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Sand Volleyball

Highlighted Playing Rules

Eligible Players:

  • Incoming 8th graders, who will be Freshmen the next school year are eligible
  • C/O 2018 Seniors are not eligible

The AAU Junior Beach Volleyball Tour will utilize the USA Beach Volleyball Rules of Competition; see the following highlighted playing rules for this summer. 

  • Rally Scoring:
    • Pool Play:                                     1 game to 28
    • Consolation Bracket Play:        1 game to 28
    • Championship Bracket Play:   2 games to 21, with third game to 15 (if necessary)
  • Block counts as a contact
  • No Open hand dinks/tips
  • One Toss per serve
  • Players may not “set” the ball or contact the ball with finger action in an attempt to play the ball when receiving the serve.
  • Any contact with any part of the net by a player’s body is a violation.
  • Players handling the ball must set the ball in direction they are facing or directly behind them (shoulders squared) when returning the ball over the net.
  • Side Changes in multiples of seven (7) when the set goes to 21 or 28. Side changes in multiples of five (5) when the set goes to 15.
  • Time-Outs:
    1. Each team is allowed one time-out per set.
    2. In addition, one technical time-out is allowed per each set of 21 to 28 points. The technical time-out is not awarded to each team, but rather a shared time- out when the total combined score is reached.  During games 1 and 2 that are played to 21 points the technical time-out is taken when the combined score reaches 21.  There is no technical time-out in a set of 15 points.  For single sets to 28 points, the technical time-out is taken when the combined score reaches 28.
  • Active coaching is limited to time-outs and in between sets and matches. In addition, for the IBVL and Club Championships only, active coaching is allowed during side changes.  The coach may not enter the court.  The interaction must take place during the time allowed when players change sides of the court and play must immediately begin after the side change.