Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. The complete rules are extensive, but simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.
The flying Libero
Games will be played according to the rules of the INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION (FIVB).
Therefore the use of the FREE shall be permitted.
Games will be refereed by federal referees who are members of the ITALIAN VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION (FIPAV).
A warm-up period of at least three minutes will be allowed before each competition.
Games will consist of a single set to 25 points, with a change of side when either side reaches thirteen points. In the case of a score of 24 all, a two-point margin must be achieved to win.
In every match, each team will be allowed two time-outs of 30 seconds and three linked substitutions (a substitutes b, ➔ b must return as a substitute for a). The number of substitutions cannot exceed 6 in total.
Games will be played using Mikasa MVA 200 balls.
Preliminary stage: 4 rounds involving 4 teams (6 games in every round)
+ 1 round involving 5 teams (10 games)
Allocation of points and ranking in the qualifying round:
For every game won by a margin of more than 2 points the winning team will receive 3 points with the losing team receiving no points.
For every game won by a margin of 2 points the winning team will receive 2 points with the losing team receiving 1 point.
In the case of teams finishing with the same number of points at the end of the qualifying round, the following criteria will apply when deciding the ranking:
direct play off
point difference (points won - points conceded) over the three games of the round
total number of points won
Intermediary Knockout stage:
The first three teams from each round + the best team from the five teams finishing in 4th position in their respective groups will qualify for the intermediary round.
The best team from the five 4th place teams, and the ranking of the five 4th place teams, will be decided using the following criteria:
less number of games lost in the qualifying stage
point difference (points won - points conceded) in the three games of the qualifying stage.
total number of points won in the three games of the qualifying stage
The 16 qualifying teams will play each other in the intermediary knockout stage.
The 8 winning teams will contest the finals using a tennis draw format in order to decide 1st to 8th place.
The 8 losing teams, according to a parallel table will play their final games to decide 9th to 16th place.
The 5 teams who do not qualify for the intermediate knockout stage, will play against each other (round-robin) in order to decide 17th to 21st place.
Following a table tennis format starting from the quarter-final stage, passing through the semi-finals, 1st to 8th place will be decided (for the 8 winning teams of the knockout stage), and from 9th to 16th place for the losing teams from the knockout stage.
Tournament Schedule & Competition Board
Palazzo dello sport di Cagno: Via Brella 1, 22070 Cagno CO
Palazzo dello sport di Malnate: Via Gasparotto 10, 21046 Malnate VA