PLEASE be sure that everyone playing has familiarized themselves with OUR rules of grass volleyball. There are some differences and all games will be officiated by another team.

If there is a protest on a rule, final decision will be made by a tournament staff member. Judgement calls (doubles, lifts, directional blocks, open hand tip, etc.) are not eligible for protest.

Please remember that as a CEVA member, the Code of Conduct will be enforced at all times and that most of you may not have officiated a game as an R1. It's a learning process and one made easier through support and understanding.

If you or any of your team members have questions, PLEASE be sure to ask at the meeting prior to start of tournament, we will do our best to clarify these rules during the meeting

START OF GAME: Rock/Paper/Scissors will be played between the two captains; best of one wins and picks either serve or side. Teams will rotate sides and serve after the completion of each game.

SCORING: All games are rally scoring, let serves are legal.

SWITCHING SIDES: Because of wind, sun, and the ground, we switch sides during play & stay until set is over.

On sets played to 21/28 switch after either team reaches 11/14 points

On sets to 15/25 switch after either team reaches 8/13 points

UNIFORMS: Teams do not need to wear uniforms. You can play in athletic shoes with no cleats or spikes. Players may play barefoot, at their own risk.

PLAYING THE BALL OVER: NO directional blocking (includes pushing ball straight down - if wrists break, it is directonal), NO directional set over (shoulders must be squared when setting forward or behind), NO open hand tipping (fist or knuckles ok...if hand is open, "claw" or jab, the ball MUST have a visible upward arch), NO open hand receive on serve or free ball over - open hand receive on a hard driven hit and double contact on first ball is OK. Blocks do NOT count as a touch.

ROTATIONS: You do not need to rotate positions but you MUST rotate servers. Girls may attack ball from any area on the court (if middle back attacks ball at net, this is OK - GIRLS ONLY)

NET VIOLATIONS: A net is a net. Hair/shirt is ok. Player may cross under as long as they do not touch net, opponent or create an unsafe situation. THIS IS A JUDGEMENT CALL. If an official feels the play was unsafe, it will be a side out or a point for opposing team. SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST, especially outdoors. Touching the poles, ropes, or sidelines are ok as long as they do not interfere with play or give the attacking team an advantage. In outdoors, the top of the poles are the antennae

G U Y S / B O Y S:

Must attack the ball behind the 10 foot line, must hit in a visible upward trajectory if they step on or are in front of the 10 foot line (this includes guys taking the 10 foot line up with them)

Can block guys including guy free ball overs (no directional blocking)

Guys can fake block a girl as long as they don’t contact the ball above the plane of the net