hooverball

Hooverball Rules

  • Court Size: 60 x 30 ft volleyball court with 8 ft net
  • Teams consist of 4 players (Co-Ed tournaments: 1 female must play at all times)
  • Maximum 6-person roster
  • 6-pound medicine ball (10 in diameter)
  • Rally scoring to 7 or 11 points per game
  • Best of 3 games wins the match (number of matches to be determined on tournament day)
  • Points are scored when a team:
    • Fails to catch a return
    • Fails to return the ball across the net
    • Returns the ball out of bounds
    • Fails to return the ball to the proper court area
  • The ball is served from back line (women may serve from 10 ft line)
  • Teams alternate serve after each point
  • Teams change courts after every game
  • The ball must be caught on the fly and immediately returned form the point it was caught (women may pass once before a return)
  • No running with the ball or passing to teammates
  • Ball caught in front of the 10 ft line bust be returned behind opponent’s 10 ft line
  • Balls caught must be played
  • A ball that hits the out-of-bounds line is a good return
  • A player who catches the ball out-of-bounds by the force of the ball, may return in-bounds before the return
  • A ball that hits the net on its way over is a live ball (if it was thrown from within the 10 ft line, it must reach the opponent’s back court to be good)
  • Teams may substitute freely at dead ball situations
  • Points in question may be played over