BEACH LEAGUE SEASONS
Austin League Details
Seasons, Sessions, and Teams
- Summer 1: 5/15 – 7/10 (Done)
- Summer 2: 7/24 -9/11 (Done)
- Fall: 10/2 – 11/13 (REGISTRATION OPEN)
- Mondays: 7:30P – 8:30P
- Must have at least 1 woman of the 4 players on the court during game play
- If the woman on the team is unable to make it, your team must forfeit the match
See below for rules & regulations, and contact for questions.
Games and Reffing
- Best of 3 games
- 1st & 2nd games to 21 points (win by 2, cap at 25)
- 3rd game to 15 (win by 2, no cap)
- 8 Teams PER TIME SLOT
- 7 or 8 Week Season + Playoff on week after
- Ties will be decided by head to head win and point differentials if needed
- Top 4 Teams in each division will advance to Playoff Night on week after
- Each match will be SELF-REFFED
- A designated tournament director will be on hand to settle any rules disputes
- Questionable plays will be replayed
Rules and Regulations
- Court lines are provided, 52.48′ long x 26.24′ wide (2 on 2 lines)
- Project Serve will provide one volleyball for each court for the game ball. An alternate game ball may be used if agreed to by both team captains.
- If one team is short of the minimum number of players by the time the game starts, that team will automatically forfeit the first set only. If that team is still short the minimum number of players 15 minutes after the original scheduled game time, the match will be ruled a forfeit.
- The maximum number of players on the court is four. The minimum number of players is three. The maximum number of males is three. The minimum number of females is one. Each team is required to register 6 people for subs.
- Matches are best of three sets. Teams will switch serve and side after the first set.
- Prior to the first set, both captains will meet with the official to discuss ground rules and decide serve and side with a game of rock, paper, scissors. The winning captain will choose serve or side to begin the first set and, if needed, the deciding third set. The other captain will have the remaining option.
- A set, with the exception of the deciding third set, is won by the team which first scores 21 points with a minimum lead of two points or the team which first scores 25 points.
- In the case of a 1-1 tie, the deciding third set is won by the team which first scores 15 points with a minimum lead of two points or the team which first scores 17 points.
- Rally scoring rules shall apply to all sets. A point is scored by successfully grounding the ball on the opponent’s court, when the opponent commits a fault, or when the opponent receives a penalty.
PLAY OFF TIE BREAKERS
- Head to Head
- Point differential +/-
- Strength of Schedule
- Points/Sets Against
- The ball is “IN” when it touches the sand within and on the boundary lines
- The ball is “OUT” when:
- The ball contacts the sand and is completely outside the boundary lines
- If the ball travels in to the playing area of the adjacent court.
- The ball touches an object, enclosure, tree, or person outside the playing area
- The ball touches the rope, post, or net outside of the antenna or the antenna itself.
- The ball crosses the vertical plane of the net either partially or totally outside of the antenna
- The ball crosses underneath the lower space of the net
- When a team has gained the right to serve, its players shall rotate one position clockwise.
- Substitutions can only be made during a rotation and to replace the player next to serve, except in case of an injury.
- Substitutions to replace injured players are permitted at any time.
- Players in this fours league may play in any formation provided as long as the correct serving rotation is maintained.
- Each team is entitled to a single one-minute time-out per set. Time-outs do not carry over.
- The team is entitled to a maximum of three hits (in addition to blocking) for returning the ball.
- A player may not hit the ball two times consecutively.
- The ball may touch any part of the body.
- The ball must be hit, not caught and/or thrown.
- A block does not count as a hit.
- The first hit after the block may be executed by any player, including one who touched the ball during the block.
PLAY AT THE NET
- The ball may touch the net, including the service.
- A blocker may touch the ball beyond the net, provided that this does not interfere with the play before or during the opponent’s attack hit.
- Contact with the net is NOT permitted during the play.
- Contact with the opponent’s court with a foot is permitted, provided it is not excessive or does not interfere with the play.
- When the ball is driven into the net and causes it to touch an opponent, no fault is committed.
- If the serving team wins a rally, it scores a point and continues to serve. If the receiving team wins a rally, it scores a point and gains the right to serve.
- Blocking the opponent’s service is not permitted.
- At the moment of service, the server may not step on or across the endline. A reasonable allowance may be given, at the official’s discretion, on courts with tight spaces.
- Hit Out: A player hits or blocks the ball out.
- Catch – The ball is caught and/or thrown or does not rebound from hit.
- Double Contact – A player hits the ball twice or the ball contacts various parts of the player’s body in succession.
- Four Hits – A team hits the ball four times before returning it. The block DOES NOT COUNT as a touch
- Illegal Hand Set – A hand set must be contacted and released simultaneously in the direction of the setter. Otherwise, a double or slipped contact will result in a bad-hands call.
- Service Attack – A player completes an attack hit on the opponent’s service in the front row area.
- Service Fault – A player improperly executes the service.
- Net Interference – A player contacts the net and interferes with the play. A player places a hand near the net in the path of a ball to intentionally deflect the natural rebound of a ball that has been passed into the net by the opponent.
- Interference Beyond the Net – A player contacts the ball beyond the net prior to an opponent’s attack hit.
- Penetration Under the Net – A player enters the opponent’s playing space under the net and interferes with the play.
- Illegal Rotation
- Illegal Substitution
- Unsportsmanlike Conduct
- Any rules not specifically mentioned here follow USAV guidelines on adult beach volleyball play.
NEW ADVANCED COED 2’S LEAGUE
LEAGUE DIRECTOR: Bobby Jones