Volleyball 2024

Volleyball 2024

KCSMW Volleyball Tournament

Calling all Malayalee volleyball teams!!

The Kerala Cultural Society of Metropolitan Washington Inc. (KCSMW) is a non-profit organization serving the Malayali (people originating from the state of Kerala in India) community of the Washington metropolitan area. KCSMW is calling all Malayali volleyball teams to participate in the Kayikamela 2024 volleyball tournament. The team must have Malayali-origin players with some relaxations mentioned in the team composition below:

Event Date: July 27, 2024, 7:00 AM
Address: 7410 Merritt Pk Dr UNIT 100, Manassas, VA 20109
Fee: Youth and Women - $10 per player, Open and 35+ - $20 per player

Water and light snacks will be provided. Food can be purchased at the venue.

Team Composition:

  • Youth: The team can consist only of players under 16 years old. The team can consist of both men and women. The team can have a maximum of 3 non-Malayali players in the playing 6.
  • Women: The team can consist only of women, with no age restriction for team members. The team can have a maximum of 3 non-Malayali South Asian player players in the playing 6.
  • Open: The team can consist of both men and women. There is no age restriction for team members. The team can have a maximum of 1 non-Malayali South Asian player in the playing 6.
  • 35+: The team can consist only of players above 35 years old. The team can consist of both men and women. The team can have a maximum of 1 non-Malayali South Asian player in the playing 6.

Each team can have a maximum of 8 people, with 6 players on the field.

Note: Matches will be conducted simultaneously across three courts. Players are advised not to register for multiple divisions, as organizers will not delay matches or reschedule to accommodate individual requests.

Note: If you are already part of a team, please provide your team name in the registration form. Otherwise, we will help you form a team on a first-come, first-served basis. While we can't guarantee a spot, if we are unable to add you to a team, we will issue a refund.

General Rules:

  • Divisions: Youth, Women, Open, 35+
  • Six players on the court for each team
  • Before the ball is served, each player must be in their designated area and in proper rotation
  • A team must rotate one position prior to every serve (no need to rotate for the first service break)
  • Players may only hit the ball on their side of the net. A player may not attack a ball that has not yet crossed the vertical plane of the net on either the first or second hit, provided that neither of these hits were attacks.
  • No serve may be blocked or attacked
  • A legal hit is a slap or bounce-type action. There must be no prolonged contact
  • Players are permitted to penetrate the opponent’s space under the net if this does not interfere with the opponent’s play
  • Contact with the net by a player is a fault. When the ball is driven into the net and causes it to touch an opponent, no fault is committed
  • Insignificant contact with the net by a player not involved in the action of playing the ball is allowed
  • The ball may touch any part of the body
  • The referee’s decision is final and binding on both teams – in clear-cut calls as well as any grey areas. The referee may call for a replay in cases where he is unable to decide. The captain may remind the referee about any specific lapses in rules enforcement, so the referee is aware for further play
  • The team captain is responsible for the discipline and proper conduct of team members and is the only player who may address the referees and shall be the spokesperson of his/her team
  • Referees and the organising committee reserve the right to evict any player/team for unsportsmanlike conduct of any nature
  • One player may not intentionally hit the ball twice in succession; however, the ball may unintentionally bounce off one player twice on a team’s first hit
  • Cross Net Attack: A player cannot attack the ball while it is still on the opponent’s side of the net. An attack must be executed only after the ball has crossed the vertical plane of the net.
  • Timeout: Each team is allowed one 30-second timeout per set.

Scoring Rules:

  • Group matches will be a single set with 25  points. A game is won when a team scores 25 points and is ahead by at least two points
  • Knock-out matches will be a set of 3 games. A game is won when a team scores 15 points and is ahead by at least two points. No game shall exceed 19 points. If two teams are tied at 18, the next point wins
  • The winner of the coin toss has the choice of service or side of court. The team not serving first in the game shall serve first in the second game. Service for the third game will be determined by a coin toss
  • The winner of each group stage match gets 2 points. The top two teams from each group will advance to the next round. If there is a tie, the total point difference from all sets in the group stage will be considered to decide the top teams.

Substitution Method: Substitutions are allowed before the serve with unlimited substitutions.

Field of Play:

  • Dimensions: 60 feet long by 30 feet wide
  • Net Height: 7’11’’ for Open and 35+; 7’4’’ for Youth and Women
  • Playing Surface: Hardwood, Indoor

Sportsmanship: Players, coaches, and spectators are expected to always display good sportsmanship. Referee abuse will not be tolerated, and any such conduct will lead to ejection without a refund for the offending team.

 

  • July 27, 2024
    7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Youth$10.00 (USD)  
Women$10.00 (USD)  
Open$20.00 (USD)  
35+$20.00 (USD)  
Chicken Biryani$12.00 (USD)  
Veg Biryani$10.00 (USD)  
Breakfast$7.00 (USD)  

Venue:  

Description:

7410 Merritt Park Dr, Manassas, VA 20109

Merritt Park Dr, Manassas