Rules & Guidelines

The TTGVA charter is to provide the general public with sporting experiences and general social enjoyment in the participation in the game of Volleyball. In order to achieve this, TTGVA has develop a set of guidelines and rules to ensure that its competitions are balanced, regulated and facilitated to be fair and consistant to all whilst still encouraging a healthy competition for multiple levels of skills and playing abilities.

To be a member of our Association you must be aware and agree to abide by our rules and support the ideals and ethos that this Association has developed in promoting the playing of Volleyball for fitness, fun and friendship.

To participate as a player within our competitions, you must agree to abide by our BYLAWS and CODES of CONDUCT to help promote this Association to continue in achieving the necessary standards for providing a balanced, discrimation free, friendly and safe Volleyball Sporting environment for its officials, its members and their associated supporting families.

This section is intended to generally inform the reader of our intent and goals and should not replace a member's responsibility to be familiar and up-to-date with the latest Bylaws and any local TTGVA policies or procedures as are updated from time to time. The TTGVA Committee takes an active role to review these TTGVA rules and policies and provides regular updates to its members as appropriate.  

ByLaws

TTGVA ByLaws explain how we adapt some of the FIVB Volleyball rules to best support our local conditions, the conduct of our social competitions and the interests of our members.

Player responsibilities and general conditions of play have been incorporated into the TTGVA Bylaws, developed in-conjunction with the FIVB International Volleyball rules, to provide the rules and guidelines that TTGVA wishes to promote within its Volleyball competitions.

Any Bylaws changes are notified to members prior to implementation but its the member's responsibility to be familiar and up-to-date with the latest Bylaws and any local TTGVA conditions when may have been applied when participating in our local competitions. View Bylaws


Codes Of Conduct

TTGVA Codes of Conduct explains how we expect all of our members along with any associated persons known to those members to act whilst under or within the boundaries of responsibilities of the Association.

It is the responsibility of every member to be aware and abide by our "Codes of Conduct", covering TTGVA and its Officials, other Teams, other Members and other people (not necessarily part of TTGVA) in any activities associated or organised within TTGVA.

It is the responsibility of the nominated captain to ensure good sportsmanship and the general conduct of his/her players on and off the court and that its members abide by these "Codes of Conduct". View Codes of Conduct


Policies

Child Protection explains our responsibilities to Child Protection.


Bullying explains our responsibilities to Bullying.


Social Media Policy explains your responsibilities to TTGVA when using social media.

It is the responsibility of every member to be aware and abide by our policies:

* Child Protection View Child Protection
* Bullying View Bullying Guidelines
* Social Media Policy View Social Media Policy


Competitions

Generally we operate two series of COMPETITIONS, one on a Tuesday Evening and the other on a Wednesday Evening. From time to time, we operate other competitions (i.e. Highschool U19).

Each competition is generally 15-18 weeks in duration with the last two weeks used to play finals, avoiding clashes with public and school holidays where possible.

When competitions are programmed to be back-to-back, we refer to them as being seasonal, with typically 3 SEASONS per year.)

Divisions

Within each COMPETITION, TEAMS are allocated into equivalent skill levels groups, graded from A (Experienced) through to D (Begineer). Each group is assigned an unique DIVISION name, along with its specific allocated GRADE (A-D).

PLAYERS (of a TEAM) allocated to a DIVISION, will be considered to have been personally graded to that of the DIVISION after playing 5 MATCHES within that DIVISION.

 


Teams

Teams are typically made up of 6 or more players. Each team has a nominated "Captain", who is responsible to ensure that all team fees are paid prior to the start of the first game each week. The Captain shoudl also ensure all team members are aware and abide by the TTVGA rules and bylaws.

Its the responsbility of each player within a team to monitor the TTGVA web site for the details of their matches (time and court)  each week. Each team player must also ensure that they pay their respective game fees to the Captain before the start of each match so they can be forwarded to the office prior to the start of the first game. Delays will result is late start of games and penalties if necessary.

Matches

Match duration is 50 minutes with a 10 minute warm up. Multiple games are played within this timed period, with the first starting promptly after the warm up period. All members of the team should be ready to play at the beginning of the first game.

 

Our social competition substitution rules, whilst based on the International Volleyball rules, have been extended and are defined within the TTGVA Bylaws.


Scoring

For non-final rounds, matches are all time limited. Premiership points are achieved upon the result of each match. Typically, each game is scored as being first to 25, leading by 2. To win the game in play at the end of the timed period the score must have reached at least 15 points and the wiining team must lead by 2. If no team reaches 15, then the last game is ignored.

Finals scoring is typically best of 5 games (i.e. not timed) with first to 25, leading by 2. However, the 5th game (if required) is first to 15, leading by 2.

For more details, View Bylaws

No SHOW

If a team fails to present (at least 5 or 6 players) at the start of their designated match, fines and loss of premiership points will be applied.

If a team decides not to show, then forfeits will be applied regardless of when the team notifies the TTGVA Arena Manager.

If a team is short of players for a particular week, the Team Captain should contact the TTGVA Arena Manager as soon as possible letting them know of the situation, so alternatives may be determined. In mpst situations, fines will also be applied.

For details of all fines and forfeits, View Bylaws


REGISTRATION

All players are asked to provide registration details by their second match.

A player is deemed to have played if their name appears on the team sheet.

UNIFORMS

All players must be in the team approved uniform for their fourth match with that team.

Tops are to be of the same main colour or style (minor variations are acceptable) with a number (1-99) attached.

Shorts/Skirts/Track Pants should be of the same main colour.

MATCH FEES

Match Fees must be paid to the Arena Manager prior to the start of the match.

Teams who are more than one week in arrears will not be permitted to play until outstanding monies are paid.

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PLAYER GRADING

TTGVA incoporates its own Player grading system to help establish the skill sets required within each of its Teams and to help promote fair and balanced competition between the Teams within a specific Division.

Within a TTGVA Competition, each Division is allocated a specific Grade at the start of each season. Teams registered in that Division automatically inherit that Division's allocated grading.

During a Competition, each TTGVA Member is assigned a "Player Grading" that reflects the highest grading of any of the Teams they have qualified to play in within that Competition.

Rules apply if a TTGVA Member's Player Grade becomes higher than the grading of any Team in which they play.

View Bylaws

CLEARANCES

Once a TTGVA Member's name appears on a specific Team's TeamSheet and they play in a game for that Team, they are automatically assigned as being a Player for that Team.

If that Member then no longer wants to play for that Team and decides to play in another Team within the same Division, they must seek a Clearance from original Team BEFORE they are allowed to play in the new Team.

A TTGVA Member is only allowed a maximum of only 2 Clearance requests per Season.

FORFEITS & FINES

Forfeits and Fines can apply if you do not follow our rules. These can be applied for multiple reasons and are all outlined within our BYLAWS.

Its the responsibility of each TTGVA Member to be aware of these limitations and consequences.

View Bylaws


Team Nomination Fees

Team Nomination forms for the upcoming season are generally made available approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of finals. If you have any queries please contact the Arena Manager.


Request A Nomination

Player Membership Fees are incorporated under a single Team Nomination fee. Therefore a team pays only a single team Nomination fee regardless of the number of players who play for that team. Team Nomination fees are non-refundable.

All Fees are determined and set at the start of each season and are included on the Team Nomination form. If you have any queries please contact the Arena Manager.

Weekly Team Fee (6-a-side)         $42 per match (typically 3 games)
Team Nomination Fee                  $60 per season - paid prior to season commencing.
Late Nomination Fee                    $10 extra