N Ave Beach Club

League Rules



1. Teams get 1 hour of court time starting on the half-hour.

a. Game time begins after a 5 minute warm-up.

b. Teams lose a point per minute if they can’t field the     minimum number of players at game time. 

2. Team Composition:
6's - No more than 3 males may be on the court for a team at any given time; must have at least 2 males and 2 females on the court.
4's - No more than 2 males may be on the court for a team at any given time; must have at least 1 female on the court.
2's - 2 players at all times.

a. If a team can't field the minimum players within 15 minutes of game time they forfeit the match.

b. Late players may enter at any stoppage of play.

c. Winner of a game of chance chooses side or served for game one.  Teams switch sides & serve for game two.  A new game of chance decides side/serve for game three.

d. A player could only play for one team per league come playoffs.

3. Each match consists of 3 games to 25 by rally score; must win by 2 - but there's a point cap at 27.

a. If time expires before the game ends, the team in the lead wins.  If tied, then next point wins.

b. Each team gets two 60 second time outs per game.  Time outs are not allowed in the last 5 minutes of play.

. All teams make the playoffs.

a. Teams will be seeded based on their regular season standings.
b. Players must play in a minimum of 2 matches for their team in order to participate in the playoffs.

c. Rosters must be turned in at the start of the season, and the names (but not personal info) will be made public.  Rosters could be updated throughout the regular season.


GENERAL GUIDELINES: USA Beach Volleyball Rules supplemented (and in some cases superseded) by our house rules apply.  We'll play through light rain, but will cancel on nights where we face downpours and/or lightning.  Rainouts will be made up.  And, weather and daylight permitting, we'll run a second session.  Teams in our 1st session will have priority registration.



1. A player may never touch the net.

2. A player may never cross under the net or step into the other team’s side of the court.

DISPUTES: All disputes will be resolved by the league director.  At the director's discretion, a dispute could be submitted to the non-involved team captains to resolve.


RECREATIONAL (C) DIVISION:  In order to promote volleys, lifts and carries are not called, unless flagrant (such as grabbing and throwing the ball).  Players can set the serve. However, players may never touch the net. (A player who touches the net must be honorable and call his own fault.) This is not just a volleyball rule, it's a safety rule as well. If net violations are ignored, play degenerates, increasing the possibility of collisions and injuries at the net.


INTERMEDIATE (B) DIVISION:  Lifts and carries are called tighter. The following standards apply:

1. A player may not play a ball with open hands if the ball is waist high or lower, with the exception of sand digs of hard driven balls.

2. When setting the ball, sets must be made from in front of the player's forehead and above the chin.

3. To avoid disputes on judgment calls, the serve must be bumped.


ADVANCED (A) DIVISION:  Everything is called tight.  When setting the ball, the ball may not have more than 2 rotations.  A player may receive the serve with an open-handed set, but it must be done cleanly.

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