Game Format

  • Spikeball games are played in Doubles format (2 vs. 2)
  • Teams will play two matches per night against different opponents
  • All Spikeball Leagues have an On-site Coordinator present
  • All Spikeball Leagues are self-officiated
  • Each match consists of a best-of-three games format:
    • All games are rally-point scoring to 21 points (must win by 2 points, to a max of 25 points)
    • Ties are allowed in the regular season

Season Length

  • All 8 Week Spikeball Leagues use the following structure:
    • 7 weeks of regular season games (14 total matches)
      • Seeding round is dependent on the number of teams registered
    • 1 week of playoff games (tournament-style bracket)

Playoffs

  • Playoff Format:
    • All teams are guaranteed at least 2 playoff matches
    • Teams will be seeded based on regular season record and placed into a tournament-style playoff bracket
  • There are no ties in playoffs:
  • ​​​A minimum of 10 total points must be played in any game for it to count
  • If time is called, the team who has won the most games wins the match
    • If both teams have won the same number of games:
      • ​​The team with the higher point differential wins the match
      • If teams are tied in point-differential, one additional tie-breaker point must be played
  • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party

Rosters

 Format Ideal Roster Size Total # of Players
required at game time
Total # of females
required on court
Doubles - Open 2 2 0
  • There are no co-ed restrictions in the "Open" division
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players that can be on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have 2 players confirmed on the roster in MyESSC.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyESSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.