The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Coed Beach Volleyball


Coed Beach Volleyball is a Tier 2 event.

Entries are limited to a maximum of eight (8) teams. The intent is to play a round robin regular season tournament followed by a double elimination tournament with these eight (8) teams.


Teams may play with any number of players between four (4) and six (6), but must have at least one (1) female player on the court at all times. Four (4) players are required to avoid a forfeit. Varsity Women’s Volleyball Players are allowed to play - only one on the court at any given time. One player from each team is designated as the team captain prior to start of play.


Start time is forfeit time: there is no grace period for players to arrive late. Two (2) game forfeits disqualify a team from further play.

The team winning 2-out-of-3 sets wins a match. Sets 1 and 2 are played to 15 points; a 2-point margin is required. Set 3 is played to 11 points, a 2-point margin is not required. Matches may be shortened at the discretion of official. One (1) game played to 21 points will constitute a complete match.

Teams must follow the player rotation pattern commonly used in the game of volleyball.

Each team is entitled to one (1) 30-second time-out per game. Substitution of players may be made when the ball is not in play. Substitutes must take the position of replaced players.

Each team is entitled to a maximum of three (3) hits to return the ball to opponents. These hits are in addition to blocking. Blocking is the action that deflects the ball coming over the net. To be considered a blocker, a player must reach above the net sometime during the effort to deflect the ball. Returning team may not block or spike a serve.

The ball may be played out of the net except on a serve. Players may not touch the net, or step over center line (under the net) while the ball is in play. Blockers may reach over the net as long as they do not touch it.

USA Volleyball governs all other rules. Always wear a mouthpiece.

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