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Volleyball with Heart

American Heart Association's Associate Board of Chicago

Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

Volleyball with Heart

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Registration for one person to play in the volleyball tournament.
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The American Heart Association’s Associate Board of Chicago’s (ABC) inaugural Volleyball with Heart Tournament will be held on Sunday, August 11th at North Avenue Beach beginning at 10am. This day of sand, sport and supporting the American Heart Association will be played coed, 6 on 6 in a rally scoring double elimination format. A complete list of tournament rules is outlined below.

Registration will be done at the individual level, but you and your friends can sign up as a team! To register as a team, please specify team name during the registration process. To register as an individual participant, specify “Individual” in the team name section. Individuals who register will be placed either on teams with other individuals or on an ABC member team. Registration for Volleyball with Heart will close on August 1, 2013.

Team prizes will be awarded to the overall tournament winner, most creative uniforms and most creative team name. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the event at the post-event social at Benchmark (1510 N Wells Street). Tournament will take place rain or shine.  In the event of cancellation due to events outside of our control, we will attempt to reschedule the tournament.  Refunds will not be honored and considered a donation to the American Heart Asssociation.

Team schedules, day of event information and further details will be emailed to participants by August 5, 2013. If you have any questions please reach out to Tracy Reynolds: tracyreynolds2@gmail.com

For more details visit: www.heart.org/abc

Thank you so much for your support for the inaugural Volleyball with Heart Tournament.

See you on the sand!


Volleyball with Heart Rules and Regulations


 •In order to participate, each participant must sign the waiver at registration.


•There will be ABC Members available to help with any questions regarding courts, rules and schedules. If you have any questions please ask.  


•There will be volunteer refs at each court to help with keeping score as well as questions regarding the rules. The ref at the court will have the final say in any dispute.


•The idea of this day is to have fun and to raise money for a great cause. Please keep this in mind throughout the day. You can still be competitive and maintain good sportsmanship at the same time. If there is any behavior that is unsportsmanlike that player will be asked to leave.  


•This will be a double elimination tournament. Each match will consist of 1 game using rally score (every point counts) up to 25 or highest score at the end of the 30 minute time limit. Ties will be decided by the next point. If your team is not on the court in at least 5 minutes after the start time it will be an automatic forfeit.


•The maximum number of players on the court is 6. There is no maximum to the number of players on your team. The minimum number of players is 5 and there are no gender requirements.


• A team earns service possession for the start of the first game by winning a Rock/Paper/Scissors.  


• Team members must rotate on the court and must remain in that position until the serve has been contacted. The player in the back right hand corner of the rotation will be designated to serve and continue to rotate clockwise.


LET SERVES - Serves that hit the net and go over the net to the opponents side will be "live" and are good serves provided they are played by the opposing team or they land in bounds.

THREE CONTACTS - Each team is allowed a maximum of 3 successive contacts of the ball in order to return the ball to the opponent's area. (Exception: In the action of blocking an attacking ball, the touch, or contact resulting from the block attempt does not constitute one of the three successive contacts).

ATTACKING THE NET- Only the three players that are in the front row of the rotation are allowed to attack the net. Violation of this rule would include any hitting or blocking that occurs above the plane of the net.

SIMULTANEOUS CONTACTS - When two non-blocking teammates touch the ball simultaneously, it is considered one contact, and any player may make the next contact. When two blocking teammates touch the ball simultaneously, it is not counted as a contact, and any player may make the next contact. -When two opponents simultaneously and instantaneously contact the ball over the net, the ball remains in play and the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three hits. If such a ball lands “out”, it is the fault of the team on the opposite side of the net from where the ball lands.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONTACT - The ball can contact any number of body parts down to, and including the foot, providing such contacts are simultaneous and the ball rebounds immediately and cleanly after such contact.

HELD BALL - The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held, lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown. The ball cannot roll or come to rest on any part of a player’s body. It can rebound in any direction.

HAND SETS - A contact of the ball using the fingers of one or two hands to direct the ball toward a teammate is a set. The ball must come into contact with both hands simultaneously and leave both hands simultaneously to avoid a double hit call. A player may set the ball over the net in front or behind them only in the direction in which their shoulders are squarely facing. Rotation of the ball after the set may indicate a held ball or multiple contacts during the set but in itself IS NOT A FAULT. Setting the serve is legal.

ATTACKING THE BALL OVER THE OPPONENT’S COURT- A player is not allowed to attack the ball on the opposite side of the net. If the ball is hit above the spiker’s side of the net and then the follow-through causes the spiker's hand and arm to cross the net without contacting an opponent or the net, the action does not constitute a fault.


• Blocking is the action close to the net which intercepts the ball coming from the opponents’ side by making contact with the ball before, during or after it crosses the net.

MULTIPLE CONTACTS - Multiple contacts of the ball by a player(s) participating in a block shall be legal provided it is during one attempt to intercept the ball. Multiple contacts of the ball during a block shall be not be counted as a contact, even though the ball may make multiple contacts with one or more players of the block.

PARTICIPATION AFTER A BLOCK - Any player participating in a block shall have the right to make the next contact, such contact counting as the first of three hits allowed the team.

BLOCKING A SERVE - Blocking or attacking a serve is prohibited.

BLOCKING A BALL ACROSS THE NET - Blocking of the ball across the net above the opponent's court shall be legal provided that such a block is: (1) After a player of the attacking team has spiked the ball, or, in the referee's judgment, intentionally directed the ball into the opponent's court, or has exhausted their third allowable hit. (2) After the opponents’ have hit the ball in such a manner that the ball would clearly cross the net if not touched by a player, provided no member of the attacking team is in a position to make a legal play on the ball (3) If the ball is falling near the net and no member of the attacking team could reasonably make a play on the ball.


PLAYER CONTACT WITH THE NET - No part of the body may touch the net at any time unless a ball or person driven into the net causes the contact. Player contact with the net in a manner not directly relating to or affecting the course of play is not a violation. Contact with hair or part of the uniform will not be considered a fault.

SIMULTANEOUS CONTACT BY OPPONENTS - If opponents contact the net simultaneously, it shall constitute a double fault and the point shall be played over.

INTERFERENCE - Beach volleyball allows any and all parts of the body to cross the center line as long as there is no interference with the opposing player.

Have questions about Volleyball with Heart? Contact American Heart Association's Associate Board of Chicago

When & Where

North Ave Beach
1600 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60613

Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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