Rules of Volleyball
This page provides access to the rules of Volleyball. If you can not find the information you desire or would like know more about a rules application or interpretation, please contact the Australian Volleyball Federation.
Official Rules of Volleyball
Access the official rules of the game of volleyball as provided by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), the international governing body of the sport, through the links below. This Edition has been commissioned by the 32nd FIVB World Congress held in Rome in 2010.
Official Volleyball Rules Text File - 2011-2012
2009-2012 - Rules Modification Update from AVRC
An information update from the AVRC on the use of the new FIVB rules for National Competitions.
2009-2012 New FIVB Rules Definitions
An additional resource available on the web is a video file explaining the new interpretation of the Net Touch rule. www.hunvolley.hu/mrsz/jatekvezetok/szab_terem/net_rule_modifications.wmv
A set of case studies aligned to actual game situations that have occurred as prepared by the FIVB. Cases are available for practically every rule of the game and clearly set standards and interpretations for all officials to follow.
Casebook 2011 New Edition - Revision 1.7
Refereeing Guidelines & Instructions
Revised annually this document is provided to International referees attending FIVB or Continental events. It gives an indication of how rules are intended to be applied at international level and infrastructure surrounding the game.
2011 Refereeing Guidelines and Instructions
A report prepared by Dean Turner, AVRC Chairman and FIVB International Referee, on how the 'Catch Ball' rule should be interpreted by officials in Australia.
Catch Ball: A definition and interpretation for the sport of volleyball
Useful Documents and Links
Page Last Updated 31 May 2011