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LESAA Volleyball Playing Rules

The rules of Volleyball Canada (VC) shall govern play at the LESAA Division Tournaments with the following exceptions:

Participants
- Team Composition: Teams can carry an unlimited amount of players on their roster
- A/B Teams: "A" teams must carry at least 12 players during the division tournament.  If an "A" team comes to a tournament with less than 12 players, their games will be forfeited.  If an injury or an unforeseen departure from a player occurs during the tournament, the team does not need to fill in their roster spot.  If an "A" team makes a final, 12 players must be on the roster

Equipment
- Jersey numbers do not need to be between 1 and 20
- The type of ball is not restricted to the Tachikara SIX.VC or the MIKASA S2000
- The net height will be set at 2.14m for both girls and boys

Procedure
- Warm-up: Teams will receive up to 5 minutes on the court before each game
- Time-outs: Teams can use up to two time-outs per set. There are no technical time-outs.
- Substitutions: Coaches will have up to 12 substitutions per set
- Fair Play: LESAA strongly encourages coaches to get every player into every match (not set)

Playing Actions
- Execution of the service: A second toss or release is permitted when performing an overhand serve. The players must let the ball hit the floor to be granted a second attempt.  If a player touches or catches the ball, they will lose the serve
- Step in on serve: If there is less than 3 meters behind the service line, a player may step into the court with only 1 foot.  The drag foot (back foot), cannot enter the court until the ball has been served
- 5 serve maximum: When a player successfully serves 5 in a row, the team will rotate a full position

Tournament Format & Style of Play
- Competitive
- Format: Pool round robin play. Playoffs: 1st in A plays 2nd in B and 1st in B plays 2nd in A
- Style: Regular volleyball style of play for all competitive divisions
- Recreational
- Format: 2-straight sets round robin. No playoffs
- Style: Regular volleyball style of play for all recreational divisions
- Junior
- Format: 2-straight sets round robin. No playoffs
- Style: Triple Ball style of play

Rule Clarification - Net and Centre Line Rule
- Reaching beyond the net:
- In blocking, a player 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
- After an attack hit, a player is permitted to pass his/her hand beyond the net, provided that the contact has been made within his/her own space

- Penetration under the net:
- It is permitted to penetrate into the opponent's space under the net, provided that this does not interfere with the opponent's play
- Penetration into the opponent's court, beyond the centre line:
- To touch the opponent's court with a foot (feet) is permitted, provided that some part of the penetrating foot (feet) remains in contact with or directly above the centre line
- To touch the opponent's court with any part of the body above the feet is permitted provided that it does not interfere with the opponent's play
- A player may enter the opponent's court after the ball goes out of play
- Players may penetrate into the opponent's free zone provided that they do not interfere with the opponent's play

Contact with the Net
- Contact with the net by a player between the antennae (standards if not installed), during the action of playing the ball, is a fault. The action of playing the ball includes (among others), take-off, hit (or attempt) and landing safely, ready for a new action
- Players may touch the post, ropes, or any other object outside the antennae, including the net itself, provided that it does not interfere with play. When the ball is driven into the net and causes it to touch an opponent, no fault is committed.

Players Faults at the Net
- A player touches the ball or an opponent in the opponent's space before or during the opponent's attack hit
- A player interferes with the opponent's play while penetrating into the opponent's space under the ned
- A player's foot (feet) penetrates completely into the opponent's court
- A player interferes with play by (amongst others):
- Touching the net between the antennae or the antenna itself during his/her action of playing the ball
- Using the net between the antennae as a support or stabilizing aid
- Making actions which hinder an opponent's legitimate attempt to play the ball
- Catching/holding on to the net
- Any player close to the ball as it is played, and who is him/herself trying to play it, is considered in the action of playing the ball, even if no contact is made with it. However, touching the net outside the antenna is note to be considered a fault