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Section 190 – Volleyball Qualifications

Athletic By-Laws
Sections 130-198

  1. ISSUANCE OF EQUIPMENT.  Dates for issuing equipment before the season begins is indicated on the CURRENT TAPPS CALENDAR.
    • Starting date for volleyball practice is shown on the CURRENT TAPPS CALENDAR.
    • First day for volleyball interschool scrimmages and matches are shown on the CURRENT TAPPS CALENDAR.
    • No team shall compete in more than
      • three (3) individual tour­naments,
      • plus 24 matches in a season, up to and including the last date for certifying district champions.
    • Schools may substitute
      • two (2) matches for each tournament dropped
      • or-add an additional tournament for each 2 dropped games. These changes should be clearly noted on the school’s official schedule.
    • Games after district certification
      • No VARSITY matches may be scheduled or played after the certification date, except by teams who are in the play-offs.
      • No additional matches may be played by a team once it has been eliminated from the playoffs.
      • No SUB-VARSITY matches can be scheduled or played after the district certification date.
    • All District matches must be played
    • All District games count as varsity matches on the schedule.
    • No game is to be scheduled on Sunday.
    • Those students who play on both the JV and Varsity may play in no more than 3 tournaments plus a total of 30 matches (Varsity and JV matches combined).
    • A district tournament or district play-off does not count as one of the three allowable tour­naments.
    • Teams in the play offs are allowed one practice match between each round of the play offs.  These games do not count toward the total matches allowed.           
    • A varsity starter shall not play on a junior varsity team unless the opposing coach gives his permission, and there are not enough junior varsity players to begin the contest.  Under no circumstances should a varsity starter be allowed to play when there are junior varsity player(s) on the bench
    • Schedules should be input into TAPPSter prior to the first interscholastic contest and should be updated as changes occur.
    • Rosters should be input into TAPPSter prior to the first district contest and updated as changes occur.

Teams shall qualify for the play-offs according to Section 141 The district president shall certify the district champion and other play-off qualifiers to the TAPPS office by the deadline shown on the current year’s TAPPS calendar.