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WALLYBALL GAMES PROCEDURES

GAME PROCEDURES

DRAW:
Before the start of the tournament or league, a well-balanced team draw needs to be lined up and posted on a draw sheet (official AWA draw sheets are available (Free) through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for each division.  If any of the division’s need to have more than one pool, each division’s pool will be balanced so to have the same number of top and bottom level teams in each.  Referees and court locations shall be posted in advance for all matches.

COIN TOSS :
Before the first game of a match the referee will call team captains together and conduct a coin toss to decided selection of choice of side or service. In the case a coin is unavailable any fair deciding method acceptable by the Tournament/League Director or the teams play captains may be substituted.

TEAM WARM-UPS: 
The referee will supervise warm-up periods.  If the captains elect to have separate warm-up periods the serving team having use of the court for the first three (3) minutes and the receiving team for the second three minutes.  If the captains elect to warm-up together on the court, the referee shall allow six minutes.  If a team decides not to use its time on the court, the court shall remain unoccupied.
PLAYER LINE-UP:
The referee will record and verify serving order.

START OF THE GAME:
When the lineups are verified and teams are ready, the referee will call the score to beckon the first service to begin.

SUBSTITUTION PROCEDURES:
Substitutions shall be requested by either the head coach or the team captain, when the referee accepts the substation the substitute may enter the court and the referee records the action.

END OF GAME AND START OF NEXT GAME :
At the end of the game, if another game is needed, there will be a two (2) minute rest period.  If the next game is a deciding game a five (5) minute rest period will be allowed.

DECIDING GAME CHANGING OF SIDES:
For a deciding game, the referee will toss the coin to decide choice of side or service.  During the play the first team to reach eight (8) points, the referee will require the teams to switch sides.

END OF THE MATCH:
The referee will verify points on the score sheet, acknowledge game to teams, record final scores and then return the score sheet to the draw sheet organizer.


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