St. Thomas Daze Volleyball

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1. The serve may hit the net and go over and still be good. The serve cannot be blocked, spiked or attacked at the net.

2. When only one male player is in the front row at service, one male back-row player may be forward of the attack line for the purpose of blocking. The back row may not attack or spike the ball in front of the 10 foot line at any time.

3. Teams may play with a minimum of 4 players for it to be an official game. Teams may also play with more women than men, but not the reverse. Teams cannot agree to waive this rule if one team is short players and game is to be declared and automatic forfeit. Teams that end up having to forfeit, may still have their time slot to practice.  Teams may be all women but cannot be all male.

4. The first team to win will move on into the winnerís bracket. Teams may continue playing as time permits (game time limit of 30 mins/game). The game will be rally scoring to 30 points, win by two, no cap.   The loser of the game will move into the loserís bracket and continue with play time. 

5. Players will be given 1 warning for inappropriate language or behavior by the referee such as hanging on the net or swearing. If it occurs again, they will be asked to leave.

6. Cash prize will be awarded to the captain of the 1st and 2nd place teams with shirts.  Assorted prizes also will also be awarded for specific categories.

7. All players must be 14 years of age and older.   

8. Players may only play on one team and all players must wear appropriate clothing as children will be present.

9.  A team limit of 6-8 players is encouraged to allow enough playing time for all team members.




Basic Volleyball Rules for Playing the Game


         6 players on a team, 3 on the front row and 3 on the back row

         Maximum of three hits per side

         Player may not hit the ball twice in succession (A block is not considered a hit)

         Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve

         A ball hitting a boundary line is ďinĒ

         A ball is ďoutĒ if it hitsÖ

o    the ground completely outside the court,

o    any of the net or cables outside the antennae,

o    the referee stand or pole,

o    objects above a non-playable area


         It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball

         It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a players body

         If two or more players contact the ball at the same time, it is considered one play and either player involved may make the next contact (provided the next contact isnít the teams 4th hit)

         A player cannot block or attack a serve from on or inside the 10 foot line

         After the serve, front line players may switch positions at the net



Basic Volleyball Rules Violations

The result of a violation is a point for the opponent.

  • When serving, stepping on or across the service line as you make contact with the serve
  • Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully
  • Contacting the ball illegally (lifting, carrying, throwing)
  • Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. Exception: If the ball is driven into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact an opposing player, no foul will be called, and the ball shall continue to be in play.
  • When blocking a ball coming from the opponents court, contacting the ball when reaching over the net is a violation if both:
    1) your opponent hasnít used 3 contacts AND
    2) they have a player there to make a play on the ball
  • When attacking a ball coming from the opponents court, contacting the ball when reaching over the net is a violation if the ball hasnít yet broken the vertical plane of the net.
  • Crossing the court centerline with any part of your body. Exception: if itís the hand or foot, the entire hand or entire foot must cross for it to be a violation.
  • Serving out of order.
  • Back row player blocking (deflecting a ball coming from their opponent), when at the moment of contact the back row player is near the net and has part of his/her body above the top of the net (an illegal block).
  • Back row player attacking a ball inside the front zone( the area inside the 10 foot line), when at the moment of contact the ball is completely above the net (an illegal attack).