Volleyball is a very popular sport worldwide, because it exercises all the body parts. It’s captivating, entertaining, and filled with suspense. The rules for this game have been changed over time, the most recent change coming in 2000. Since then, serves where the ball touches the net are allowed, as long as they reach the opponent’s court. Other changes were made as well. Next, we will explain the rules of volleyball for everyone to understand.
Rules for playing the game
For a game of volleyball to take place, there need to be two teams consisting of six players on the court, three of them being in the front, and three in the back. A player is not allowed to hit the ball twice in succession, and it’s not allowed to throw, catch, or hold the ball. It’s legal for players to contact the ball with any part of the body. After the serve is in play, the front line players can switch positions at the net as they see it fit for the situation as well.
A point is awarded to the team when the ball contacts the floor of the adversary team, or the opponent team makes an error. If the team that won the point was the one that served, the same player makes the serve. If they are not he ones that served, the last player to serve rotates with the next in line to serve. The set is ended when one of the teams reaches at least 25 points, being in front of their opponent by two points. Volleyball is played in the best-of-five system, and if it enters the fifth set, it lasts until one of the teams reaches 15 points.
Rules for violations
Whenever a violation occurs, a point is awarded to the opposing team. These penalties occur if a player touches the net with the body while the ball is in play, if a player contacts the ball illegally, if the serving player steps over the service line while contact is being made with the serve, if the serving player fails to serve the ball successfully, if the serving is out of order, is the back row player that is blocking is near the net and has a part of the body above it, if the ball hasn’t yet broken the vertical plane of the net and a player attacks the ball that comes from the opponent’s court and reaches over the net to contact it, or if the ball is completely over the net and a back row player attacking the ball is inside the front zone.