New Jersey (You keep the Jersey) – Equipment – Season – Referees – Team Pictures

3rd Grade – 6th Grade


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Volleyball Rules


The Ball Volley Lite balls will be supplied by the EPUERTO Sports to be used for practices and games for 3rd-4th grade. The 5th and 6th grade will use regulation volleyballs supplied by EPUERTO Sports.


Team Jersey – EPUERTO Sports shall provide each team with jerseys to wear during the season.
Pants/Shorts – Players will wear their own shorts or long pants. Although not required, it is recommended that they be of the same color.
Shoes – Shoes must be acceptable for court use (street shoes and those that leave marks on the floor cannot be used)
Protective Equipment – Knee pads are not required but are highly recommended. If eyeglasses are worn, they must have a safety strap to keep them on.
Jewelry – All jewelry must be removed prior to playing. (exception: Medical or religious medals may be worn, provided they are taped to the body under the uniform) Ear­ rings must be removed; they can’t be taped. Hair devices must be of soft materials, taping hard ones is not allowed.


Local school gyms will be used for practices. Games will be played schools gyms.

Court Markings – The court will measure 50′ 6″ x 29′ 6″ for all levels.  A 17′ service line will be used for the 3rd and 4th grade levels and 21′ service line will be used for the 5th and 6th grade levels.
If coaches wish to mark the floor on the gym where they practice, they must first obtain permission from the school.  Only safe release tape shall be used on the school floors.
Net- The net shall be no lower than 6 feet 4″. Vertical tape markers will be used as guides for out-of-bounds. The vertical tape markers themselves are not out-of-bounds.


The Game

Length of the Game

All games FIRST 2 SETS to 25 points, 3rd SET to 15.

Best 2 sets out of 3 (Games no longer than 50 minutes)

Starting the Game

Score Keeper – Teams will take turns furnishing an adult volunteer to keep score.
Line-up Card- Each coach must submit his or her completed line-up card to the official. prior to the game.
Coin Flip – A coin toss shall be conducted between a designated player from each team. Each team shall designate one player to act as “captain” to represent the team during the coin toss. The winner of the toss shall choose either to serve/receive or the playing area. The loser of the toss shall be given the remaining
Rotation – 2nd-6th grade volleyball games are played with six players from each team on the court.  All levels will rotate in at server’s position, right back and exit at right front.
Server – The legal serve is contact with the ball to initiate play. The server shall serve from the serving area within 10 seconds after the official has signaled for the serve. The ball has to cross the net between the vertical tape It cannot touch a teammate or ceiling. The 3rd through 5th grades will be allowed two attempts to make a legal serve; the 6th grade will have only one attempt. If not made, a side out will be called.
The Play – A team continues serving until it commits a foul, time expires or a single server has 5 consecutive serves.
Rally scoring will apply. A “side out” is awarded the non-serving team when the serving team violates a rule or has 5 consecutive serves by a single server.
A team cannot have more than three hits (less than three is legal) before the ball crosses the net to the opponent’s side
A legal hit is contact with the ball by the player’s body above and including the waist which does not allow the ball to visibly come to rest.
A player may not contact the ball twice in succession.
The ball has to touch the floor completely outside the boundary lines to be out-of  bounds. Balls landing on any part of the boundary lines are good.
A player’s foot (or feet) can cross the center line into the opponent’s side of the court as long as part of the foot (feet) is on the line. It is illegal if the entire foot (or feet) or any other part of the player’s body crosses the center line.
If the ball has been hit outside the boundary line on the same side of the team which last hit the ball, and three hits have not occurred and if no objects outside the playing area obstruct play, the ball is still playable by another teammate.
A ball contacting and crossing the net, shall remain in play; recovering a ball hit  into the net shall be permitted.
If the ball strikes the ceiling above the side of the court occupied by the team which last played the ball and three hits have not occurred, the ball can legally be played by the same It is illegal to have the ball strike the ceiling on the opponent’s side of the court.
The official indicates a replay by blowing a whistle and holding up two thumbs. Players will assume their same positions as before the replay was called. Replays can occur if a ball from another court enters the playing area.

Plays Not Allowed

Double-fisted Hits (Overhead Digs), A defensive saving skill in which the ball is contacted with both fists at shoulder height or above the head.


Officials – Volleyball is a game of judgment calls. The officials are charged with insuring that games are safely and fairly played_

The official shall:
See that a whistle is blown and a visible signal is given for all dead balls, fouls, penalties, points and serve, and give verbal clarification when necessary.
Determine illegal hits.
Determine Net fouls.
Determine foot faults at the serving line.
Determine foot faults at the center line.
Determine double fouls.
Determine the number of hits by a player and team.
Determine ball in play and dead ball.
Determine point side-out.
Verify the score of each game.
Collect line-up cards from each coach.