Volleyball


DATES:
Outdoor: July 18-20, 2014
Indoor Juniors: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Indoor Adult: July 26-27, 2014
Competition days listed on the Complete Event Details

SITES:
Grass: Wright Park, Lincoln (View map- Alcohol is strictly prohibited at Wright Park.
Indoor Adult: Multiple Lincoln sites
Indoor Juniors: Multiple Lincoln sites
Sand: Spikes (2300 Judson St., Lincoln - View map)

SCHEDULES: Tournament brackets and schedules will be posted here the week of competition.

NOTE: There will be NO ADMISSION OR GATE CHARGE for spectators at this event.

DIVISIONS: View the Complete Event Details for a full list of events and divisions.

COMPETITION FORMAT:
Indoor - Round robin pools of 4 - 6 teams, followed by single elimination playoffs between the top teams in each pool.
Outdoor - Format for sand and grass play will be determined by the number of entries.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member (by parent/guardian, if a minor) before competition. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed and signed waiver is needed.

ROSTER UPDATES: If registered online, the head coach or team representative may edit the originally submitted roster online, free of charge. Free online roster changes will be available through the early registration deadline of June 30. Any substitutions or additions to the roster after July 1 must be made by completing the Roster Change Form and will include a $10 roster change fee. Roster updates for first weekend events must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15. Roster updates for second weekend events must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22.

RULES: USA Volleyball rules will apply. All teams will be scheduled to officiate during pool play and playoff matches. Teams must supply two referees, a scorekeeper, a scoreboard operator and two lines people. Please bring your own whistles.

UNIFORMS: Matching uniforms are encouraged, but not required. However, all players must wear a shirt or jersey with a permanent, readable number on front and back. Recommended size is 4 inches on front and 6 inches on back. Duplicate numbers are not allowed.

AWARDS: Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each event.


AGE GROUP DEFINITIONS

WOMEN AND COED 35 & OVER: These teams may have one male (co-ed only) and one female under 35 years of age. All remaining players must be 35 or older on or before July 26, 2014. Teams should enter in their appropriate division. If there are not sufficient teams entered in the 35 & Over events, they will be scheduled to compete in the normal Women and Coed events.

JUNIOR DIVISIONS: USA Volleyball age groups shall be used in the junior divisions.

18 & Under: Players who were born on or after September 1, 1995 or players who were born on or after September 1, 1993 and a high school student during some part of the current academic year.
17 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 1996
16 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 1997
15 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 1998
14 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 1999
13 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 2000
12 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 2001
10 & Under: Players born on or after September 1, 2003. This is a non-competitive event. The event is set up to give the players the opportunity to participate in a tournament setting with pool play, followed by one or two rounds of tournament play. All participants will receive the same commemorative medal.

NOTE: USA Volleyball and top recreation league teams should enter the power division in their appropriate class. The director may reclassify some teams as needed, and may combine or cancel events depending on the number of entries. The actual day each event is scheduled to play is tentative depending on the number of entries. Competition in each event should be completed in one day. Teams will be notified of dates, starting times and game sites at least one week before they are scheduled to play.


REGISTRATION FEES & DEADLINES

REGISTER BY JUNE 16 AND SAVE! If registered by Monday, June 16, the Volleyball entry fee is $24 per team member (includes $3 per player early entry discount). Between June 17 and June 30, the fee is $27 per team member.

FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, June 30. Some sports accept entries after June 30 with an additional fee. If not specifically stated in the sport information, please contact the NSC office at 402-471-2544 to see if your sport accepts late entries.

NOTE: Entry fee includes an athlete shirt, passes to SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies and a copy of the NSC Yearbook. In youth divisions, head coach will receive the athlete t-shirt and pass to the Opening Ceremonies free of charge. Assistant coaches must pay the entry fee to receive the shirt and pass. Yearbooks will not be shipped, but will be available at the Opening Ceremonies on July 18 and at the Nebraska Sports Council office during normal packet pickup dates/times.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.


OPENING CEREMONIES AT PINNACLE BANK ARENA!

In celebration of the Games’ 30th anniversary, the 2014 CSG Opening Ceremonies will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena (400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, Lincoln) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014. Registered athletes and coaches are admitted free of charge via the All-Star Pass included in participant packets. Admission for non-athletes is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 6-18, and free for kids five and under. Click here for more info.


ATHLETE PACKETS & TEAM BOXES

PACKET SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE: Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($7) or team box ($14). Athletes who do not select the shipping option may pick up their packets at the following locations/times:

NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL OFFICE (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln - View map)
July 16–17 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PINNACLE BANK ARENA (400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, Lincoln - View map)
Friday, July 18 | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

NEBRASKA SPORTS COUNCIL OFFICE (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln - View map)
Friday, July 25 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Packets WILL NOT be available for pick-up at the NSC office July 18-20.
Packets WILL NOT be available for pick up at the competition sites.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Volleyball Director Daryl Korinek at 402-435-3444 or Assistant Director Dave Sutko (Sand divisions) at 402-477-1175.

Online Registration/Web Site Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

 


 

SCHEDULING NOTE:

It is Cornhusker State Games policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With most teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.