A Let Serve is allowed. It is when the serve touches the net and goes over the net.

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1 League Rules Please make sure that the scoresheet is correct and signed before you leave the court. I can only record score I see that are valid by both captains. Sitzmark Volleyball is COED sixes. Which means any team playing must have one female and one male on the court to compete. If there are more than five players on the court than at least two must be of opposite gender. There is no league rule stating the ball must be contacted by both genders before crossing the net. Any discrepancies to the rules are to be negotiated between the captains on the court first, then brought to the league manager (who will default to league rules, then FIVB outdoor rules THEN FIVB indoor sixes). There is only one toss allowed during the serve. A Let Serve is allowed. It is when the serve touches the net and goes over the net. If a player touches the net, it IS a fault and the other team wins the volley. If a player s hair, shirt, or sunglasses (after falling off) hit the net, the play continues as long as neither team was distracted by the occurrence. If there was a conflict, the play is redone and neither team is rewarded for the volley. There are no scoops allowed. A scoop is when a player swings their hand with an open palm and pushed the up and over the net in one motion. The ball must always appear to bounce away from contact. A player may not travel under the net into the opponent s side during play. This will result in a fault. A player may travel under the net as long as he/she does not make contact with the opponent s court. Since there are no antennas this year, the rulebook states the ball must travel between the posts. Teams that are scheduled to play have priority on the court. The first teams will start at 6pm. From then on the starting time will vary according to when the previous match is over. From the time the previous match is over teams have 20min to get a team on the court or the first game is forfeited. The clock resets and there is another 15 minutes before the next game is forfeited. Teams must be ready to play when the court is ready. Thus an 8pm game may start as early as 7:10 (providing all games previous are forfeited) A-League will play by Outdoor 4 man rules throughout the season (including Playoffs) The only real difference to be noted is that when more than 4 play there IS a backrow.. Team Members must attend 5 nights to be eligible to play in the Playoffs! Rearranging the schedule to allow full teams to play may only be done at the discretion of the league manager. This will ensure that rearranging will not affect later games on the schedule. League rules have stipulated, in the past, that is a team does not have enough players to play they may draw from players on the sidelines to fill their team to a max of 4 players. This has been performed by throwing all sidelines players names (who wish to play) into a hat and the opposing team will draw a name first, then the team getting a sidelined player will draw and keep rotating until the team has four members playing. If a team is in need of a player of a certain gender, all players sidelined, of that gender, can place their name in hat for a chance to play. Once a team is considered coed all sidelined players are then eligible to be in the hat Up to a MAX of 4

2 Rules Addendum: The following is for rule clarifications. It is not meant to be league rules, but will be defaulted to in case of a dispute. Back Row Attacks: Since there are multiple rules that apply to this I will give the rule and an explanation. Back Row Attack Rule: 13.2 RESTRICTIONS OF THE ATTACK HIT A front-row player may complete an attack hit at any height, provided that the contact with the ball has been made within the player s own playing space (except Rules and ) A back-row player may complete an attack hit at any height from behind the front zone: at his/her take-off, the player s foot (feet) must neither have touched nor crossed over the attack line; after his/her hit, the player may land within the front zone FAULTS OF THE ATTACK HIT A player hits the ball within the playing space of the opposing team A player hits the ball out A back-row player completes an attack hit from the front zone, if at the moment of the hit the ball is entirely higher than the top of the net A player completes an attack hit on the opponent s service, when the ball is in the front zone and entirely higher than the top of the net. Back Row Attack Basics: When a back row player attacks the ball by jumping from behind the attack line before hitting the ball; if the back row player steps on or past the line during take-off and sends the ball over after contacting it above the height of the net, the attack is illegal. Player Position Rule: 10.1 PLAYERS' POSITIONS AT THE TIME OF SERVICE (2,3,4) Players may be anywhere within their court. (6) Same overlap rules as indoor play. See complete rules for specifics Attack Hit Rule: 17.1 DEFINITION All actions to direct the ball towards the opponent's playing area, except in the act of serving and blocking, are considered to be attack-hits. An attack-hit is completed the moment the ball completely crosses the vertical plane of the net or is touched by a blocker. A player may contact an attack-hit at any height, provided that contact with the ball is made within the player's own playing space ATTACK-HIT FAULTS It is a fault when a player completes an attack-hit on the opponent s service, if the ball is entirely above the height of the net;

3 Diagrams of Players Positions and who is the backrow: Definitions: Back Row Player: The Player(s) that is/are designated LB,MB,RB in the above Diagrams are considered Back Row Players. Attack Line: sometimes called "3 meter line" or "10-foot line;" the line parallel to the center line and three meters/10 feet back from the net.

4 Blocking Rules: 15.2 PENETRATION INTO OPPONENT'S PLAYING AREA Players may partially or completely cross the center line below the net or outside the poles, either before, during or after a legal play of the ball, provided that this does not interfere with the opponent's play. Incidental contact with an opponent is ignored, unless such contact interferes with the opponent's opportunity to play the ball. While opposing players are not required to avoid the ball or the player, they cannot intentionally interfere with any legal attempt to play the ball on their court. If a player crosses the center line and interferes with an opponent during the continuation of a play, it is a fault DEFINITION Blocking is the action of player(s) close to the net to deflect the ball coming from the opponent by reaching above the height of the net HITS BY THE BLOCKER The first hit after the block may be executed by any player,including the player who touched the ball at the block BLOCK WITHIN THE OPPONENT'S SPACE In blocking, the player may place his/her hands and arms beyond the net provided that action does not interfere with the opponent's play. The player is not permitted to touch the ball beyond the net until the opponent has made an attack-hit BLOCKING CONTACT A blocking contact is not counted as a team hit. The blocking team will have three hits after a blocking contact. Consecutive, quick and continuous contacts may occur by one or more blockers, provided that these contacts are made during one blocking action. (2,3,4) There are no restrictions on which players may participate in a block. (6) Back row players may not participate in a block. When a ball is blocked back into an attacking player, the attacker is not considered to be a blocker. Therefore, that contact counts as the first of the team's three hits. Service Rules: 16.1 DEFINITION The service (or serve) is the act of putting the ball into play by the serving player in the service zone SERVICE ORDER If the serving team wins the rally or a replay is directed, the player who served the previous rally serves again. If the serving team loses the rally, the next server on the receiving team serves the ball. (2) If a player is discovered serving out of order, that player continues to serve with no loss of points. The opposing team remains in their service order, but the offending team will reverse their original order of service to ensure that no player will serve three consecutive terms of service. Excessive misuse of this privilege is unsportsmanlike conduct EXECUTION OF SERVICE The server may move freely behind the end line. At the moment of the service or take-off for service, the server must not touch the ground outside the service zone. The player's foot may not go under a boundary line. After the service contact, the player may land on the court or outside the service zone. The server contacts the ball with one hand or any part of the arm after clearly tossing or releasing the ball and before the ball touches the playing surface SCREENING The server's teammates must not prevent the opponents, through screening, from seeing the server or the path of the ball. On an opponentõs request, a player must move sideways, bend over or bend down.

5 Contacting the Ball: 13. A player may touch the ball with any part of the body. A player may have successive contacts with the ball during a single attempt to make the team's first contact with the ball, provided that the fingers are not used to direct the ball. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held (including lifted, pushed, caught, carried or thrown). The ball cannot roll or come to rest on any part of a player's body. (2,3) An exception is allowed during the defensive play of a hard-driven ball, which is an attack-hit or blocked ball traveling at a high rate of speed (as judged by the referee). In that case, the ball may be momentarily lifted or pushed, providing that the attempt is one continuous motion and the player does not change the direction of the motion while contacting the ball. A contact of the ball with two hands, using the fingers to direct the ball, is a set. A player may set the ball in any direction, provided that the ball is contacted simultaneously by both hands and does not visibly come to rest. 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. A legal set directed towards a teammate that unintentionally crosses the net is not a fault, regardless of the player's body position. Intent is judged by the referee. (2,3) If the ball is intentionally set into the opponent's court, the player must contact the ball above his/her shoulders and must direct the ball perpendicular to the direction his/her shoulders are facing. (2,3,4) When contacting the ball with one hand, it must be cleanly hit with the heel or palm of the hand (a roll shot), with straight, locked fingertips (a cobra), knurled fingers (a camel toe) or the back of the hand from the wrist to the knuckles. One-handed placement or redirection of the ball with the fingers (a dink or open hand tip) is a fault in fours and doubles play SIMULTANEOUS CONTACTS If two opponents simultaneously and instantaneously contact the ball over the net, the ball remains in play and the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three hits. If such a ball lands out of bounds, it is the fault of the team on the opposite side of the net from where the ball lands. (2,3) A joust occurs when players of opposing teams cause the ball to come to rest above the net through simultaneous contact. A joust is not a fault and play continues as if the contact was instantaneous ASSISTED HIT A player is not permitted to take support from a teammate or any object in order to reach the ball. However, a player who is about to commit a fault may be stopped or held back by a teammate. Fun Facts: MINTONETTE The original name of the game of volleyball, created by William Morgan. SIX-TWO A 6-player offense using 2 setters opposite one another in the rotation. Setter 1 becomes a hitter upon rotating into the front row as setter 2 rotates into the back row and becomes the setter.

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