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Hosting College Sectionals

First, THANK YOU for hosting Sectionals! This is not always the easiest undertaking, but it's highly rewarding.

College Roundnet always brings out such great play, rivalies, and hype!

Becoming an Official Club with Spikeball

Want to stay in touch with Spikeball about College Roundnet?

Please fill out the form below to be in the know about what college events are happening and how you can be part of the fun!

 

Create a landing page for your club, host events, and more!

We invite all of the college clubs to create an organization page on Fwango to be able to track membership, make rankings, and host tournaments without headaches.

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.
 

Pre-Tournament

The Fwango Page

Great news! The Fwango page for your Sectional is on Spikeball to create. You can expect these to be live about six weeks ahead of your date.
 
I'll add you as both a co-host and an admin. This allows you to do everything -- from creating pools, to extending refunds to teams, etc. Fwango is incredibly intuitive and easy to use once you poke around a bit. If you have any questions about Fwango, feel free to shoot me an email at joelle@spikeball.com.

Connect with Local Clubs

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.

Marketing

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

Take Equipment Inventory

Two weeks ahead of your event, we need you to take inventory of the equipment you have and the equipment you'll need.
 
You will be sent balls. The number is dependent on how many teams are signed up two weeks before your event, so definitely be pushing those signups.
 
We want to crowdsource nets as much as we can, as we're incredibly limited on how many we can send for free. With that said, we can get you a discounted rate on Pro Master Cases (4 Pro Kits).
 
This is why it is imperative that teams register early. There's nothing worse than being short on equipment and stressin' right before the event.
 
The equipment we send is for you and your club to keep! Just a little token of our thanks for hosting :)

Receive Equipment

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.

Buying Paint, Snacks, & Water

Head to the store! We'd love for you to pick up paint, snacks, and water for your event.
 
Paint
Per reputable sources, one can of paint should be good for about six courts. Ergo -- six cans of paint should be good for 32 courts (1 field). Sometimes those courts need a little refresh before the Semis / Finals.
 
Home Depot is a great spot to find paint!
 
Snacks
This isn't a must-have, but I know players really appreciate this. We run with bananas, granola bars, and fruit snacks. Simple, easy.
 
Water
Highly recommend getting a big Gatorade cooler or just bringing a bunch of gallons to the field for people to refill their own bottles. In my experience, California Roundnet events will always have a big cooler with ice, but they'll also bring some smaller bottles for those who don't have their own bottles.
 
 

Sending the Pre-Tournament Email

Feel free to copy, paste, and add your own flair. We'd love for this email to be sent out on Thursday (Friday morning at the latest) so the players know what they're walking into. You can access folks' emails in the "Registrations" tab on the Fwango page. Export by "List of players."

 

Hey all!


___________ here from _________. We’re so excited to host the Spring Sectionals this weekend.


Logistics for Saturday


Location:

California Polytechnic State University

Sports Complex Rd

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


Parking: There will be 3 other events playing at the same field so please get there early for a good parking spot. Make sure you park in the lot closest to the field because some of the other lots cost money. The lot we are parking in is free.  



Schedule

Check-In - 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Announcements - 8:45 AM

Pool Play - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Lunch - 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bracket Play - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Lunch

We will not be providing lunch, so please bring your own, or there are options within a walking distance and a 5 minute drive!


What else to bring

  • Water/water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Tents/Chairs if you like


We will have extra water and snacks as well!


To see the lineup, report scores, and see the bracket, you can click this link:

https://fwango.io/southwestspring2023


To report scores in Squads:

You will be reporting matches in this order: A, B, C, Mixed, Women’s.


Pool Play will be one game, so the scores will look similar to this.



Unfortunately, there is no great way to report the exact scores for a series, so your scores will look like this in Bracket.



Last thing: All of your teams MUST get the Spikeball Membership for this year to compete in Spikeball College Roundnet. If your registration is still marked incomplete by the time Check-In is over, you will not be allowed to play. Please head over to Fwango to ensure your team has completed their memberships.


If you have any other questions please feel free to call or text me at __________!


Thanks! See y'all soon.


[Insert Name Here]

Creating Pools

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.

Painting Lines

We love some good lines.
 
Get your whole club out there to help paint lines! If your university's staff can do it, even better. Here are some diagrams that can help show what they should look like.
 
Per reputable sources, one can of paint should be good for about six courts. Ergo -- six cans of paint should be good for 32 courts (1 field). Sometimes those courts need a little refresh before the Semis / Finals.
 
On paint color -- white is preferable. Some of our colorblind friends have trouble with orange.
 

Tournament Weekend

Host Expectations 

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.

Announcements 

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.

Sending the Pre-Tournament Email

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.

Creating Pools

Painting Lines

Post-Tournament

Host Expectations 

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.

Announcements 

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.

Sending the Pre-Tournament Email

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.

Creating Pools

Painting Lines

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me:

joelle@spikeball.com

It is never preferred that you text me. In case of an emergency or if I'm not responding to a time-sensitive email quickly enough, you can shoot me a text.

+1 (714) 830 - 9440

Day of, you can call me if something is really going awry -- though I might have a tournament myself. Apologies in advanced if I'm unable to get to you. In that event -- this is Andrew Gasaway's number:

+1 (417) 827 - 5865

Thanks, good luck, have fun!