Description: Basic Rules and Regulations
In volleyball, there are six players on each side of the court and 3 touches allowed on each side. The ball may be played off the net of a serve or pass. It is legal to make contact with any part of the body to keep the ball in play. If the ball hits the line of the boundary, it is considered in. If the ball hits the antenna or the floor that is outside the boundary, it is out. A ball the drops on the floor that is inside the court results in a point to the other team. The points only increase by one point at a time. A player may not attack or block a serve on or inside the ten foot line. The player must serve outside the court. An example would be if a player serves and his or her foot goes over the line, it is automatically the other teams point. Also, any given player may not touch the net. A point will be given to the other team if this occurs.
Compare and Contrast: Middle School Volleyball vs. High School Volleyball
In high school volleyball, you play the best out of 5 games, each game 25 points long. On the other hand, in middle school volleyball, the team plays the best out of 3 games, each 25 points long too. High school usually have more strength so they are able to dig the ball and hit the ball harder. Instead of rolling on the floor after a dig, younger volleyball players might not know all the techniques and foot work to have a perfect pass.