Beach 6's Rules (Michaelbrook)

Coed 6’s Beach Volleyball Rules

  1. Coed 6’s - a complete starting lineup consists of 6 players including a minimum of 2 women and 1 man.  A team that meets this requirement but has less than 6 players may play shorthanded using a ghost spot where the missing player(s) would have been. If a team has at least 3 players but does not have at least 1 woman and 1 man, it is a forfeit- teams should just play and still have fun!!
  2. Regular play will consist of TWO matches consisting of a best of 3 game (21/21/15).  Games are all rally point, win by 2 points, cap at 23 (Cap at 17 in the 3rd match. If time expires (signified by the whistle blowing) while teams are playing in the 3rd game, at least 1 of the teams must have at least 5 points for the game to count. If neither team has at least 5 points, then the game does not count in the match results, and the match played are reported.
  3. The format for the playoffs will be as follows:
    - each match will be a best-of-3 (21/21/15) win by 2. If time expires during the 3rd game, whichever team is winning at that point will win the match (no 5-point minimum required)
    - if time expires during the 2nd game, then total points scored in the 2 games to that point will determine the winner of the match
  4. Teams will only call fouls committed by their own players. Players will not call the fouls against their opponents. If there is a dispute on a call, re-serve the play. Contact a supervisor for clarification of rules.
  5. All players will conduct themselves in a polite and sportsmanlike manner. Individuals who do not abide by these criteria will be removed from the league.
  6. Please note that teams are required to play within their designated court area. DO NOT follow ball into other courts.
  7. All balls must be hit cleanly. No scooping or carrying the ball. Only off of a driven ball may a ball may be double hit (i.e. off arm and head in one continuous motion).
  8. Player contact with the net in any way constitutes loss of point. A player that goes under the net but does not contact the net or interfere with the play is okay.
  9. A served ball may not be blocked or spiked directly back over the net. You may volley a ball on a serve receive.
  10. A block or partial block does not count as one of a team’s 3 hits.
  11. The ball can hit any part of the body.
  12. Both teams are responsible for recording matches won/lost and UR Fun points online or through the UR App.
  13. ALL teams make playoffs. All teams play the entire season even if they lose in playoffs.