2017 Championship Dates :
Quarterfinals: Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the highest remaining seed 2PM, 4PM or 6:30PM at host discretion. (No. 8 @ No. 1, 7@2, 6@3, 5@4)
Awards Lunch @1 PM & Semifinals: Friday April 21, 2017 at 5PM & 7:30PM
Finals: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 6:30PM
2017 NCAA AQ Play-in Game and ConfCarolinas Tourney winner @ THE OSU, Columbus, OH: Tuesday, May 2
(Note: If KU were to host MVB in 2017 they will have major issue with NASCAR race weekend, April 21-23, 2017)
Per AD Policy: All conference games -including any rescheduled games- must be completed by the Saturday prior to that sport's conference championship. Any league game played after that will not be included in final conference standings. 2017=Saturday, April 15th (which is Easter Weekend)
All game-officials cost for men & women will be provided by host (non-traveling
Note: In 'Final Four' championships being hosted by the top seed, that top seed has the opportunity to select their game time. Because the school is hosting a championship on the basis of earning the highest seed, that school can select which of the established semifinal game times that they prefer; the conference office will reach out to potential highest seeds early, at least by beginning of the conference championship, to establish the schedule. Host should help provide meeting space/rooms to accomodate resting, studying, hanging-out for visiting tournament teams.
2017 Coaches All-Conference Dates: TBA
Nominations Due: Thur. 4/13 12Noon
Required All-Conference Coaches Conference Call: Mon. 4/17 10AM
Ballots Due: Tues. 4/18 12Noon
Future Dates: 1/4finals Final Four NCAA Selection
2016- Sat, April 16 Fri/Sat, April 22-23 Sun, April 24
2017- **Tue, April 18 Fri/Sat, April 21-22 Sun, April 23
2018- Sat, April 14 Fri/Sat, April 20-21 Sun, April 21
**Quarterfinals in 2017 are during Easter weekend with adjusted date, current tentative date is Tue, Apr 18 (instead of Sat. April 15/Easter).
MVB 2018 Approved Schedule (2019, 2020 under construction by coaches) (10/7/16)
MVB 2017 Approved Schedule (10/21/15)
Future Odd & Even MVB Conference Schedules (9/11/14)
2015 MVB Schedule (10/8/13)
Method: Regular Season Double round robin matches (the two regular season, non-tournament match) will count toward tournament seeding. Conference matches must be completed the Monday prior to the conference tourney (with quarterfinals starting Saturday).
Line judges determined by an independent assigner are required during conference matches. It is preferred that a single assigner be used for primary officials and line judges (2/13).
Tournament Format: Eight team (starting in 2015) single elimination championship. Quarterfinal matches are played at the highest seed, with the FinalFour (semis & finals) being played at the one sight of the highest remaining seed as the host for remaining games. In conference championships (soccer, vb, basketball) where the the host institution is the top seed, they are allowed to determine when they will
play (1st or 2nd) in the semifinal games (2/3/15).
In the event of a weather shortened tournament the highest seeded team remaining in the tournament becomes the conference champion receiving the automatic NCAA bid. When the winning team is not eligible for automatic qualification the runner up team receives the automatic qualification.
Seeding: Teams will be seeded according to regular season finish. Ties will be broken in the following manner: 1) Head to head results during the regular season for a two way tie; 2) Records against all opponents involved in the tie if more than two teams are involved in the tie; 3) record against opponents not involved in the tie working down from No. 1; 4) percentage of conference sets won; 5) point differential between or among tied teams; 6) random selection by Commissioner (note that in a multi-member tie requiring random selection, the random selection is for the highest seed among the tied teams and then returning to the start of the tie breaking procedure for the remaining teams).
Multiple Sport Policies: Link to League Mutiple Sport Policy
Media Policy Regarding Officials: Link to Media Policy
Delay of Game Policy: Link to Delayed Game Policy
Line-Up Submission Policy: Link to Line-Up Submission Policy
Rules & Techniques: Link to CC Rules & Techniques Document
Match Protocol: Link to MVB Match Pregame Protocol (2016 Update)
Visiting Team Expectations: Link to Visiting Team Expectations
Referee Evaluation Form: Link to MVB Referee Eval Form (Please e-mail to Mike O' Conner BOTY007@yahoo.com within one week of the match. Thank you!)
Admissions Policy: Any sport in which there is an admissions charge, members students with valid ID to be admitted free (except rented facilities off campus). Passed 8-11-04.
Ejection Policy: When a player or team party member is ejected both the team's coach and (if a league opponent) the opposing coach are to notify their Athletic Director upon completion of the contest. The Athletic Director will immediately notify the conference office and subsequently complete and submit to the league office the Ejection Report Form found on the web. The conference office will notify each member president immediately when notified of an ejection.
A coach ejected for an "unsporting act" will be cautioned by the institution's Athletic Director or immediate superior in a form provided by league. Copies of cautions and suspensions will be provided to the institution's President, FAR, the Supervisor of Officials and the Commissioner. A second ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next match suspension. A third ejection in the same year will, minimally, carry a next two match suspension. End of year suspensions will be carried forward to the next year. Ejected coaches must leave sight of the playing floor when ejected. If the ejected coach does not comply in a timely manner, the match is forfeited.
Volleyball Policy: Coaches will determine the type of volleyball required for conference and tournament play and provided by the host team. The home team shall provide practice balls for the visiting team. USA Volleyball rules will be used (per NCAA), including the International Pursuit rule. All league matches are 3 of 5 sets. Sets 1 thru 4 will be to 25. If a 5th set is necessary it will be to 15; teams will switch sides at 8. The substitution rule for all games will follow NCAA DI guidelines with 6 substitutions with 1 re-entry and 2 players per position (9/13/11). League members will not provide game tapes or verbal scouting reports to non-conference opponents (8/28/08). Statistics must be kept congruent to NCAA guidelines. All institutions will provide in-game play-by-play statistics (5/21/13).
MVB Tape Exchange Policy
- Per coaches vote with AD approval (9/16), all schools are required to us 'VolleyMetrics' for their exchange provider (3 year contract for 2017, 18, 19). Each school will be billed- per their individual agreements (with or without cameras included)- by VolleyMetrics.
- All games (conference) are uploaded within 24 hours of match
- Home teams are responsible for uploading the games
- All uploads must include sound
- Tapes, CDs, game files, and verbal scouting reports, etc. may not be shared with out-of-conference opponents
- Elevated end line views or corner views should be used for filming.
VolleyMetrics Current Rules for MVB Open Exchange (coaches should combine/edit with above to incorporate for 2018).
- Video and scoresheets need to be uploaded by 11.59pm the day the match is played
- Matches vs international teams are to be uploaded
- Matches vs club or professional teams are NOT to be uploaded
- Only matches from the competition season are required to be uploaded to the VolleyMetrics server
- As soon as a team plays, they are unable to access any video on opponents until video and scoresheets for all of their matches are uploaded to the VolleyMetrics servers (this doesn't apply to teams on the road).
All-Conference Team: Each team through their SID may nominate players for all-conference consideration including Player, Defensive Player, Freshman, and Coach of the Year nominees. All nominations must be received by the Service Bureau Director prior to the stated deadline. First, second and third teams will be selected (top 3 vote getters at each of the 7 positions, including setter and libero). Each team will vote for players in rank order and may not vote for their own players. All Conference information will only be voted upon using conference statistics to be included in the All Conference nomination information.
The Volleyball All-Conference Team will be selected by nomination and ballot via email submission to league office. Sport coaches will submit nominations to the conference office, a conference call will be held to verify nominees, and then coaches will vote by email. Ballots are required to be completed within 24 hours of the coaches’ conference call.
Nominations will be categorized as "positon players" (5 per team), "liberos" (1 per team), and "setters" (1 per team) as each All-Conf. team will be 7 total reps. Athletes can ONLY be nominated in ONE of the three categories. (Exp.: A coach can nominate a setter in the position player category at their discretion, but can not nominate in both categories.)
Offensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Ballots will be sent to and received from SIDs and the winner will be named Offensive Player of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Defensive Player of the Year: Each league member will vote for three players excluding their own, in rank order. Ballots will be sent to and received from SIDs and the winner will be named Defensive Player of the Year. Ties will be broken by greatest number of 1) first place votes, 2) 2ed place votes, 3) 3rd place votes. Note: The Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year CAN NOT be nominated for or win both awards.
Coach of the Year: The top vote getter of league members using the same procedure and time frame as Player of the Year.
Freshman of the Year: The top true freshman vote-getter of the league members using the same procedure and time frame as Player of the Year.
Player of the Week: SIDs/coaches may nominate a candidate for player of the week. POTW will then be released that each week as existing Conference Carolinas policies and forms pertaining to Women's Volleyball POTW will be followed. Starting in 2013 the same POTW policies will apply accept that there will be a weekly POTW throughout the season (2/8/12).
All Tournament: Coaches will select the all tournament team as follows: 1st place-MVP + 2 All Tournament, 2nd-2 All Tournament, 3rd & 4th-1 All Tournament.
Student Sportsmanship Pledge Form & Link (Reminder to be signed by each student athlete during preseason and filed in schools athletic department)
Committee Chairperson: Ryan Booher, King
Athletic Director Liason: Jeff Eisen, Mount Olive
*The NCAA now puts out a yearly Volleyball Statisticians' Manual, which has an in-depth explanation of all stats. Conference statistics will be kept and published weekly in both individual and team categories. The following statistics need to be kept: Hitting percentage, Assists, Kills, Aces, Blocks and Digs. Other categories are optional. Questions about statistical guidelines should be answered by member SID or referred to Conference Chairperson.