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but they have no right to stand or walk in front of the
team bench.
Interruptions (time-outs and/or substitutions) may be
requested only by the coach or, in his or her absence,
by the game captain. The request for time-out is made
by showing the corresponding hand signal when the
ball is out of play and before the whistle for service. In
FIVB, World and Official Competitions, a buzzer is used
to interrupt the match when requesting a time-out and
then the coach must immediately show the appropriate
hand signal (Rule 15.2.1).
A request for substitution is made by the entrance of the
substitute player(s) into the substitution zone, ready to
play, during a regular interruption. This request will be
acknowledged by the scorer sounding a buzzer or the
SecondReferee blowing awhistle (Rule 15.10.3). Using this
procedure, there is no need for the coach or captain to show
a signal or press a buzzer when requesting substitution(s).
A request for one or two time-outs and one request
for player substitution by either team may follow one
another with no need to resume the game (Rule 15.3.1).
However, a team is not authorized to make consecutive
requests for player substitution during the same game
interruption. Two or more players may be substituted
during the same interruption (Rule 15.3.2).
A player’s equipment consists of a jersey, shorts, socks
(the uniform) and sport shoes (Rule 4.3). The colour
and the design for the jerseys, shorts and socks must be
(except for the Libero)
and clean for the entire
team (Rule 4.3.1). The players’ jerseys must be numbered
from 1 to 18 (Rule 4.3.3), except for FIVB and World
Competitions for Seniors, when the jerseys must be
numbered from 1 to 20. The colour and brightness of the
numbers must contrast with the colour and brightness
of the jerseys (Rule A team captain must have
on his/her jersey a stripe of 8 x 2 cm underlining the
number on the chest (Rule 4.3.4). It is forbidden to
wear objects that may cause injury or give an artificial
advantage to the player (Rule 4.5.1).
Instructions for Coaches and Players
Participants’ Basic Responsibilities
Team Composition
In general, a team may consist of a maximum of
12 players, one coach, one assistant coach, one
trainer(physiotherapist) and one medical doctor (Rule
4.1.1). Each team has the right to designate from the list
players up to two (2) specialized defensive players –
“Liberos” (Rule 19.1.1). Only the players recorded on the
scoresheet may enter the court and play in the match.
Once the coach and the team captain have signed the
scoresheet prior to thematch, the recorded players cannot
be changed (Rule 4.1.3).
Location of the Team
The players not in play should either sit on their team
bench or be in their warm-up area. The coach and other
team members sit on the bench, but may temporarily
leave it (Rule 4.2.1). Only the teammembers are permitted
to sit on the bench during the match and to participate
in the warm-up session (Rule 4.2.2).
The Coach
The coach may give instructions to the players on the
court. The coach may give these instructions while
standing or walking within the free zone in front of his/
her team’s bench from the extension of the attack line up
to the warm-up area, without disturbing or delaying the
match (Rule For FIVB competitions, the coach
is restricted to performing his/her function behind the
coach’s restriction line. The coach is encouraged to do
his/her job as a coach by instructing or encouraging his/
her players. However, the coach may not interfere with
any of the officials in their performance of their duties.
The assistant coach sits on the team bench, but has no
right to intervene in the match (Rule 5.3.1). The assistant
coach, as well as the trainer (physiotherapist) andmedical
doctor, may give instructions to the players on the court,
Chapter XI
Rules of the Game
by Mr. Thomas Blue, Assistant Secretary of FIVB Refereeing Commission
Chapter XI -
Rules of the Game