NETBINDERS VOLLEYBALL REGULATIONS:

GENERAL VOLLEYBALL RULES:

  • Blocking does not constitute a team contact.
  • There is no center line; a player may partially or completely cross to the other side, provided that this does not interfere with the opponents play.
  • When blocking, a player may touch the ball beyond the net, providing that this does not interfere with the opponent’s opportunity to play the ball.
  • You cannot block or attack the serve.
  • When a ball is driven into the net and causes the net to touch an opponent, no fault is committed.
  • Any first ball over can be double hit.
  • When 2 teammates touch the ball simultaneously, it is considered one contact, and any player may make the next contact.
  • A player may contact the ball with any part of the body.
  • The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held. The ball cannot roll or come to rest on any part of the body (not including rec).
  • Overhand passes of the serve are legal as long as it is clean
  • If the ball touches the net on the serve and goes over, it is still in play.
  • While serving, you may not step on or over the rope until after the serve is contacted.
  • Rotate first serve the first two games, and then for the third game, the loser of the second has the choice of serve, receive, or side.
  • Back row players may not hit nor block, but may come up to set (exception is 4-person leagues). The server is always considered back row if playing with 4 players.
  • Substitutes must enter to middle back.
  • For safety reasons, you cannot enter the adjacent court to play a ball, unless the court is not being used by league play.
  • Play 3 games to 21, rally scoring, win by two, cap of 23. The 3rd game, switch courts once either team reaches 11 points.
  • Please be warmed up and ready to play at start time. If you are waiting for a player, play with the people you have and rotate the player in when they arrive… you must have a minimum of 4 players in sixes, and three in fours.
  • There should be only a two minute break between games. Everyone should be responsible in keeping the matches at around 50 minutes. This is becoming a PROBLEM. I will have to start timing matches if slow play continues.
  • All players must sign roster sheet NO EXEPTIONS.
  • Rosters must be in prior to the first match… rosters are kept at the courts and additions can be made at later times. There is no limit to players on the roster.
  • A player must play a minimum of 2 matches to be eligible for the tournament. Tournament director has final discretion on “ringers” brought in just for the tourament.
  • With no refs, honor calls must be enforced. Any disputes should simply be replayed. Any further dispute of rules or conflicts should be cleared up by league director (normally Gary).
  • No inter-league subbing downward or inter-league ( a rec player may sub on a inter. team, but a regular upper player can not sub on any lower team.. and a lower player may not sub on a rec team. Also a rec player cannot sub on another rec team from the same night, etc).
  • Forfeits: 10 minutes late, first game. 20 minutes, match (if you know you cannot make it, please call Gary at least 2 days prior to play (212-9831))
  • NEW: If you forfeit a match, the other team gets one $20 drink card that you prepaid for. If you forfeit your third match you will be removed from the schedule and out of the league.
  • Captains must make sure the number of games won for each team is recorded before leaving. If the match results are unrecorded, BOTH teams will be given 3 losses until the results are reported. This is to prevent the losing captain from purposely not recording results hoping the winning team forgets.

COED RULES:

  • Either sex may play the first ball over, however, if a team uses more than one hit, a female must contact the ball.
  • During regular season play, any mix of players is allowed, providing there are not more than 3 men on a side.
  • Tournament games may not have more men than women on a team in all leagues.

REC RULES:

  • Underhand serves only. No backwards, sidearm, or overhand serves allowed.
  • You do not have to bump the serve.
  • Ball control and net violation rules are pretty lax; only serious violations are called. If you have a problem with this you should join a higher league.

4 PERSON RULES:

  • Due to no refs, open hand dinks ARE ALLOWED.
  • There are no rotations except for serving.
  • 2 man teams can play but it is considered a FORFEIT, unless the other team’s captain agrees.

NETBINDERS GROUND RULES:

  1. NO CARRY-IN BEVERAGES. All beverages are available on site. The exception is water ONLY, which will be allowed in clear plastic containers only. NEW. Absolutely no insulated mugs, opaque containers, or coolers. Any non-clear liquid brought in with a non-clear container will be disposed of.
  2. ALL players must sign waiver sheet before competing.
  3. All play is at your own risk.
  4. All children must be under adult supervision and kept a safe distance from the courts. The throwing of sand may get your child EJECTED and banned. NEW. Children should stay out of the bar area unless ordering food or water. NEW Although Netbinders tries to be child-friendly; it is not the staff’s job to baby-sit. Please try to be cooperative or children will be simply banned in the future.
  5. All dogs must be leashed and under supervision. If a dog constantly barks, is not friendly to strangers, or if you don’t bother to clean up after him, leave him at home. Violating dogs will be banned.
  6. Wear shoes when off the court... there is some broken glass in the parking lot BEWARE!
  7. NO BITCHING.
  8. If a ball hits tree branches but is obviously going out, it is still considered out... any disputes should be replayed. So any ball that touches a branch either is considered out, or has to be replayed.
  9. As a courtesy to the players, all games during the regular season are “50 degrees and over” which means we play only if the weather is 50 degrees or over at FIVE PM (not just at your game time). Please note that if it is calm and no wind, I might fudge this rule 2 or 3 degrees, smile.
  10. GO TO NETBINDERS.NET UNDER “NEWS” FOR RAIN OR WEATHER CANCELLATIONS, AFTER 4:30 PM.