Introduction to volleyball rules

As with any other game, you should volleyball rules before you start to play it. What is the aim of the game? The athletes have to use their bodies as the tool to serve the ball. Opposing teams are to ground the ball on the opponent’s side of the court by serving it and playing it over a net. The ball is put into play by a service and the opponent hits it back and the foray continues until the ball is grounded or out of bounds. Volleyball rules share terms with other net sports, the use of space is flexible and allows for players to be near the net (offense) and at the back of the court (defense) when playing the ball

The playing area

The game is played on a rectangular court 18m x 9 m surrounded by a free zone, which is a minimum of 3m wide on all sides. There is an area identified as the free playing space which is above the playing area and no less than 7 m in height from the playing surface. Volleyball rules for World and International Competitions desire an allowance of 5m from the sidelines and 6.5 m from the end lines. Where the free playing space is 12.5 m above the playing surface.

The surface for playing must be flat and free from any obstructions. Volleyball rules state it is prohibited to play on any rough or slippery surface. Indoor courts must be of a light color. In World or international events white lines must be used with contrasting colors for the playing area and the free zone. Outdoor courts must have a 5mm slope for drainage. All lines must be 5 cm and be a lighter color than that of the floor. Federation Internationale of Volley Ball (FIVB) is the governing body for rules associated with Volley ball.

Teams and participants

For each match a team may be comprised of 12 players plus the addition of Coaching staff (One coach and maximum two assistants) and Medical staff (one team therapist and a medical doctor). All the members of staff must be selected by the coach and must be listed on the score sheet. The team manager or team journalist must sit on or behind the bench in the control area. Any medical doctor or team therapist used by the FIVB must be part of the official delegation and accreditation beforehand.

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