In that case, they must be similar and the same color for any team members (except Libero) who wear such a uniform. Socks and sport shoes are not part of the uniform.
» NWVCL Officers: Commissioner: Jung Park
Assistant Commissioner/Webmaster: Vu Hoang



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