Rules andRegulations! Scarleth White , “Volleyball!! =D” September 15, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
Play Area• Indoor and outdoor courts both are 18m x 9mi. Indoor courts contain an attack area formatted by a line 3m back from the center line.Net Height• Height for men or co-ed is 7 11 5/8“ and for women net height is 7 4 1/8“. Treobenny, “On The Line” January 9, 2009 via Flickr Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Noncommercial.
The Game!• There is a max of 3 hits per side.• One player can’t hit the ball more than once in a session however, a block is not considered a hit therefore after a block fails you can dig it out of the net.• Ball can be played off net.• If a ball hits a boundary line it is considered in.• If 2 or more players hit the ball together it is considered one play and the players can’t take part in the next play.• Switching positions is allowed only if it is done by front line players. Sunnydelishgirl, “Volleyball Sunset in Laguna” December 23, 2004 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative.
• Rally scoring is mostly used. • A point is scored on every play • Offense scores from a defense miss or an out of bound hit.• Defense can score from an offense miss, serve into the net, or out an out of bound hit. • The game goes to 25 points and you must win by 2.
Serving!• The server has to serve from behind the serve line which is the end line.• The ball has to be clearly visible to the opponents before the serve.• Ball can either be served underhand or overhand.• A served ball can graze the top of the net and land on the other side.• You cannot block a serve. Toastwife, “Volleyball view. Mildly smug on a Monday” June 15, 2010 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike.
Rotation!• Each time a team wins a serve there is a rotation.• Rotation is done in a clockwise method.• There is 4 to 6 players on each side. Toastforbrekkie, “Volleyball sunset” April 24, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative.
• Stepping on/over the line on a serve.• Not serving the ball over the net.• Carrying, palming, throwing the ball.• Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play.• Reaching over the net unless it’s to execute a follow-through or blocking the ball when its being passed over.• Reaching under the net.• Not serving in the correct order.• If a back row player (player behind the 10ft line) blocks or attacks the ball while being in front of the 10ft line. @kevinv033, “Volleyball Anyone? ” February 26, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative.
Volleyball Lingo! Badruddeen, “Sunset Beach Volleyball” July 4, 2008 via Flickr, Creative commons Attribution No Derivative.
ACE• When the ball is served and the other team touches it no more than once. David Spinks, “Snow Volleyball” December 20, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.
SIDEOUT• When the team that served the ball makes a mistake making it the other teams ball. Roland Ster, “Volleyball Tunier – Furnitz” August 22, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative.
ROOF• When a player jumps over the height of the net and successfully blocks the ball.
STUFF • When a player blocks the ball and the ball goes back to the player that attacked the ball.Mathew Cachia, “Volleyball!” September 18, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial.
DIG• When a player saves the ball from a hard spike.
KILL• When a player attacks the ball and makes a point from it. PC – My Shots@Photography, “@the Beach" March 19, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative.