Refereeing and Rules

Officials should be aware of the rules that govern the game and the rules of the HVA.

Various downloads are available under Documents including the current HVA Rules.

The HVA always follows the current FIVB rules of volleyball. Please Google for the most recent official rules or search the FIVB website.

We will post any recent amendments to the HVA rules here if they are not currently incorporated in to the rules in the Documents section.

In Season Rule Amendments 21/22

All Men's 1st Division and Women's Division matches should be played with a Mikasa V200W match ball. This requirment is added to section E5 of the rules. A fine of £5 applies if an incorrect match ball is used. Not such rule extends to Men's 2nd Division or X League matches. This was agreed at the 2021/2 fixtures meeting.

COVID-19 Rule Amendments 21/22

All fixtures must abide by current England Volleyball’s COVID-19 guidance https://www.volleyballengland.org/coronavirus

Teams can reasonably withdraw from a fixture if they feel their players are not being adequately protected in-line with these guidelines. The committee will take evidence from both parties and may decide to award a forfeit against any offending team.