"No bench on the beach"™

BVNE Club Tournament Series 2018

 

The BVNE Juniors Beach Club League™ provides intense competition and an alternative to the usual tournament series on the beach. Clubs and high schools can register their teams, or co-ordinate sign ups with their players.

 

Event and coaching rules

  • Coaching is allowed before the game starts and on time outs. The players can talk with their coaches on time outs up to 3 min. Coaches are allowed to cheer for their players. Examples of cheering include "Good job", "Keep it going", etc. Coaching terms such as "Use the wind", "Serve angle", "Time out", are prohibited during play.
  • Refs will be responsible for setting a timer and letting both teams know there 3 min is up.
  • Coaches will not be allowed to stand on the side by their team.  They can stand on the ends of the court but stay in line with the other spectators.
  • The only people who can call a time out are the players on the court. At NO time can a coach call a time out.
  • There is a 15 min medical time out that is reported to the tournament desk by the refs. The tournament director is the only one who will decide if play will continue or if a forfeit is needed.
  • No coaches allowed on the court during game play.
  • Coaches are NOT allowed to talk to opponents during or immediately following the game.

 

Different divisions within the series allow teams of equal strength to compete against one another, as well as move up and down divisions.

 

Events will be pool play followed by single elimination playoffs

  • Teams will be seeded in the beginning of the season based on club recommendation and previous level of play
  • There will be 5 divisions (1-5) for High School aged players
  • There will be regular and starter divisions for 14u and 12u
  • Events will be subject to reschedule and relocation due to inclement weather
  • There will be no limit to teams per club – unless venue space is limited

 

Divisions and Format:

Division 1 and 2 will be in the same pools, as will 3/4, 5 will be separate.

 

  • Top two teams in pool advance to gold bracket playoff
  • Bottom two to silver
  • Top ½ teams in Gold are top seeds in next tournament. Bottom ½ in silver move down
  • Lower ½ of Gold and Top ½ of Silver stay in division

 

Club Registration:

2018 club season registration: $400 per club

 

2018 single event club registration: $100 per club

 

• Covers permit fees, prizes, equipment, insurance and back office work.

• Clubs may join for multiple/single events at $100 per event.

 

Teams:

Teams are comprised of players from a high school or beach club. Teams are encouraged to remain the same for the season – teams will receive individual points for ranking. Teammates may switch partners in season, but will be seeded based on their combined points. Teams are not required to play every event – but are strongly encouraged to.

 

Uniforms:

Players will be required to wear matching tops or shirts with club name. We strongly recommend tops with names and numbers.

 

Cancellation/Lightning/Severe Weather Policy:

 

There will be no cancellations prior to the day of the tournament. At 6 am the day of tournament, if dangerous/hazardous weather exists an email will be sent out with instructions to everyone.

 

Play will be suspended if thunder is heard or there is a lightning strike within visual range of the tournament.

 

The tournament will not be canceled due to rain.

 

Player club transfer rules:

 

Players are free to transfer clubs at any time. The points earned for the club will remain with the club they played for. Points that are earned by the player will follow the player. It is up to the players and their club dues and contracts to determine when a transfer will happen.

 

At BVNE we ask all directors and coaches to refrain from soliciting players at the event as it is strictly probated.

 

The series will be sponsored by King of the Beach®, Queen of the Beach®, Kauai Bikini™, Breakwater™ Shades, and Hint® water.

 

 

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