Beach Volleyball Rules

 

BASICS OF BEACH CITY SPORTS VOLLEYBALL
 
> Games are played 4on4 (min 2 females required on the court during games)
Teams will play in a Best of Three format
> Rally scoring
> Game scores cap at 24
> The court size is 60 feet long x 30 feet wide
 
 
SERVICE POSSESSION
 
A team earns service possession for the start of the first game by winning a mini game (typically Ro Sham Bo determins whether the winning teams chooses "side or serve"). The teams will then alternate service every other game; the 3rd game may be requested by either team to switch sides every 7 points. The player in the back right hand corner of the rotation will be designated to serve and continue to rotate clockwise.
 
PLAYING THE BALL
 
NET SERVES
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Serves that hit the net and go over the net to the opponents side will be
"live" and are good serves provided they are played by the opposing team or they land in
bounds.
THREE CONTACTS
 
Each team is allowed a maximum of 3 successive contacts of the ball in order to return the ball to the opponent's area. (Exception: In the action of blocking an attacking ball, the touch, or contact resulting from the block attempt does not constitute one of the three successive contacts.)
 
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONTACT
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The ball can contact any number of body parts down to, and including the foot, providing such contacts are simultaneous and the ball rebounds immediately and cleanly after such contact.  Throughout the game, the ball must be contacted cleanly and not held, lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown. The ball cannot roll or come to rest on any part of a player’s body.
 
SETTING THE BALL
 
A contact of the ball using the fingers of one or two hands to direct the ball toward a teammate is a set. The ball must come into contact with both hands simultaneously and leave both hands simultaneously to avoid a double hit call. A player may set the ball over the net in front or behind them only in the direction in which their shoulders are squarely facing.
 
Rotation of the ball after the set may indicate a held ball or multiple contacts during
the set but in itself IS NOT A FAULT. Setting the serve is not legal.
 
PLAY AT THE NET
 
PLAYER CONTACT WITH THE NET
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No part of the body may touch the net at anytime unless a ball or person driven into the net causes the contact. Player contact with the net in a manner not directly relating to or affecting the course of play is not a violation. Contact with hair or part of the uniform will not be considered a fault.
 
SIMULTANEOUS CONTACT BY OPPONENTS
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If opponents contact the net simultaneously, it shall constitute a double fault and the point shall be played over.
 
BLOCKING
 
Blocking is the action close to the net which intercepts the ball coming from the opponents’ side by making contact with the ball before, during or after it crosses the net.
 
MULTIPLE CONTACTS
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Multiple contacts of the ball by a player(s) participating in a block shall be legal provided it is during one attempt to intercept the ball. Multiple contacts of the ball during a block shall be not counted as a contact, even though the ball may make multiple contacts with one or more players of the block.
 
PARTICIPATION AFTER A BLOCK
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Any player participating in a block shall have theright to make the next contact, such contact counting as the first of three hits  allowed the team.
 
BLOCKING A SERVE
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Blocking or attacking a serve is prohibited.
 
BLOCKING A BALL ACROSS THE NET
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Blocking of the ball across the net above the opponent's court shall be legal provided that such a block is:
(1) After a player of the attacking team has spiked the ball, or, in the referee's judgment, intentionally directed the ball into the opponent's court, or has exhausted their third allowable hit.
(2) After the opponents’ have hit the ball in such a manner that the ball would clearly cross the net if not touched by a player, provided no member of the attacking team is in a position to make a legal play on the ball
(3) If the ball is falling near the net and no member of the attacking team
could reasonably make a play on the ball
 

Additional Polices

GAMES:
 
During the regular season matches are to be played within time allotted
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The scoring format will be 3 games to 21 points using the Rally Scoring Format. You must win by 2 points,however, the score is capped at 24
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REFS:
 
ALL GAMES WILL BE SELF REFFED.THERE WILL BE NO OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF ANY PARTICIPANTS TO SEND REFEREES EARLY OR LEAVE REFEREES AFTER A MATCH.
Captains are responsible for recording the results of their game. Clipboards will be provided on each court to record the scores. Our staff will provide constant reminders with regards to this process.
 
In cases where teams fail to record their results, both teams will receive losses for the match.
 

Our staff will monitor all courts during the final round of playoffs and Champtionships.  We will always do our best to be available for any and all questions, concerns, or discrepancies that may arise. 

 
Teams have until ten minutes past the designated start time to field full squad. If
at that time one team is unable to field a full team (minimum number of rostered players is 3), it will result in a forfeit of the first game, if they are still unable to field a full team by 15 minutes after the designated start time it will result in a Match forfeit. During the regular season, a team may play a legal game with less than the required number of players if the opposing team consents.
 
STANDINGS:
The updated standings will be posted weekly, displaying each teams rank within its skill level. Rank is based on winning percentage.
 
PLAYOFFS:
 
All eligible teams make the playoffs. Playoffs are single elimination. Matches are best out of 3 format with each game to twenty one. Teams must win by two with a cap at twenty four.  Summer Leagues may require games to be shorted to 15, in consideration of the amount of daylight for the Championship Round.
 

 

 

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