VOLLEYBALL RULES

(Tournament)

  1. COED 4'S: Teams must have a minimum of 2 players on the court for the entire game to avoid a forfeit. If two players are on the court, 1 must be female. If three players are on the court, 1 must be female, but you may play with more. If four players are on the court, there must be at least 2 females.
  1. Games are SELF REFFED. Please call out the score prior to every serve. Staff will be on hand to settle any disputes
  2. All players for a team must be on the signed roster by the start of their 2nd match. Players cannot be on more than one roster during the tournament. There is no max number of players on the roster.
  3. Forfeit times are: 1st game --10 minutes after start time.
  4. If a player arrives late and is necessary to complete a full team, said player may rotate in by requesting a substitution. If the team is full, said player may rotate in on the serve.
  5. Teams will be penalized points or serve for bad mouthing the ref or other unsportsmanlike conduct. Staff will explain in greater detail if the occasion occurs.
  6. Games will be played RALLY SCORING.
  7. Pool play will be ONE GAME to 21 (win by 2, cap 25). Teams will switch every 7 points.
  8. Playoffs will be best 2 of 3 (1st 2 to 21, 3rd game if needed to 15 - win by 2, cap of 19). Teams will not switch sides during the 1st 2 games but will switch on 7’s during a 3rd game if needed.
  1. Characteristics of Contact with the Ball:
  1. A player may touch the ball with any part of the body.
  2. A player may have successive contacts with the ball during a single attempt to make the team's first contact provided the fingers are not used to direct the ball.
  3. It is legal to receive a served ball using the fingers in a setting action, provided that there is not a double contact or a held ball. A double contact or held ball with the fingers in a setting action receiving the ball is illegal.
  4. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held, lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown. The ball cannot roll or come to rest in any part of the body. It can rebound in any direction.
  5. An exception shall be allowed during the defensive play of a hard-driven ball (an attack-hit or blocked ball traveling at a high rate of speed). In that case, the ball may be momentarily lifted or pushed.
  6. A contact of the ball using the fingers (setting action) of one or two hands to direct the ball toward a teammate is a set. A player may set the ball in any direction toward his/her court.
  7. Rotation of a set ball may indicate a held ball or multiple contacts during he set, but in itself is not a fault.
  8. When contacting the ball with one hand, other than for setting the ball to a teammate, the ball must be cleanly hit with the heel or palm of the hand (a roll shot), with straight, locked fingertips (a cobra), knurled fingers (a camel toe) or with the back of the hand from the wrist to the knuckles. One-handed placement or redirection of the ball with the fingers (a dink or open-hand tip) is a fault.
  1. LET SERVES ARE LEGAL. Any served ball that contacts the net and continues over is considered a live and legal serve.
  2. Teams do not need to rotate positions, just serves.
  3. Under the Net Violations will not be called as long as you do not interfere with anyone on the opposite side of the net.
  4. Two (2) 30-second time outs per game are allowed. A time out must be called before the service has been authorized.
  5. When in doubt, outdoor USAV/AVA rules will be enforced. If there are any questions or concerns please have your team captain or team representative speak with the staff directly.
  6. Serve will be determined for the first game based on a "odd-even" call by a team. During playoffs the team with the higher seed will get choice in first game of serve or side.
  7. Teams will be ranked and advance on the following criteria: 1) winning percentage, 2) head-to-head play (if any), 3) total point differential, 4) coin toss.