Co-ed 6's Volleyball Tournament Rules

Behavior & Conduct

  1. Each player is required to display good sportsmanship, and respect to the staff and other players at all times. 
  2. Rude, aggressive, vulgar language or behavior may result in ejection from the game or tournament.


  1. All players must be 21 years of age or over. 
  2. Team rosters shall include a minimum of 6 players, including at least 3 female players.
  3. There does not have to be an equal number of male and female, but at no time can there be more than 3 men on the court.
  4. 4 players is the minimum number to play, including at least 2 female players. If a team is short and has 3 male players, but only 2 female players, they must play with 3 players in the back row. 
  5. There is no libero position 


  1. Games will either be played to 15, 19, 21 or 25 points; Check program information for tournament format.
  2. Games are player-reffed. If you have a disagreement about a call-replay the point. All other general volleyball rules apply unless specified differently in this rulebook. Tournament official has final say in disagreements or rule interpretations. 
  3. Rock-paper-scissors for home team if needed
  4. Volleyballs will be provided. Teams may play with their own ball if both captains agree


  1. Single game: Home team serves first 
  2. 2 games: Teams will switch sides and first serve for the second game.
  3. Best-2-out-of-3: The home team serves first. Teams will switch sides and first serve for each set. The third set, if necessary, may be played to 15 points (check with the tournament official).
  4. Serve must be delivered from behind the boundary line.
  5. Served balls that contact the net on the way over are considered live and may be played.
  6. There is no alternating gender requirement in the rotation.


  1. Serves may not be attacked or blocked.
  2. You may set the serve.
  3. The ball must be returned with no more than three hits. A block is not counted as a hit.
  4. A player may not hit the ball twice in a row (double hit) 
  5. There is no 'girl rule' 
  6. The ball may not be caught or thrown 
  7. Any part of the body may be used to hit the ball.
  8. Underhand hits can be open-handed as long as the ball is not carried.
  9. At the first hit of the team, the ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively, provided that the contacts occur during one action.
  10. A player in the back row may not block or jump to attack the ball within 10 feet of the net.
  11. Any contact with the net during a play is a violation. Player contact with the net in a manner not directly relating to or affecting the course of play is not a violation. Please call your own violations.
  12. A player may cross under the net as long as they do not interfere with the other team’s opportunity to play the ball.


  1. Any team not ready to play within 10 minutes of the posted start time will forfeit the match.