north shore

    5th Grade                 
    Lumen Christi 8 - 0          
    St. Robert White 7 - 1          
    Holy Family 6 - 2          
    Eastbrook Academy 4 - 4          
    St. Monica Red 4 - 4          
    St. Robert Blue 3 - 5          
    St. Monica White 3 - 5          
    Catholic East 1 - 7          
    Messmer St. Mary 0 - 8          
    6th Grade                 
    St. Robert 7 - 1          
    St. Monica White 7 - 1          
    St. Monica Red 5 - 3          
    Holy Family 4 - 4          
    Lumen Christi 3 - 4          
    Eastbrook Academy 2 - 6          
    Messmer St. Mary 0 - 7          
    7th Grade                 
    St. Monica White 7 - 2          
    Holy Family 7 - 2          
    St. Monica Red 7 - 2          
    St. Robert 6 - 3          
    Lumen Christi 4 - 5          
    Messmer St. Mary 2 - 7          
    Catholic East 1 - 8          
    Messmer St. Rose 0 - 9          
    8th Grade                 
    Holy Family 7 - 2          
    Lumen Christi 6 - 3          
    St. Monica 5 - 4          
    St. Eugene/St. Robert 4 - 5          
    Eastbrook Academy 3 - 6          
    Messmer St. Mary 3 - 6          
    University School 3 - 6          
    Messmer St. Rose 0   9          



    Host gyms must text (4142189900) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) match results to Mark Hochschild by 9:00 on the day of the match. Rules or officials questions will also be handled through Mark Hochschild. Scores and standings will be issued as soon as all weekly results have been properly submitted.

    WIAA volleyball rules apply to all grades except for changes/clarifications listed in these rules.

    Team rosters and fees are due the Tuesday before the first scheduled match. Rosters must be signed by the athletic director and principal/religious education director. Teams shall not play, but will forfeit matches until properly completed rosters and fees are submitted to the appropriate league official(s).

    No player may be added to the roster without the consent of the League Director/Coordinator. Failure to do so could result in forfeiture of all matches in which the added player participated.

    Players must attend the school or Christion Formation/Religious Education program at the school which the team represents.

    If a school is combining two grades to make up one volleyball team, the team should play at the upper grade level. A team may have players from an upper grade level provided the next higher grade does not have a team due to insufficient number of players. Only two players from the higher grade level may be on the court at the same time.

    Parishes/schools entering multiple teams in one grade:
    Grade 5 and 6 – a parish/school which enters more than one team in these grades must divide the talent equally.
    Grades 7 and 8 – A parish/school which enters more than one team in one of these grades MAY divide the teams into “A” and “B” teams. The “A” team must clearly have superior talent when compared to the “B” team. Team doing this sort of separate split must have an annual tryout to ensure the proper distribution of talent. The division of talent must be easily recognizable.
    Especially in the lower (5&6) grades, standings will be monitored by the League Director/Coordinator to ascertain equality of teams from the same parish/school.

    It is mandatory that one side of the uniform be numbered, but numbers on both sides is highly recommended. Uniforms must be worn as the manufacturer intended. Tops cannot be tied off in front, back, or on the side. The libero’s uniform must be easily recognizable from all sides as being in clear contrast to the other members of the team.

    Players may NOT wear any jewelry, nor may any jewelry be taped over, with the exception of, a medical alert medal which must be taped to the body under the uniform. The penalty will be an unnecessary delay assessment.

    Hair may be controlled by unadorned flat barrettes, bobby pins, or flat clips. No longer than two inches. Soft ribbons will be allowed, beads are not. No glitter or face paint is allowed. Penalty is an unnecessary delay assessment.

    The home team has the choice of bench. If neither team is playing in their own gym, the team listed first on the schedule is the home team.

    Prior to the first set of a match at a given sight, the referee will hold a prematch conference with captains and head coaches to review ground rules and conduct a coin flip. The visiting captain calls the flip and the flip winner has the choice to serve or receive.

    This conference will be held fifteen minutes prior to the match or immediately after a preceding match if time is shorter. If an official is not on site at that time, the coaches will conduct the necessary coin flip.

    Warmups will be (if time allows) 2 minutes shared court, 4 minutes home team on the court (including serving time), 4 minutes visiting team on the court (including serving time). There will be NO shared serving time during warm ups. If there is insufficient time between matches for this warmup procedure, the official, in consultation with the coaches, will determine the length of the warmup.

    Team must be ready to play within five minutes of the scheduled start time of the match for the first set and another five minutes for the second set, or the team will forfeit the match. If a team has arrived after the forfeit time has expired, it will be up to the opposing team to determine if the sets will be played. If a team forfeits twice, they will play a forfeit fee of $50, payable to the league, before they are able to continue playing in the league. Three forfeits in a season results in a review of the school’s participation in the league by the league’s Executive Board.

    Each team is responsible to provide one line judge. Schools are responsible for training their line judges, but responsibilities will be reviewed by the match official. Line judges should be a minimum of 7th or 8th grade school or club volleyball players, high school students, or adults.

    Roster and line up sheets must be submitted to the scorer’s table prior to each set. They remain at the table throughout the set. Platers must me listed on the lineup sheet in the proper serving order, the first person to serve on the team being listed as #1.

    Matches will be best two out of three sets. All three sets will be played. Sets 1 and 2 will be played to 25 with a cap of 27. Set three will be played to 15 with a cap of 17. A coin flip prior to the third set will only take place if set three is a deciding set in the match. The home captain will call the flip in this instance.

    Winning team then has the choice of serve, receive, or choice of bench. If the third set is not a deciding set, the team losing the first two sets will serve the third set and teams will remain at the benches they occupied during set 2.

    Five players are needed to start a set. When beginning a set with five players, they will occupy positions 1 through 5 on the court. When the rotation comes to the open position, the opposition will get a penalty point. Once a 6th player becomes available, the must be immediately placed into the open position.

    To begin the first set of a match, the players will line up on their respective end lines. The referee will direct players from both teams to the centerline for friendly greetings. At the conclusion of the first set, players will proceed to their new benches, following traditional routes AROUND the net standards. At the end of the second set, players return immediately to their benches pending the outcome of a coin flip, if needed. At the end of the match, players move again from the end line to the net for more friendly greetings.

    All teams will rotate into the serve. Serving time after the whistle blows is 5 seconds. Teams must be ready to play immediately after each rally.

    All girls in grades 5 through 7 must play the equivalent of one set per match.

    The referee shall have the power to make decisions on any point not specifically covered in these rules. The decision of the referee shall be final.

    Each team is limited to two time outs per set. Teams must be on the court, ready to play, at the end of the 60 seconds. Failure to do so would result in an unnecessary delay assessment.

    Substitutes must report to the referee before entering the playing area. There are unlimited entries per player in a set. There is a maximum of 18 substitutions per set. Libero replacements do not count as substitutions. Substitutions during a time out will follow regular check in procedures at the conclusion of the time out.

    A libero MAY be used at the 7th and 8th grade “A” level only. Teams using a libero MUST provide a libero tracker. Liberos may only enter the court between the attack line and end line. Replacements can only take place” at the start of the match after lineups have been checked, after the end of a rally and prior to the whistle and signal for serve, after a time out after players have returned to the court. The libero may serve in one position in the serving order. The libero may only be replaced by the player she replaced.

    Host gym
    Game balls ion grades 7 and 8 must be a regulation WIAA ball and bear the NFHS authenticating mark. The Tachikara Volleylite ball will be used by 5th and 6th grades. The NFHS mark is not required on these balls.

    Net antennas are required. The net height is 7 feet 4-1/8 inches. Referee stands, standards, and net wires must be padded to a height 5 feet 6 inches above the floor. Only true referee stands will be used at all locations.

    Gyms will have a fully stocked first aid kit and ice for proper immediate treatment of injuries. All gyms will have an adult (age 21+) supervisor present on site to handle all appropriate situations, to include spectator behavior who show poor sportsmanship or interfere with play. Any fan ejections must be reported to the league. The supervisor will make him/herself known to the assigned referee at the start of the day.

    A copy of these North Shore rules is to be kept at the scorer’s table. A copy of the National Federation of High Schools rulebook is also recommended.

    Scorekeepers are part of the officiating team, but are the responsibility of the gym supervisor. Scorekeepers should be high school students or adults. Only scorekeepers/scoreboard operators should be at the scorer’s table.

    All lines on the court must be clearly marked including the 24ft. 5th and 6th grade serving line. Only 5th graders may serve overhand from the 24ft. serving line. Players may use the sideline to sideline serving area.

    The use of artificial noisemakers including bells, whistles, horns, etc. is prohibited from being used at any time.

    All coaches must be in compliance with Archdiocesan certification requirements.

    Only the head coach may stand during a match, in front of his team’s bench, between the attack line and the end line. All other coaches, players, and other team personnel must remain seated on the bench except for timeouts, substitutions, reactions to good plays, or if an assistant coach needs to tend to an injured player. Violations will be enforced.

    It is the coach’s responsibility to control the behavior of the team and its spectators. Failure to do so could result in forfeiture of the match.

    Coaches and players ejected from a match will be suspended from their next match, including matches which could be scheduled the next day. Officials will file ejection reports.

    No more than three non-players may be on the bench. Only rostered players and assigned coaches may occupy the team’s bench. At no time should siblings of players and/or coaches be on the bench during match play.

    Each school’s athletic director shall approve all tournaments that will be played by their teams to ensure league games take precedence over tournaments. At no time will a league team play in a tournament sponsored by a non-Archdiocesan program.

    Archdiocesan guidelines state, “A student-athlete may participate with a non-Archdiocesan team in the same sport during the season provided that student’s priority and commitment is with the parish/school team.”

    Additional archdiocesan guidelines:
    5th and 6th grade practices maximum of 2 per week no more than 1-1/2
    hours long
    7th and 8th grade practices maximum of 2 per week no more than 2
    hours long
    No more than 18 matches during the season, exclusive of tournaments.
    5th and 6th grade – no more than 2
    7th grade - no more than 3
    8th grade - no more than 3, not counting the Seton

    The maximum number of matches a team may participate in during one day is three.

  • NSPL Conference Rules 2017 [ PDF Download ]


    Jason Grodsky                  414-469-7519                    jasongrodsky10 [at]


    Dates to remember:


    All schools must have their team and gym commitments to me


    All schools will receive preliminary schedule


    All schools will approve schedule


    All schools will receive final schedule


    Rosters due


    Opening Day



    Special Conference Rules:


    9/28/2017                  2017-2018 North Shore Catholic League Conference Rules


    1. WIAA basketball rules and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee regulations and policies for athletics will be followed.

    2. In case of inclement weather, the league will inform you if the game is called at least two hours before game time.

    3. All teams must send a team roster to Jason Grodsky before the first game. The principal, athletic director and the coach must sign the roster. The roster must have the players first and last name, grade and date of birth. When a new player(s) need to be added to the roster, email Jason Grodsky @ jasongrodsky10 [at] CCD players must be identified on the roster.

    4. ELIGIBLE PLAYERS: A player must be a student at the parish school. CCD players must reside within the physical boundaries of the parish, must be an active member of the parish religious education program. Any player 15 years old of age before September 1, 2015 cannot play. A special appeal can be made to the board to receive an exemption. A player that is 15 in the 8th grade and has been in the North Shore League since 6th grade can receive an exemption.

    5. If a team has played an ineligible player, they will forfeit all games that the player has participated in.

    6. If your school has three or less people come out for your team, you may drop them to the next level, but you can only have two in the game at the same time.

    7. If your 5th or 6th grade teams need to be divided, they must be divided of equal strength. In 7th and 8thgrade you can choose to divide into an A and B team.

    8. Arrangements for a canceled game must be made before the end of the season. Notify Jason Grodsky of the teams, date, time, and location of the make-up.

    9. If a team forfeits twice, it will have to pay a Forfeit Fee of $50.00 before they are able to continue playing in the league. League fees are $300 per team and are due in full prior to the season.

    10. PROTEST – All protests must be made in writing within 24 hours following the game and accompanied by $40.00. If league officials and referees of the game allow the protest, the game will be replayed. Referees will be appointed by the league and replayed at a time satisfactory to both schools, but no later than the end of the season.

      Conference Special Game Rules:


      1. Games will consist of 7-minute quarters for 5th and 6th grade. There will be a 5-minute break at half time. We will have a running clock in 5th and 6th grade. The clock will stop for free throws, substitutions, time outs, and for all whistles in the last one minute of the game if neither team is ahead by 15 points. The 7th and 8th grade will play 6-minute quarters and the clock stops for ALL whistles unless one team is winning by at least fifteen (15) points. At this point, the clock will only stop for free throws, substitutions, and time outs. Backcourt pressure for 5th and 6th grade will be allowed in the last quarter only. 7th and 8th graders can pressure the entire game. 5th and 6th graders must discontinue the press with a 10-point lead. 7th-8th grade must discontinue the press when leading by 15 points.


      2. Overtime periods will be two minutes. There is no limit to the number overtimes.


      3. The “Girls” Basketball will be used for ALL girls’ games and 5th and 6th grade Boys games.


      4. A 10-minute grace period will be allowed before a forfeit will be called. If a team is late, they must begin play as soon as they have 5 players, within the 10-minute grace period.


      5. Following the 1st game a minimum of 5 minutes will be allowed for warm-up.


      6. The free throw line for 5th grade girls will be moved up 18 inches.


      7. All substitutes must be at the scorer’s table prior to the whistle for a substitution to be granted. The referee may allow a substitute to enter if he/she is not at the table, BUT THE CLOCK WILL NOT STOP IN 5thgrade (as detailed in Rule Number One).


      8. The seat belt rule will not be enforced. However, coaches may only stand if they are talking to their players or otherwise coaching. Addressing officials must be done from a sitting position unless otherwise requested by the official. Any coach yelling at the officials (including those at the scorer’s table) will be asked to sit for the remainder of the game. If at any time anyone on the bench, including but not limited to players, coaches, or attendants acts in an unsportsmanlike manner, the head coach will be REQUIRED to sit for the rest of the game. Actions would include taunting, yelling at the refs, etc.


      9. Only the head coach may leave the bench to instruct their players. Leaving the bench will only be allowed to instruct players.


      10. If a player or coach receives two technical fouls, he/she will be disqualified from the game. A player who receives an unsportsmanlike technical foul must be removed from the game and may not reenter prior to the next dead ball. Any player or coach who receives two technical fouls is disqualified and will be suspended at least one (1) additional game to be served immediately.


      11. Any foul language by a player, coach or fan will not be tolerated and can lead to expulsion from the gym. Any player/coach ejected from the game is automatically suspended until a discussion is held between the league officers and the school contact person. Any fan ejected is subject to further ban from ALL NSCL gyms.


      12. All jerseys are to be tucked in, unless designed to wear out. All shirts worn under the jersey must be of the same color/shade as the dominant color of the uniform. There will be no jewelry of any kind permitted. No taping of earrings will be allowed. No jewelry or lights on shoes allowed. With teams having similar colored jerseys, the host/home gym team is responsible for wearing a different color jersey. If neither school is at home, a coin flip will be used to determine who will wear the different color jersey. The host school will provide the jersey.


      13. While the league does not mandate specific playing time rules for any grade (deferring that role to each of the member Schools), it is the League’s recommendation that in the 5th and 6th level all kids play equally over the course of the season. However, each player must play at least one full quarter in 5th and 6th grade. The League recommends that on the 7th and 8th grade level that all players play in all games and that equal playing time be sought when possible. Furthermore, the league recommends if a player is NOT going to get equal playing time in the 5th and 6th grade levels (injury, discipline, player’s choice, etc.) that the Coach communicate that to the opposing Coach BEFORE the game.


      14. All Schools must have a school designee in attendance at away games. This designee can be a parent, coach of another grade level team, teacher, administrator, pastor etc. This designee will operate as person responsible for spectators of his or her school.


  • The following schools/gyms are part of the North Shore Parochial League.  The addresses and directions for the gyms appear below: (UpdatedNov 2017)

    1. Catholic East (SS P&P Gym; 2461 N. Murray, Milwaukee) [ Google Maps ] / Marc Cherry | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2. St. Eugene (7600 N. Port Washington Road) [ Google Maps ] / Patrick Haverty | 414-915-0815 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    3. Holy Family (4810 N. Marlborough Dr.) [ Google Maps ] / Jim Seewald | 414-963-1559 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    4. St. Monica (5635 N. Santa Monica) [ Google Maps ] / Tonia Wallner | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    5. St. Robert (4019 N. Farwell Ave.) [ Google Maps ] / Nick Janasik | 414-791-6425 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    6. Lumen Christi(11300 N. St. James Lane, Mequon) [ Google Maps ] / Dan Morris | 414-380-1211 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    7. University School(2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road) [ Google Maps ] / Andrew Thomson | (w) 414-540-3302 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    8. Messmer St. Mary (742 W. Capital Drive) [ Google Maps ] / Walter Cullin | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    9. East Brook Academy (5375 N. Green Bay Ave.) [ Google Maps ] / Martha Budnowski | (c) 414-520-0950 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    10. Messmer/St. Rose (514 N. 31st Street) / Elijah Phillips | ephillipsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.