Volleyball Rules

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Volley Rules


For the rules to be applied correctly, the functions of the rules must be known. Generally speaking, the rules as a whole have the following functions


Characterization of the game

The rules instruct the conditions, facilities and equipment of the game, the court surface and measurements, the regulations of the net and the balls, etc.The rules regulate the number of people allowed to participate, the number of players in play and their positions, rotational order, etc.The rules set up the methods of play, how to keep the ball in play, the crossing space, and how to win a point, a set, and a tournament.

Legalization of the game

Many of the rules give the clear definition and distinct differentiation of the proper techniques from improper and illegal techniques. These rules, under the category of techniques, are the rules which need to be studied and clarified very definitely by the referees for their correct enforcement.

Play under fair condition

All the rules concerning court, facilities and equipment, techniques or even conduct are equal for all the players of both teams. This is a very critical point for referees. If the enforcement of the rules is different for one team than another that is playing, even if it is not intentionally applied by the referee, it will be unfair. So, accuracy in understanding and enforcement of the rules is the basic element of fairness and justice.

Educational Function

To have Sportsmanlike Conduct is a basic behavioral objective for athletes in all kinds of sports. The Participants' Conduct section is stated especially for this purpose.