New Hampshire Volleyball Club Rules and Regulations:

  • A team’s spot is not reserved until an online payment, in full, has been made through Venmo or PayPal.
  • USING VENMO WILL SAVE YOU $2.00 on your tournament registration and more for camp registration
  • It is required that each team registers and signs up for tournaments through AVP America. A team’s registration for NHVBC tournaments is not complete until payment has been made through the NHVBC website or Venmo.
  • Adult outdoor sand & grass tournaments will follow the rules and guidelines of the FIVB, unless stated otherwise on a tournament registration page or by the tournament director prior to the start of the tournament.
  • All Men’s and Women’s Sand and Grass tournaments will be played on “Short Court” dimensions. All Coed Grass tournaments will be played on “Long Court” dimensions. Coed Sand tournaments will be played on “Short Court” dimensions.
  • Those who bring a net that is used during the tournament will play for free


  • In the event of inclement weather, the NHVBC may make the decision to cancel or delay a tournament. If the decision is made to cancel or delay a tournament, the decision will be made by 6:30am the morning of the tournament. A tournament cancellation or delay will be posted on the NHVBC website and Facebook Group (New Hampshire Volleyball Club). An email will also be sent out to all of the participants that are listed on the AVP America tournament registration page, using the Email address they have provided AVP America.
  • In the event of a cancellation before the tournament starts, all participants’ entry fees will be refunded or used for future tournaments (participants’ choice). If paid through PayPal, a participant’s refund will be 97% of what they paid. The 3% lost, is the transaction fee in which PayPal charges the NHVBC. If the registration is paid through Venmo, a participant will receive a 100% refund.
  • If a tournament is held and a participant does not show, their entry fee will not be refunded.
  • If a tournament has started and is stopped and canceled because of weather, no refund will be awarded.

Playoff Guidelines:

If there is a two-way tie to decide who makes playoffs, if time and sunlight allows, a 15-point play-in game will be played to decide who breaks. It is up to the tournament director’s judgement to decide if a play-in game will be allowed based on sunlight, time constraints, impending weather etc. If a play-in game is not available, the tie will be broken based on: A) Head-to-Head win/loss results. B) head-to-head point differential. C) Overall point differential in pool play. D) Coin flip. In the event of a 3-way tie to decide 2 playoff spots, 1 team will be given the top seed based on: A) Head-to-head results against the other two teams they are tied with. B) best head-to-head point differential against both teams they are tied with C) Overall Point differential throughout the entirety of pool play. Then the remaining two teams will play in a play-in game (if time allows). If time does not allow a play-in game, the final two teams will use the two-team tie breaker procedure to decide who makes the top-level playoff (see above paragraph). If there is a two-way or three-way tie only to decide playoff seedings, not if a team is eliminated from the playoffs, no play-in game will be played. Instead, it will be decided by: A) Head-to-Head win/loss results. B) head-to-head point differential. C) Overall point differential in pool play. D) Coin flip.


  1. I WILL abide by the official rules of New Hampshire Volleyball Club.
  2. I WILL display good sportsmanship at all times.
  3. I WILL encourage my child and his/her team, regardless of the outcome on the court.
  4. I WILL educate myself on the unique rules of this facility.
  5. I WILL honor the rules of the host and the host facility.
  6. I WILL generate goodwill by being polite and respectful to those around me at this event.
  7. I WILL redirect any negative comments from others to the respective Event Director or Program Administrator.
  8. I WILL direct all concerns regarding the referees/work team to the tournament director, as opposed to contacting the referees/work team directly.
  9. I WILL immediately notify the Event Director and/or Program Administrator in the event that I witness any illegal activity.
  10. I WILL support the policies and guidelines of the team that I represent.
  11. I WILL acknowledge effort and good performance, remembering that all of the players in this event are amateur athletes.
  12. I WILL model exemplary spectator behavior while attending this event.
  13. I WILL respect the history and tradition of the sport of volleyball by being a good ambassador.
  1. I WILL NOT harass or intimidate the referees/work team
  2. I WILL NOT communicate AT ALL with the referees/work team during or after a match. (ie. shouting out “Score” or making remarks regarding discretionary calls like ball-handling violations).
  3. I WILL NOT coach my child/ from the sidelines.
  4. I WILL NOT criticize my child and/or his/her teammates.
  5. I WILL NOT bring, purchase, or consume alcohol in the presence of any participant at any Youth volleyball event. This is AMATEUR sports. Youth Sports. Winning is important, but not the most important thing gained from these tournaments. Developing skill and having fun reign supreme in these events. Referees will make mistakes, including your own daughters/sons. Being quick to jump on every mistake of kids is a great way to discourage them from continuing to play this incredible sport. NHVBC-Specific Rule: Spectators who ridicule, embarrass or harass a referee/work team will be asked to do 1 of two things, at the discretion of the Tournament Director: 1. Leave the facility immediately, or 2. Take over as the official referee of the match, while the tournament director and anyone he/she can round up will proceed to scrutinize, and publicly criticize any mistakes or perceived bad/missed calls that the spectator/ref makes while reffing said match.