Volleyball is a great sport that helps with social skills and team work. Physically, volleyball helps a person’s agility, hand eye coordination, and also builds on both upper body and lower body explosive power. Volleyball is a total body activity that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels.

Rules

*Rules are Modified to Create a Safer Physical Education Environment*

THE SERVE
1. Server must serve from behind the restraining line ( end line ) until after contact.

2. Ball may be served underhand or overhand.

3. Served ball may not touch the net.

4. When starting a new game the serve is determined by a volley, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.

5. If the serve is unsuccessful the first time a team gets one LET or fault which will allow them to reserve.

SCORING
1. You can score two ways
Conventional: Only teams who are serving can score points
Rally Point: Any team that wins a volley can score points

2. If a team is not serving wins a volley they must rotate and now obtain the serve.

3. A team wins a volley when the ball is hit more than three times on one side, the ball is hit out of bounds, a foul is committed by the opposing team, the serving team does not serve the ball in bounds and over the net, or if the opposing team lets the ball land in bounds on their side.

Playing the Game
1. Maximum of three hits per side.

2. Player may not hit the ball twice in succession ( A block is not considered a hit ).

3. Ball may be played off the net during a volley but not on a serve.

4. A ball touching a boundary line is good.

5. A legal hit is contact with the ball by a player body above and including the waist which does not allow the ball to visibly come to a rest.

6. If two or more players contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one play and the players involved may not participate in the next play.

7. A player must not block or attack a serve.

BASIC FOULS
1. The server Steps on or over the line on a serve.

2. The server fails to serve the ball over the net successfully.

3. Carrying, Palming, or throwing the ball

4. Touching the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play.

*NOTE: If the ball is hit into the net so hard that it causes the net to make contact with an opposing player, then no foul will be called and play should resume as normal.

5. Reaching over the net, except under these conditions:
– When executing a follow-through on a spike.
– When blocking a ball that is in the opponents court but is being returned on the teams third contact. A defender cannot reach over the net to block on a teams 1st and 2nd contact.

6. Reaches under the net and interferes with the opposing teams play of the ball.

7. Serving out of order or failure to rotate properly.

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