24 Week Season & Frequency of Play
FREQUENCY OF PLAY LIMITS
FORFEITS/ NO CONTESTS QUESTIONS
Q: Does this 50% threshold still apply to national championships? In other words, if less than 50% of women’s volleyball teams are still playing at the end of the regular season, does that mean there would not be a national championship? (Update 01/26/2021)
If more than 50% of teams are still in contention at that four week mark, the championship will proceed as scheduled. National office staff will review the declared number of teams and apply any necessary championship format adjustments, as approved by the National Administrative Council. It is important to note that it is possible the format could continue to be altered or the championship canceled should the number of declared teams further drop below the identified threshold level. The national office will consult with the council and seek approval of any formats that reduce the number of qualifiers below the currently approved formats.
Note: In addition to the threshold approach described here, additional factors are also being closely monitored by the Council of Presidents that could impact a “Go / No Go” decision. The national office and Council of Presidents will continue to monitor and frequently reevaluate these factors to determine if there is an impact to the ability to proceed with championships.