Setters Sports Volleyball Rules – 2009
2009 – Men & Women 4’s
Setters will be following USAV Outdoor Rules with the exceptions noted below)
Games per Match. Rally scoring to 21
points, must win by 2 points with a 23 point cap. All three games count in the standings,
not best two out of three games.
serves are permitted.
- Hand Setting a serve is
permitted. Note that the set should
be clean – no double contact. (For BB
level – No Setting the Serve).
do not need to rotate position in quads.
All they have to do is rotate service. All four players can spike/block at the
placement or redirection of the ball with the fingers (a "dink"
or "open-hand tip") is a fault.
The ball must be hit cleanly with the hand, straight locked
fingers, or knurled fingers. [USAV Rule 13.4.6].
ball that is set into the opponent's court must be contacted with two
hands above the shoulders, and set directly forward or backward in
relation to the player's body. Note
we are not following the USAV
exception “if you cleanly "side set" your teammate and the ball
is blown over the net by the wind” – too much of a judgement call.
blocking, a blocker may touch the ball beyond the net, provided that
he/she does not interfere with the opponent’s play, before or during the
latter’s attack-hit (USAV Rule 18.3).
player may enter into the opponent’s space, court and/or free zone,
provided that this does not interfere with the opponent’s play.
does not count as a hit (Contrary to USAV rule 13.1.1. for
- At the
first hit of the team, unless
it is played overhand using fingers (see below), the ball may contact various parts of the
body consecutively (i.e. double contact - hits arms and then chest, hits
arms and then face, etc.) provided that the contacts occur during one
action. USAV Rule 13.4.3.
involving finger action require special attention. If the play is
defensive and reactive in nature, as in the case of a hard-driven ball,
momentarily held or double-hit balls are not considered faults. If the
player decides/intends to employ finger action, as in the cases of
off-speed hit defense or setting, the action must be “clean”. Note this includes setting a serve
because by definition a serve cannot be a hard driven ball. USAV Rule 13.4.3
two teammates touch the ball simultaneously, it is counted as two hits –
USAV rule 13.2.2 (except at blocking, Rule 18.4.2). If two teammates reach for the ball but
only one player touches it, one hit is counted. If players collide, no fault is
the ball is driven into the net, which causes it to touch an opponent, no
fault is committed. Incidental
contact of hair in the net is not a fault.
USAV Rules 15.3.3/15.3.4
- If the
ball, after having been tossed or released by the server, lands without
being touched or caught by the server, it is considered as a service. USAV Rule 16.5.6
that we are not following the “tight” set rules for sanctioned USAV events!! BB level will be called tighter than B,
that these games and matches are supposed to be fun. Please show good sportsmanship in your