* Changes made prior to 2003
^ Updated: April 2003
% Updated: April 2004
@ Updated: April 2005
& Updated: April 2006




as per NOSSA



& Midget
*Junior Tier One (Division I) and Tier Two (Division II)
*Senior Tier One (Division I) and Tier Two (Division II)



1. Junior and senior teams from one school are in the same division.

2. Schools shall declare whether they will have both junior and senior teams when asked by the convenor.

3. After the teams are declared, the convenor will draw up a tentative schedule (in consultation with the convenor of the boys' basketball schedule and the midget girls volleyball schedule) to be approved by the coaches at the pre-season meeting. After the pre-season meeting this final schedule will be given to the program leaders and principals by the coaches.

4. Teams will be seeded according to league results. The top 10 teams will make up tier one and the other teams will make up tier two. If a team does not have a senior team, that team will notify the convenor of the tier in which they wish to participate.

5. Seeding of teams for the following season shall be done as follows: the top two teams from tier two will replace the bottom two teams in tier one. The bottom 2 teams from tier one will then go to tier two. All other teams remain in the same tier. (Remember that the juniors follow the seniors). & Respecting the order of finish, and applying first to teams relegate to new divisions, a school may switch with another school, providing there is mutual consent. Irrespective of this or any other regulation, Division I will be maintained at ten entries.

*If teams are tied for a relegated position for Division II, a tie breaker match will be played at the school that did not have court advantage during the regular season.

6. The league schedule will start the first week of December and the play-offs will be completed one week prior to NOSSA.

7. *Triple headers will be used at schools that have Midget programs.


& 2006-2007 LEAGUE ENTRIES:

Butterworth Division (I)- Tier One

Klemp Division (II) - Tier Two









St Benedict

Bishop Carter


Sudbury Secondary


Macdonald Cartier




St Charles




Points for each match during the season are awarded on the basis of 2 for a win, 0 for a loss. These points are totalled to see who goes on to the play-offs.



**The winning team shall be responsible to call in the results to the SDSSAA results line immediately following the game, and to follow up with a fax or hand delivered copy of the official scoresheet to the convener on the next school day. In case of a tie, this responsibility shall be that of the home team.



The S.D.S.S.A.A. Girls' Volleyball (Junior and Senior) will adopt the following play-off structure.

All matches will be played at the home of the higher placed team. Best 3 of 5

*9 teams or less: Top four teams play-off

*10 teams or more: Top six teams play-off

Semi Finals

Quarter Finals

1 vs 4 = A

1st and 2nd - bye

2 vs 3 = B

3 vs 6 = A, 4 vs 5 = B


Semi finals

A vs B

1st vs B = C

2nd vs A = D


C vs D

& If the finals are to be played at Laurentian University, Cambrian College or Collège Boréal, the finals for Division I and II will be played on Saturday. The recommended times would be:
11am - Midget
1pm - Division II Junior
3pm - Division II Senior
5pm - Division I Junior
7pm - Division I Senior

& If these sites are not available, the final matches will be played in the home team of the top senior gym, providing that the gymnasium meets Volleyball Canada regulations (status quo). When the higher placed team's gym is not available or does not meet Volleyball Canada requirements, the first place senior finisher may choose a regulation size high school gym in which they wish to play the Championship Finals. If not possible, a site will be determined by the convener.

& The Head Official will assign certified Volleyball Canada officials as minor officials (2 linespeople and 2 scorekeepers) for all final matches. The hosting senior team may be asked to provide competent minor officials as scorekeepers if the Head Official is unable to provide qualified minor officials.



**A Division II team that wishes to challenge a Division I team for a NOSSA position must notify (in writing) the Division I and Division II conveners of their intent to challenge one week prior to the beginning of the playoffs.



& NOSSA representatives are to be determined from Division I pool play-offs and league standings. The highest place Division II pool team(s), based on play-offs and then league standings, even if there is only one entry in a particular category ("A", "AA", "AAA"), has the right to challenge the lowest place NOSSA entry (and earn the NOSSA entry). Challenge games are to take place at the site of the Division "A" team that is being challenged. If the challenger loses this challenge, their school will assume the officials' costs. All challenge matches will be 3/5 game matches.

& To determine NOSSA category representation beyond the semi-final teams and/or the quarter final teams, the convener shall go back to pool play and determine their pool play standings. From pool play standings, the highest placed teams from each pool (or top two teams from one pool if there is no representative in each pool) will play a sudden death 3/5 match. The winner shall be the NOSSA rep. If more than one rep is required, both teams will be declared the NOSSA reps.



1. &Where ties involve the last playoff position(s), tie breaking games must be scheduled.

2. &To break all other ties in the final regular season standings, the following criteria will be used:
(I) Head to head results, with the winning team being seeded highest.
(II) If there is still a tie, the team that has allowed the fewest points amongst the tied teams will get the highest seed.
(III) If still tied, point differential (points for less points against) amongst the games involving the tied teams, the team with the highest differential getting the highest seed.
(IV) Should the teams still be tied, then the overall point differential between common opponents shall be used.

Tie breaking games will be played at the site of the highest placed seed. Should that site be unavailable, not meet sport governing body specifications or not be able to accommodate spectators, then the game will be played at the site of the lower seed. Should either of these locations be unavailable, then the higher seeded team shall select a site. If the higher seed is unable to access a site, the convener shall secure a neutral site. For scheduling, the convener(s) shall leave at least two days for tiebreakers at the end of the schedule before the playoffs.

In ties involving three or more teams, teams will be seeded using the criteria above, and a minimum number of games will be scheduled to decide the issue. Match-ups will be scheduled considering standard playoff formats (ie. if four teams: 4th vs 1st, 3rd vs 2nd, if three teams: 1st receives bye, 3rd plays second, etc)

3. &All tie breaking games are designated as playoff games.



Refer to Constitution - Article XIV.

Championship trophy and banner, medals and finalist ribbons.



a) Major officials will be provided through the referee-in-chief. @ The home team must provide two competent linesperson and official scorer.

b) Rated officials receive the allotted rate as per SDSSAA.

c) The referee-in-chief hands in an itemized report each year prior to the post season meeting indicating the distribution of funds.



Current Volleyball Canada Rules will be used with the exception of the following:

a) % 12 Substitution Rule: For SDSSAA competition, teams are allowed a maximum of 12 substitutions in any one set. There is no limit to the number of times a player may leave or re-enter a set, as long as the maximum number of substitutions is adhered to and they leave or re-enter for the same player. Once a player has a designated substitution partner in a set, that is the only player that they leave or re-enter a set for. For example, player A for player B - player C may not enter this rotation.

b) ^Eighteen (18) players may dress and all eighteen may play.

c) Net height for junior and senior play is 2.24m.

d) All matches must be played on center court.

e) All matches are best 3 out of 5.

f) Warm-ups before matches will follow a 5-5-2 format

g) Only running shoes with non-marking soles will be allowed for games or practices.

h) Rule 14.3 - Assisted Hit is not accepted at the S.D.S.S.A.A. level of play.

i) *The length of time-outs shall be one minute.

j) *If the Libero position is accepted at OFSAA and NOSSA levels, it will be adopted for use at the SDSSAA level.

@ Libero. The player that is designated as the libero for any set may be team captain or game captain. Rule 20.1.3. Volleyball Canada Rulebook. The libero can be neither team captain nor game captain. Volleyball Canada – For Volleyball Canada competitions, the team captain can not be the libero for the first set of the match.
i) if the libero is re-designated after set one of subsequent sets, the re-designated libero may be the player who is listed on the score sheet as the team captain.
ii) If the above re-designation occurs, the coach must appoint a new team captain. This is to be recorded in the remarks section of the score sheet.
iii) At the conclusion of the match, the original team captain is to sign the score sheet.

k) & A team is to wear matching uniform tops and matching (at first glance) shorts at all times or the player(s) will not play.



When the first referee indicates for the teams to change sides at the end of a set, the teams may go directly to their bench and then proceed to the team bench on the other side of the court.


The ball used for league matches must be Baden 15-0, Baden Lexum 15-0C, Tachikara SV-5w Gold or Tachikara SV-5W1.


Revised: 28 August 2006
& denotes changes made at most recent post season meeting


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