KOG Rules

Below is a list of rules for OUR formats; these are a modified version of rules for OUR formats that are not bound to any one sanction of volleyball, i.e., USAV, NCAA, AVP, FIVB, etc.

Old School Doubles
Reverse Coed Doubles
King of the Grass Format

 

Old School Doubles volleyball rules is how the doubles game started in the US. These rules are dramatically different than what you see on TV. The Old School way is a game of endurance and perseverance with no time limits set on your games. For those of you never playing the Old School way, the first thing you will notice is that the court is much bigger. It's the same size as an indoor court. The list of rules below is what will be different for you, we will not list every single rule such as the ones we take for granted, like a ball landing on the line is IN.

  • No Net serves. If your serve hits the net to any degree, you lose serve and it goes to your opponent.
  • Sideout Scoring. You only gain a point when you serve. You are not awarded a point when you sideout.
  • A block does not count as a hit.
  • At no time can a player touch the net. Hair and clothing is permissable to touch the net. Hats and shoes are not allowed to touch the net. If you touch the net after the ball is down and it's part of your follow-through, it's a net violation.
  • You can not open hands pass a serve.
  • You can open hands pass an offensive hit only if the ball is hit on a continous downward path (sometimes called "hard driven") from point of contact from the offensive player; your pass MUST come out clean (no double contact). If the offensive driven ball arcs at all and you use your open hands to pass it, its a violation.
  • If you open hands set over the net, 1) it must be square to your shoulders, and 2) it can not make more than 1 rotation. If BOTH of these things do not happen, its a violation. If only one of these things happen, its a violation.

 

Reverse Coed Doubles is alot like Old School Doubles, only a team consists of one male and one female partner playing on a woman's net. All the rules above, in Old School Doubles, apply as well as these:

  • Males hit behind, not on, the 10' line we paint on the grass.
  • Males cannot block, at all, in any way, shape, or form.
  • If a male sends the ball over the net while in front of the 10' line, he can not make contact with the ball when the entire ball is above the plane of the net.

 

Our King of the Grass format is a very unique, complex format. Almost twice as many games are played in the same amount of time as an Old School Doubles tournament. With 2 rounds of pool play and managing win/loss/points data for each individual player, the day is as long as it is equally enjoyable for everyone. It's the ONLY format where a player can be eliminated from playoffs by point differential. The first 3 below, are the "big ones", the rest are identical to Old School Doubles rules.

  • Rally Scoring.
  • Court is a "big" court, not a short court.
  • No Net serves. If your serve hits the net to any degree, you lose serve and it goes to your opponent.
  • A block does not count as a hit.
  • At no time can a player touch the net. Hair and clothing is permissable to touch the net. Hats and shoes are not allowed to touch the net. If you touch the net after the ball is down and it's part of your follow-through, it's a net violation.
  • You can not open hands pass a serve.
  • You can open hands pass an offensive driven ball only if the ball is hit on a continous downward path (sometimes called "hard driven") from point of contact from the offensive player; your pass MUST come out clean (no double contact). If the offensive driven ball arcs at all and you use your open hands to pass it, its a violation.
  • If you open hands set over the net, 1) it must be square to your shoulders, and 2) it can not make more than 1 rotation. If BOTH of these things do not happen, its a violation. If only one of these things happen, its a violation.