It is important to understand the very basic volleyball rules that exist. Most people that are interested in volleyball rules need only these basic ones to continue and play. Answers to the questions about volleyball rules and the game are answered below in this article.
In What Way is a Volleyball Game Scored?
For quite some time, volleyball games, or sets, are being played to 25. You may recall that the games were only to 15, but that rule has changed. The reason is because volleyball games are scored using something called speed score. This basically means that every time a team wins a rally, that team is awarded a point. Therefore, volleyball games (sets) are now played to 25. At the junior level matches are played best out af 3 and the third game goes only to 15 points instead of 25. Collegiate and adult volleyball is played best of 5 games, with game 5 going to up 15.
What is the Number of Players for Each Team?
There are six members of a volleyball team on the court at any given time during a match. A roster allows for 14 players on the team overall. These players may sub in and out of a game whenever necessary. In beach volleyball, there are only two players on a team and only two players on the court at all times.
Are There Rules Associated With Serving?
There are a few methods to serve a volleyball and players may choose to use whichever they prefer. Overhand, underhand, and jump serves are all options. Players must stay in the serving zone when performing the serve. The service area is always behind the end line but confined on the sides by the side lines. The same rule here applies to beach. It is important that there be an order of servers and that order be followed throughout the match.
What are the Rules that Deal with Attackers?
Players are allowed to hit, or spike, the ball at any time during a rally except the serve. Players can not jump and attack a ball that is being served to their side of the net. The attack follows the set and this is the most efficient way for a team to score points. Back row players are allowed to spike the ball but they must jump behind the ten foot line. A player may land in front of the ten foot line after hitting the ball only if the player jumps from behind the line.
What About Illega Contacts with the Ball?
There are so many violations in volleyball that they cannot all be covered here. A few important ones include: a team is only only three touches on the ball before it must be sent over the net, a setter may not make a double contact with the ball while setting, players may not go under the net and interfere with players on the opposite side, and blockers my not hit the top of the ne while blocking.
That is it. These are the best serves you will see in volleyball. Learn how to do them to become effective.