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Overview

Entering the 4th (RIP '20 & '21) season, we hope to continue to improve college roundnet as it grows. The major change for 2022 is the elimination of the individual division at the top level to focus on squad competition. There will be an individual division available for larger club members, newer schools and women’s teams.

Spring '22 Season Format

Sectionals

  • March - May
  • One tournament in each Section
  • Schools can only compete in the D2, Open or Indivudal divisions outside their Section

Nationals

  • All schools battle for the top spot!

Divisions

Squads D1 (4.5+) - Schools may submit 3 teams as a “squad” to compete.

Squads D2 (4.0+) - Schools may submit 3 teams as a “squad” to compete.

Open Individual (4.0) - For schools unable to submit a squad or have teams of Advanced skill level. Played with NHZ.

Open Individual (3.0) - For schools unable to submit a squad or have teams of Intermediate skill level.

Women’s Individual (4.0) - For Women’s teams of Advanced skill level. Played with NHZ.

Women’s Individual (2.0-3.0) - For Women’s teams of Intermediate skill level.

*Women are welcome to play in Squads D1 & D2.

Squad Information

  • New: Squads must have 3 teams, not 2.
  • Premier players must be placed on the top teams in a squad before any non-premier players can be added. Even if there is just 1 premier player, they should be on the A team. If there are 3 premier players, a premier player should be on the B team, etc.
    • If all squad members are premier the teams (A, B, C) will be subject to change after submission for fairness by College Committee. Ex: confirming the A team is the best.
  • A schools top squad may choose to play in D2 instead of D1.
  • For Sectionals
    • 1 squad from each school may compete in D1. Up to 2 squads from each school may compete in D2. *Subject to change based on Sectional size
    • All schools must submit squad players/teams by midnight local time the Tuesday before the tournament.
  • For Nationals
    • 1 squad from each school may compete in each D1 & D2. 
      • A maximum of 32 squads can qualify for D1 Nationals. The top squad from each school must finish top 3 at their Sectional to be awarded an auto-bid. The remaining spots will be assigned by the College Competiton Committee. If a squad doesn't accept the bid, it gives another spot that could be assigned. Bids are accepted by the school not specific teams so the 6 players for Nationals can de different than those at Sectionals.
    • All schools must accept bids by June 1, 2022.
    • All schools must submit Nationals squad players/teams by June 15, 2022.

Tournament Format

Squads

  • Pools of 4 to 8 squads
  • Each squad plays all other squads in their pool
    • A-teams play A-teams, B-teams play B-teams, C-teams play C-teams
    • 1 game to 15 or 21, cap at 25
  • Squads seeded by loses, then point differential, then least points against per game
  • Bracket series is best of 3 games to 21, no cap

Women's/Open Individual

  • Pools of 4 to 8 teams
  • Each team plays all other teams in their pool
    • 1 game to 15 or 21, cap at 25
  • Teams seeded by loses, then point differential
  • Bracket series is best of 3 games to 21, no cap

Sectionals Prizes

Squads D1 (4.5+) 

  • 1st: 6 semi-custom school jerseys from VII Apparel co.
  • 2nd: 4 semi-custom school jerseys from VII Apparel co.
  • 3rd: 2 semi-custom school jerseys from VII Apparel co.

Squads D2 (4.0+), Open Individual (4.0), Open Individual (3.0), Women’s Individual (4.0), Women’s Individual (2.0-3.0)

  • Spikeball sets, balls and swag - exact amounts TBD.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Degree Seeking Enrollment: S/he must be both accepted and enrolled in a regularly matriculated degree program at the school for which eligibility is to apply. Programs that culminate in only the awarding of a certificate are not considered "degree-seeking."
  2. Half-time Status: S/he must be considered at least a half-time student by his/her school registrar (two (2) full time classes or equivalent as defined by the registrar).
Player eligibility is subject to random check.
Violation will result in minimum 1 semester suspension for club from Sectional tournaments.
 

Cooperative Program

Spikeball offers a program that allows two or more schools meeting certain requirements to compete as a cooperative (single-club from multiple schools) in the Spikeball College Series. Please note that this program is the ONLY way students can play together while not attending the same school.
 

Requirements

All schools in the proposed cooperative should:
  • have a prior academic affiliation with a significant formal relationship with each other
  • have a history of athletic collaboration
  • reasonable geographic distance
Schools in the proposed cooperative should meet the above requirements in order to apply. Merely meeting the requirements does not guarantee that the cooperative will be approved. In order to ensure fairness of competition in the college division and minimize the potential for abuse of the rules, cooperative applicants will be evaluated against an extremely high standard, and on a case by case basis, in terms of meeting the above requirements. Prior approval of a cooperative between two institutions does not guarantee approval on subsequent applications.
 

Please send any questions to tournaments@spikeball.com