This information is what we GENERALLY follow at all GAV beach tournaments. These guidelines are subject to change the day of the event per the tournament director.
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- 1 Time out in a game to 15, 21, 25.
- 2 times outs in a game to 28.
- No technical time out.
How to Decide Serve/Side/Receive
- 4 Way Roll Off (the best way)
- 2 Way Roll Off
- Rock Paper Scissors
- Shell Game
- Cowboy Ninja Bear
- Odd or Even
- Game to 15 = 15-8
- Game to 21 = 21-11
- Game to 25 = 25-13
- Game to 28 = 28-15
- If a forfeit occurs mid-game, the forfeiting team keeps the number of points they have earned.
Warm Ups / Match Start Time
- 10 minutes warm up period starting when the previous match ends.
- Refs should write the end time of the previous match on the score sheet.
- If you cannot be found or you show up late to your match, you lose your warm up time and risk forfeiting your match.
- You will forfeit your first set if you are not ready to start after the 10 minute warm up period is over.
- You will forfeit your second set if you are not ready to start 15 minutes after the initial warm up period.
- Refs are able to enforce this policy without involving GAV staff.
Rules You Have Questions About
- Hands do not need to be together on the first ball over. It may be a double as long as it is one motion and you do not control the ball with your fingertips. (AVP 14.4)
- If the incorrect player serves, correct this as soon as it is noticed. There is no loss of serve and no points awarded. Continue with the original service order. (GAV 400.4.1)
- Your foot may not go under the line when serving. This is considered a foot fault. (AVP 17.5)
- You may not touch the net at any point. Contact with the net during the action of playing a ball is a fault. The action of playing the ball includes, but is not limited to, take off, hit and landing. (FIVB 11.3.1 & 11.4.3)
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- You cannot sub someone in after pool sheets have been distributed.
- If a player gets injured and can not continue a set, the team forfeits that set.
- Any match in which you are unable to field your original team becomes a forfeit. See above for forfeit scores.