Sand Volleyball Rules (4v4 and 6v6) Modifications

4v4 and 6v6 rules follow indoor 4v4 and 6v6 rules, respectively, with the following modifications:

TEAMS

Co-ed 6s – Each team must consist of a minimum of 6 players and a maximum of 14 players, 18 years of age or older. 6 players, 3 males and 3 females must compete on each side. There is a maximum of 3 males on either side at any given time. A team may play with a minimum of 4 players, but must play a minimum of two females. If a team has fewer than these minimums, the game will be forfeited. There is no “Ghost Rule”

Co-ed 4s – Each team must consist of a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 12 players, 18 years of age or older. 4 players, 2 males and 2 females must compete on each side. There is a maximum of 2 males on either side at any given time. A team may play with a minimum of 3 players, but must play a minimum of 1 female. If a team has fewer than these minimums, the game will be forfeited. There is no “Ghost Rule”.

START OF GAME

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, will be played between the two captains to determine serve or side (best 2 out of 3 shoots). The losing captain will receive the remaining option.

GAME LENGTH

Each match will last approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on court availability. 

  • Teams will play 3 sets, all 3 sets count towards standings. Each set will be played to 21 points.
  • Teams must have a 2 points advantage to win, with a cap of 25 points (teams may win by a 1 point advantage when 25 points is achieved).
  • Teams will switch sides at 11 points during the 3rd game.