College of St Benedict
DATES & APPLICATION
2023 Dates : January 22, February 5, February 26, March 19
PLAYING LOCATION & PARKING
College of Saint Benedict (CSB) - 6 courts
Haehn Campus Center (#26 on the campus map)
30162 College Ave S, St Joseph, MN 56374
All team members should park in Lot 10 (P10) or Lot 8 (P8).
You can enter campus either from the North Entrance or South Entrance
Lot 10 (P10) is located closest to the Haehn Campus Center (26). Lot 8 (P8) is located to the west of Lot 10 and adjacent to the Benedicta Arts Center.
There will be signs outside to help direct you to our facilities. You can also visit our website for additional directions:
$32 per match
Officials traveling 60+ miles one way receive an additional $3/match to offset fuel costs.
If you do not work as scheduled (more or less matches!) please email/call Robyn immediately after the event so we can ensure payments are made correctly to all officials.
Ensure you are at your assigned location 30 minutes prior to your first match.
If you are arriving mid-wave, your court may be running ahead of schedule. Check on your court upon arrival.
Officials are expected to treat site managers with respect and politely consult with them if there is a court issue.
Keep your court on time by calling captains for the coin toss as soon as the previous match concludes and start warmups immediately.
There will be an officials room available to store your coats in the hallway behind the south bleachers in Claire Lynch Hall, this room is not secured.
Officials will be allowed to bring in personal coolers/lunch boxes, McGlynn's will not be open during the various tournament dates.
Facilities will have bottle fillers operable. Please come prepared with any food/water you need.
Rule Set & Modifications
USAV rules apply
Libero Jerseys: All will be acceptable with the only exception of an identical uniform to her teammates.
Pool Play Matches are 2 sets to 25, no cap. There are NO deciding 3rd sets during Pool Play.
Bracket Play Matches are highlighted in the grid and are best of three sets. First two sets to 25, no cap. A third set will be played only if necessary to 15 points, no cap.
Teams will NOT switch sides during the match.
A team representative(s) from each team and the R1 will conduct a coin toss.
Assign 'heads' to one side and 'tails' to the other when performing the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will choose serve, side or receive.
If a 3rd set is necessary, the a team representative(s) will meet with the R1 at center court for a coin toss, the winner will choose serve or receive.
Teams will NOT switch sides during the match.
A 10 minute warm-up, using a 2-4-4 format will be used for the first two pool play matches. The first 4 minutes on the court for the serving team and then 4 minutes for the receiving team.
A 5 minute warm-up, using a 1-2-2 format will be used for the remaining matches.
R1s will be assigned by MVOA
Teams will provide the remaining crew members (R2, Line Judges, Score table staff). R2s may be a player, please work with them and be encouraging...THEY are the future of officiating and we need more of them.
During Bracket Play, the losing team stays to officiate the next match on that court.
HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 1, 2, 3 & 4 are divided by curtains. The curtains that are in a fully down position between the court side lines are considered wall (see yellow below).
HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 2 & 3 have curtains behind the bleachers on each end zone. The curtains are behind the bleachers, so are in a non-playable area and are out (stop play, award point to the opponent).
HCC Fieldhouse - Courts 1 & 4 have curved curtains, parts of which are above playable areas and parts that are above non-playable areas. CSB will raise the curtains as far as they can go. Play the raised curtain as ceiling (meaning, keep playing) when the curtain is above a playable area. When the curtain is directly above or behind the bleachers or bench area, the curtain is out (stop play, award point to the opponent).
Selected officials will be offered assignments through ArbiterSports. You may check the status of assignment by reviewing your SCHEDULE tab in Arbiter.
Actual court assignments are sent via email usually the Tuesday prior to the event. Please confirm with a reply to that email indicating you are "Good to Go" after reviewing your schedule. Final schedules are sent via email the Friday before the event.
Brad is the primary assignor for the CSB JO Tournaments, please contact him first for any questions/issues.
If your schedule changes while onsite, please contact Robyn with your updated match count by the next morning.