Crossfire Playdates & Tournaments Information

2023 Dates : TBD


Tournament/Playdate Procedures

Officials Uniforms

June Playdates are being used to prepare teams going to Nationals.

June 4 Playdate Team Schedules

June 5 Playdate Team Schedules

Modified Scoresheet


Crossfire will be using a simplified scoresheet developed by MVOA for their playdates since ref teams are not used. The video here covers the usage of this sheet.

Use the playing captains to bring scoresheets back/forth from their coaches so you do not need to go up/down the stand during the match.

NOTE: at the bottom of the scoresheet there is a space to put the Court #, Match Time, and winning/losing teams. ENSURE THESE BOXES ARE FILLED IN SO THAT THE SITE DIRECTOR CAN RECORD SCORES CORRECTLY.

Arrival Time: Ensure you are at your assigned location 30 minutes prior to your first match. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of each wave.



  • $27 per match

  • 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.

  • Forfeited matches that are the official's last match of their assigned day AND do not require the official to perform the forfeit procedure are not included in final match counts for payment.

Playdate Format:

  • A wave consists of 3 matches.

  • Matches will be 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.

  • Matches are a maximum of 60 minutes, but play until a team is ahead by 2 points. There will be a timer on the wall counting down the time if needed.

  • The 2nd and 3rd matches in the wave may start early if the schedule is running ahead of time.

  • An 8 minute warm-up, using a 4-4 format will be used for the 1st match of each wave.

    • Conduct this warm-up prior to the scheduled first match start time.

    • The first 4 minutes on the court for the serving team and then 4 minutes for the receiving team.

    • For the 2nd & 3rd matches in each wave, a 4 minute warm-up will be allowed for any team that did not play the previous match. If a team is playing back-to-back, then no additional warm-up is given.

    • NO warm-ups for any team after the first match, teams should switch courts for their next match, conduct the coin toss & start play immediately.

  • Playdate Sample Wave Timing:

  • Wave 1: 7:30AM, 8:30AM, 9:30AM

  • Wave 2: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM

  • Wave 3: 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM

  • Wave 4: 6PM, 7PM, 8PM

Tournament Format:

  • Matches will be 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

  • 10 minute (2-4-4) warmup for each team's first match of the day (typically the first 2 matches of the day)

  • 6 minute (3-3) for remaining matches

  • No time limits on tournament matches

  • Typical Tournament Pool/Bracket Play Timing:

    • 8AM - 6 Pool Play matches

    • 2:30PM - 3 Bracket Play matches

Officiating Crew:

  • For Playdates

    • Only R1s will be used. No R2s or LJs.

    • R1s will use the modified scoresheet attached to a clipboard on their stand to track subs, timeouts, and record each set score (see video above).

    • Coaches and athletes are use the “honor system” regarding rosters, substitutions, rule violations, and in/out calls.

    • Each team will provide one parent to sit at the score table to flip the scoreboard and keep the Baller TV electronic score pad.

    • The R1 will make the final decision on any scoring discrepancies.

    • Teams will monitor their own rotations as best they can and use the honor system.

    • All timers will be synced up for the 60 minute running time.

  • For Tournaments

    • R1s will be assigned by MVOA

    • R2s, LJs, and scorers will be supplied by the assigned ref team

Coin Toss:

  • One representative from each team and the R1 will conduct a coin toss in a socially distanced manner.

  • The winner will choose serve or receive.

  • Teams will NOT switch sides during the match.

Rule Set & Modifications

  • USAV rules apply

  • 13U & 14U Playdates: No foot-faults called for this age. If an athlete struggles to serve the ball over the net from behind the regular serving line, she may move up a couple steps, or no more than approximately 23 feet to serve the ball. This cannot be used as a competitive advantage for athletes who are fully capable of consistently serving the full length of the court. The official may direct a server to take a step back if a server proves capable.

COVID-19 Information:

  • Officials accepting assignments should be flexible and understanding of changes due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic.

  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

  • By accepting assignment and participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

  • No handshakes between teams.

  • Crossfire asks that any individual (player, coach, official, etc.) not attend the event if they are feeling ill, or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

  • The drinking fountains are turned off, but the water dispenser may be available for refilling bottles.

Playing Locations

Crossfire Volleyball (CF)
4 courts
8900 109th Ave N #700, Champlin, MN 55316

Lindbergh Center (Hopkins HS) (LBC)
5 courts
2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Bethel University Sports & Rec Center (SRC)
4 courts
1445 Arden Oaks Dr, Arden Hills, MN 55112


Officials that apply to work this event can check for acceptance of their application by reviewing the placeholder assignments in Arbiter.

Actual court assignments are sent via email the week of the event. Please confirm with a reply indicating you are "Good to Go" after reviewing your schedule.

Brad is the primary assignor for the Crossfire, 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.