2013 Middle School Volleyball
TSSAA First Practice Date: Monday, July 29, 2013
SCIAA First Play Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
SCIAA City Championship Meeting: Thursday, September 19, 2013
SCIAA City Championship Tournament: September 23-25, 2013
Sectional Qualifying Game: Friday, September 27, 2013
TMSAA Sectional Championship: TBA
ALL MATCHES START AT 5:00 PM: No changes can be made without the approval of the principals of BOTH schools, the SCIAA and the Assigning Agent.
Mickey Pitts – email@example.com, St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Home: 901.291.8741 Business: 901.537.1406 Fax: 901.682.3809
If you have an emergency to occur with your schedule, inform Mickey Pitts and call the Athletic Office at 901.517.5618.
Kai Washington – firstname.lastname@example.org, SCIAA
Office: 901.416.7470 Cell: 901.517.5618
The official will call the host school before noon on the day of the matches and report to the financial secretary their name. If you have not heard from an official by noon, please call the assigning officer.
League play for the middle schools will be based on the Area 1 (small and large) and Area 2 (small and large) designations listed by the TMSAA. Small and large schools have to play out of their respective areas (not leagues) to qualify for West Tennessee Sectional Tournament play. Those representatives will be determined from the sectional qualifying game. All matches shall be best two out of three games using rally scoring (point scored on each serve). Games shall be played to 25 points with no cap (no cap means a team must score a minimum of 25 points and be ahead by at least two points to win a game). Should a match go three games, the third game shall be played to 15 points with no cap.
Tri-Match Example: Team 1, Team 2 at Team 3
Match #1: Team 3 vs. Team 2
Match #2: Team 2 vs. Team 1
Match #3: Team 3 vs. Team 1
When your school is hosting a match, it is the responsibility of the home school to provide safe and adequate equipment for the match. If the home school is unable to provide safe equipment, it is their responsibility to secure another site. The school must notify the MIAA office, Mickey Pitts, and the other teams of the changes within a 24-hour period.
REGULAR SEASON/ TOURNAMENT GAMES
According to the TMSAA Sports Calendar the number of regular season contests in girls middle school volleyball is (20) twenty matches. Tournaments shall count as (2) two games, which means that each SCIAA school participating in this year’s volleyball season can actually play (18) eighteen regular season matches. The SCIAA City Championship play-off and game will count for two.
If your school is not scheduled to play during a particular week you may contact other teams not playing on the same date and schedule a non-league match to complete your schedule. Dates and times for any non-league games scheduled should be emailed to me so they can be added to your team’s master schedule.
Scoring will be set up for tournament style play with the best 2 out of 3 matches. The first two matches will be played to 25 points with no cap and the 3rd game will be played to 15 points with no caps.
Every team is REQUIRED to report all match outcomes to Kai Washington by email at email@example.com no later than 24 hours after the match is completed. (Example: ABC Middle won against XYZ Middle in 3 games. The scores were: 25-23, 18-25, and 15-10).
TMSAA Eligibility Report & Schedule is due 1 week before your first contest directly to the TSSAA and copies to the SCIAA office.
All participants must be insured.
SCIAA CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT: SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2013
*****The SCIAA City Championship Meeting will be held Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the SCIAA office to determine what teams will be playing for the city championship*****
The coach or representative must be at this meeting with their season record to be included in the championship game. If a representative is not present the following will occur:
a. Removal of the coach for City Championship series and the coach will not be allowed to attend the play-offs and/or City Championship game.
b. The day of the City Championship meeting all schools must fax their records or entry forms to the SCIAA Office 901.416.9949 by 9:00 a.m.
c. A school that does not attend the City Championship meeting must pay a $500.00 fine to be included. The fine will be payable before participation in tournament play and will be awarded to any school that is removed from the tournament.