The Rules of Beach Volleyball – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains the Rules of Beach Volleyball.
The object of the game is for your team to win two sets faster than the opposing team teams, and teams are made up of 2 players. To win a set, you must score 21 points and be at least two points ahead. If the scores are 21-20 for example, the game carries on until one team has a
two-point lead. Sounds easy … … so how do I score these points? To score a point you must aim to hit the ball over the netand onto the opponent’s area of sand. The game is played on sand that is 16 meters long by 8 meters wide
and the ares you’re aiming for is 8 meters by 8 meters. The net is
8 foot above the ground for men and 7 ft 4 inches
above the ground for women. If the ball is hit onto the lines – this also counts as a point. Hitting the ball over a net onto your opponents area of sand sounds simple enough, but in beach volleyball your team is only allowed up to three
touches of the ball. The first touch is known as a pass or a bump. This is usually to control an attack from your opponents. The second touch is known as a set this is a set up so that an attacking
player can make the final shot. The third touch is known as an attack or a spike This is usually an attacking shot over the net aimed at your opponents area of sand. A team can opt to take less than three touches if they want to and the game is a back and forth affair, with both teams setting up the ball and attacking each other’s court. In the sport of Beach Volleyball however, it’s very easy to lose points. There’s a lot of things you can’t do in beach volleyball You cannot hit the ball onto the sand outside the area of play. You cannot hit the ball twice in succession. You cannot Catch or throw the ball. You cannot step over the line during a serve. You cannot touch the net.
You cannot hit the ball into the antennas on the net. And as earlier mentioned; your team cannot touch the ball more than three times. All these errors result your
opponents been awarded a point and the next serve. Unlike in traditional
volleyball players do not need to rotate clockwise. and can switch positions at will. Once a team has won 21 points and is at least 2 points ahead, they win a set. If both teams have won 1 set each the 3rd and last set only goes to 15 points. The first team to win two sets .. wins. That’s basically beach volleyball in a
nutshell but there’s a few things you’ll need to understand before playing or going to a game. For example … Block
When an attack is imminent, a defender can jump in the air and try and stop an attack reaching the floor. You are not allowed to reach over the net and unlike indoor volleyball, a block does count towards one of your three touches. Dig … A dig is a play to stop the ball hitting the ground after an attack. Players will usually dive onto the floor to rescue a ball. A dig also counts as one of your three touches. Signals … Beach volleyball players use hand signals to indicate the type of block they intend to make Block signals are made behind the back to hide them from the opposing team. They are usually given with both hands by the serving player’s partner prior to the serve. This also gives perverted cameramen to focus on a players backside.
Now this is a lot to take in, but as you watch or play beach volleyball the rules become clear. If you found this
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Volleyball Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

54 thoughts on “The Rules of Beach Volleyball – EXPLAINED!

  1. I've got a request:

    Will we watch a video of Sepak takraw? (just that it's an Asian sport, and is… ahem… very exotic for us occidentals)

  2. Thank you for choosing to use woman's beach volley ball in lieu of men's volley ball. Much more entertaining.

    PS: I was fortunate enough to be at that game you used during London 2012. #drooling.

  3. Well, at least the cameramen have an excuse, unlike in say, football (soccer) where they don't communicate via hand signals.

  4. Just a clarifying point: You ARE allowed to reach over the net on a block. You can penetrate into the opponent's court as much as possible as long as you do not contact the ball before your opponent does

  5. This afternoon I am going to play beach volleyball for the first time in my life. This vidoe was fantastic and explained whatever I needed in a nutshell. thank you.

  6. Can compare this to volleyball, and to badminton, in that all three are about hitting a projectile over a high net.
    Imagine a sport played the same as beach volleyball (and/or volleyball), except that the badminton projectile is used, and each player uses a badminton racket. They must just be careful not to clobber each other.

  7. Beach volley's rules are simple : Spread legs…Bend back…Let the camera close-up from behind and low…Perfect!

  8. How about this touch guys. In video 27:30". Dont understand why this is point for Canada. There are fingers over the net, they are not??…https://www.beachvienna.com/en/media/mediathek

  9. I suggest that 3 a side in beach volleyball would produce an amazing game
    with lots of rallies.try it in training I am sure you will agree.

  10. I like both kinds of volleyball, but sadly there's no professional league for the six-person indoor kind as far as I know. The AVP is all we got, and they play beach volleyball.

  11. Once in a time there were official rules for what players are allowed to wear. Women had to wear bikinis to play this sport. Nowaday shorts, sleeved tops and burkinis are allowed also.

  12. The block rule has been updated ! The block does not count as one of the 3 touches, as of 2017. Is this true?

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