Levels/ Rules

SandBar Levels/ Rules Defined


LEVELS


Recreational Level

Beginner to low intermediate level

- Is new to volleyball and just learning the basic skills

- Passing and serving accuracy is not consistent


B Level

Intermediate to low advance level

- Still in early learning stages of the game but knows the skills

- Understands the concepts of 3 hits

- Knows how to bump, set, and spike although they may be inconsistent in some areas

- Can't always direct their passes to specific players (5/10 passes go to where they intend)


BB Level

Lower Advanced 

- Has previous experience with the game of volleyball (may have played in High School)

- Solid knowledge of the game and rules

- The accuracy of their skills is more proficient (7/10 passes go to where they intend)

- They are ready to implement more beach volleyball rules compared to at the B level


A to AA Level

Mid Advanced 

- Has a good amount of experience with the game of volleyball and has played in leagues before

- Full knowledge of the game and rules

- Game strategies are well understood

- Skills are proficient in all areas

- Difference between A and AA is ability of players. Better players should sign up for AA


Open Level

Advanced (Highest level offered in 2v2)

- Is a top player and has experience playing high level volleyball

- Full knowledge of the game and rules

- Can compete well against the best players in the Open Level


4v4 DivisionsIt is recommended to not sign up for the next division unless you have finished in the top 3 of the previous division


2v2 Divisionsyou may not sign up for a higher division unless you have finished in the top 2 of the previous division or have an approved partner switch. If you finish in the bottom 2 of a division, you will be moved down to the previous division. 




4v4 LEAGUES

What you get with Registration:

Guarantee of 14 Games (14 regular season games with at least 1 playoff match - single elimination tournament)

SandBar shirt


SANDBAR RULES

- 4v4 with at least 2 females and 2 males and 5 total players on the roster. Need at least 3 total players to play each week

- Two games are to 21 (win by two with a cap at 23). Each game matters and will be recorded as just wins and losses

- Nets are set at Men's height

- Ball can be played off the net on a volley and on a serve

- Maximum of 3 hits per side

- Block does not count as a touch (except in BB)

- A ball hitting on the boundary line is in

- Ball must be played in between antennas

- It is legal to contact the ball with any part of the players body

- A player cannot block or attack a serve

- It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball

- Teams must serve in order

- Cannot cross or step on the back line when serving

- You cannot touch the net (exception if the net is hit into you by a hard driven ball)

- You are allowed to set the first contact (except in BB, Can only set it if the ball is "clean")

- Need to play with your roster during playoffs - no subs

- Games are self-reffed (if there are any issues, Cory/Tyler will be there to answer any questions)

- If a ball rolls on the court, please stop play for safety purposes and replay point

- 1 timeout is allowed per set, not to exceed 1 minute unless for injury

- If a team is needing a sub during the regular season, a team must have at least two players from the roster for the game not to be forfeited

- You may run onto another court to play a ball as long as you do not interfere with the other game's play


Rec Rule differences

Only rules in the Rec League:

- No touching the net

- You are allowed to go under the net, but not interfere with anyone on the other side

- No blocking or attacking the serve at the net


B Rule difference

- No side setting

- No open hand tipping

- You may directional block

- Block does not count as a touch

- You can open hand set everything


BB Rule difference

- Full beach rules (block counts as one of the 3 touches)

- Hand setting called at the BB level

- Can't set first contact unless it is clean

- You may directional block

- We DO NOT play the 'intention to set' rule



2v2 LEAGUES


What you get with Registration:

Guarantee of 14 Games (14 regular season games with at least 2 playoff matches - double elimination tournament)


SANDBAR RULES

- Two games are to 21 (win by two with a cap at 23). Each game matters and will be recorded as just wins and losses

- Ball can be played off the net on a volley and on a serve

- Maximum of 3 hits per side

- Block counts as a touch in all divisions

- A ball hitting on the boundary line is in

- Ball must be played in between antennas

- It is legal to contact the ball with any part of the players body

- A player cannot block or attack a serve

- It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball

- No open hand tips

- Teams must serve in order

- Cannot cross or step on the back line when serving

- You cannot touch the net (exception if the net is hit into you by a hard driven ball)

- You are allowed to set the first contact only if the ball is "clean"

- You may get a sub for playoffs only if you get your sub approved. Failure to get sub approved results in a forfeit (except at the Open level)

- Games are self-reffed (if there are any issues, Cory/Tyler will be there to answer any questions)

- If a ball rolls on the court, please stop play for safety purposes and replay point

- 1 timeout is allowed per set, not to exceed 1 minute unless for injury

- If a team is needing a sub during the regular season, a team must have at least one of the players from the roster for the game not to be forfeited

- If you have 3 players listed on the roster, you may not sub during a match with those players. Whoever starts the game must finish. 

- If you have 3 players listed on the roster, you may not sub during playoffs. Whoever starts that day of the tournament has to compete for that whole day

- You may run onto another court to play a ball as long as you do not interfere with the other game's play


B Rule difference

- Setting called at the B level (2.5 rotations allowed - not the only reason a set is called as a double, but it is a good indicator)


A Rule difference

- Setting called at the A level (2 rotations allowed - not the only reason a set is called as a double, but it is a good indicator)


AA Rule difference

- Setting called at the AA level (1.5 rotations allowed - not the only reason a set is called as a double, but it is a good indicator)


OPEN Rule difference

- Setting called at the OPEN level (1 rotation allowed - not the only reason a set is called as a double, but it is a good indicator)



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