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Volleyball Rules
 
Number of Players and Substitutions
  • A team may consist of a minimum of nine players and a maximum of 12 players. 
  • Co-Rec teams may be any combination of male and female players, but a minimum of two females must be on the court at all times.
  • Substitutions can be made for any spot on the floor during a dead ball.

Start of Game and Game Time

  • Game time is the starting time.  There is no grace period for late games.
  • There will be rally scoring.  A point can be scored on every serve by either team.
  • Matches will be decided by who wins two out of three games.  Games will be played to 30, or whoever is winning after 15 minutes time has elapsed.  The next point scored will decide tie games.
  • Games will last 45 minutes.

Rules of the Game
  • A ball that strikes the line is in.  If the referee has trouble with the judgment of the call, he/she will ask for help from the closest player to the play.
  • Serves do not have to be overhand serves.
  • Serves do not have to be received by a bump.
  • Carries will be called at the official's discretion whenever a player's palm contacts the ball.
  • Any rules not listed here will be found in the NCAA Volleyball Handbook. 

Start of Game and Game Time
  • Game time is the starting time.  There is no grace period for late games.
  • There will be rally scoring.  A point can be scored on every serve by either team.
  • Matches will be decided by who wins two out of three games.  Games will be played to 30, or whoever is winning after 15 minutes time has elapsed.  The next point scored will decide tie games.
  • Games will last 45 minutes.

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