OCD Volleyball 4’s League Rules
Modified from USA Beach Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations 2017-2019
No changes for 2019
Format: All matches will be 3 games to 21 with a 2 pt. cap. In August, 3rd games will be played to 15. Format subject to change due to weather and daylight.
Timeouts: 1 :60 timeout per game
Team Composition: Each team must contain at least one male and at least one female
Net Contact: Contact with the net by a player between the antennae, during the action of playing the ball, is a fault. The action of playing the ball includes (among others) take-off, hit
(or attempt) and landing safely, ready for a new action. Contact with guy wires/pole will not be considered a fault unless the contact interferes with the play
Pursuit: Players cannot cross the centerline in or outside of the court to play a ball. Players may not run onto an adjacent court, including the serving area to play a ball or after playing a ball.
Centercourt Violations: Crossing the center line is only legal if you do not contact a player on the other side of the net or in any way impede an opponent’s attempt to play the ball. Contact does not need to be made to constitute interference.
Let serves are allowed
Kick serves are not allowed
One toss per serve
No penalty for incorrect server. Make the change to the correct server when error discovered.
Open hand receive/contact with fingers is not allowed
On opponent’s request, a player must move or bend over to prevent screening
You cannot attack or block a serve
The ball cannot be lifted or doubled
Balls set into the opponent’s court must be square
One handed sets contacted with “finger tip action” are not allowed
In defensive action of a hard driven ball, the ball can be held momentarily overhand with the fingers. A “hard driven ball” is defined as a ball attacked above the height of the net with speed and downward trajectory.
A block does not count as a touch
Blockers can redirect any ball crossing the plane of the net
Men are not allowed to block or contact the ball in a blocking motion if any part of the ball is above the height of the net
No open hand dinks or tips
In coed, men are considered back row players. Back row players must take off from behind the 10 ft. line if attacking the ball. When attacking a ball in front of the 10 foot line, some part of the ball needs to be below the height of the net.
Only teams with 5 players on their official roster are allowed to to sub during the match.
Only 4 players are allowed per game.
There will be no in-game subbing except in the case of injury or sanction. This injured player may not return during the match.
At the start of each match (6:10 and 7:15), a late or incomplete team forfeits set 1. The late or incomplete team will have 20 minutes before forfeiting set 2 and the match. If the late or incomplete team arrives with sufficient players before the 20-minute period has elapsed, they will be allowed to warm up during the remaining time.
*If you have a rules related dispute during a match and cannot come to agreement to replay, please see the League Director for an interpretation immediately.