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2012 PBC VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE RULES
 
Teams are coed.  They must consist of at least 2 women at all times including rotation (when having 6 people).  If you have four or five people playing, one of them must be a woman.
 
Six players and six subs are allowed.  A minimum of 4 players are allowed to participate.  If a team does not have 4 players within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game, the team must forfeit all three games.  *All teams should submit a list of all players by the 3rd week, this way a team cannot pick up players in the middle of the season (unless new to the company and you must prove it)
 
Players may wear hat, visors or sunglasses at their own risk.
 
Shoes may be worn, but they cannot have any type of spikes.
 
It is forbidden to wear any objects that may cause an injury to a player, such as jewelry, pins, bracelets, etc.  Players may wear glasses or flat band rings at their own risk.
 
Participants must behave respectfully toward other players.  If a physical fight breaks out, both teams will take a loss on all three games, no matter who started the fight.  They must refrain from actions aimed at delaying the game.
 
If a dispute over a play occurs and can not be resolved, the play must be done over.
 
Matches consist of 3 games.  A match consists of a team obtaining 15 points and winning by 2.
 
Whenever a team fails to serve or return the ball, the opposing team wins the rally.  If the serving team wins a rally, it scores a point and continues to serve.  If the receiving team wins a rally, it gains the right to serve, but does not score a point.
 
Volley for serve at the start of the game will determine which team serves first and the choice of sides of the court.  After the first game the team that lost will automatically serve the 2nd game.
 
After each game, the teams must switch sides of the court.
 
The rotation order specified by the starting lineup must be maintained throughout the game.  Unlimited substitutions are allowed as long as one person does not occupy more than one position in the service order during a single game.  *No one can serve 2x’s until everyone has served.  And a woman substitution must be replaced by a woman etc…
 
Each team is entitled to a maximum of three contacts to return the ball to the opponents.  A player may not contact the ball two times consecutively except during or after blocking.  Blocking does not constitute a team contact, and any player may make the first contact of the ball after the block.
 
If two opponents simultaneously and instantaneously contact the ball over the net, the ball remains in play and the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three hits.  If such a ball lands out of bounds, it is the fault of the team on the opposite side of the net from where the ball lands.
 
While blocking, a player may touch the ball beyond the net, provided they do not interfere with the opponent play before or during the hit.
 
Players may partially or completely cross the centerline below the net or outside the poles, either before, during or after the play, provided that this does not interfere with the opponents play.  Incidental contact with an opponent is ignored, unless such contact interferes with the opponent’s opportunity to play the ball.  While opposing players are not required to avoid the ball, they cannot intentionally interfere with any legal attempt to play the ball on their court.  It is a fault for a player or a player’s clothing to touch any part of the net.
 
If the serving team wins the rally or a replay is directed, the player who served the previous rally serves again.  If the serving team loses the rally, the next server on the receiving team serves the ball.
 
It is the responsibility of the server to assure that both teams are ready for service.  The server must serve the ball behind the end line.  And the server must say the score before EVERY serve.
 
If an injury occurs as the result of a fault or does not affect the outcome of the rally, the rally counts.  Otherwise, the rally is immediately replayed.
 
No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted.