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Hey Folks! Is everyone recovered from this weekend yet? We had an amazing turnout for the Flower City 4's tournament!! It was a beautiful day after the monsoon in the morning. Although it is Rochester so we are lucky that it did not snow. We had well over 100 teams and had close to 30 courts of teams!!! Congrats to everyone who won their divisions!! I already can't wait for next year. For those of you who enjoyed this tournament and are interested in playing in others, check out the NOVA website for the remainder of our beach series tournaments.
DEF registration has begun and we are taking sign ups for every night. They begin the first week of September and we have recreation and intermediate leagues Sunday through Friday. To register, just fax over a sheet or stop on by and a manager can help you. Challenge court is running every Wednesday. So if you miss playing or your team took a break for the summer, sign up for just $15.
Hello and Welcome back to those of you who will be starting your new league. If you are new to our system, here are a few things to help you out. Your captain should receive your first game time at the time of registration. If for any reason this doesn’t happen please feel free to call. We will always be able to give you your first game time and date. If for any reason your game time should be switched then your captain will get a notifying phone call. Your full league schedule may get posted the day of or after the start of the league. The reason that we might wait to put up a final schedule is to make sure we only post a final schedule once. To try and change an already existing league schedule tends to be tough on all team. On certain courts and times of the year, teams will wait until the last minute to sign up. So when we have less then a full league we try and wait till the last possible minute to create a schedule incase late teams would like to get in and fill open spots.
Here are the Rule Adjustments that we feel are necessary to help develop skill and encourage play. Let the players play and more rally is a good thing.
Captains meeting for the match should take place before the warm-up begins .go over rules and policy w/ captains and teams so they know what to except from you as a ref
1- players can use open hands on serve reception - double hits w/ hands is OK- again on serve Reception( and 1st contact during a rally) Serve Reception only call OVER control of a ball- if player lifts/ carry/ throw the ball w/ hand contact from the Waist area or lower.
2-A player can also double a first contact. Hard driven vs. not hard driven is no longer a factor in determining if a player doubles a ball.
3- what is a NET- only call a player in the net if contacting(playing) the ball- once a player lands and contacts the net it's not a net.
Last Updated (Monday, 27 July 2015 16:01)