Written by Jeff Lacroix in General Questions. There are many rules in volleyball, but the game point rules are fairly simple. These rules at least, are consistent throughout volleyball wherever the game is played. In volleyball, the team who scores the game-winning point must always be winning by two. When a team scores 25, if they are not leading by 2 points, the game continues until one team is winning by a two-point lead.
Winning a Match A set is won by the first team to score 25 points with a lead of at least 2 points. This means that if a 24-24 tie is reached, the set continues until one team achieves a 2 point lead such as 24-26; 25-27; 57;59; etc.
A team can score a point at any time and don’t need to be serving to get a point. Therefore, any stoppage of play ends in a point. Teams can score by killing the ball in the opponent court, having the opponent commit a penalty during play, or the opponent hitting the ball out of bounds.
A team must win a set by two points. There is no ceiling, so a set continues until one of the teams gains a two-point advantage. Previously, all sets were to 15 points, with the first four sets having a ceiling of 17 and the final set requiring at least a two-point winning advantage. In 1998, the FIVB introduced a new specialist role: the libero.
A Set and a Match - The new terms in volleyball are a set is 25 points and it takes 2 or 3 sets to win a match. Usually the deciding set of a match is 15 points. A set is usually called a game of 25 points. Side Out - It used to be, you only got points when you served.
Volleyball Game (Set) A volleyball game or set is played to a predetermined number of points. Games must be won by at least 2 points. For example, if a game is being played to 25 points, if a 24-24 tie occurs, the game isn t over until a team leads by 2 points. Volleyball Match Matches are a made up of games. Match play usually consists of competing until one team wins 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 games.
Volleyball is very different to most sports as the first four sets are played to 25 points, but if the match goes to a fifth set this game is only played to 15 points.
Rules Reminder PRE-MATCH WARMUPS: §*3-6-6-3 §3-minute transition time (following JV match). Clock starts when JV match finishes §6-minute visiting team §6-minute home team §3-minute shared time §During the 6-minute warm up time for each team the opposing team may not be warming up (of any kind) in the same gym.