Icon Sports Sand Volleyball Rules

Icon Sports Sand Volleyball is played by the rules listed by US volleyball with the following exceptions.


Game Play (*****Read This...This has Changed!!!!)

Every week, you will play one match. Because of the speed of the games last season, we will be moving to Side-Out Scoring this season.  Teams must serve to score a point.  One match is best of three games. Games are to 21, except for tie breakers which are to 17. There is no must win by two rule except for in a tie breaker.   Teams will be awarded 3 points for every win and 0 points for a loss.   

 

Serves

A serve that touches the net and stays in is in play.

Net Play

Because we are bringing the nets down a little bit, there will be much more play at the net this season.  You cannot touch the net with any part of your body during an offensive or defensive play at the net.  Please see good sportsmanship below.  You know if you were in the net....

 

Calls

Sand volleyball will be self officiated. Good sportsmanship is the key to making this league successful. A call that cannot be decided on will result in a re-do. 



First Night

***If you cannot attend the first night please contact Icon Sports & Social Club so we can make arrangements for your replacement*****For the first night, please plan on being there at least fifteen minutes before your game...especially for those of you who have signed up as free agents.  This will allow you plenty of time to get situated and hit the ball around a little bit with your new team.  Representatives from Icon Sports will be there at 6:30pm to help coordinate and get your teams together. 


Co-Ed outline

The league will be co-ed 4's.  You must at least have one member of each sex on the court at all times during play.

Forfeits

Game time is forfeit time.  You must have at least three players on the court (with at least one of each sex) for a game to be official.  If only two people for your team show up and replacements cannot be found, your team will forfeit the game but every and all effort should be made to play an exhibition game.  We are very open with substitutions and players not on the official roster and players from other teams are more than welcome to fill in.  The most important thing is that people get to play the games that they paid for.  Please be courteous and communicate with your team on days you will not be able to be at your scheduled game so your team will have a chance to replace you.

 


Calls

Sand volleyball will be self officiated. Good sportsmanship is the key to making this league successful. A call that cannot be decided on will result in a re-do. 

Home Team

The home team will be denoted by being listed first on the schedule. Home team will serve first in first game and will alternate between home and away through all games played.

 

Tie Breaker

In the case of a tie breaker which cannot be broken by head to head competition, the team that will advance is the team with the highest number of game(not match) wins throughout the season.