Rule 4.1 in the rulebook describes the rules for team composition. The FIVB rules state that a volleyball team may consist of up to 12 players, only one coach, only one team assistant coach, one trainer and one medical doctors (I would love to see club teams with their own medical doctors).
USAV is a little different. A team may have up to 15 players and 5 coaches on the team. I hope you realize that six of these players are on the court leaving room for nine players on the bench. In coaching club, this is a lot of players and I would not recommend this many. Ten is my favorite number because this is a good number for being able to get all the players into the game. Obviously, this is beneficial because it is nice to get everyone some playing time.
A few important things about the team:
- There must be one player on the team, but not the libero, who is marked as the captain. When I choose my captain, I generally pick the player who is on the court the most. This way I do not have to appoint a new captain on every time that player is subbed out. Most of the time this player is an outside hitter because they are usually good at back row and front row. Also, most of the time this turns out to be my best player anyway.
- Only players on the roster can play in the match. Hopefully this is obvious. You must have an official team roster when playing in any event. Once this roster is turned in you can not add any more players. Do not try to sneak a player in. You will get caught and it is not a pretty ting if you do.
Briefly, rule 4.2 talks about the location of the team. A few key points here are:
-The players not playing must either sit on the bench or stand in the warm-up area beyond the bench.
- Only team members are allowed on the bench.
- In between sets, players may use balls to stay warm in the warm-up area.
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