Volleyball

Palatine Park District

Youth Volleyball

Rules & Regulations

General

  • Two 45 second timeous allowed per set.
  • Attempt to play 3 games in the 60 minutes scheduled.
  • Top team on Schedule will be Home team and serve first.

League

Format

Ball

Net Height

Games

Games Up To

Time Outs/ Game

3rd-4th

6 v 6

Light Weight

7’

3

25

2

5th-6th

6 v 6

Light Weight

7'

3

25

2

7th-8th

6 v 6

SV 18 S

7'

3

25

2

 

THE SERVE:
  • The ball may be served underhand or overhand.
  • A served ball may graze the net and drop to the other side for a point.
  • A serve must be returned by a bump or set only. No attacking/spiking a serve.
  • 3rd-6th Grade
    1. Players using an underhand/overhead serve may step 5 feet over the line to help get ball over the net.
    2. A player may not serve more than 5 serves in a row at a given time. If a player serves five in a row and wins the fifth serve, they will then receive the point, but the next serve will be awarded to the opponent.
  • 7th-8th Grade
    1. All serves must be from behind the endline.
    2. A player may not serve more than 5 serves in a row at a given time. If a player serves five in a row and wins the fifth serve, that team will rotate and continue to serve with a new player.
SCORING:
  • Rally scoring will be used.
    1. There will be a point scored on every serve.
      1. Offense will score on a defense miss or out of bounds hit.
      2. Defense will score on an offensive miss, out of bounds hit, or serve into the net.
  • Sets 1 & 2 will be played to 25 points with a cap at 27 points.
  • Set 3 will be played to 15 points with a cap at 17.
  • Must win by 2 points.
ROTATIONS:
  • Teams will rotate each time they win the serve.
  • Players shall rotate in a clockwise manner.
  • There shall be 6 players on each side.
  • If there are more than 6 players on the team, players will rotate out of the game from the front right position on the court. A player who was previously sitting out will rotate back into the game into the back right position and serve the ball.

Position

Rotation 1

Rotation 2

Rotation 3

Rotation 4

Rotation 5

Left Forward

1

9

8

7

6

Center

2

1

9

8

7

Right Forward

3

2

1

9

8

Right Back

4

3

2

1

9

Middle Back

5

4

3

2

1

Left Back

6

5

4

3

2

Sub 1

7

6

5

4

3

Sub 2

8

7

6

5

4

Sub 3

9

8

7

6

5

PLAYING THE GAME (VOLLEY)
  • Maximum of three (3) hits per side.
  • Player may not hit the ball twice in succession (a block is not considered a hit).
  • Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on serve.
  • A ball touching a boundary line is inbounds.
  • A legal hit is contact with the ball by a players’ body, which may include legs, waist, and feet and does not allow the ball to visibly come to a rest.
  • If two or more players contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one play and any players involved may participate in the next hit.
  • A player must not block or attack a serve.
BASIC VIOLATIONS:
  • Stepping on or over the line on a serve (7th/8th grade only).
  • Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully.
  • Hitting the ball illegally (carrying, palming, throwing, etc.).
  • Touches of the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. If the ball is driven into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact an opposing player, no foul will be called, and the ball shall continue to be in play.
  • Reaching over the net, to contact a ball on the other side of the net prior to the opposing team third contact.
COACHES:
  • Coaches are responsible for their players in the facility before, during and after games and practices. Please instruct your players to go directly to the gym and to remain in the gym until practice or the game is completed.  Roaming the building is prohibited.
  • Only coaches are allowed in the coaching area. All coaches must remain on their team bench during the course of the game, except during time-outs.
  • MAIN OBJECTIVES: SAFETY, FUN, SPORTSMANSHIP, AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
REFEREEING:
  • A referee schedule will be provided before the first game to all coaches/staff by the Palatine Park District.
  • If no referee is present, the coaches will be responsible for refereeing the match.