Intermediate Volleyball Rules

INTERMEDIATE

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate: Players have the volleyball skills to be able to do a bump, set and spike consistently enabling the team to 3 touches in succession and know where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing. A majority of the players know where to be on the sand court and can sustain a rally. One or more players can spike the ball with light to moderate power and players are not afraid to receive a harder driven ball (though may not be able to consistently return such ball). Passes go to the setter or designated person. May have played high school volleyball or adult club. Knows about lifts/doubles, etc. Understands rotational sequence, offensive concepts and defensive positions but may be working to solidify those skills. Solid knowledge of the game and rules. Skill levels range from Intermediate to Proficient Veteran.

1. TEAM STRUCTURE - Teams may have a minimum of 4 and a max of 9 registered players with any combination of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level players.

2. SERVICE RECEIVE - The serve and/or any first hit of the team, may be received with close hands, open hands or be bump. You cannot attack the serve meaning your feet may not leave the ground when receiving a serve. The ball can be hit with a close hand, knuckle or pushed over with closed or open hands. If you push over with open hands the ball must have very minimal rotation or it is considered a double and illegal, causing your team to lose the point(2nd or 3rd touches only).

3. SETS - The ball must not be caught and/or thrown. A set can be done with a bump or open hands (fingers). If a set is done with open hands (fingers), the set must be clean meaning minimal rotation and your hands make a single contact and not a double. Heavy spins are not allowed and cause your team to lose a point.

4. DINKS - Open hand touches, tips, and dinks are legal.

5. Rotation - A team with more than 4 players must rotate and maintain that rotation throughout the game. If a team is caught out of rotation that team loses their serve and gives a point to the opposing team. Before the serve, you must be in the correct service rotation. This means that you must be in the correct relative position to your teammates, although your absolute position does not have to be fixed. You may begin to transition once the ball has been served.

6. Net - A volleyball player can not make contact with the net during the action of playing the ball. If you touch the net while jumping to hit, set, block or landing it will be called against you. You can get a net fault for touching the net for any reason during play. A net contact loses your team the point.

7. Lifts - A lift is when a player makes contact with the ball using an open palm or a passing platform that has the arms not touching (this does not include the overhead receive which is legal) and the result is basically throwing the ball into play. Underhand contact with the ball should be with your forearm platform pass, single forearm pass and a closed palm pass. If you're going to make the pass or touch on a shank ball make sure you use one of the methods stated. Any contact with arms not touching or open hands when passing underhand is illegal. One handed/arm touches are allowed with closed hands. Not making proper contact with the ball as stated your team loses the point. 

8A. Roster Requirements:

8B. Substitution Protocol:

8C. Diablos Issued Shirt:

9. THE CURRENT SEASON ISSUED SHIRT MUST BE WORN WHEN PLAYING. ANY PLAYER NOT WEARING AN ISSUED SHIRT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY AND OR CAUSE THE TEAM A FORFEIT!!! IT IS NOT A TEAMS CALL TO ALLOW A PLAYER TO PLAY WITHOUT A SHIRT!!! THIS IS A LEAGUE RULE NOT TEAM RULE!! YOU MAY NOT SWAP SHIRTS WITH PLAYERS WHO DO NOT HAVE THEIR SHIRTS SO THEY CAN PLAY!! EVERYONE MUST WEAR THEIR OWN SHIRT TO PLAY!!

10. PLAYER REPLACEMENT - IF YOU HAVE PLAYER DROP FROM YOUR ROSTER AND YOU WANT TO REPLACE SAID PLAYER THE CAPTAIN IS TO REPORT THE REPLACEMENT IMMEDIATELY AND BEFORE THE PLAYER IS TO PLAY. ALL PLAYER REPLACEMENTS AFTER THE 3RD WEEK OF GAMES WILL NEED TO BE DISCUSSED AND ALLOWED ON CASE BY CASE.