Vas's Volleyball Page

I've been playing volleyball for about 30 years and during that time I co-founded the volleyball club at Aberystwyth University, co-founded the Welsh Open Volleyball Tournament and became a grade IV National Referee and Level I National Coach.

Main parts on this site:


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Welsh Volleyball Scene

After many years of not having a governing body, a national team or a national league, in early Volleyball Wales was formed. The deicated volenteers have got the Welsh Leage going as well as organising coaching and refereeing courses.

The Tenby Beach Volleyball Tournament will be on the 22nd & 23rd of July in
The Cardiff Open Volleyball Tournament was on the 12th & 13th of September 2015
The Welsh Open Volleyball Tournament was on the the 16th & 17th of February in 2008


New Rules

For those that haven't played volleyball since the last century, the new rules suggest that the new game is going to be very different.

  • Only one attempt at service.
  • The ball can touch the net on service.
  • Any part of the body can be used to 'hit' the ball - that's right, you can even kick it!
  • A set is played to 25 points with rally scoring and the winner needing 2 clear points.
  • The server can serve from anywhere along the back line and does not take part in the starting rotation.

New New Rules: 2009-2011

  • Can now have 2 liberos per team
  • Most, BUT NOT ALL net touches are no longer faults

On a personal note, I believe the easing of net touch rules will lead to attacking players and blockers jumping further into their opponents court thus leading to significantly more ankle injuries.

New Improved New Rules: 2011-2012

  • Minor changes, mostly about re-assigning liboros when players are injured
  • ...... the details can be found on the FIVB web site.

New Extra Improved New Rules: 2013-2015

Despite all these changes, in practice, the structure of the game is very much as it was.


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