Volleyball Game Rules 

Volleyball Blocking by the Rules,
Learn What's Legal and What's Not

Volleyball game rules are established so players, teams and coaches compete fairly in their quest to win a match. 

The object of the game is to score a series of points, one point at a time, in order to win a set.

Subsequently teams are required to win a number of predetermined sets usually two out of three in high school and three out  of five in college, so that one team wins the match.

Here are some volleyball game rules regarding blocking playing actions for players, parents and coaches just learning the game.

It's the referee and game officials job to see that each player follows these volleyball game rules while the ball is in play.

If these rules aren't followed, the referee gets to blow their whistle and award the ball to the opposing team and your team loses a point. 

By knowing what the game rules permit and don't permit you will gain confidence faster on the court because you know what you can and can't do.

You'll also be able to share this information with teammates who may not know this information and even better, you may be called on to correct a referee who may have made a mistake in making a particular call against your team. 

Volleyball Game Rules 
Volleyball Scoring

Volleyball Game Rules
Rotation Rules 


In some middle school competition around the country, players can't touch the net or step across the half court line at all.

Here are more volleyball game rules you should be aware of when you're playing defense in the front row.

Volleyball Game Rules
Common Faults 

Volleyball Game Rules
Serving Rules 

Volleyball Rules: Where Do You Go From Here?

Good times! Where do you need to go now? Here are three options: 

  1. Learn more about the Basic Rules   
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
  3. Or visit the pages in the Volleyball Rules section in the drop down menu at the top of the page 

Recent Links: 

Rules of Volleyball

Rules for Dummies

Court Size

Court Dimensions

Court Lines

Net Height


Game Rules

Basic Rules 

Block Rules

Serve Rules

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Subscribe First!

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!

The Weekly Award-winning Las Vegas Volleyball Boot Camp Class Schedule


as the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes receive the 2018 Nevada Recreation and Park Society award for

Best Sports Program in Nevada 

Boot Camp Volleyball Class Requirements

  • No online registration for Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before class begins
  • Pay $10 at front desk
  • Kneepads mandatory
  • Classes close at 6:05, latecomers will not be admitted
  • You WILL sweat

Click for info on Semi-Private Training with Coach April

Private and Semi Private Lessons with Coach April
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays