Each week teams will compete in two-three, best of 3, matches (sets to 21 no cap, 3rd set to 15 no cap when needed).
Overall standings will be determined by:
1) Winning percentage of matches played
2) Lowest percentage of sets lost
3) Total points for - total points against
4) Most series sweeps
All leagues will play by the official 2020 SRA rules. CLICK HERE to see the full rules.
Schedules: All schedules will be posted by 11 pm two days prior to your first game. If they are not posted, they are a work in progress and will be soon.
Standings: League standings are updated as quickly as possible. If the score of a game has been recorded inaccurately, the team captain should contact the league coordinator within one week of the game in question. Concerns brought to the attention of the coordinator after the one week deadline are not guaranteed to be amended.
Facility Use: Players are expected to treat the facility with respect. Any player or team who causes Roundnet Alberta to get a complaint may be removed from the league and subject to a $100 fine
Players are expected to participate in Roundnet Alberta events in a respectful manner. We encourage competition, but this should not occur at the expense of others enjoying their experience. Roundnet Alberta reserves the right to remove players from a facility or league if they are involved with any of the following acts towards coordinators, facility staff, players or spectators:
Swearing directly at another player or the Coordinator.
Intentionally pushing, shoving or making physical contact with another player or Coordinator.
Instigating/retaliating in an altercation
Displaying disrespectful or threatening behaviour
If a player is ejected from a game due to unsportsmanlike play, they must vacate the facility immediately, inclusive of the parking lot.
Players may not miss more than two of eight weeks during league. If greater than two misses occur, the player will not be eligible for the final standings. If one player from a registered team of two is unable to make it, it is that team's responsibility to find a replacement sub. They are entitled to the use of a sub twice within the season, if more than that is needed the team will not be included in the final standings.
Players that are subbing for a team cannot be registered on any team that is playing in the same division on the same night. Players registered on a team that plays on a different night are able to sub.
Any teams that are having a difficult time finding a sub for their team should contact the league coordinator ASAP who will do their best to help find a sub for that team.
A default occurs when, at the scheduled game start time, a team has fewer than the minimum amount of required players and an official game cannot be played.
To determine how defaults are applied to late teams, please see below.
If a team is not at the facility at the start of the match, the team automatically defaults the first game.
The team then has 15 minutes to arrive at the facility to avoid defaulting the second game. If the team arrives within that time period, they can play the second and third game (time permitting), accepting a default loss for the first game.
If a team fails to arrive by 15 minutes past the match start time, the team will automatically default the second game, and therefore, default the entire match
Default scores will go in as 0-21 for each defaulted game.
The same rules apply to the second match.
If a team defaults an entire match a $10 default fee will be charged to the team. This fee will go directly to the team that was scheduled to play in that match but was unable due to the opposing team defaulting. This fee must be paid in full prior to being allowed to play in any other matches.
How to avoid defaults
Arrive on time for all scheduled games
If you know you will be away make sure to organize a sub for your team (Maximum twice in a season).
Contact the league coordinator well in advance and they will do their best to help
The league coordinator will consider and look at all defaults on a case by case basis. We do understand that there are extenuating circumstances and will do our best to work with everyone.
If the default fee has not been paid before the team’s next game the following will happen:
The score of that next game will be changed by the league coordinator to reflect a default loss. The opponents will receive the actual score of that game, not a default win.
This policy will apply each week until the default fee is paid. Scores will not be reverted back to the original result even after the fee has been paid.
Note: Following two consecutive weeks of having an unpaid default, the league coordinator reserves the right to remove a team from the schedule without a refund. At that time, the team will be blacklisted and will not be allowed to register for future Roundnet Alberta leagues and/or tournaments.
A text message will be sent out to all players no later than 5:00pm on game nights if games are going to be cancelled due to inclement weather. No message will be sent confirming games will continue. Be prepared to play in most conditions as games will only be cancelled in extreme circumstances.
If an evening is cancelled we will do our best to reschedule but with a limited amount of time available there is no guarantee of evenings being rescheduled.
If multiple league nights are cancelled due to inclement weather we will evaluate on a per case basis.
Extreme Weather Conditions
Thunder and Lightning
If you hear thunder (or see lightning), captains should make a decision to pause / delay the game and move off of the playfield to a safe location (vehicles)
Players need to wait 20-minutes to allow the thunder / lightning a chance to pass before calling the game off
If conditions become playable again within 20-minutes, the game should be resumed and played within the original booking time
If at least half the game was played, the score will stand
If less than half the game was played, the score will be entered as a tie.
Roundnet Alberta will call games ‘OFF’ anytime that the Air Quality Health Index is at or above a rating of 10 at the time the weather call / update is due to be made
At this level the Government of Canada encourages the general population to "reduce or re-schedule strenuous activities outdoors”
Roundnet Alberta understands that some players are more at-risk than others due to poor air quality, and encourages any player in the at-risk population to find a sub or contact the league coordinator for assistance on days where the index is at 7 or above
One-off extreme weather conditions (e.g. flooding)
Will be handled on a case by case basis
Roundnet Alberta will monitor the situation, making the best decision possible and communicate with the teams in a timely manner.
Teams/Individuals are expected to read the division descriptions and place themselves in the most appropriate division. If players are unsure of which division to register for, they are encouraged to contract the league coordinator for advice.
Divisions offered are based on the experience and skill level of a team - not on a team's competitive behavior.
Roundnet Alberta reserves the right to move any team up or down (regardless of where they registered) based on a team's past results.
Roundnet Alberta reserves the right to move any team between divisions based on total registration numbers.
If the league coordinator feels that a division has a clear skill discrepancy during the season, teams may be moved up or down a division mid-season.
Facilities & Equipment
Roudnet Alberta rents all facilities from private organizations. As tenants, players must respect the standards and rules of each facility:
Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited on or around the playing surfaces, or in the parking lots. Offending players are subject to the Facility fine policy, by-law fines from the City or removal from Leagues.
Public urination is illegal and players are expected to use the washroom facilities provided.
All public by-laws apply when using the playing surfaces; including, excessive noise or music, offensive language, littering, etc.
Be respectful to homeowners, community residents or anyone else who is sharing the courts or surrounding area.
Players are responsible for property damage they cause including surrounding houses, cars or property.
Any player who causes Roundnet Alberta to receive a complaint regarding a field rented by Roundnet Alberta will receive a $100 fine and may be ejected from the League.
All equipment will be provided and setup ahead of time. Games will be played on Spikeball Pro nets and serving markers provided when ever possible.
Cancellations & Refunds
In order to receive a refund for withdrawal from a league, a team must submit intent to withdraw in writing a minimum of 7 business days prior to the registration deadline. Submissions received after the deadline but prior to the start of league are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided after a league has started.
All refunds may be subject to a $5 or 5% whichever is higher administration fee.
If Roundnet Alberta needs to cancel a league for any reason teams will be contacted with as much notice as possible. Refunds will be provided to all teams. All refunds may be subject to a $5 or 5% whichever is higher administration fee.