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6-a-side Volleyball League Rules 2021-22

How the league works

  • Sunday in the Sports Hub. Game 1 will be from 9.15am-10.30am. Game 2 will be from 10.45am - 12.00pm.
  • Before each match begins, there will be a 15-minute grace period to allow players to warm up on court. We advise that players arrive on court 15mins before their game in their volleyball attire to avoid delays. Further warm ups can be conducted off court before the grace period at the discretion of the team captain and Warwick Sport.
  • Best of 3 sets (Standard volleyball scoring rules apply). Points will be awarded as follows:
    • 3 points for a 2-0 victory.
    • 2 points for a 2-1 victory.
    • 1 point for a 2-1 loss.
    • 0 points for a 2-0 loss.
  • The winner will be decided at the end of term based on total points. In the event of a tie the following metrics will be used: Set difference, Total sets won, Best of 3 match.
  • If a team fails to show up with at least 4 players, they will be required to forfeit the match resulting in a 2-0 Loss.


  • The squad may consist of between 4 and 10 players, with 4 players forming a team for each match.
  • Once the team captain has paid/registered the team, all other team members are required to sign up. The captain will be emailed about this process after registering their team.
  • All players are expected to register their participation to enable Warwick Sport to follow Government guidance on and Covid-19 policies including track and trace.
  • Teams with unregistered players may potentially be removed from the league. Random spot checks will take place throughout the league to ensure all participants are registered.
  • Each team is restricted to one first team university team player or two second/ third team players.

Special league rules

  • There can only be a maximum of 4 male UWVC ex/current players within a rotation.
  • The team’s players for each set must contain at least 1 different player compared to the previous set.
  • Liberos/Defensive Specialists can be in rotation following the official volleyball rules.

League refunds

  • League refunds will only be issued if Warwick Sport are required to cancel the league for any reason such as another Lockdown occurring whereby it will be impossible to complete the league.
  • Should Warwick Sport be required to cancel the league for any reason, a refund will be issued on a pro rata basis (amount allocated to each scheduled game) and NOT the initial fee paid upon entry into the league.
  • Refunds will not be issued for teams failing to attend fixtures at any point during the time allocated for the league.
  • Where possible and as long as enough notice (48+ hours) is provided to the league organiser (Matthew Archibald) and Warwick Sport will reschedule the fixture for a date and time during the same term. It is the team’s responsibility to turn up and attend the rescheduled game.
  • Warwick Sport will not refund any teams who fail to turn up to rescheduled games.


  • Given the expected number of participants this term, we are conducting the league with a minimum of 4 teams of around 8-10 people. It is the responsibility of the captains to ensure that the league is an inclusive experience. If you feel like you are not being included in the team, please message the Organiser, Matthew Archibald.
  • Should a team, or players from a team, indulge in any actions that are deemed by the organisers to be detrimental to the good spirit of the league, then the organisers are entitled to take whatever action is deemed appropriate. This may include, but is not limited to, suspension of players, loss of points or exclusion from the competition. Such penalties are subject to the approval of the League Organiser, whose decision is final.

Covid-19 guidance

To prevent minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 we request the following.

Prior to leaving your house to take part in the league, all individuals should go through a process of self-screening on a match to match basis. Please check that you:

  • Do not have symptoms of a high temperature (feeling hot, feeling cold, shivers and/or feeling under the weather).
  • Do not have a new or persistent cough.
  • You do not have a loss of taste or smell.
  • You have not been in contact with a person with suspected Covid-19 within the past 14 days.
  • You have not been advised to self-isolate due to a third party from another setting (i.e. school) that has been infected with Covid-19. No one within your household has Covid-19 symptoms as outlined above, which would require the whole household to go into isolation as guided by the UK Government.
  • You have not returned from a foreign country in the last 14 days that the UK Government requires people to quarantine on return – A non-travel bridge as defined by the UK Government.

Once you have successfully gone through the process of self-screening and are able to compete, we ask that you:

  • Arrive at the venue ready to compete. This to avoid congregating in the changing rooms.
  • Maintain social distancing whilst entering the venue.
  • Wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

During the Game, we ask that you:

  • Maintain social distancing where possible, especially when the shuttle is out of play.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Sanitise your hands at the beginning of each set.
After your game has finished we ask that you:
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • Leave the venue maintaining social distancing and following the Sports Hub one way system.


If you have any questions on the league contact eugene dot deville at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Good luck and enjoy everyone.