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IM Volleyball Rules

Macdonald Campus Intramural Volleyball Rules

Updated January 3, 2018 – please note the Co-Rec rule change.



Mac IM is open to McGill students.  Complex members and JAC students may participate, but pay a $25 fee.
Prior to the start of intramural games, players must present their valid McGill ID card to the scorer. Please indicate to the timer which team you will be playing for.  NO I.D. - NO PLAY!
Captains are responsible for making sure their team members have their IDs, and know the Mac IM general rules on site.


Canadian Volleyball Association rules will apply to IM Volleyball games with the following modifications and exceptions:



In Co-rec Volleyball, a women's height net is used for all games.
Games are played 6 on 6 and we encourage equal play for all abilities and genders.
There must be two genders represented on the court – minimum two girls at all times.
If 6 players are not available, games may begin with 5 players but with at least 1 girl on the court.



Arrive 10 minutes early to allow games to begin on time.
A ten minute delay of the game is permitted if fewer than five players on either team are on the court. 
The amount of time that the start of the game was delayed will be subtracted from the time of play.
Should a team still have fewer than 5 players following the delay the game will be forfeited.



The referees and the first teams to play on a particular evening are responsible to help set-up.
The referees and last teams to play are responsible for taking the nets down and putting them away.
Volleyballs are provided and should be put on the rack before games starts and at the end of the night.



Matches are made up of 3 games (best 2/3 games to 25 - rally point, 3rd game to 15 except for playoffs (to 25 points)
Matches will have a 55 minute time limit.
In the event that a match approaches the maximum time allotted, the 3rd set may be capped at a score less than 15 points.
The officials will notify captains of the point cap at the beginning of the 3rd set.
Games begin and end on the whistle of the official.



Substitution will be allowed on a rotational basis taken from the service position.
You cannot just swap players mid game, except for injury.
It is obligatory to substitute on every rotation, and each player must substitute in order.



Men & women may serve either overhand or underhand.
Men & women may spike from anywhere on the floor. Back court hitting regulations still apply.

Men cannot block the women players at the net.



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