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The Spikeball College Roundnet Series

UPDATES!

1/12/2023 - D1 Squads at Spring Sectionals

To compete in D1 Squads at Sectionals, schools will need a minimum of three teams rather than needing to bring all five -- 3 Open teams, 1 Mixed team, and 1 Women's team.

If a school brings only three teams, they will fill the Open A, B, and C spots.

If a school that brings only three teams faces a school that brings all five teams, they will forfeit the Mixed and Women's matches.

A school will need to win the majority of matches to win a confrontation.

 

12/1/2022 - D1 Squad Bids

In past seasons, schools could earn a bid to the D1 Squad division at College Nationals by landing on the podium in the D1 Squad division at their Spring Sectional.

For College Nationals 2023, you will not need to earn a bid to play in 5-Team D1 Squad. We can't wait to see you all in Richmond May 20-21 for the biggest College Roundnet event of the year!

The 2022-2023 Season

Events Overview

Fall Sectionals

  • One tournament in each Section
  • All sections besides the Southwest will play with the 3-team Squad format

Spring Sectionals

  • One tournament in each Section
  • *NEW* Five-team format (3 Open teams, 1 Women's team, 1 Mixed team) for D1 Squads
  • Schools can only compete in the D2 and Open Indivudal divisions outside their Section

College Nationals

  • College Nationals will be in Richmond May 20-21
  • All schools battle for the top spot!
  • *NEW* Five-team format (3 Open teams, 1 Women's team, 1 Mixed team) for D1 Squads

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Divisions

Spring Sectionals

D1 Squads (4.5+) [5-team] - Schools must submit a squad of 5 teams to compete.

D2 Squads (4.5+) [3-team] - Schools must submit a squad of 3 teams 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 D1 Squads or Open Individual

College Nationals

D1 Squads (4.5+) [5-team] - Schools must submit a squad of 5 teams to compete. One school may submit one D1 Squad.

D2 Squads (4.5+) [3-team] - Schools must submit a squad of 3 teams to compete. One school may submit a maximum of 2 D2 Squads.

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 D1 Squads or Open Individual

5 - Team Squads

For Fall Sectionals, each section can decide if they will play with 3-team D1 Squads or 5-team D1 Squads. For Spring Sectionals and College Nationals, we will be utilizing the 5-team D1 Squad format.

  • Squads must have all five teams to compete
  • 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 SCR Panel. Ex: Confirming the A team is the best.
  • Women are welcome to play on Open, Women's, or Mixed
  • 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 SCR Panel. 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 1o players for Nationals can de different than those at Sectionals.
    • All schools must accept bids by May 1, 2023.
    • All schools must submit Nationals squad players/teams by May 15, 2023.

3 - Team Squads

For Fall Sectionals, each section can decide if they will play with 3-team D1 Squads or 5-team D1 Squads. For Spring Sectionals and College Nationals, we will be utilizing the 5-team D1 Squad format. In the event a Fall Section proceeds with the 3-team format, it should follow these guidelines.

  • Squads must have three teams
  • 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.

Tournament Format

Squads

  • Pools of 4 to 8 squads
  • Each squad plays all other squads in their pool
    • 1 game to 15 or 21, cap at 25
    • Open Team A v Open Team A
    • Open Team B v Open Team B
    • Open Team C v Open Team C
    • Women's Team v Women's Team
    • Mixed Team v Mixed Team
  • 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

Eligibility

  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.
 

Even more....

SCR Panel

The Panel consists of athletes spanning across the Sections with knowledge and involvement in competitive roundnet.
 
The Panel will
1. Nominate and vote on Awards
2. Participate in Power Rankings
3. Determine Sections Fall format (if applicable)
 
This season's panelists are:
Tommy Drake, Kade Janikula, Henry Pilliod, Sam Dunlevy, Caleb Shorter, Cole Model, Jason Inumerable, Daniel Binsfield, Noah Vasington, Sunny Gu, Malachi Espinola, Trey Thompson, Solomon Berry, Dax O'Hair, Luke Marshall, Kayla Ngai, Jack Stinson, Nic Eheart, and Jackson Brasfield

All-American Squad

The All-American Squad will be comprised of ten college athletes -- 5 men and 5 women. Club presidents will nominate one male athlete and one female athlete from their club. The SCR Panel will then vote, taking into consideration an athlete's skill, sportsmanship, and how well they embody the spirit of the game.
 
The nominees must have participated on a D1 Squad in at least one Sectional and College Nationals*. The Panel will evaluate the athlete's performance in all events, but weigh collegiate events, including College Nationals heavily.
 
*Athletes who compete at both their Fall and Spring Sectionals and College Nationals will have an advantage over athletes who did not participate in all three events

College Athletes of the Year

At the end of the season, the SCR Board will be voting on a Men's College Athlete of the Year and Women's College Athlete of the Year. These two athletes will also be part of the All-American Squad.

Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of Year will be chosen by the SCR Panel. The nominees must have participated on a D1 Squad in at least one Sectional and College Nationals. The Panel will evaluate the athlete's performance in all events, but weigh collegiate events, including College Nationals heavily.

Coach of the Year

The Coach of Year will be chosen by the SCR Panel. The nominees will have demostrated leadership and the ability to develop skill and sportsmanship among their team while promoting the Spikeball values.
 
Coaches should be listed in a school's Fwango organization page.
 
Extra points if your speech makes us tear up.

Power Rankings

There will be three Power Rankings throughout the 2022-2023 season.
 
1. Pre-Season - September
2. Mid-Season - January
3. Post-Season - May
 
The SCR Panel will vote on the rankings based on a school's most recent results at their Sectionals and College Nationals and their upcoming talent.

Please send any questions to tournaments@spikeball.com