Rules

Marikka’s Rules and Refereeing Expectations

League Play

  • Maximum of five players on the court at a time, with at least two females in rotation at all times (except in quads)
    • Teams with four players are not permitted to play quads format and must continue to rotate
    • If subbing in players, players must rotate into the court at the same position each time
  • Substitutes from any other team are permitted
  • Forfeits:
    • We ask that team captains give notice whenever possible if their team will be unable to make their matches.  It is inconsiderate to no-show your opponents, and giving notice allows your referee to make arrangements for another team to play in your place
    • If a team is not present or complete 10 minutes after the scheduled start time, they forfeit the first set
    • If a team is still not present or complete 20 minutes after the scheduled start time, they forfeit the match
    • Teams with less than two females may play their match with or without substitutes after the forfeit has been recorded
    • Subsequent matches will begin on time regardless of the current match status
  • One time out per set
  • Matches consist of three sets played to 21-21-15 (win by 2, capped at 25-25-17) via rally scoring, always playing a third set regardless of the outcome of the first two, for tournament seeding
  • Third set only: When the first and second sets split, switch sides once the leading team reaches 8 points
  • Yellow and red cards will be used at the referee’s discretion

Tournament Play

  • Matches are capped at 25-25-17, only playing a third set when the first two split
  • Subs:
    • All players must be on the team roster prior to playing in a match
    • Players from other teams in the same league may not sub during tournament
    • Once a player has played with a team in tournament, they may not play with another team in that league
  • Forfeits:
    • If a team has forfeited and/or no-showed three or more matches during season league play, they are ineligible to play in tournament
  • Ghost rule will be enforced for teams with less than five (or four in quads) players

Playing Rules for ALL leagues:

  • No contact with the net whatsoever
  • Feet/body may cross under the net as long as they do not interfere with the play by making contact with opponents
  • No feet (except in B, which must be planted) or use of body parts below the waist
  • No re-toss on serves; the ball cannot be caught or let drop
  • No attacking the serve
  • No jumping in front of the 10’ line if you’re a back row player
  • Hard driven balls (overhand serves or hits, first contact) resulting in a double contact are considered playable
  • Players may use hands to receive serve
  • Substitutions during a match are allowed.  Players may rotate in and out at any one position on the court, which must remain the designated substituting position throughout the set.  Multiple players may not rotate in or out simultaneously from more than one position on the court.
  • Outdoor: Balls coming into contact with the overhead wires will be replayed if they are pursued, playable, and within sand boundaries; balls coming into contact with divider nets, fences, walls, or any other permanent fixture will be considered dead
  • Indoor: Balls coming into contact with the ceiling (or any permanent fixture) will be playable if they remain on the offensive team’s side; balls coming into contact with the ceiling (or any permanent fixture) as they cross the plain of the net will be considered dead
  • Indoor: Balls will not be playable off walls, windows, court padding, cross-braces, or any other permanent fixture
  • Indoor: Balls will not be playable beyond the plane of the drink rail for safety reasons

D League Refereeing

  • No jump serves – feet must be planted in the sand when serving
  • No blatant carries/open-handed “scoops”; the ball must make clean contact with the hand, resulting in a sound
  • No throws – ball must make clean contact with the hand, resulting in a sound; if you can’t hear the ball being hit, it is most likely being thrown
  • Doubles will be called if when setting the ball (with forward intent) the ball goes backward instead
  • B players may not hit or block at the net when participating in B league; this distinction will be made at the referee’s discretion if player is not currently or has not previously played in a house B league

C League Refereeing

  • +/- designations are for scheduling purposes and a reflection of estimated skill level only; players should expect C level calls regardless of which they choose
  • No carries – this includes open-handed “scoops”; the ball must make clean contact with the hand, resulting in a sound
  • No throws – ball must make clean contact with the hand, resulting in a sound; if you can’t hear the ball being hit, it is most likely being thrown
  • No doubles on second or third touch – doubles are recognized as balls making uneven contact with hands, resulting in spinning or rotating with vigor; slight rotations are expected and acceptable

B League Refereeing

  • No doubles on second or third touch – doubles are recognized as balls making uneven contact with hands, resulting in spinning or rotating with vigor; slight rotations are expected and acceptable
  • No carries or throws

Reverse Quads League Refereeing

  • Male players may not block, attack, or otherwise exceed the net height with hands extended while a ball is in play if they are in front of the 10’ line, unless it is a male player at the net attempting to block the opposite team’s back row male player – this rule also applies if the back row player is a female
  • Male players behind the 10’ line are permitted to attack a ball even if it is above the height of the net
  • Males are also permitted to jump serve during reverse coed volleyball
  • No doubles on second or third touch – doubles are recognized as balls making uneven contact with hands, resulting in spinning or rotating with vigor; slight rotations are expected and acceptable
  • No open hand/“hard” tips
  • No carries or throws

Friday B/C League Quads Refereeing

  • No doubles on second or third touch – doubles are recognized as balls making uneven contact with hands; slight rotation is acceptable
  • No open hand/“hard” tips
  • No carries or throws
  • Shoulders must be square if setting/pushing the ball over the net

 

Weather

Teams who no-show on account of weather will receive a forfeit.