Volleyball – Beach 6’s (Recreational/Intermediate)
There is only one format of Beach Volleyball 6’s under JAM Rules. It is described in its entirety below.
All Beach Volleyball games are approximately 45 minutes in length, with each team playing two games per night. Please arrive early to ensure you get the full use of your allotted court time. Regardless of when your game begins your game will always end on time to allow the succeeding games to begin at their scheduled time.
Time Keeping: The JAM Ambassador on site will be keeping track of time and will determine the end of your game. In this instance, you will receive a warning indicating the final five (5) minutes of your game, a ‘Last Serve’ call and a final signal for the end of your game. Once the final signal occurs your game is over.
Changing Sides: Teams will change sides after each set.
Timeouts: Teams may call a one (1) minute time-out per match if needed.
Teams are comprised of six (6) players with a minimum of two (2) women and two (2) men on the court at once. A team can play with a minimum of five (5) people, as long as two (2) players are women and two (2) players are men. A default will occur if any team cannot field a squad by 10 minutes after the official start time.
Gender Numbers: Teams are comprised of six (6) players with a minimum of two (2) women and two (2) men on the court at once.
Defaults: Teams will default a match if they cannot provide a full team 10 minutes after the scheduled start time. A team can play with a minimum of five (5) people, as long as two (2) players are womn and two (2) players are men. A team that is not ready to play defaults the first set of the match, but can play the second and third games of the match if enough players show up.
Exceptions: Both teams can agree to play with any number of people on the court up to six (6) players, with any ratio of females and males. If both teams agree, then the game counts.
All Beach Volleyball matches will take place on a regulation-sized Beach Volleyball Court.
Beach Volleyball 101
The following outlines the basis of the rules of Beach Volleyball 6’s Programs:
All games are self-officiated. Any disputes will be discussed amongst the two team captains. Please play honestly and call your own infractions (lift, net, etc.). If a dispute cannot be settled the point should be re-served.
Regular Season Matches
Games can be tied during the regular season.
Playoffs Eligibility and Tiebreak
There must be a winner in a playoff match. In the event that the match ends in a tie, teams will partake in the following tie-breaker until a winner is determined:
In the playoffs, matches are best 2 out of 3. All three sets are to 21 points (capped at 21). If the third and deciding set is tied at the end of regulation time, teams will play one more point to determine the winner.
Any rough or physical play will result in immediate expulsion from further league play and may result in a lifetime league expulsion. Please see the JAM General Policy for our official guidelines on this subject. It is recognized that incidental contact between players is inevitable; however, all players should go out of their way to avoid creating an unsafe play. This rule supersedes all others.
Please note that on-site staff members have full autonomy when supervising games. Games may be stopped entirely, players may be asked to leave the playing area or be removed from the game entirely under their discretion.
There are absolutely no alcoholic beverages permitted on JAM property. Any offenders will be asked to leave the league without refund. No exceptions.