Algonquin and Lakeshore
District Catholic School Board
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
There are six players on the floor at any one time.
Before beginning each game, teams will line up along the line at
the back of their court, and take their place on the court at the
referee's signal. At the end of each game the teams will resume this
position, then walk along the side lines to the opposite court.
old option #1 still OK
The players will rotate in a clockwise direction. The player who has
served will rotate off if the coach wants to substitute. The player
rotating on comes in at the center back position. At the beginning of
every game, the team serving second must rotate one position before
new option #2 also OK
a) There is no limit to the number of times a player may leave or
re-enter the set as long as the maximum number of 12 substitutions is
adhered to and as long as they leave or re-enter for the same
b) Once you have a designated partner, that is the only player that
you may leave or re-enter that set for ( this may change between
c) These substitutions may occur at any point in the set.
d) All other substitution rules must be followed
1. A substitution is illegal, if it
exceeds the limitations indicated in option #2 a)
When a team has made an illegal substitution and the play has been
resumed the following procedure shall apply:
-the team is penalized with loss of rally
-the substitution is rectified
-the points scored by the team at fault since the fault was committed
are canceled. The opponents' points remain valid
The height of the net will be approximately 2m 15 cm.
The referee shall have complete charge of the game.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
A service is the act of putting the ball in play by the player
behind the baseline, by batting it over the net and into the
opponent's court with one hand or with the
forearm. A person may serve from anywhere along
the baseline. A serve may hit the net provided it goes over. An
unsuccessful serve gives the opposition a point and the
On a short court a tape will be placed 1 metre from the back line
of the court. The server must stand behind the tape when serving.
Junior players may serve from a line approximately 20 feet from the
net. Once the ball is in play the regular court boundaries are
All serves may be volleyed or bumped.
A service may not be
At the beginning of a new game the players may be rearranged in
Choice of Side
The captains will toss a coin for service or court at the
beginning of the game.
A server may not place his/her feet on or over the serving line
until the ball has been struck.
Term of Service
A player may have
serves unless a side-out is called. After the five legal serves from
one player the team will rotate and a new team member will
Change of Court
The players will change court at the end of each game.
Each team is allowed two time-outs per game. The time-outs may be
called at any time during the game when the ball is not in play.
Playing the Ball
A ball, including a service, contacting the
net and going over is still in play. The ball may be played
when any part of it has crossed the net. Recovery from the net - A
ball other than a service may be recovered from the net. The ball may be
contacted with any part of the body, including an intentional kick
using the foot.
The ball is dead when the play is suspended. It is not dead until
it hits the outside of the court or is declared dead.
Out of Bounds
The ball is out of bounds if it strikes anything outside the
court except the player in the act of playing the ball. A ball that
lands on the line is considered in.
A volleyball skill in which one or more front line defensive
players attempt to intercept an opposition attach above the net
before it enters the defensive teams court. After a legal block a
blocker may hit the ball immediately again.
RALLEY POINT SCORING
In rally point scoring any team can score
a point whether they are serving or not. A point will always be
scored during any stoppage of play unless it is a
The team is awarded a point when its
1. Has let the ball touch the ground.
2. A team has played the ball more than three times
3. The ball is held or pushed.
4. The ball touches obstructions such as basketball rims or the
5. A player touches ball twice consecutively.
6. Team is out of position at service.
7. A player touches a vertical marker on the antenna.
8. A player crosses completely the centre line and interferes with another player.
9. A player contacts the ball above the opponent's court.
10. A back line player while in the attack area hits the ball into
the opponent's court from above the height of the net.
11. A ball is not passed over the net completely between the
antennas. (where no antennas - vertical markers at each end of the
12. A ball lands outside or touches an object outside of the
13. A ball is played while using a team mate or a post for support.
After having played the ball, a player can touch the post without
committing a fault but he may not hold the post to help prevent a
14. A player receives a personal penalty.
15. When a fault is committed by two opponents during the same play
only the first one will be penalized. If both faults are committed
simultaneously a replay will take place.
16. A player reaches under the net and touches the ball or an
opponent while the ball is on the opposite side. Note: Crossing the
vertical plane under the net is not a fault, providing the player
does not interfere with the opponent's
17. The game is delayed persistently. (taking longer than 5 seconds
18. An illegal substitution is made.
19. Team requests a third time out after a warning.
20. Extension of a second time out for rest beyond 30 seconds.
21. Delaying of substitution after using 2 time outs for rest.
22. Player(s) makes distracting gestures toward the opponent after a
23. Blocking is formed in an illegal manner.
24. Service is not delivered from the designated area.
25. The served ball crosses the net with the help of a team mate.
26. Service is performed out of rotational order.
27. The Service is performed incorrectly.
28. Players wave arms, jump or form groups of two or more, the
purpose of which is to form a screen to conceal the server's
29. If a player is unsuccessful with the serve
the opposition is awarded a point and the service.
The team who reaches fifteen (25) points
first will be declared winner of the game. Any team must win by at
least 2 points. Therefore, if the score is tied at 24-24, the final
score must be 26-24 in favour of the winners. If the score is 25-25,
the final score must be 27-25 in favour of the winners. There is no
cap. A team must win by two points.
A match consists of one game only depending on the tournament
structure. A playoff match can be a best three of five games or two
out of three games but may vary depending on the tournament
structure. The third game of best two out of three shall be to 15
NOTE TO COACHES
Although "overhead bumping" is NOT ILLEGAL, it is considered poor
technique and should be discouraged by every coach. A good strategy
which should eliminate the practice is to consider "overhead bumping"
illegal in your own intramural league at school.
(a) Wear watches or rings. (b) Have hand or wrists taped or
bandaged (fingers only may be taped).
**Note that the volleyball
court at Queen's Faculty of Education gym is shorter in length
Volleyball tie breaking procedure