Check-in should be completed at the tournament desk prior to the Coach's meeting. A picture ID for each coach on the roster is required along with a medical release form for each player on the roster. A current WebPoint roster is required to be signed and turned into the site director for use at the tournament. There is an 8 point penalty to the team's first match if the coach is not checked in BEFORE the Coach's Meetings AND if the coach does not attend the Coach's meeting.
Rosters are required to have correct jersey numbers. The rosters will be checked off by the site director at check in. At this point, hand written rosters will not be allowed except for borrowed players.
Format - Teams are straight seeded into divisions of 5 or 8 and separated into 2 pools within each division (5-team division remains in one pool, with no additional matches outside pool play). Pool play will be followed by a cross-pool match of the corresponding finish in the other pool of the division. Following this tournament 3 teams will move up and 3 teams will move down a division for the next tournament play (unless the next tournament is the Region Championship). Match play is best 2 of 3 sets to 25, 3rd set to 15, if needed. Ties will be resolved by the standard procedure: 2 way tie = head-to-head; 3 way tie = set % (sets won / total sets played), then if needed point % (points won / total points played) -- at no time will head-to-head apply in a 3 way tie.
In the event a team drops to create a 7 team division, the 3 team pool will play auto 3 sets to 25 (if one team wins the first 2 sets, the 3rd set will not be considered in set % and point % calculations in the event of a 3-way pool tie).