league rules

T&C Adult Volleyball League Rules
 

B / C+
Upper Comp

C
Lower Comp

D / OPEN
Recreational

• Sets < 2 rotations
• No double hit
• Teams should attempt 3 hits

• No excessive rotation
• No double hit

• Loosest set calls
• Excessive double contact will be called

 

 

 

 

 

 

*If divisions are combined (i.e C/D) refs may use their best judgement on calls based off the teams’ skill levels

SCORING: (LEAGUE GAMES) Rally scoring. Sets 1 & 2 play to 21 pts – win by 2, no cap. Set 3 plays to 15 pts –  win by 2, no cap. (TOURNAMENT) Best 2 of 3. Sets 1 & 2 play to 21 -- wint by 2, cap 25. Set 3 if needed plays to 15 -- win by 2, cap 17.

QUADS
: 4 players (2 min). Coed Quads must have >50% females on court.
SIXES
: 6 players (3 min). Coed Sixes must have >50% females on the court.

ATTACK LINE
: players in the back row can only attack the ball above the net if they jump behind the 10 ft line. Players cannot block or attack a serve from on or inside the 10 ft line. There is no "10 ft rule" in sand.

MELLOW MUSH POINTS (formerly BUCKET POINTS): 1 pt awarded every set (3 BPs/game); Team that wins best 2/3 BP pts each game is awarded (1) bucket at the Concession Stand with a valid ID *TO BE USED THAT NIGHT ONLY*. Team with the most BPs at end of league play wins (1) bucket at the tournament. If BP winners can’t make the tournament, the team with the next highest BPs will be rewarded.

SPIKING & BLOCKING: receiving team is not allowed to block or attack a served ball. The team that has affected the block is allowed 3 more contacts.

NET PLAY: Players may not touch the net while making a play on the ball. If 2 opposing players touch the net simultaneously, the ball is replayed. You may go under the net as long as there is no interference with the play or opposing players.

GROUND RULES: A ball hitting the ceiling, lights, basketball hoops, etc. is playable if it remains on the court-side of the team playing the ball. 

LEGAL PLAY: It’s legal to contact the ball with any part of the body as long as the ball rebounds immediately. If 2 teammates contact the ball simultaneously, it counts as 1 contact, and any player may play the ball.

ILLEGAL PLAY: Players are not permitted to lift, hold, or throw the ball. The ball may not be contacted with an open-underhanded motion. Judgement calls are at the discretion of the referee – NO REBUTTALS.

LINEUP / ROTATION: Players rotate clockwise when possession changes to their side. Only players in the fron row (near the net) may switch positions, and only after the ball is served. They must switch back to their original spots at the end of the volley. 

ROSTER: Rosters should not fluctuate throughout the session; however, substitutes may be used in order to field players. Subs not listed on the original roster are required to sign a waiver before playing.

SUBSTITUTIONS: There is no maximum number of substitutions. Teams may sub at any dead ball.

CONDUCT: Nobody should act in an unsporting manner while on or near the court. Unsporting conduct is penalized as follows: 1)Verbal Warning from a referee; 2) Final warning 3) Ejection. Any player ejected will be required to leave the premises. Any player who accumulates 2 ejections throughout the season will be immediately suspended from the league. NO CUSSING. NO FIGHTING. NO VERBAL ABUSE or TAUNTING. THIS IS A FAMILY FACILITY.

FORFEITS: Teams are strongly encouraged to arrive 20 minutes early for their games. A forfeit will be declared if a team does not field the required number of eligible players by the designated game time. Multiple forfeits may also result in the team being dropped
from the tournament; teams that are removed due to forfeits are not eligible to receive refunds.

ALCOHOL/FOOD: No outside food or alcohol is allowed into the facility. It may be purchased at the concession stand.

ATTIRE: (INDOOR) Family appropriate athletic attire. Athletic shoes are recommended. (SAND) bathings suits are fine as long as family appropriate. Sandals are recommended.