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Fundamentals of Indoor Volleyball

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Getting to know the fundamentals of volleyball is a great place to start for new players and parents.

Age group

The size of the court, length of the game, and the number of players on the court are all determined by age group and type of volleyball being played. Most programs provide materials like charts to help determine which age group a player falls into based on their birth date.

Score

Most matches use rally scoring, where a point is scored on each service when the ball hits the floor, goes out of bounds or a penalty is committed. 1 point per service.

Team

The number of players on the court for each team vary based on age and the type of volleyball being played. Volleyball is played in gyms, on sand, on grass, and even the snow!

Youth (11 & under)

2–6 players

Junior (12–18)

2–6 players

Adult (18+)

2–6 players

Time

Volleyball matches are not timed, rather the match is divided into individual sets played to 25 points. The first team to win a majority of sets wins the match.

Youth

Set

Best 2 of 3

Time

Around 60 minutes

Junior

Set

Best 2 of 3

Time

Around 60 minutes

Adult

Set

Best 2 of 3

Time

Around 90 minutes

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