- Q?The Court
• Boundary lines consist of two end lines and two sidelines marking the playing court.
• A ball is considered in if when landing on the ground it makes contact with any part of the boundary lines.
• A ball is considered out if it makes contact with anything outside the boundary lines. If a ball passes outside the antenna or hits the antenna it is considered out of play and a side out or point is awarded.
• All leagues are officiated by a referee.
WE DO NOT TOLERATE YELLING or TAUNTING at the Referee! If this occurs, you will receive 1 Warning from the Referee and if it continues you will be ejected from the game at the Referee’s discretion. Referees are human too and deserve the same amount of respect as you!
- Q?Game Time
• Games are forfeited 10 minutes after scheduled match time. As a courtesy to the other team, if your team is going to forfeit, PLEASE contact us at least 24 hours in advance!
- Q?Rules of the Game
Each team is entitled to a maximum of three hits to return the ball to the opponents
• Blocking does not constitute a team contact, and any player may make the first contact of the ball after the block
• If two or more non-blocking teammates contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one contact and the players involved may participate in the next play
• If two opponents simultaneously contact the ball over the net, the ball remains in play and the team receiving the ball is entitled to another three contacts. It the ball lands out, it is the fault of the team on the opposite side of the net from where the ball lands
• While blocking , a player may touch the ball beyond the net, provided the player does not interfere with the opponents play before or after the attack-hit
• Back row players may not block or attack at the net
• A player may touch the ball with any part of the body. The ball must be contacted cleanly and not held, lifted, pushed, caught, carried, or thrown. The ball cannot roll or come to a rest on any part of a players body
• A player may not hit the ball twice in succession
• Players are allowed to step or reach under the net as long as they do not interfere with the play of the opposing players
• A ball may be played off the net.
• When a ball is driven into the net causing the net to contact a player, no fault is committed.
• Teams change sides of court after each game
Basic Violations (will result in a side out or point)
• Four hits
• Reaching over the net if it interferes with the opponents play or attack
• Stepping on or over the line on a serve
• Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully
• Serving out of service order
• Hitting the ball illegally (carrying, palming, throwing, etc.)
• Touching the net with any part of the body while ball is in play unless the net is pushed into you
• Stepping or reaching under the net if it interferes with opposing players
• Failure to serve in correct order
• Back row players may not block or spike in front of the 10 ft. line
• A player may not go into another court to make a play on a ball
• Fighting, taunting or unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Fighting will result in automatic ejection from the match for the players involved.
• WE DO NOT TOLERATE YELLING or TAUNTING at the Referee! If this occurs, you will receive 1 Warning from the Referee and if it continues you will be ejected from the game at the Referee’s discretion. Referees are human too and deserve the same amount of respect as you!
- Server must serve from anywhere behind the end line and between the extensions of the sidelines and may not step on or over the end line.
- Ball may be served underhand or overhand.
- A let serve is allowed and is playable (a let serve is a ball that touches the net and continues over the net to the opponents side).
- First game service is determined by the referee flipping a coin. In each subsequent game, the first service is by previous game loser.
- Jump serves are not allowed in rec leagues
- No blocking or attacking a serve at the net
• Each match will consist of three games to 21 points, rally scoring, must win by 2 points
• Maximum 23 points
• Each Match is 50 minutes or three games. If we are unable to finish the third game within the allotted time then the team who is winning by 2 will win the third game. The referee will give you a 5 minute warning
• Each team is entitled to one timeout per game. The timeout shall last for 30 seconds
- Q?Are children allowed?
Yes, children are allowed, however, they must leave before 10 pm.
- Q?How old do you have to be to play in an Adult League/Tournament?
If a parent is playing on a team, it is at the sole discretion to the age the child should play knowing the risks involved. If a parent is not on the team, the player should be at least 16 years of age to play.
- Q?Will I get a Refund if my team drops out of the league?
Once the league begins, NO refunds will be given.
- Q?What is the deadline to sign up for a League or Tournament?
The deadline to sign up for a league/tournament is 24 hours before the start of a league/tournament begins. Sign ups are on a First come, First serve basis.
- Q?When are League Fees Due?
League Fees are due in FULL the FIRST night of Leagues, NO EXCEPTIONS!!! If your team’s league fee is not paid in FULL your team will not be added to the schedule. For your convenience, we accept Cash, Credit and Checks. All returned checks will be charged a $30 Fee.
- Q?I signed up for a League that was full. What does that mean?
All teams who are currently on a wait list will be given the First Opportunity to sign up for the next session. If a teams drops out, the first team on the Wait List will be given an opportunity to fill their open spot and so on. If we are unable to get you in the League you signed up for we will do our best to get you in another league on another night.
- Q?How many sessions do you have?
We offer 4 Outdoor sessions at Wave Taco and 2 Indoor Sessions at Overland Community Center. Outdoor Leagues typically begin the last week of March and run consecutively throughout the year. All start dates are tentative dependent upon the weather. Leagues are 8 weeks long with the last week being play offs. The top 4 Teams will play for League Champs and all other teams will be seeded according to their record.
- Q?I want to sign up for a league or tournament but don’t have enough players for a team. Can I sign up as an individual?
We do not take INDIVIDUAL sign ups. You may leave your information on the Player’s Board and check the Wave Facebook page for teams looking for players.
- Q?Wave Taco House Rules
- ABSOLUTELY NO Outside Food or Drink allowed in our facility or in our private parking lot! All purses and bags are subject to be searched by the Staff. Violators will immediately be escorted off the Property. Wave Taco is a full service bar and appreciates your support.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Yelling and profanities towards the referees/staff will not be tolerated!
- Dogs are welcome! Please keep your dog on a leash at all times and off the sand. As a responsible pet owner, you are expected to pick up your dog’s waste. We do have water bowls available to keep your pet hydrated while you are hydrating!
- Q?What is your Rain Out Policy?
We play in the rain, however we don’t play in heavy rain or lightning. It’s VERY difficult for us to try and predict the weather so please sign up for our text updates so you are notified immediately, below are the several ways we announce cancellations.
Text Volleyball to: 77948
- Q?What are the Coed Rules?
Coed Recreational 6s and Coed Intermediate 6s = No more than 3 men on the court at one time and at least 2 women, teams can have as many players as they want and rotate in.
Power 4s – Any combo of 4 players
Coed Power 4s and Intermediate 4s - 2 Guys and 2 Girls
Girls 4s – 4 Girls on a team but roster can have as many players as you want
Women’s 4s – ALL Women
We do not have a guy-girl touch rule.
- Q?What is the difference between divisions?
• Power (Fours) and Doubles- Players will pass, set, spike, block, dig, overhand serve, and jump serve – Very Competitive
• Intermediate – Setting ball up consistently and making plays. Pass, set, spike and block. – Competitive
• Recreational – Beginner level. Working on the basics, just starting out and learning how to pass, set and spike – Just for Fun