Recreational Volleyball Rules

Recreational Division

SKILL LEVEL

A "Recreational" player:

Knows the basics of volleyball, but is just beginning to bump, set, and spike. Sometimes getting it over the net is an accomplishment. Is still in the early learning stages of the game but knows the skills. Knows how to bump, set (a little), and spike. Has a lot of practice yet to be able to do these skills consistently. Makes mistakes and can't always direct their passes to specific players.

1. TEAM STRUCTURE - Teams can have as many as 12 registered players with Beginner, Intermediate level players but limited to 2 Intermediate. If the team is playing with 4 players, only 1 Intermediate player may play at any one time. (Number of players allowed on a team may vary across leagues).

Example: Team Dog has 4 Beginner Level players and 4 Intermediate players registered on their team. During play, 4 Beginner level players and 2 Intermediate level players start the game. If one Beginner level player stops playing/rotates out, a Beginner level player can rotate in but not a 3rd Intermediate level player.

2. SERVICE RECEIVE - The serve and / or any first hit of the team, may be received with close hands, a bump or open hand (finger) to pass a service ball. "Let" serves are permitted.

3. SETS - A set can be done with open hands (fingers) or a bump. If a set is done with open hands (fingers), it is NOT a violation if the set is not clean

4.  All teams must rotate!!! In volleyball, the rotation order must be maintained throughout a set, and the serving team rotates clockwise one position after each side out. A side out is when the receiving team wins a rally, and the team then goes from receiving to serving.

5.Roster Requirements:

Each team must have at least 4 of their original rostered players present to avoid forfeiture of the game. (2 for teams of 4)

Teams may only substitute up to three additional players, who must be registered volleyball players, if they do not meet the minimum roster requirement.

6. Substitution Protocol:

Substitutes are meant to replace rostered players and cannot be used to add more players to the team. So if your team has 7 players, you need 4 original and can only substitute 3 more. You just need to field 4 to 6 players to play and its not meant to replace your entire roster.

If a team has six players present, they cannot pick up substitute players.

7. Diablos Issued Shirt:

It is mandatory for all players to wear the current season Diablos issued shirt during gameplay.

Failure to wear the issued shirt will result in the player being unable to participate, and may also lead to a forfeit of the game for the team.

Players are not permitted to swap shirts with others who do not have their issued shirt. Each player must wear their own shirt to play.

8. PLAYER REPLACEMENT - IF YOU HAVE A 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.

9. 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.

10. CHANGING DIVISIONS - ANY RECREATIONAL TEAM WANTING TO MOVE UP A DIVISION MUST FIRST BE RATED IN ORDER TO MOVE UP. YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST EITHER IN PERSON TO THE LEAGUE COORDINATOR OR VIA EMAIL. IF YOU REGISTER YOUR TEAM IN AN UPPER DIVISION AND HAVE NOT BEEN RATED YOUR TEAM WILL BE MOVED DOWN WITHOUT ANY NOTIFICATION OR REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM WITH CREDITS ISSUED TO BE USED IN ANOTHER SEASON.