Welcome to the 2021 ASICS President’s Day Classic. Asics, Nebraska Elite Junior Volleyball, and Midwest Volleyball Warehouse are pleased to be hosting this event and we hope that you enjoy your participation or viewing.
General Tournament Format
Play will be normal 2 out of 3 game match play for all Divisions.
For most divisions the tournament is broken down into 3 parts. Preliminary pool play, power pool play, and elimination playoffs. All play will be match play best 2 out of 3 games. The third game is only played if needed to decide the match. There is a tournament winner and awards for the 1st and 2nd place in each of the Club Gold Divisions. All matches are 2 out of 3 games, even in 3 team pools unless specifically noted on the scoresheet.
For the purpose of determining forfeits, the scheduled time is the match time and any forfeit may only occur at the scheduled starting time or at the conclusion of the warm up time for that match, whichever is later. If a team is not able to field a legal team (including a coach) at the match time as defined in the previous sentence, then the 1st set will be forfeited. The second set will be forfeited 10 minutes later. If a team arrives after the first set is forfeited, they will not be given any warm up time and will immediately start the next set or a forfeit for that 2nd set will occur. If a circumstance occurs that is not covered in the above statements, a decision will be made by the Head Official and/or the Tournament Director and that decision will not be protestable by either team.
Teams are required to officiate as noted on the master schedule. During the pool play rounds the officiating teams are designated on the schedule. Teams must supply a down referee, lines people, scorers and ball shaggers.
The Presidents' Day Classic tournament will be requiring that an adult rostered coach be the 2nd referee whenever their team is officiating. Failure to have an adult coach as a 2nd referee will result in the lose of 1 point per minute for every minute the officiating team is not in compliance. We have found that having an adult as the 2nd referee greatly reduces the problems and complaints associated with players being 2nd referees.
In lieu of a rostered coach being the 2nd referee, a team may supply a USAV registered non-playing Regionally Certified Official to fulfill this position. In a 5 team pool where a team must officiate two courts, it is acceptable for one of the two courts to utilize a player as the 2nd referee only if the officiating team does not have 2 rostered coaches in attendance.
On the third day of the tournament on most of the courts the losing team will stay and help officiate the next match on their court. Check the tournament schedule carefully. If you lost your last match, 99% of the time you are officiating the next match on that court.
The definition of "next match" is the next match which requires an officiating team on that court. For example, a team which loses a match at 8:00 am will normally officiate the next match which is scheduled at 9:00 am, however if there is no scheduled match at 9:00 or the 9:00 match is forfeited by a team, the scheduled officiating team will ref the next match which occurs on that court.
In order to start the tournament on the third day there are 54 teams which will have to line, score, & ball shag at 8:00 am. These teams are noted in both your team’s individual schedule page (found by clicking on your team’s name), and in the section “Where I play or Ref Next”. Check both places in the schedule carefully to make sure they are the same.
Failure to provide the officiating crew for your assigned matches could result in the forfeit of the first game of your next match; for every minute the officiating is late, one point is given to their next opponents - up to the 25-0 forfeit. The second offense results in the loss of your next match. Late is defined as not being at the court ready to officiate at the conclusion of warmups.
We will use the same warmup procedure as used for all Qualifiers.
üThere will be no shared hitting during warm-ups
üFor all matches of the pool the warm-up time will be 2-4-4. 2 minutes for shared ball handling, 4 minutes for the serving team to have the entire court-4 minutes for the receiving team to have the entire court.
üTeams which are not on the court for their 4 minutes, may not warm-up on any portion of the tiled surface nor in any spectator areas. (Per USAV rules)
Results and Information
All results and schedules may be found on the TM2sign results website. The URL is http://results.tm2sign.com
Trainers are on duty at the Convention Center. They will tape players free of charge however you must supply the tape. (They have tape available for $2.00 per roll if needed.) Players are encouraged to talk with the trainers if they have a problem or question.
Awards are given only to the First and Second place teams in the Gold Division of all Divisions.
Thank you for attending the 2021 Asics President’s Day Classic and best of luck in the tournament.
Tie Breaking Procedures for ALL Divisions
All pools will be ranked according to overall match record. If a tie exists in overall match win/loss records the ties will be broken using these Tie Breaking Criteria.
1. Match Record in your pool
2. Head to Head results
3. Set percentage (Sets won / Total Sets Played) & Head to Head after eliminating 1 or more teams on set percentage.
4. Point percentage (Total Points you scored / Total points opponents scored in your pool) & Head to Head after eliminating 1 or more teams on point percentage.
5. Coin toss.
These criteria will be used sequentially and not repeated.
All positions will be determined by these criteria and NO tie breaking games will be played in any pools.
If a protest needs to be filed it is to be done at the time of the incident, no later. The first referee is obligated to acknowledge and record all protests. Only the floor captain may file a protest. (The exception to this is with the 14 & under , 13 & under, and 12 & under age divisions, where the rostered team coach may act instead of the game captain.) The protest must be written on the scoresheet by the official scorekeeper or the first official, and must be signed by the person presenting the protest as well as the first official. All protests will be ruled upon prior to the next service. Judgment calls may not be protested. Protests will be considered only for situations outlined in the United States Volleyball Official Rules booklet. All protests will be handled by the protest committee.
Division Specific Notes
18 - Open Division
There are 14 teams in this age division. Two pools of 7 teams. 6 matches played over 3 days. Top three teams from each pool advance to the Gold Championship Bracket, the rest of the teams go into other playoff brackets. Brackets on Monday are extended brackets meaning that each team will play at least 2 matches on that day.
17 - Open Division
There are 22 teams in this age division. Two pools of 7 teams, one pool of 8 teams. The eight team pool will have 7 matches played over 3 days. The two 7 team pools will have 6 matches over the first 2 days, followed by an “extra” match on the start of day 3. The “extra” match will not change your seeding into the final brackets. The “extra” match is to assure that each team in the 7 team pools gets a total of at least 8 matches. The top two teams from each of the 7 & 8 team pools advance to the Gold Championship Bracket, the rest of the teams go into other playoff brackets. On Monday the teams which lose the last match (9:00 am match) in the pool will ref the 10:00 am match on their court. If the team that lost is playing in a scheduled 10:00 am match the winner of the 9:00 am match will ref the 10:00 am match on their court. If both teams are playing in a scheduled 10:00 am match, the tournament will supply officials.
16, 15 - Open Divisions
There are 24 teams in this age division. Three pools of 8 teams. 7 matches played over 3 days. Top two teams from each pool advance to the Gold Championship Bracket, the rest of the teams go into other playoff brackets. On Monday the teams which lose the last match (9:00 am match) in the pool will ref the 10:00 am match on their court. If the team that lost is playing in a scheduled 10:00 am match the winner of the 9:00 am match will ref the 10:00 am match on their court. If both teams are playing in a scheduled 10:00 am match, the tournament will supply officials.
18 - Club
This division is a 43 team division. The top two teams advance each day toward the Gold. On Saturday 2 additional 3rd place teams will also advance toward the gold in order to make even numbers for the pools. The 3rd place teams which advance are based on seed, there will be no playoffs games for these positions. Please do not complain if you are not one of the third place teams that advances....you have to be in the top 2 of the pool to be guaranteed of advancing, after that we are simply taking 2 additional teams.
17 - Club
This division is a standard 49 team division. The top two teams advance each day toward the Gold.
16 - Club
This division is a 58 team division. The top two teams advance each day toward the Gold.
16 - Select
There are 10 teams in this age division. One pool of 10 teams. 9 matches played over 3 days. The winner of the pool will be the tournament champion and receive Gold medals. The 2nd place team in the pool will receive Silver medals.
15 - Club
This division is a 61 team division. The top two teams advance each day toward the Gold.
15 - Select
This division is a standard 24 team division. The top two teams advance each day toward the Gold.
On the third day of the tournament if you play at 9:00 am, you need to check if you are first officiating at 8 am. Check the results carefully. Be sure you double check this to avoid a penalty for missing a ref assignment.
On the third day of the tournament, in bracket play if you lose your match you will stay and ref the next match on your court.