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Age Category RulesSuper "Event" GuidelinesRegional Championship GuidelinesProvincial Championship Guidelines
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Birth YearLTAD Development StageLevel ("A" or "AA")Level Switch RequestLevel Switch EligibilityLevel Switch RankingsNet HeightFair Play RuleMatch Roster SizeLiberoSubstitutionsTripleball FormatServe Receive2016 Net & Centre Line RuleQuick Substutution RuleCourt SizeMinor Offciating FormatRankingsMinimum # of MatchesEqually WeightedFormatRankingsMinimum # of MatchesLevelsFormatRankingsDivision BerthsDivision SubstitionsDivision FormatMinimum # of MatchesLevelsAdditional Notes
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Athlete Ranking Points
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Level Recommendations
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12U GirlsSeptember 2007-December 2008Training to Train"A" onlyn/an/an/a2.15myes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no12 unlimitedyesReceiving the serve or toss with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes8m depth x 9m widthMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Re-Pool; Pool Play (teams will be serpentined across all pools), Re-Pool (modified power pools based on pool play results).Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.n/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDCDivision 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-12 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/a
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13U GirlsSeptember 2006-December 2007Training to Train"A" (Developmental) and "AA" (Competitive); self declared as per Level Recommendations. The RDC reserves the right to move teams that are registered in an inappropriate Level.One request per season. Request must be made by 9:00pm on the Monday following the team's first event.Moving from "A" to "AA" - only teams that finish in the top 2 of an "A" Level event. Moving from "AA" to "A" - any team.n/a2.15myes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no"A" - 12 unlimited; "AA" - 12 limitedyesReceiving the serve or toss with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Re-Pool; Pool Play (teams will be serpentined across all pools), Re-Pool (modified power pools based on pool play results).Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.CombinedPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDC. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5CombinedLevels may be combined if numbers require.
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14U GirlsSeptember 2005-December 2006Training to Train"A" (Developmental) and "AA" (Competitive); self declared as per Level Recommendations. The RDC reserves the right to move teams that are registered in an inappropriate Level.One request per season. Request must be made by 9:00pm on the Monday following the team's first event.Moving from "A" to "AA" - only teams that finish in the top 2 of an "A" Level event. Moving from "AA" to "A" - any team.Moving from "A" to AA" - 1st in "A" = 17th in "AA", 2nd in "A" = 21st in "AA". Moving from "AA" to "A" = 1st in "A" (or sequential order based on finish if there are multiple teams. 2.15yes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no"A" - 12 unlimited; "AA" - 12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools). Teams will be serpentined across all pools. Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.CombinedPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDC. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5CombinedLevels may be combined if numbers require.
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15U GirlsSeptember 2004-December 2005Training to Train"A" (Developmental) and "AA" (Competitive); self declared as per Level Recommendations. The RDC reserves the right to move teams that are registered in an inappropriate Level.One request per season. Request must be made by 9:00pm on the Monday following the team's first event.Moving from "A" to "AA" - only teams that finish in the top 2 of an "A" Level event. Moving from "AA" to "A" - any team.Moving from "A" to AA" - 1st in "A" = 17th in "AA", 2nd in "A" = 21st in "AA". Moving from "AA" to "A" = 1st in "A" (or sequential order based on finish if there are multiple teams. 2.20no"A" - 15 max; "AA" - 12 max

note: the 12 or 15 athletes may change from match to match.
no"A" - 12 unlimited; "AA" - 12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Officials for assigned matches (Pool Play) and each of their own matches (Playoffs).Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools). Teams will be serpentined across all pools. Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Series results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools; non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Series results).Teams must attend at least 2 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. "AA" Level teams will be ranked ahead of "A" Level teams. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5CombinedLevels may be combined if numbers require.
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16U GirlsSeptember 2003-December 2004Learning to CompeteTeams ranked 1-24 by the Athlete Ranking System will be allocated into the "AA" Level. All remaining teams will be allocated to the "A" Level.One request per season. Request must be made by 9:00pm on the Monday following the team's first event.Moving from "A" to "AA" - only teams that finish in the top 2 of an "A" Level event. Moving from "AA" to "A" - any team.Moving from "A" to AA" - 1st in "A" = number of teams in the "AA" +1, 2nd in "A" = number of teams in the "AA" +2. Moving from "AA" to "A" = 1st in "A" (or sequential order based on finish if there are multiple teams. 2.24no"A" - 15 max; "AA" - 12 max

note: the 12 or 15 athletes may change from match to match.
yes"A" - 12 unlimited; "AA" - 6 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Officials for assigned matches (Pool Play) and each of their own matches (Playoffs).Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs. First Event (open, no power pools; teams will be serpentined across all pools). Second & Third Event (4-12 teams: modified power pools; teams will be serpentined within the power pools, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Fourth Event (8 teams: true power pool; teams ranked 1-4 will be in the first pool, teams ranked 5-8 will be in the second pool, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.First Event - Athlete Ranking System. Subsequent Events - Super Series results. Teams that do not attend the first event will be ranked as best as possible by the Athlete Ranking System. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs. Division 1 - true power pools (top 8 teams), remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools. Subsequent Divisions - open (no power pools), teams will be serpentined across all pools. Non traditional playoff brackets may be used.Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 3 Super Series results). All ties in rankings are decided based on the highest finish from the last event, second last event, and so on. If both teams are still tied, results from the last event both teams participated in will be applied in the following order; final placement, matches for and against, sets for and against, points for and against. If teams did not participate in the same event, the result from their last event will be used.Teams must attend at least 3 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. Teams from remote areas may apply for an exemption to compete in Division 1 if only 2 Super Series are attended (they will be ranked on their top 2 Super Series results). "AA" Level teams will be ranked ahead of "A" Level teams. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (6 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5CombinedLevels may be combined if numbers require.
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17U GirlsSeptember 2002-December 2003Learning to CompeteTeams ranked 1-24 by the Athlete Ranking System will be allocated into the "AA" Level. All remaining teams will be allocated to the "A" Level.One request per season. Request must be made by 9:00pm on the Monday following the team's first event.Moving from "A" to "AA" - only teams that finish in the top 2 of an "A" Level event. Moving from "AA" to "A" - any team.Moving from "A" to AA" - 1st in "A" = number of teams in the "AA" +1, 2nd in "A" = number of teams in the "AA" +2. Moving from "AA" to "A" = 1st in "A" (or sequential order based on finish if there are multiple teams. 2.24no"A" - 15 max; "AA" - 12 max

note: the 12 or 15 athletes may change from match to match.
yes"A" - 12 unlimited; "AA" - 6 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs. First & Second Event (4-12 teams: modified power pools; teams will be serpentined within the power pools, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Third Event (8 teams that must have competed in one of the first 2 Super Series: true power pool; teams ranked 1-4 will be in the first pool, teams ranked 5-8 will be in the second pool, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.First Event - Athlete Ranking System. Subsequent Events - Super Series results. Teams that do not attend the first event will be ranked as best as possible by the Athlete Ranking System. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs. Division 1 - true power pools (top 8 teams), remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools. Subsequent Divisions - open (no power pools), teams will be serpentined across all pools. Non traditional playoff brackets may be used.Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Series results). Teams are ranked on their final placement results at Super Series, regardless of their age category. All ties in rankings are decided based on the highest finish from the last event, second last event, and so on. If both teams are still tied, results from the last event both teams participated in will be applied in the following order; final placement, matches for and against, sets for and against, points for and against. If teams did not participate in the same event, the result from their last event will be used.Teams must attend at least 2 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. Teams from remote areas may apply for an exemption to compete in Division 1 if only 1 Super Series is attended (they will be ranked on their 1 Super Series result). "AA" Level teams will be ranked ahead of "A" Level teams. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (6 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (12 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5CombinedLevels may be combined if numbers require.
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18U GirlsSeptember 2001-December 2002.
* Athletes born in Jan-Aug of 2001 currently attending grade 12 may apply for an exemption that will allow them to participate in VBC and VC events.
"A" - 15 max; "AA" - 12 max

note: the 12 or 15 athletes may change from match to match.
Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs. Division 1 - true power pools (top 8 teams), remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools. Subsequent Divisions - open (no power pools), teams will be serpentined across all pools. Non traditional playoff brackets may be used.Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Series results). Teams are ranked on their final placement results at Super Series, regardless of their age category. All ties in rankings are decided based on the highest finish from the last event, second last event, and so on. If both teams are still tied, results from the last event both teams participated in will be applied in the following order; final placement, matches for and against, sets for and against, points for and against. If teams did not participate in the same event, the result from their last event will be used.Teams must attend at least 2 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. Teams from remote areas may apply for an exemption to compete in Division 1 if only 1 Super Series is attended (they will be ranked on their 1 Super Series result). "AA" Level teams will be ranked ahead of "A" Level teams. Some Divisions may include teams from both "A" and "AA" Levels.Division 1 (6 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (12 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5Combined
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12U BoysSeptember 2007-December 2008Training to Train"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.20yes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no12 limitedyesReceiving the serve or toss with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes8m depth x 9m widthMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Re-Pool; Pool Play (teams will be serpentined across all pools), Re-Pool (modified power pools based on pool play results).Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.n/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDCDivision 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-12 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/aAge categories may be combined if numbers require.
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13U BoysSeptember 2006-December 2007Training to Train"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.20yes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools). Teams will be serpentined across all pools. Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.n/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDCDivision 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/aVolleyball Canada mandates that teams in the 13U age category do not specialize. Coaches are required to assign court position 1, 2 or 3 as the designated setting position prior to each set. Volleyball BC will continue to have the 13U boys age category compete under the 14U boys age category competition guidelines until numbers do not require.
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14U BoysSeptember 2005-December 2006Training to Train"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.20yes12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is not permitted, regardless of the quality of contact.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools). Teams will be serpentined across all pools. Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesPool Play & Elimination PlayoffsBased off of previous Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.One Day Event = 3 matches; two Day Event = 5 matches.n/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Regional Championship results; Teams that do not attend Regional Championships will be placed in the lowest Division.Allocated by the RDCDivision 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/a
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15U BoysSeptember 2004-December 2005Training to Train"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.35no12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
no12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for assigned matches (Pool Play) and each of their own matches (Playoffs).Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs (open, no power pools). Teams will be serpentined across all pools. Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.Previous Provincial Championship Results, Super Spike results and RDC Recommendations. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs (non traditional playoff brackets may be used).Based off of Super Volley results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Volley results).Teams must attend at least 2 Super Volleys to be eligible for Division 1.Division 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/a
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16U BoysSeptember 2003-December 2004Training to Train"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.35no12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
yes12 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for assigned matches (Pool Play) and each of their own matches (Playoffs).Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs. First Event (open, no power pools; teams will be serpentined across all pools). Second Event (4-12 teams: modified power pools; teams will be serpentined within the power pools, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Third Event (8 teams: true power pool; teams ranked 1-4 will be in the first pool, teams ranked 5-8 will be in the second pool, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.First Event - Athlete Ranking System. Subsequent Events - Super Series results. Teams that do not attend the first event will be ranked as best as possible by the Athlete Ranking System. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs. Division 1 - true power pools (top 8 teams), remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools. Subsequent Divisions - open (no power pools), teams will be serpentined across all pools. Non traditional playoff brackets may be used.Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Series results). All ties in rankings are decided based on the highest finish from the last event, second last event, and so on. If both teams are still tied, results from the last event both teams participated in will be applied in the following order; final placement, matches for and against, sets for and against, points for and against. If teams did not participate in the same event, the result from their last event will be used.Teams must attend at least 2 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. Teams from remote areas may apply for an exemption to compete in Division 1 if only 1 Super Series is attended (they will be ranked on their 1 Super Series result).Division 1 (12 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/a
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17/18U Boys17U - September 2002-December 2003.
18U - September 2001-December 2002.
* Athletes born in Jan-Aug of 2001 currently attending grade 12 may apply for an exemption that will allow them to participate in VBC and VC events.
Learning to Compete"AA" onlyn/an/an/a2.43no12 max

note: the 12 athletes may change from match to match.
yes6 limitednoReceiving the serve with an overhand motion using the fingers (volleying/setting the serve) is permitted.yesyes9m x 9mMust provide Minor Officials for each of their own matches.Pool Play & Elimination Playoffs. First Event (open, no power pools; teams will be serpentined across all pools). Second Event (4-12 teams: modified power pools; teams will be serpentined within the power pools, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Third Event (8 teams: true power pool; teams ranked 1-4 will be in the first pool, teams ranked 5-8 will be in the second pool, remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools). Playoff draw will be based off of the number of teams in the event.First Event - Athlete Ranking System. Subsequent Events - Super Series results. Teams that do not attend the first event will be ranked as best as possible by the Athlete Ranking System. Geographical consideration will be taken when ranking teams into pools.5yesn/an/an/an/aPool Play & Elimination Playoffs. Division 1 - true power pools (top 8 teams), remaining teams will be serpentined across remaining pools. Subsequent Divisions - open (no power pools), teams will be serpentined across all pools. Non traditional playoff brackets may be used.Based off of Super Series results (teams are ranked based on the average of their team's top 2 Super Series results). All ties in rankings are decided based on the highest finish from the last event, second last event, and so on. If both teams are still tied, results from the last event both teams participated in will be applied in the following order; final placement, matches for and against, sets for and against, points for and against. If teams did not participate in the same event, the result from their last event will be used.Teams must attend at least 2 Super Series to be eligible for Division 1. Teams from remote areas may apply for an exemption to compete in Division 1 if only 1 Super Series is attended (they will be ranked on their 1 Super Series result).Division 1 (6 limited); Subsequent Divisions (12 unlimited).Division 1 (8-16 teams); All other Divisions (8-16 teams).5n/a
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