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The Spikeball College Roundnet Series


The 2023 - 2024 Season

Events Overview

Fall Sectionals

  • One tournament in each Section
  • Five-team format (3 Open teams, 1 Women's team, 1 Mixed team) for D1 Squads with three team minimum

Spring Sectionals

  • One tournament in each Section
  • Five-team format (3 Open teams, 1 Women's team, 1 Mixed team) for D1 Squads

College Nationals

  • Minneapolis - May 18 - 19
  • All schools battle for the top spot
  • Five-team format (3 Open teams, 1 Women's team, 1 Mixed team) for D1 Squads

Spring Sectionals Dates / Locations

April 6 - Penn State - East Bay

April 6 - Ohio State University - Central

April 6 - Baylor University - South Central

April 6 -Arizona State University - Southwest

April 20 - Emory University - Tropic South

April 20 - University of Wisconsin - Stout - Great Lakes

April 27 - Siena College - Northeast

April 27 - University of Tennessee Knoxville - Atlantic Coast

 

If you have any questions, please email joelle@spikeball.com

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Divisions

Fall & Spring Sectionals

D1 Squads (4.5+) [5-team] - In the fall, schools must submit a Squad of 3-5 teams to compete. In the spring, schools must submit a Squad of 5 teams.

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 (2.0-4.0) - For Women’s teams of Advanced skill level. Played with NHZ.

*Women are welcome to play in D1 Squads or Open Individual

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
    • Mixed Team v Mixed Team
    • Women's Team v Women's 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
  • Teams cannot change at any point in the day*. If a Squad rearranges at any point during an event, they will be disqualified.

*Unless there is an injury. More info on the 5-Team Squad page.

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).
  3. Age and Minimum Achievement Requirement: S/he must be at least 18* years old on the day of the event and they must have a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification.
  4. Mid-Year Early Graduates: Students graduating early may now participate in SCR events in the Spring (Sectionals and College Nationals.) This applies to students who graduate mid-academic year. You may not still compete if you graduate one year early. This does not apply to students who are taking an eztra term to finish their degree. The early graduate must also still live in the area of the school and play wih the club regularly.
     

*Please email for exceptions.*

Player eligibility is subject to random check.
Violation will result in minimum 1 semester suspension for club from Spikeball College Roundnet 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 an email to tournaments@spikeball.com to apply for a co-op.
 

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
 
If you would like to be part of the 2024 Panel, please send an email to tournaments@spikeball.com outlining your current involvement in College Roundnet.

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

Club presidents may nominate one athlete from their club for Rookie of the Year. Athletes do not have to be freshmen to be eligible. The 2022-2023 College Roundnet season must be their first season to be eligible.
 
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

Club presidents may nominate their coach for this award. The Coach of Year will be chosen by the SCR Panel. The nominees will have demonstrated leadership and the ability to develop skill and sportsmanship among their team while promoting the Spikeball values.
 
The coach may not be a student. The coach may be an alumnus/alumna or a local non-student who is regularly involved in the club.

Power Rankings

There will be three Power Rankings throughout the 2023-2024 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