Divisions for each grade (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th)
8 match season (assuming no blackout dates/cancellations)
Conference Standings: Percentage of games won.
–PLUS– Mid-season tournament (round robin)
–PLUS– seeded post-season tournament for each division/sub-division
Qualifying for post-season tournament: Top 8 teams in each division/sub-division
Seeding criteria: (a) percentage of (regular season), match wins, (b) head-to-head matchups (regular season), (c ) total games won, (d) hat draw.
Improved communication: A ‘TEAM’ will be created in TS for all VB coaches to use for ‘in-season’ chat/questions/etc. ADs will be on this ‘team’ and must add their own coaches to this teams’ roster.


We follow NFHS for Junior High Schools except where noted

Rules at a Glance

See GRACEAC Handbook

Season Dates:
Pre-season (practices can start): Typically the Monday after the 1st Tuesday in AUG
Season (games): After Labor Day - mid OCT
Mid-season (round robin) Tournament is typically end of SEP