Newsletters

4th Edition
published on March 10, 2016

By tonight, most of you will have played your first matches after we hosted the first matches of the season this past Tuesday at James Irwin. Hosts, please do your best to have your gym available an hour ahead of time (5:00) whenever possible. This will allow teams to arrive early and be ready to play at 6:00, especially when we start have some teams travel between the North and South sites. If you’re not sure of what’s needed, please refer to the Hosting How To Manual on the Forms page of the website or feel free to contact myself or Scott Nugent if you still have any questions. Also, try to make sure that you get each coaches two nominations for All State teams before they leave your gym and include them on the match summary sheet that gets sent to Scott Nugent at vballcoachnuge@gmail.com. Everyone, please try to make sure you have enough people trained (either players, coaches, spouses or parents) that can take care of the two line judges, scoresheet, clock operator and libero tracker if at least one of the teams is using a libero. Some schools may have someone to help train your people like my wife did for one of the schools at our gym Tuesday night, but it’s always easier to have the teams come prepared to handle those responsibilities during the match you don’t play each night. On rare occasions, one team is asked to cover two courts if there are only 4 or 5 teams assigned to play that night on two different courts. I know both schedulers are working on more of the schedule for both divisions, so keep an eye out on the website as more of the schedule is posted. Don’t forget about using MaxPreps for the boys’ season this year!! If you haven’t received an email about your login information please let me know or contact Gerry Valerio at gerry.valerio@cbsinteractive.com and we’ll make sure you’re set. Several of you have already put in your rosters and currently scheduled games, but many have not logged on yet. MaxPreps is something that you need to do in addition to submitting scores on the website and to Scott, but the publicity it can give your boys is well worth it. Some of you may see matches on your MaxPreps page that I may be putting in when I don’t see them listed, but normally you have to put your schedule in on your own and then put in scores and stats after your match. There are some apps out there that let you upload the stats without having to put them in by hand that speeds up that process quite a bit. Again, feel free to ask if you have questions there.
We’ve updated a lot of the information on the website, www.cbhsva.net, but I’m still working with our webmaster to get all the new contacts updated as well. If you can’t find the right person to contact, especially when you’re hosting matches, please don’t hesitate to ask me, and I’ll provide their contact information to you.
We are still looking at places that would be interested in hosting either the Paul Hastings Tournament on Saturday, April 16, or the State Finals on Saturday, May 14, please email me the detailed information asked for on the Hosting form. We’d like to make a decision early for where we’ll host State this year as well as the Paul Hastings tournament which will here in just under 6 weeks. Be sure to includes how much seating you have available, rental/custodial costs, # of courts, space around court for jump serving, and any other pertinent information.
This past week, Scott and I got a chance to meet with the new Director of Sport Development for Men’s Volleyball with USA Volleyball about how he could be of help to our organization. His name is Brendan Ledwith, and he’s eager to do what he can to help promote and grow boys volleyball here in Colorado. He’s only been in town a little over a week, but he came out to our matches Tuesday and plans on going to as many different sites and offer whatever help he can for your programs. We are looking at setting up some players and coaches clinics beginning sometime next month that he or his staff at USAV would run at our gyms. I have a couple schools that are already interested in hosting one of the these, and if you would like to be considered to host a clinic, please let me know and I’ll work with Brendan on getting around to as many different gyms as we can for these. I think he’s going to be a great addition to USAV to help promote the CBHSVA in Colorado!
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any Board member – our contact info is below.
Please take the time to read though this email & share with all interested in the CBHSVA this season, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you,
Mike Prusinowski mike.prusinowski@jamesirwin.org
President, CBHSVA

2016 Rules and Modifications
published on March 7, 2016

NEW:  The eligibility rule for where a student can play has been slightly modified to read: If an athlete’s school hosts a team, he must play on that team.  If his school does not host a team, 1) he can play for the nearest school district team accepting outside players; 2) the school accepting outside players nearest to his house; or 3) the nearest school accepting outside players near to his home school.  He cannot bypass a school based on 5A or 3A status.  A 5th year senior who is a full time student may play in the CBHSVA without a hardship case being made.  A senior who doesn’t make a 5A school’s varsity-A team, may play on the JV-B team, even if the B team is in the 3A division.  “Practice players” are only allowed in practices if they are on the roster and paid the insurance fee.


 
2015/2016 National Federation HS Volleyball Rules Revisions - from Bill Cavanaugh (Thank you, Bill!):
 
Note: *16 thru *28 are rule modifications for the Boys Program (updated for 2016)

Call NFHS (317.972.6900) for the most current VB Rule Book.

1.      Pre-match Conference - The 'head coach' must attend, along with a captain from each team.


2.     Officials will now be referred to as the R1 (up) and R2 (down).


3.     Line judges are required to use flags.


4.     The match is administered by two line judges, timer, scorer & assistant scorer (Libero tracker).


a.     Note - It is the responsibility of the team coach or advocate to properly train these support people. The referees 'do not' have the necessary time to train, because of all their pre-match duties.

5.     During the team warm-up period, everyone conducting the activities should be properly attired for the duties required. Unsafe footwear (bare feet, flip-flops) or electronics (cell phone, I-Pods) exposes them to injury risk. The school administrator & coach are responsible for all players & non-players on the floor.


6.     Players wearing jewelry or hats during warm-ups will result in the referee asking the coach to have it removed 'immediately'. If the jewelry/hats are not removed, a yellow card will be issued to the player prior to the start of the set. A guard, cast or brace are 'not' allowed on the hand, finger, wrist or forearm, even if they are covered with soft padding.


7.     The host team must provide the line-up, match summary, score keeping & Libero tracking sheets.


8.     Sportsmanship is encouraged. If fans cheering shifts to taunting, ridiculing or demeaning others, it is not acceptable.


9.     Multiple subs prior to the start of the set are allowed & are recorded as a regular sub.


10.  The Libero 'may' serve in one position in the serving order.


11.  Hand Sequence Change - The R1 will indicate the result of the rally (point or replay), followed by the fault signal.


12.  At the end of the set the R1 will direct the teams to their 'new' bench. They immediately change sides by going counter-clockwise around the pole to their respective side. When a deciding set is necessary the R1 will direct the teams to their 'current' bench to wait for the outcome of the coin toss. At the end of the match the teams are released, without going to the end lines. The R1 motions the players to come directly to the net to shake hands.


13.  The R2 must initial the score sheet after each set and at the end of the match.


14.  Use of electronic devices is permitted during the match, but not to review a referee’s decisions or for direct communication with a player on the court.


15.  A special time out may be granted when a team has an injured player, when there are no time outs remaining and no subs available. The safety of the injured player is very important so there is no time limit for this special timeout.


16.  *Warm-ups will total 12 minutes (6 minutes visitor/6 minutes home). Shared hitting or serving are ‘not’ allowed. Due to safety concerns, serving only takes place during each team’s warm-up.


17.  *A match is the best 2 of 3 sets, with no caps. Sets 1 & 2 are played to 25 points & if 'necessary', the 3rd set will be played to 15 points. Note - the term 'game' is now called 'set’.


18.  *During the Regular Season, a team can start with 5 players & use the 'Ghost'. The team using the 'Ghost' player loses the serve for the open ghost position & can only have two front row players when the ghost position rotates to the front row. For the Post Season, a team must start with 6 players.


19.  *Jersey's 'must' be numbered on the front & back, 0-99.


20.  *Players may 'not' play in a CBHSVA match without a number on the front & back of their jersey. The number 'does not' have to be centered. No tape or duplicate numbers are allowed 'No' waiver to this rule will be allowed.


21.  * Balls: Pro Touch balls are used for the state finals (provided by CBHSVA).  For other matches, it should be an NFHS approved volleyball either all white or 3 colors (maximum and each panel must be a solid color).


22.  *If a school has more than one team, players can only play on one team each week and cannot change teams once playoffs begin.   During the season, a player can move up or down week to week (just like on a Varsity and JV team in other sports). 


23.  *“Practice players” are only allowed in practices if they are on the roster and have paid the insurance fee.


24.  *If a senior does not make a 5A “varsity-A” team, he may play on that school’s “JV-B” team, even if the team is in the 3A division.


25.  *A 5th year senior that is a full-time student in school may play for his school team without a hardship case being made.


26.  *It is recommended that the Referee stand be fastened to the net system for the safety of the official. The use of a rope or bungee cords is acceptable.


27.  *Both officials must complete the summary sheet & check that the match results are listed before payment can be issued.


28.  *Only 'CERTIFIED' CVOA/NFHS officials will be used for the Boys H/S League.

We’ve updated a lot of the information on the website, www.cbhsva.net, but I’m still working with our webmaster to get all the new contacts updated as well. If you can’t find the right person to contact, especially when you’re hosting matches, please don’t hesitate to ask me, and I’ll provide their contact information to you.
We are still looking at places that would be interested in hosting either the Paul Hastings Tournament on Saturday, April 16, or the State Finals on Saturday, May 14, please email me the detailed information asked for on the Hosting form. We’d like to make a decision early for where we’ll host State this year as well as the Paul Hastings tournament which will here in just under 6 weeks. Be sure to includes how much seating you have available, rental/custodial costs, # of courts, space around court for jump serving, and any other pertinent information.
This past week, Scott and I got a chance to meet with the new Director of Sport Development for Men’s Volleyball with USA Volleyball about how he could be of help to our organization. His name is Brendan Ledwith, and he’s eager to do what he can to help promote and grow boys volleyball here in Colorado. He’s only been in town a little over a week, but he came out to our matches Tuesday and plans on going to as many different sites and offer whatever help he can for your programs. We are looking at setting up some players and coaches clinics beginning sometime next month that he or his staff at USAV would run at our gyms. I have a couple schools that are already interested in hosting one of the these, and if you would like to be considered to host a clinic, please let me know and I’ll work with Brendan on getting around to as many different gyms as we can for these. I think he’s going to be a great addition to USAV to help promote the CBHSVA in Colorado!
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any Board member – our contact info is below.
Please take the time to read though this email & share with all interested in the CBHSVA this season, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you,
Mike Prusinowski mike.prusinowski@jamesirwin.org
President, CBHSVA

First Edition
published on January 26, 2015

Greetings. The season is fast approaching!
Below and attached is needed information which will soon be available via our website:
· Team Registration and Security Deposit Form – due 3/2
· Player and Coach Registration Form – due 3/2
· Medical Release Form – due 3/2
· Code of Conduct Form – due 3/2
· Hosting Form – due 3/2
· Match forms: Libero Tracking, Match Summary, Roster-n-Lineup, Scoring
· “Reasons to add Mens Volleyball on Your Campus”

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any Board member – our contact info is below.

Please reply to me with your name, school, and contact phone #. I am updating the contact list.

Please share with all interested in forming a team this season.

Thank you,
Mitzi Moran
President, CBHSVA
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2015 Season Calendar

NOTE: Weekly matches will held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Date Activity
2/16 - Please send notification email of intent to form a team(s) to Mitzi.
2/23 - 1st allowable day of tryouts/practice. Open gyms allowed prior to this date.
3/2 - DUE: Forms & payments (security deposit, team registration and fees; player and coach registration and fees; hosting forms).
3/9 - 1st week of competition
3/16 - 2nd week of competition
3/23 - 3rd week of competition
3/30 - 4th week of competition
4/6 - 5th week of competition
4/11 (Sat) - Paul Hastings Tournament
4/13 - 6th week of competition
4/20 - 7th week of competition
4/27 - 8th week of competition
5/2 - Regionals
5/9 (Sat) - State
Easter: 4/3 (Sunday)
ACT: April 28 and May 12 (Tuesdays)
SAT: April 18 (Sat)
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Interested in hosting weekly matches? Regionals? Paul Hastings? State? - see attached

Notes re: Paul Hastings and State:
· Paul Hastings needs 3-4 courts for 5A and 3A each (depends on # of teams).
· State needs 2 courts with room for jump-serving and crowd seating.
· Anticipated time frame is approximately 8a – 6p for both events.
· CBHSVA keeps all gate revenue; host keeps all concessions revenue.
· If interested, email Mitzi the following information:
o Location
o # of Courts (include approximate number of feet behind each end line for jump serving)
o # of spectator seats per court
o Time frame available
o Rental cost (if any)
o Ancillary expenses (custodial, etc) (if any)
o Parking charges (if any)
o Availability and cost for a trainer (CBHSVA can provide)
o Any other important information
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Rules and Modifications

NEW: 8th graders can play for a team in the 3A division; the medical release form must be signed by the athlete’s parents and on file with CBHSVA. This decision was made at the 2014 Annual Meeting; the intent is to promote boys volleyball and support interested young athletes.

2014/2015 National Federation HS Volleyball Rules Revisions - from Bill Cavanaugh (Thank you, Bill!):
Note: *16 thru *23 are rule modifications for the Boys Program
Call NFHS (317.972.6900) for the most current VB Rule Book.
1. Pre-match Conference - The 'head coach' must attend, along with a captain from each team.
2. Officials will now be referred to as the R1 (up) and R2 (down).
3. Line judges are required to use flags.
4. The match is administered by two line judges, timer, scorer & assistant scorer (Libero tracker).
a. Note - It is the responsibility of the team coach or advocate to properly train these support people. The referees 'do not' have the necessary time to train, because of all their pre-match duties.
5. During the team warm-up period, everyone conducting the activities should be properly attired for the duties required. Unsafe footwear (bare feet, flip-flops) or electronics (cell phone, I-Pods) exposes them to injury risk. The school administrator & coach are responsible for all players & non-players on the floor.
6. Players wearing jewelry or hats during warm-ups will result in the referee asking the coach to have it removed 'immediately'. If the jewelry/hats are not removed, a yellow card will be issued to the player prior to the start of the set. A guard, cast or brace are 'not' allowed on the hand, finger, wrist or forearm, even if they are covered with soft padding.
7. The host team must provide the line-up, match summary, score keeping & Libero tracking sheets.
8. Sportsmanship is encouraged. If fans cheering shifts to taunting, ridiculing or demeaning others, it is not acceptable.
9. Multiple subs prior to the start of the set are allowed & are recorded as a regular sub.
10. The Libero 'may' serve in one position in the serving order.
11. Hand Sequence Change - The R1 will indicate the result of the rally (point or replay), followed by the fault signal.
12. At the end of the set the R1 will direct the teams to their 'new' bench. They immediately change sides by going counter-clockwise around the pole to their respective side. When a deciding set is necessary the R1 will direct the teams to their 'current' bench to wait for the outcome of the coin toss. At the end of the match the teams are released, without going to the end lines. The R1 motions the players to come directly to the net to shake hands.
13. The R2 must initial the score sheet after each set and at the end of the match.
14. Use of electronic devices is permitted during the match, but not to review a referee’s decisions or for direct communication with a player on the court.
15. A special time out may be granted when a team has an injured player, when there are no time outs remaining and no subs available. The safety of the injured player is very important so there is no time limit for this special timeout.
16. *Warm-ups will total 12 minutes (6 minutes visitor/6 minutes home). Shared hitting or serving are ‘not’ allowed. Due to safety concerns, serving only takes place during each team’s warm-up.
17. *A match is the best 2 of 3 sets, with no caps. Sets 1 & 2 are played to 25 points & if 'necessary', the 3rd set will be played to 15 points. Note - the term 'game' is now called 'set'.
18. *During the Regular Season, a team can start with 5 players & use the 'Ghost'. The team using the 'Ghost' player loses the serve for the open ghost position & can only have two front row players when the ghost position rotates to the front row. For the Post Season, a team must start with 6 players.
19. *Jersey's 'must' be numbered on the front & back, 0-99.
20. *Players may 'not' play in a CBHSVA match without a number on the front & back of their jersey. The number 'does not' have to be centered. No tape or duplicate numbers are allowed 'No' waiver to this rule will be allowed.
21. *Multi-color volleyballs will be used, with a maximum combination of three colors & each panel must be a solid color. If both teams agree a white ball can be used.
22. *It is recommended that the Referee stand be fastened to the net system for the safety of the official. The use of a rope or bungee cords is acceptable.
23. *Both officials must complete the summary sheet & check that the match results are listed before payment can be issued.
24. *Only 'CERTIFIED' CVOA/NFHS officials will be used for the Boys H/S League.
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FAQ
Q: Is an athlete required to play for his home school? (the single most frequently asked question)
A: If an athlete’s school hosts a team, players must play on that team. If their school does not host a team, they can play for the school accepting outside players nearest to their home school or the school accepting outside players nearest to their house. Coaches - please verify your athletes are in compliance with this protocol. A key thing to note on this topic: the historic goal of CBHSVA is to provide a HIGH SCHOOL competitive volleyball experience for male students. It is not to run a mini-club season where athletes sign-up / tryout / align with club teams nor is it to “stack” teams. There is hope that boys with club experience will be leaders at their school, demonstrating a love of - and skill in - the game that draws other athletes to the sport. With boys volleyball in high schools throughout Colorado and a growing grassroots volume of athletes; is the dream of CHSAA sanctioning achievable?
ADDITIONAL INFO: If a student’s school does not form a team by 3/2/15 and that student follows the “nearest too” rule described above and commits to a team, that is his team for the season even if his home school forms a team post the 3/2 deadline.
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Gratitude and applause . . .

CBHSVA regularly fields 35 to 45 teams each year, giving hundreds of athletes the opportunity to grow and participate in competitive boys volleyball.

Thank you to…
- the dedicated and visionary volunteers who started CBHSVA and to those who have continued the program since 1997.
- the coaches and athletic directors who give many hours of service to ensure a quality program.
- to the athletes. Your drive, commitment, and sportsmanship are impressive; your energy is contagious.

Those interested in growing boys high school volleyball in Colorado, please contact Nancy Holmes @ bnholm@juno.com 719.590.1380.
As a founding member of CBHSVA, Nancy helped many teams develop over the years. Pick her brain – she has creative and proven ideas!
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2015 Board Members
Mitzi Moran, President: 970.405.6869 mmoran.sunrise@yahoo.com
Mike Prusinowski, Vice President / Tournament Chair: 719-258-0263 mike.prusinowski@jamesirwin.org
Scott Cull, Treasurer: 720.284.9667 trailrunnersc@hotmail.com
Ann Rhee, Scheduler: 303.667.0116 acsrhee@comcast.net
Scott Nugent, Secretary: 303-999-5223 vbcoachnuge@gmail.com
Nancy Holmes, 5A Representative: 719-590-1380 bnholm@juno.com
TBA, 3A Representative - TBD
Bill Cavanaugh, Officials Representative: 303-734-9922 BILL41CAVA@msn.com