Indoor Volleyball Rules

Active Diversions: Indoor Volleyball Rules
Rules have been adapted from: Federation Internationale de Volleyball 2009-2012 Official volleyball Rules

1. Introduction:
Description – Indoor Volleyball consists of teams of 6 in a best-of-3-game format.  The first 2 games are rally-point scoring to 25 points, the first team to reach 25 points wins the set.  The third game is rally-point scoring to 15 points, the first team to 15 wins the set.  A team scores a point by successfully grounding the ball on the opponent’s court, the opposing team hits the ball out of bounds or the opposing team commits a foul.
Spirit of the Game – “The integrity of Volleyball depends on each player’s responsibility to uphold the Spirit of the game”. This game is based upon good sportsmanship and fair play. While it can be very competitive, there is an underlying respect and trust among competitors. At no time are taunting, cheating, dangerous aggression, malicious intimidation, intentional infractions or other “win-at-all-costs” behaviour tolerated. There are no referees in the league and thus, teams will self-officiate. It is expected that there will be a mutual adherence to the rules.
• Active Diversions reserves the right to remove a player or team from the league (due to behaviour). The team or player will not receive a refund of any sort!
2. Time & Players:
• Teams will have a 5 minute warm-up
• Games will run for 55 minutes
• 1st game will run from 7:05 -8:00pm; 2nd game will run from 8:05-9:00pm;
• The game is completed when the convener blows the whistle at the end of 55 minutes; if the ball is in play the point will be finished
• A team has 10 minutes after the official start time to form a team (minimum 6 players, 2 of each gender) before they default
* Every player must sign a waiver before the first game. If a new player is added to the roster throughout the season, the player must sign a waiver.
3. Equipment & Court Set-up:
• All team members/players must be wearing the same coloured shirt when on the court (this colour will be designated before the season begins)
• Appropriate footwear (court shoes) must be worn during games
• The convener(s) will set up the net, provide a ball, a basic first aid kit and will blow the whistle to start the game
4. Initiate Play:
• Team captains will decide who gets first serve by meeting before the start of the game and playing a quick game of “rock, paper, scissors”
5. General Play:
• If a serve touches the net on the way over, the ball is in play
• Players cannot block or spike a serve
• Players are to call balls in or out of bounds.  If there is a dispute, play will be resumed by re-serving the ball
with no point awarded
• Players may contact the ball with any part of the body including areas below the waist
• Players are permitted to pass his/her hand beyond the plane of the net either while blocking an attack or if a player is spiking the ball
• Substitutions can only occur during stopped play and must be announced to the opposing team
• Time outs
6. Violations:
• Players are to call their own fouls
• If an obvious foul is missed, a player on the opposing team may point this out
• Obvious fouls include:
    • a player carries the ball
    • a player commits a double hit
    • a player touches the net while playing the ball
    • a player or the ball goes under the net
    • a team has four consecutive hits
    • a team commits a positional or rotational fault
    • a players contacts a player on the opposing team
    • a player interferes with an opponents attack; for example if the setter is trying to set his player, the
    opponent cannot reach over the net and block that set
7. Playoffs: