Volleyball League Rules

Last Updated September 1, 2019

ROSTER AND ROSTER ADDITIONS

A team’s roster is formed throughout the regular season. All players participating in a game must be listed on that team's roster and must have signed waiver. The team captain is responsible for ensuring that each team roster, is complete and accurate (i.e. all team members who participated in that game are listed on the roster). Names of individuals can be added to the original roster, prior to the new team member playing at any point, but a player must participate in at least one regular season game to be eligible to participate in the playoffs.


WAIVERS

In order to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waivers. Captains must verify that all teammates are at least 18 years old and have all players sign, and turn in the first night of play. Players not present the first week of play will still be required to sign a waiver with our staff before participating. A SARC staff member will keep your team waiver at the field, or a new one can be established. Players who sign up as individuals, sign the waiver upon arrival.


PLAYER RESTRICTIONS


FORFEITS

A team not ready to play (or failing to appear) at the designated day, date, time, and location of the scheduled contest will forfeit that contest. After 15 minutes the first set will be a loss. After 30 minutes the match is a total loss.

In order to be credited for the forfeit “win,” the team receiving the forfeit “win” for the contest must have the minimum number of required players to start a game (2 players, one of which must be a female).

NOTE: Both teams are recommended to present the players present at the game site in order to have those players considered as having “participated” in that game.

Forfeit Policy:

Any team that pulls a "no show" or doesn't notify a SARC representative at least 4 hours before the scheduled start time notifies will be subject to a $10/match forfeit fee for the inconvenience of personnel and opposing teams. Fee must be paid at next game or the team will not be allowed to play. Multiple forfeits could result in removal from the league.


THE PLAYERS

Each team consists of four active players. Rosters can have up to 8 players. Full time players must be on roster and must pay league fee, and "guest players" can be on roster and must pay $5 to play each MATCH. Guest players used from other teams are allowed as long as same division, but must spot opponent 5 points per set per guest player.

Coed teams should be 2 men/2 women. Teams are allowed to play with 3 or 2, as long as 1 is a woman. Teams can have more women than men.

A team must have 2 players to avoid a forfeit (min. 1 female).

Substitution is open and unlimited.


SPORTSMANSHIP

Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in that player being ejected from the game. An ejection may result in further suspension from participation in current and / or future SARC events. An ejected player(s) is required to leave the premises immediately – refusal to leave the premises may result in a team forfeit and / or increased length of suspension.


GAME UNIFORMS

Team uniforms are not provided by SARC, LLC and are not mandatory for volleyball events. However, creativity and team uniforms are encouraged.


MATCH RULES

START OF GAME:

SCORING:

TIME OUTS:

SWITCHING SIDES:

SUBSTITUTIONS:

SUBSTITUTION PENALTY:

BALL “IN”:

BALL “OUT”:

TEAM HITS:

The team is entitled to a maximum of three hits (in addition to blocking) for returning the ball. If more are used, the team commits the fault of “four hits”. The hits of the team include not only intentional hits, but also unintentional hits.

FAULTS IN PLAYING THE BALL: (SIDE OUT)

BALL AT THE NET:

PLAYER AT THE NET:

FAULTS AT THE NET: (SIDE OUT)

SERVICE:

BLOCKING:

PLAYER(S) EJECTION:


PLAYOFFS:

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