Boys High School

MN Boys High School Volleyball Association

April 26 - June 18, 2021

UPDATE 4/26/2021: The league information below has been updated for the 2021 season.

Assignments for MN Boys HS will be managed in Arbiter. Submit the Online application below and we will add/activate your account in Arbiter to show the Metro Assignments. Please keep your availability updated in Arbiter.

DO NOT CONFIRM ASSIGNMENTS WITH THE SCHOOLS! SEND YOUR 'GOOD TO GO' CONFIRMATION TO THE ARBITER REMINDER EMAIL TO BRAD (SEE BELOW).

  • Arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to match time.

  • Dress in professional attire. White polo (certified or plain), black pants/black shoes OR navy pants/white shoes.

DO NOT WEAR THE MSHSL GRAY SHIRT, THEY HAVE VOTED NOT TO SUPPORT BOYS VOLLEYBALL IN MN.

  • The teams or building supervisors are responsible to set-up and take down the nets. Net height should be regulation men's of 7' 11 5/8"

  • You are responsible for your own whistle, coin, cards, net chain & ball gauge.

Confirmation of Assignments:

  • Accept/decline assignments via Arbiter as quickly as possible.

  • Although the teams and "sites" will be listed in Arbiter, you will need to verify the match details (location, time, venue, etc.) on the MN Boys HS Website. There you will see all the matches in calendar format with links to the location for the match. Verify match location as well as home/away teams.

  • 24 hours before your scheduled match time, forward your Arbiter reminder email (or new email with match details) to aaberg.brad@gmail.com to confirm your assignment. DO NOT CONFIRM ASSIGNMENTS WITH SCHOOL CONTACTS.

Match Format:

  • Twin Cities Area: Best 2 sets out of 3 JV match followed by a Varsity Best 3 sets out of 5 match

    • Match Fee: $90 for a JV/Varsity combo

    • Warm-ups: JV: 5 minutes visiting team, 5 minutes home team. Varsity: 10 minutes shared, 5 minutes visiting team, 5 minutes home team.

  • Greater MN: Best 2 sets out of 3, Usually a double-header, and sometimes a triangular.

    • Match Fee: Single: $35, Double Header: $70, Triangular: $100

    • Warm-ups: All teams warm up before the first match 10 minutes shared, 5 minutes visiting team, 5 minutes home team. Warmup between matches is at the coaches' discretion.

  • Tournaments:

    • Best 2 sets out of 3: $32 per match

    • Mandatory 3 sets: $43 per match

Rules Set - Rule Modifications:

  • MSHSL girls volleyball rules will be the basis for competitive play.

  • In an attempt to increase the number and length of rallies, create excitement, and improve overall technique long term, the MN Boys HS VB Association determined the following rules will apply to the 2021 Boys High School Club Season:

    • The ONLY allowed “DOUBLE HIT” call will be when a player attempts to play the ball in 2 separate attempts. THERE WILL BE NO BALL HANDLING, “DOUBLE” CONTACT CALLS. (This applies to ALL team contacts, even if 2nd or 3rd contacts are sent to the opponents' side. In short, think of the 1st team contact criteria and apply it to all 3 team hits!)

    • An "ILLEGAL HIT" will be called without leniency for ANY prolonged contact where the ball comes to rest before traveling in another direction.

    • The R1 will be patient and explain calls in depth with no yellow cards for delays in game until May 7.

    • The R1 will be responsible to check line-ups and watch for "ILLEGAL ALIGNMENTS" (i.e. overlapping). The R1 will correct alignment situations without calling a violation until May 7.

Officiating Crew:

  • Only R1s will be assigned. No R2s or LJs for the regular season. Players and Coaches will be asked to assist with calls and be on an Honor System when needed.

  • A modified score sheet and libero/line-up/substitution tracking form will be used in place of an official scorebook.

  • Referees, coaches, parents, and players are EXPECTED TO BE PATIENT and assist with teaching the rules of volleyball. This may include coaches taking time to physically instruct on the court during the match.

Coin Toss:

  • Home team chooses bench. Teams will remain on the same side of the court for the full duration of the event. No switching sides.

  • One team representative from each team and the R1 will conduct a coin toss in a physically distanced manner. The visiting team will call the toss, the winner of the toss will have the choice of serve or receive.

League Information

League Resources & Site Locations

League Guidelines (Officials Information on pages 5-6)

Schools/Playing Site Locations


2021 League Timeline

April 26 - First Date of Competition

June 9 - Last Date of Regular Season Competition

June 14-18 - State Tournament

2021 Team Schedules

2021 Team Schedule (on MN Boys HS website)


2021 Tournaments

Saturday, May 1 - Spring Lake Park High School

Saturday, May 8 - Lakeville South High School

Sunday, May 9 - Forest Lake High School

Mon - Fri, June 14-18 - MN Boys HS State Tournament

Location Abbreviation Key - check the team schedules website for maps/addresses

East Conference

HPREP - Hmong College Prep Academy

MALS - Minnehaha Academy Lower School

MPA - Mounds Park Academy

RAHS - Roseville Area High School

TCA - Great River / TCA


Northeast Conference

AND - Andover High School

BHS - Blaine High School

CENT - Centennial High School

FLHS - Forest Lake High School

MVHS - Mounds View High School

NSP - North Saint Paul/Tartan High Schools

PHHS - Patrick Henry High School

SLKP - Spring Lake Park High School

WBL - White Bear Lake High School


Northwest Conference

CPHS - Champlin Park High School

ELK - Elk River High School

MGHS - Maple Grove High School

OSHS - Osseo Senior High School

PC - Park Center Senior High

PSA - Prairie Seeds Academy

RGHS - Rogers High School

Southeast Conference

EAG - Eagan High School

ERHS - East Ridge High School

EVHS - Eastview High School

FARM - Farmington High School

LVN - Lakeville North High School

LVS - Lakeville South High School

PLHS - Prior Lake High School

RSMT - Rosemount High School


Southwest Conference

EPHS - Eden Prairie High School

EHS - Edina High School

JEFF - Bloomington Jefferson High School

MPSW - Minneapolis Southwest High School

MTKA - Minnetonka High School

MWA - Mound Westonka High School

SKHS - Shakopee High School

Northern MN Conference

CQHS - Cloquet High School

FWHS - Floodwood High School

PHHS - Proctor/Hermantown High Schools

NEHS - Northeast Range High School


Southern MN Conference

AHS - Austin High School

KMHS - Kasson-Mantorville High School

ROCH - Rochester Area High School

MAYO - Rochester Mayo High School