Fall Tournament 2022 rules and info

Coaches info

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! We hope you and your team have a great weekend. Thank you for reviewing the information on this page carefully so you can communicate tournament rules and guidelines with your team.

If any of your students would like to learn more about Union College, please encourage them to stop by the Visitor Center front desk (in Ortner Center before Union Market).

NOTE: Please attend the initial coaches meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, in the President's Dining Room in Union Market (south side of the dining hall through the double doors).

The scores will be kept up-to-date on the main tournament page.

Event schedule

Click here for the event schedule.

Team photo schedule

Click here for the team photo schedule. Be sure to arrive at the Thunderdome stage on time dressed in your uniforms or warm ups.

Tournament pools

Click here for volleyball and soccer tournament pools.

Tournament brackets (COMING SOON)

These are live documents that will be filled in as the tournament progresses.

Line Judging other games (volleyball)

Each team is responsible for line judging other teams' games.

Teams will be required to provide two representatives to line judge the games where their team has been scheduled to line judge. You will find the line judging assignments in the main tournament schedule. Please make sure your representatives arrive at least 10 minutes before the game is set to start. Thursday’s games have already been scheduled. Friday’s line judging schedule will be decided based on placement in the single elimination tournament. 

Uniform colors

Teams listed first (left column) on the schedule are considered the home team and will wear light uniforms and the teams listed second (right column) on the schedule are considered the away team and will wear dark uniforms.

Volleyballs and soccer balls for warm-up

Teams are responsible for providing their own volleyballs and soccer balls for warm-up.

Vote for awards (head coaches)

Each team's head coach should vote for both awards listed below.

Note: There are no awards for the golf tournament.

Union College Christmanship Award (team award)

The Union College Christmanship Award will be presented each year to the team that best displays the values of positive Christian sportsmanship and demonstrates that commitment through the actions, words and attitudes of players, coaches and fans. Christmanship Award recipients should demonstrate qualities such as friendliness, courtesy, graciousness in winning and losing, fair and honest dealing during the competition, and overall admirable conduct of everyone associated with the team.

Nominations: The head coach from each team participating in the tournament will be asked to nominate another team for the award. Union College Athletic Committee will make the final determination based on their own observations and the votes of the coaches.

All Tournament Awards (Individual Award)

The head coach from each team will nominate the best player from his/her team (only one) to receive the “All Tournament Award” that will be presented at the awards ceremony after the last Championship game (Both soccer and volleyball, one award per team).

Awards ceremony

All awards will be given out at the awards ceremony, which will be held in the Thunderdome on Saturday night immediately following the final championship game. All teams are expected to attend.

Additional Weekend Information

Meals in Union Market

Each name tag covers that individual’s meals in the Union Market. Everyone must show their name tag to the cashier at meals or pay cash. 

Each name tag pays for nine (9) meals and is only active during the meal times designated on the schedule. Going through line twice will count as two meals. 

Anything with a shield sticker is included in the meal plan. If an item does not have a shield sticker, such as bottled drinks, you may purchase the item on your own at the register. 

If an individual loses or forgets their name tag, the meal will be charged to your school.

The name tag is for one person and does not cover coaches or sponsors’ families. 

We often have parents attending the tournament who are not registered with the team. They are welcome to eat at the cafeteria at their own cost. If they do not pay at the register, their meal will be charged to your school.

Bus Parking

Bus Parking should be in the lot west of Cooper's apartments. That would be the lot between #15 & #5 marked with the blue parking pin on our campus map. The best way to access the parking lot is off 52nd.

Trainer availability

An athletic trainer is available at the Union College gym during the hours listed below.

Thursday, October 20

  • 9:00a - 12:45p
  • 1:15p - 8:45p

Friday, October 21

  • 8:45a - 12:15p
  • 1:30p - 4:45p

Saturday, October 22

  • 6:45p - 11:30p
Team Pictures

Please be on time for your team photo time. Photos will be taken on the stage in the Thunderdome.

Golfers: Please stop by on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to take your team photo.

Click here for the photo schedule.

Photos from the tournament

A link to a digital album will be posted on the main tournament website a couple weeks after the event has ended.

Live streaming

Volleyball games will be streamed live on the UTV Youtube channel.

Volleyball Rules

Pool play

  • Warm-up before the first match of the day (11 minutes 2/4/4/1) / (9 minutes 2/3/3/1) after each team’s first match.
  • The match winner must win two out of three sets.
  • Match rally scoring to 25 points, Game 3 is played to 15 points.
  • No point cap on any set.
Playoff Play
  • Warm-up before the first match of the day (11 minutes 2/4/4/1) / (9 minutes 2/3/3/1) after each team’s first match.
  • Match rally scoring to 25 points, Game 3 is played to 15 points.
  • Championship matches – Best of three sets. All three sets to 25 points.
  • No point cap on any set
Championship tournament seeding
  • Seeding in for championship tournaments is determined by number of sets won in pool play.
  • During pool play, each set won will give the winning team one point and the losing team 0 points. (Example: In a two-set match, the winning team will receive two points and the losing team will receive zero points. In a three set match, the winning team will receive two points and the losing team will receive one point.)
  • First and second teams in each pool will advance to the Thunderdome Division tournament.
  • Third and fourth teams in each pool will advance to the Clocktower Division tournament.
Tie-Breakers for seeding in the championship tournaments
  • Head-to-head results.
  • Cumulative score differential during pool play.
  • Coin toss

Soccer rules

Pool play

  • Two 30 minutes halves, 10 minutes half time break, all high school soccer rules apply.
  • Direct Red card will mean a one game suspension, unless is considered by the officials as more.
  • Red Card after two yellow cards will mean first half of the next game suspension
  • If the game is still tied after regulation time, there will be three penalty kicks for each team, alternating kickers. Sudden victory penalty kicks after that (1/1). Both teams will still get only1 point because of the game finishing in a draw. PKs are only being used in order to determine potential needed head to head tie-breaker.
Playoff Play
  • Two 30 minutes halves. 10 minutes half time break, all high school soccer rules apply.
  • If the game is still tied after regulation time, there will be 3 Penalty kicks for each team, alternating kickers. Sudden victory penalty kicks after that (1/1),
  • Championship game will have a 10 minutes overtime, golden goal rule (whichever team scores first will win the game). After that, penalty kicks rule the same as above.
Tournament seeding
  • Division will be decided by win/loss records in pool play.
  • First and second teams in each pool will advance to the Thunderdome Division tournament. 
  • Third and fourth teams in each pool will advance to the Clocktower Division tournament.
  • Seeding 1-6 for each division will be the cumulative point differential after pool play or coin toss.
  • Games outside of pool play do not count for seeding (games highlighted in gray on the schedule).
Tie-Breakers to determine rankings in volleyball pool play
  • Games won/lost.
    • Game won: 3 points
    • Game tied: 1 point
  • Penalty kicks/head-to-head results
  • Cumulative points differential for goals scored during regulation (not Penalty Kicks): Goal difference will be calculated for up to 8 goals scored/against per game
  • Coin Toss

Golf rules

  • All participants will play nine holes on Thursday and nine holes on Friday at Holmes Lake Golf Course (3701 S 70th Street).
  • The lowest individual combined score from both days will with the individual award and the lowest team score will win the team award.
  • Tee times 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 21) and Friday (Oct. 22). Head Coach Daniel Cress will be there at 1:30 p.m. to meet you!