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The purpose of the game

Volleyball is a sport played by two teams on a playing court divided by a net. The idea of the game is that both teams hit the ball in line with the rules over the net trying to make it touch the opponent's court and to prevent the ball from touching the team's own court.

Court and equipment

• The length of a court is approx. 13.4m x 6.1m
• The height of the net is 190 cm
• The match ball is the Mikasa MVA 400 mini ball

The course of the game

The teams can be all-girls', all-boys' or mixed teams. The mixed teams register in the boys' category. Each team has a minimum of three players.
There are three players at a time on the court, and as the team gets the turn to serve, the team in question makes a rotation so that the player in position II leaves the court, the player in position III moves to the position of player II (to serve), the player in position IV moves to the position of player III. The player number 5 comes to the position of player IV from the bench. As the next change of service takes place, the rotation is performed as described above and the player number 6 comes from the bench to position IV, next the player number 7 etc. If the team has at least 4 players, it must use rotation.
In case a team has at least 5 players, the team coach must announce prior to the beginning of each set how many players they will rotate in each set. A maximum of 4 player substitutions/set are allowed for a team. A player may be taken to the court and out of it only once in one set. A player of the rotation sitting on the bench and waiting for his turn cannot be taken into the court as a substi-tute player.

Counting scores

In the E junior series the matches are played as games of two won sets up to 25 points with rally point scoring. If the game is a 1-1 tie, the third set is played to 15 points. To win a game, a minimum lead of 2 points is required without a score limit.

Serving and the reception of the serve

Mandatory underhand service. The underhand service must be done from underneath the shoulder line. The serve-reception must be a forearm pass (one-arm dive or roll are allowed).
The service takes place in the service zone that extends to the length of the whole end line of the court. The underhand serve may be carried out without a toss. In the category of E juniors the first server of the set serves ONE serve, after which the service goes to the other team that performs a rotation. For the rest of the set each player serves TWO consequent services. After two consequent services performed by the same server, the service goes to the other team that performs a rotation.

Position in the reception of a service

Players in positions II, III and IV, must be positioned in line with the net in the correct order so that the player in position II must be on the right hand side of the player in position III, closer to the right side line, and similarly the player in position III must be to the right of the player in position IV.

In collaboration with

Main cooperation partners

LähiTapiola Rovaniemi Lapin Kansa Santasport

Other cooperation partners

Saarioinen Pihlajalinna Jaffa Lumilyhtyarpa Unilever Luc Ford Sokos Hotels Kuortane Mikasa ticketmaster WoVo

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