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Rules of Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
1. Teams
You can play volleyball in teams with anywhere between two and six players. Indoor volleyball is usually played with six players on each team. Beach volleyball is often played with two players. Four person volleyball is often seen in grass tournaments and on the beach.
2. Variations
You can play on hardwood, grass, sand or asphalt. You can use rally or side out scoring. You can play one game or the best of three or best of five sets. You can play to 15, 25, 30 or whatever number of points you so desire.
3. Play
Play begins with one team serving the ball to the other. Each time the ball crosses over the net, a team gets three contacts before they must send the ball back to the opponents side. Ideally, the three contacts will be a pass, set and hit, but it can be three passes or any other combination of contacts as long as they are legal contacts.
4. Winning the Match
The first team to score the agreed upon number of points wins the game. You must win by at least two points. The teams switch sides, the next game starts with a score of 0 0 and play starts again. In a best of five match, the team who wins three sets wins the match.
5. The Serve
Server must serve from behind the end line until after contact.
Ball may be served underhand or overhand.
Ball must be clearly visible to opponents before serve.
Served ball may graze the net and drop to theother side for point.
First game serve is determined by a volley, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.
Serve must be returned by a bump only. no setting or attacking a serve

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