There are some general rules for your team's uniforms that are
being enforced by attentive referees and game officials .
Some of these rules are well known and others ...not so much. I will
review a few here so you become familiar with them and hopefully
avoid any future issues.
Let's start with a team's shoes and socks.
For example, if all the players on a team are wearing blue socks and
one player is wearing yellow socks, then the team is still allowed to
compete in the scheduled match without penalty, because USA
Volleyball uniform guidelines allow for players to wear different colored
and different styled shoes.
Another example would be in case all players on a team are wearing
Mizuno volleyball shoes and one player is wearing a different brand of
volleyball shoe, the team will still be allowed to play, regardless.
So, if you're a team captain or coach that is facing an opposing team
with players that have jerseys with numbers that are less than zero but are
printed with a zero in front of them like "09" or "03" it would be in right to
point that out to the referee as being an illegal number.
The uniform numbers that are zero to nine "0 - 9 ' must not have a zero as
the first number on their jersey.
In other words, numbers less than ten should be printed on a player's
volleyball jersey as a single digit.
And that also means that a jersey with "00" on it would be an illegal
number as well.
If you're a coach ordering new jerseys don't plan on allowing any of
your players to wear a jersey with a double zero on it.
With the growing popularity of arm and elbow sleeves, one of the
general volleyball rules allows for teams to have one of more players
wearing them without penalty.
In fact the arm sleeve is considered a brace which distinguishes it from
being an undergarment. If it were an undergarment, and if two or more
players were wearing them, then these "undergarments" would have to
look the same and be the same color.
Here's another example, let's say a volleyball team has a middle blocker
with a long sleeve white t-shirt underneath her jersey because she's still
recovering from a cold while everybody else on her team except the
setter is wearing their usual 3/4 sleeve jerseys with no undergarments
peeking out from underneath any of their sleeves.
In this case, a second player on the same team, the setter was wearing a
t-shirt underneath her jersey, then according to a general volleyball rule
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