Co-Ed Grass Volleyball Rules *6`s (at least 2 men and

Co-Ed Grass Volleyball Rules
*6`s (at least 2 men and 2 women on the court, the
remaining two positions may be filled with either
1. Six player teams must have at least four players
(minimum two females and two males) on the court
at all times.
2. Teams not able to field a "full" team, or minimum
number, may play with the consent of the opposing
captain and/or referee.
3. Rosters: Only players listed on your imleagues
roster are allowed to play. Rosters can have a
maximum of 8 players per team. Exceptions may be
allowed by Intramural Staff.
1. A team earns service possession for the start of the
first game by winning a coin toss or a by
Rock/Paper/Scissors. The teams will then alternate
for the second game. Possession for the third game
will be determined by another coin toss or
2. Teams will play the first 2 games to 21 with a cap
at 25 (Rally Score). The 3rd game will be played to 15
with a cap of 17 (Rally Score). "Rally Score" means
that every time a point is finished, one team will be
awarded a point, whether they served or not.
3. Serves that hit the net and go over the net to
the opponent's side will be "live" and must be played.
1. Players must rotate on the court and must remain
in that position until the serve has been
contacted. The player in the back right hand corner
of the rotation will be designated to serve and
continue to rotate clockwise.
2. The server may not step on or over the end line
until the ball has been contacted. The width of the
service area is from sideline to sideline. The depth of
the service area is infinite.
3. The serve may not be blocked or spiked.
4. Players can return the serve by:
a. Bump pass
b. Clasping their hands together
c. A closed fist
d. Setting the ball up
1. 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). There are no male/female
hitting rules.
2. ATTACKING THE NET - In six's only the three
players that are in the front row of the rotation are
allowed to attack the net. Violation of this rule would
include any hitting or blocking that occurs above the
plane of the net.
3. SIMULTANEOUS CONTACTS - When two nonblocking teammates touch the ball simultaneously, it
is considered one contact, and any player may make
the next contact. When two blocking teammates
touch the ball simultaneously, it is not counted as a
contact, and any player may make the next
contact. When two opponents simultaneously and
instantaneously contact the ball over the net, and the
ball remains in play, the team receiving the ball is
entitled to another three hits. If such a ball lands
"out", it is the fault of the team on the opposite side
of the net from where the ball lands.
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.
5. HELD BALL - 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. It can rebound in any
6. HAND SETS - 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
OPPONENTS COURT- A player is not allowed to
attack the ball on the opposite side of the net. If the
ball is hit above the spiker's side of the net and then
the follow-through causes the spiker's hand and arm
to cross the net without contacting an opponent or
the net, the action does not constitute a fault.
1. 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.
2. MULTIPLE CONTACTS - 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 counted as a single contact, even though the
ball may make multiple contacts with one or more
players of the block.
participating in a block shall have the right to make
the next contact, such contact counting as the first of
three hits allowed the team.
4. BLOCKING A SERVE - Blocking or attacking a
serve is prohibited.
of the ball across the net above the opponent's court
shall be legal provided that such a block is:
(a) 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.
(b) 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
(c) If the ball is falling near the net and no member
of the attacking team could reasonably make a play
on the ball.
the body may touch the net at any time 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.
2. SIMULTANEOUS CONTACT BY OPPONENTS If opponents contact the net simultaneously, it shall
constitute a double fault and the point shall be
played over.
3. INTERFERENCE – Grass volleyball allows any
and all parts of the body to cross the center line as
long as there is no interference with the opposing