Volleyball Rules – Simple, Easy to Understand
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Rules for Beginning Volleyball Players and Fans
card results a loss of point
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in the Team:
- Each team is allowed to have maximum of three
touches before hitting the ball over the net. (EXCEPTION: block does
not count as a touch)
- Same player can not hit the ball twice in a row
(EXCEPTION I: block doesn’t count a touch.)
- Back row players can not attack the ball front
row. If they attack, they have to perform the jump behind the attack
line (10 feet line, 3 meter line).
- IMPORTANT! The ball has to be completely
above the net for it to be an illegal attack
- It is ALLOWED to play the ball off the net.
is a fault, if the ball contacts net outside antennas.
- The ball has to travel between the antennas
the imagined extensions of them) when flying to the other side of the
- Players are NOT allowed to catch, hold or
- Players are NOT allowed to hit or block the
- Attacking ball which is coming over the net
ILLEGAL, if it has NOT broken the plane of the net.
In other words
the player is ALLOWED to swing the ball when it breaks the plane of the
changed basic volleyball rules
- A point is
followed after each serve. (Earlier you had a chance to get a
point only after your own
- One of the
back row players can be substituted to a libero who is a back row
specialist with unlimited subs. The libero can enter and exit the game
between each serve without coach requesting a sub.
- Server is
allowed to serve the ball any place behind the backline. (Earlier there
was a serving area in the corner of the court)
- Players are
ALLOWED to double hit the ball on the first contact, for example when
1) serve receive, or 2) dig the ball
(Since this rule change passing overhead
has become commonly used method to pass the ball. Earlier it was often
called a false hit, double hit)
- It is LEGAL
to hit the ball with any part of the body, the foot and leg included.
(Earlier it was a mistake to kick the ball.)
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