General Information - 2023 Spring Leagues Start April 4th
Court 1 in Arbiter = HWN | Court 2 in Arbiter = HWC | Court 3 in Arbiter = HWS | Court 4 in Arbiter = SCS
Arrive 15 minutes prior to match time.
Dress in professional, officiating attire: White polo & dark pants (black or navy).
The teams or custodian are responsible to set-up and take down the nets.
You are responsible for your own whistle, flipping coin and net chain/tape measure to check net height.
Payment will be $30 per match.
When there is only a single match scheduled, your pay will be $40.
Report Scores: Fill out the form provided at the front desk and leave it with the attendant.
Subs: May be requested by calling or e-mailing Deb. Advanced notice is appreciated.
Match Format: 3 sets per match. ALL sets are played to 25 points, win by 2 with 27 point cap. Teams will not switch sides during their match.
Time Limit: 55 minutes to complete each match, teams may call one 30-second timeout per set. Please either use a visible clock or your timer on your phone to start the 55 minute timer at match time. Keep everyone aware if teams are close to hitting the time limit by giving them a 10 & 5 minute heads up. The League Rules linked below has the procedure listed for matches that hit the time limit.
Playoff Match Format: Best 2 sets of 3. The first team to win two sets wins the match. If a set is tied after the time limit expires, one rally serve will be played to break the tie. NO COIN TOSS: The higher seed will have choice of side, serve or receive to start the match. The lower seed will choose from the option that the higher seed did not choose.
Roster: Teams must start with at least 4 players. For the FIRST match of the night, teams have a 10 minute grace to secure enough players before they forfeit set 1. After 15 minutes without 4 players, the team forfeits the match. For later matches, if a team doesn't have 4 players by match time, they forfeit set 1, after 5 minutes, they forfeit set 2, after 10 minutes, they forfeit set 3.
Apple Valley Parks & Recreation strives to make your experience as safe and fun as possible. All guidelines are subject to change based on what is best for the league and we will continue to evolve and adapt with new recommendations from the MDH, CDC, and State of Minnesota. If you have any questions, please contact their office at 952-953-2316 or AVathletics@applevalleymn.gov.
Officials accepting assignments should be flexible and understanding of changes due to unforeseen health & safety circumstances.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In the event of inclement weather, officials should call the weather hotline after 5:00 p.m. at 952-953-2399 > Option #1: Weatherline > Option #1: Adult Athletics. If matches are cancelled, they may be re-scheduled at the end of the regular season, prior to play-offs, time permitting.
Apple Valley Volleyball League Rules
Leagues are governed by USA Volleyball Rules & MRPA unless otherwise noted.
Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN
Mid-Winter Fest Tournament - February 2024
If you'd like to be considered to work this tournament, please contact Debbie.
Assignments will be managed in ArbiterSports under the SCHEDULE tab (see below for an example).
Your assigned court number will appear in the Position column.
To see the others assigned to courts that night, click the blue game number to open a new screen with your partners listed along with their contact information.
The address to your assigned location can be found by clicking the name of the location in the Site column.
The number of matches you're assigned can be found by viewing the Team Schedule above and finding your assigned court. Be aware that some leagues play on multiple courts on a given night, so you will need to look at all team schedules to compile all the matches that will be played on your court.