Adult Volleyball Rules

Social 4s

UpdatedSaturday May 30, 2020 bySam Clift.

Social 4s

General League Rules and Information

  • A team must have a minimum of 6 people on the roster
  • In case of severe weather, official word about cancellation will be emailed between 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm
  • Teams must use the designated balls provided by GAS



2. Pregame

  • At least 4 players must be present to begin a match including 1 girl
  • If a team is more than 10 minutes late that team will forfeit that match, but may still play in their allotted time slot for fun
  • Captains or designated players of each team will either toss a coin or rock/paper/scissors to decide which team serves first.



3. Scoring and Match rules

  • Each match will be the best of 3 sets
  • The method of scoring will be the rally system. (each time the ball hits the ground, someone scored)
  • The first 2 set will go to 21 and the 3rd set will go to 15, all must be won by 2
  • Time will be called after the 45 minute time slot is up. Play will continue until a team is up by 2 and that team will be declared the winner of the match.



4. Game Play Rules

  • HAVE FUN!!!
  • Each team must have 1 girl on the court at all times, otherwise the team without the girl forfeits, unless agreed upon by both captains
  • No more than 3 hits before returning
  • When it’s 2 hits or less and over, any combination of players my hit the ball
    • In any 3 hit combination, a female is required to be at least one of those touches or a point is awarded to the other team
  • Spiking the serve is not allowed
  • Lifts will be allowed unless deemed excessive
    • A lift is when the ball sits in your hands for too long, almost as if you caught it
    • Don’t catch it and throw it
  • There will be no rotation errors called
    • A rotation error is when the ball over rotates after a set, again, it will not be called
  • A player may not touch the ball 2 consecutive times unless directly after an opposing team member blocked their original touch
    • A block does not count as a hit
  • If the ball touches the out of bounds line it is considered in
  • When the ball is returned, it must stay between the ends of the net
  • An incidental or minor touch of the net will not be called, unless deemed excessive (Don’t molest the net)
  • Teams must rotate after changing servers
    • Teams will change servers after they have scored on an opponent’s serve



Calls made by the GAS Referee are final! There might be a questionable call from time to time. Relax, you’ll live.