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Welcome to #cvillesocial Sand Volleyball

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Don't get served!  Come play in the sand with C'ville Social on Tuesday's, then head over to the sponsor bar for some suds!


Feel free to email us at volleyball@cvillesocial.com with any questions.


Spring '18 Tuesday Co-ed Sand Volleyball (4v4)

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Sand Volleyball Rules

Game time is forfeit time! Teams that do not have the minimum number of players needed to start a game at game time will be assessed a forfeit.  Forfeits are scored 15-0.
Sand Volleyball is self-officiated.  The league administrators shall have the power to make decisions on any matters or questions not specifically covered in the rules.
Team Requirements
A team shall consist of 4 players. A team can play with a minimum of 3 players.  For the Co-Rec league, 1 female must be on the court at all times.
Casts and/or any other item deemed to be dangerous by the Intramural Supervisor may not be worn.  
A substitute may replace any player as long as they occupy the position that player was in.
Game Length and Timing
All matches will consist of 3 games.  All games should be played and count in the standings.  The first team to earn 21 points will win a game.  If the score is tied 20-20, then the first team to gain a two-point advantage is the winner.  In the event time is about to expire, the court monitor will notify the teams and when a team is ahead by 2 or more points, the game will be over.
Game Play
A volley-for-serve determines which team serves first.  After the first game, the losing team has the option to serve.
Rally scoring will be used in all games.  
Serving/Positions: Position on the court does not need to be rotated, but service must rotate.
Maximum of three team contacts:  Each team is allowed a maximum of 3 successive contacts of the ball in order to return the ball to the opponent’s area.  Exception - a block is not considered to be 1 of the 3 contacts.  
Contacted ball:  A player who contacts the ball shall be considered as playing the ball.
Contacts: The ball can contact any body part providing such contacts are simultaneous and the ball rebounds immediately and cleanly after such contact. 
In or out:  A ball that lands on a line or inside the court is considered to be good.  If the ball lands outside the court and is not touched by any player on the receiving team before it hits the ground, then a point will be awarded to the receiving team.  
Illegal hit:  An illegal hit occurs when the ball visibly comes to rest or has prolonged contact with a player. Holding, catching, throwing, lifting, rolling, and pushing are illegal hits because of prolonged contact with the ball.
Double hit:  A double hit occurs when a player illegally contacts the ball twice in succession or the ball rebounds from one body part to another on an attempt to play the ball.  Exception - a double hit is legal following a hard driven spike.
Simultaneous contact by opponents occurs:  If the ball is simultaneously contacted by two opponents, then the team on whose side the ball falls into shall have the right to play the ball three times. 
Simultaneous contact by teammates occurs: if the ball is simultaneously contacted by two teammates, it counts as 1 hit and the ball may be contacted again by either player. 
Net Play:  Any ball that contacts the net (including a serve) and enters the opponents side of the court shall remain in play provided contact was entirely within the playing area of the net.  
Net Foul:  A player may cross the centerline or it’s out-of-bounds extension with one or both feet/hands, provided a part of the foot/feet or hand/hands remains on or above the centerline.  Contacting the floor across the centerline with any other part of the body is illegal.  A net foul occurs while the ball is in play and:  
a) a player contacts any part of the net including the cable attachments.  It is not a foul when a player's hair touches the net, or the force of the ball hit by a player pushes the net or net cables into him/herself or another player.  
b) a player makes contact with an opponent who is making a legitimate effort to play the ball.
Screening:  Screening the server is illegal and will result in a point for the receiving team.  A screen is an intentional act that obstructs the receiving players’ view of the server or the flight of the ball from the server.
Blocking the ball:  A ball which is entirely on the opponent’s side of the net is permitted to be blocked when the opposing team has had an opportunity to complete its attack.  A serve MAY NOT be spiked.  The attack is considered complete when the:  
a) attacking team has completed their three allowable hits.  
b) attacking team has had the opportunity to spike the ball, or directs the ball with the intent to return it to the opponent’s court.
c) ball is falling near the net on the attacking team’s side and no member of the attacking team could make a play on the ball.
C’ville Social
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 825-9804