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2022 Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Rules

2022 Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball

Tournament Rules


  1. NO FIGHTING. This is a fun event that is for charity. There is no monetary prize for the winner. It’s meant to be a fun day. Anybody fighting will be removed from the
  2. premises along with their team, and those associated with them. This is a very serious rule.
  3. Shoes are recommended. The organizers and property owners are not liable for any injuries due to players being barefoot. Knee pads and elbow pads are strongly recommended.
  4. Individuals participate at their own risk. If anyone is a substituted participant in the tournament and has NOT signed a waiver the team will be disqualified. You must be 19 years of age to play. 
  5. If it is your turn to play and your team is not there within 2 minutes you will forfeit that game.
  6. Teams make their own calls. If a call is disputed by the other team & resolution cannot be made, the server will be replayed.
  7. Officials will not be provided. A member of the winning team will stay to keep score and assist with calls for the following match.
  8. All team members must read and sign a release waiver prior to play. Any substitution participants must sign the waiver as well. Any player that does not sign is playing at their own risk.
  9. The Team and Players: A team shall consist of 6 players w/ no more than 3 men in the pit at the same time. Teams must have a minimum of 4 players in the pits and the number of men can never exceed the number of women.  You may play with 6 women if you choose.
  10. A game shall consist of the first team to 25 pts in the Winners & Losers Bracket.  Win by 2 points in each game with a cap at 29 pts.
  11. RALLY SCORING is in effect for the entire tournament.
  12. Rock, paper, scissors for the first serve.
  13. Each server shall continue until a "side-out" is called.
  14. If a player serves out of turn, side out shall be called as soon as the mistake is discovered, and any points made on his/her service before the error was discovered shall be canceled. The correct serving order shall be arranged immediately.
  15. It is illegal to block/spike the serve. If service is blocked/spiked the serving team will receive one point.
  16. Point
    1. Fail to return the ball legally to the opponent's court
    2. The server intentionally serves before the receiving team is ready to play.
    3. Illegal serves. You MUST SERVE UNDERHAND. NO SKY BALLS ALLOWED. Questionable Skyball will be replayed. NO LET SERVES ALLOWED.  A LET Serve is when the serve hits the net and crosses over to the opposing team.
    4. Catch the ball.
    5. Hold the ball (scooping, lifting, shoving shall be considered as holding.)
    6. Strike the ball more than once in succession.
    7. Be the fourth player to play the ball (except when there has been a simultaneous hit).
    8. Touch the net with any part of the body at any time, except when the ball is dead. An effort must be made to stay out of the net. (net calls are difficult because of water), DO NOT HANG ON THE NET.
    9. Reach under the net and touch the ball or a player of the opposing team when the ball is in play on that side, or interfere with the play of the opposing team.
    10. A double foul shall be called when players on opposing teams commit a foul
  17. Each team gets one time out per match. Time out for rest shall not exceed one minute. Time out for rest may be requested by the team captain at any time the ball is dead.
  18. Blocking a ball that is entirely on the opponent's side of the net is permitted when the opposing team has had an opportunity to complete its attack.
  19. A ball that contacts water is in. i.e. making a splash.
  20. If only one player is attempting to block and in doing so contacts the ball, he/she is permitted to contact it a second time.
  21. Multiple contacts of the ball are touches by a player during one play of the ball: When a ball rebounds from one part of a player's body to another in one attempt to save a hard-driven spike not already touched by a teammate, it is legal multiple contacts and considered one hit. When a ball rebounds from one part of a player's body to another in one attempt to block, it is legal multiple contacts and the team's next play is considered its first hit.
  22. There is no guy/girl rule.