Co-Ed Tournament Rules
Current National Federation (High School) Rules will govern play except for the modifications listed
below. All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Penn State/PHVBC Administrative Staff.
I. General Rules
There are a maximum six (8) players per team and Maximum of 6 Players on the court (At least two Female Players on court at a time).
A team may play with no fewer than five (5) players. Two of which are females.
Net Height-Eight (8) feet
*Depending on Number of teams, Tournament format is TBD. However Pool Play Matches will be one game to 25 Points
Championship match of the playoffs will be best 2 out of 3
Substitutions may be made anytime the ball is not in play, but must stay in rotation.
There will be one (1) thirty (30) second timeout per team per game.
Any unsportsmanlike conduct will result in a loss of point and side out for the first offense. The
second offense will result in removal of the game and facility.
Work team must provide two line judges.
All Team players must sign and return the attached Waiver
II. Clarification of Select Rules
Ball hitting on line is in bounds
Ball hitting overhead obstacle or basket support is in bounds if hit on your own team’s side and
if is not the third hit. However, if the ball hits the ceiling on your side on a hit and lands on the
other team’s court, the ball is then out.
Ball hitting net on serve is a live ball.
Server must be behind Serving line
Teams rotate clockwise upon receiving serve
Contact with the ball must be a “clear” hit. No palming, lifting, pushing or carrying of the ball
allowed. Any palming or pushing of the ball will be called a lift.
Use of feet are NOT a legal contact.
Ball cannot be contacted twice in succession by the same player; however, simultaneous
contacts by more than one player on same team are allowed and are considered as one play.
Players participating in such simultaneous contact may participate in the next play.
Simultaneous contact by players on opposing teams also permit players involved to participate
in next play; however, if this results in ball being shortly held it is a double fault and played over.
When players on opposing teams commit fouls simultaneously, it is a double foul and played
over. Points are not scored on a double foul. Touching net at any time is a foul, except when a hard driven spike forces net into a player while
he/she is on his/her side of the court. Any player that touches the net after spiking a ball, the
play will be whistled and called a side out.
A player may reach over the net while blocking or in follow-through of a hit ball, but cannot
reach over net in attempt to intercept ball until opponent has completed attack. Thus, a spiked
ball cannot be blocked until it has been hit.
A player may step on the centerline but not on the floor in the opponents’ court. Any part of a
player’s body may be in the air below the net and beyond the centerline if he/she does not
interfere with opponents play by either touching ball or opponent.
Three hits maximum each side; except when ball touches blockers hand(s) (three more hits are
A girl must hit the ball at least once before it goes over the net unless there are less than three
A player cannot attack or block the ball directly off the serve.
A player rotating off the front row must wait three rotations before returning to the front row.
The mission of PHVBC is to provide a recreational environment for the Fayette County community that is
safe and enjoyable. While the game atmosphere is often competitive, ensuring participant
safety, providing a fun, social atmosphere, and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among
participants, spectators, and team followers are our primary concerns. The game atmosphere
should remain good-natured at all times. Participants shall maintain good sportsmanship
throughout their participation in all facets of PHVBC
A team is responsible for the actions of the individual team members and spectators related to
it. Additionally, PHVBC does not recognize the use of coaches. Only the team captain shall
speak to the officials regarding administrative matters (protests, ejections, disqualifications,
etc.). Furthermore, the team captain’s effort in assisting officials/staff to calm difficult
situations and to restrain troubled teammates is vital in controlling team conduct.
Sportsmanship is vital to the conduct of every Tournament contest. In order to encourage proper
conduct during games, officials, administrative personnel, and supervisors shall make decisions
on whether to warn, penalize, or eject players or teams for poor sportsmanship. These
decisions are final! The LU IMS administrative staff will rule on further penalties due to
Each participant should choose his/her team members carefully, as all team members will suffer
the consequences of any disciplinary action taken by the PHVBC staff against that team for
violation of Penn State or PHVBC rules and sportsmanship guidelines.