FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENTS
1. PLAYING AREA
The playing court and free zone (area outside of the playing court)
1.1.1 The playing court is rectangular, measuring 18 meters wide and 9 meters long. The free zone must at least be three meters wide
1.1.2 As for matches sanctioned by the International Federation Footvolley (FIFV) the playing court is rectangular, measuring 18 meters wide and 9 meters long. The area between the end lines and the free zone must be at least 5 meters.
1.2 PLAYING SURFACE
1.2.1 The surface must be leveled and even sand, both inside and outside the boundary lines. It must be free of rocks, sea shells, and other debris that may injure a player.
1.2.2 As for matches sanctioned by the International Federation Footvolley (FIFV) , the sand must have a thickness of at least 40 cm .
1.2.3 The playing surface must not pose any injury threats to the players
1.2.4 As for international matches, the sand must be raked so that it achieves a fine and level surface, but must not result in the area being filled with dust. The surface must be free of any sort of sediments and any other material that may injure a player.
1.2.5 As for international matches, if rain persists, a cloth may be used to cover the entire playing field.
1.3 BOUNDARY LINES
1.3.1 There are two side boundary lines and two end boundary lines.
1.3.2 There are no boundary lines separating the field in half
1.3.3 All boundary lines are to be 5 – 8 centimeters wide
1.3.4 All boundary lines are to be of the same color and must be clearly visible against the sand.
1.3.5 The boundary lines are to be made of stern and stretchable ribbons or similar material.
1.4 SERVICE ZONE
The service zone is any area behind the end lines, starting from where the by-lines and end lines meet extended. It could be as far back as the free zone allows.
The weather must not disrupt the flow of the game or pose injury threats to anybody.
For international matches taking place at night, the lights must measure between 1,000-1,500 lux. The officiating and technical crew are to check for the safety of the lights before the start of the match.
2. NET AND POSTS
The net is 9.5 meters long and 1 meter wide ( 3 centimeters shorter or longer is acceptable), with square meshes of 10 cm. The lateral strip on the top and bottom of the net should measure 5-8 centimeters in height and be placed vertically, and may have advertisements.
2.2 SIDE BANDS
The vertical strip on the two sides of the net. It is 5-8 centimeters wide. It is 1 meter wide . Advertisements are allowed .
The antennas are to be 1.8 meters high and 10 millimeters in diameter and to be made of fiber glass or of similar material. The two antennas are to be placed 80 centimeters from the two extreme ends of the net. They are to be red and white in color. The antennas are to be a part of the net and used for judging if the ball has legally crossed the net or not. ( picture 3 S ection 14.1.1)
2.4 HEIGHT OF THE NET
The net should measure 2.20 meters ( 2.00 meters for women’s matches)
The posts must be stable and straight and 2.55 meters high. The posts must be placed between 0.5-1.00 meters away from the boundary lines
3. THE BALL
The ball must be a mandatory No.5 (No.4 for women) and made of leather or any elastic material that does not absorb water.
Weight 410 – 440 grams
Stitching 68 – 70 centimeters
Sressure 0.56 – 0.63 Kilograms / cms quared
3.2 UNIFORMITY OF BALLS
All balls used in a match must be identical, including color, weight, air pressure, and stitching.
3.3 THREE BALL SYSTEM
A match must have at least three balls and ball boys positioned at opposite corners of the playing field and behind the each referee.
4.1 COMPOSITION AND REGISTRATION
4.1.1 Teams register with only two players
4.1.2 The two players who register are the only players allowed to play in the match.
a team must consist of one captain
5. PLAYER UNIFROMS
5.1.1 The uniforms of a player consists of a shirt and shorts or swimming trunks.
5.1.2 For international matches, uniforms of players must match his/her team mate.
5.1.3 The uniforms must be clean
5.1.4 Players are not permitted to wear foot accessories, for example, ankle support, except with the referee’s permission.
5.1.5 Uniforms must have the numbers 1 and 2 either on the front or back of the shirt or on the pants.
5.1.6 The numbers must be of a contrasting color from the uniform and with a height of at least 10 cm and a thickness of at least 1.5 cm
5.2 AUTHORIZED CHANGES
5.2.1 If both teams end up having shirts of the same color, the referee may authorize a change of shirts for either team
5.2.2 Referee #1 can authorize one or all players to:
A ) Wear shoes, socks, or ankle support
B ) Change from wet or damp uniforms between sets
5.2.3 If a player persists, referee #1 may authorize a player to wear another shirt or warm-up uniforms.
5.3 FORBIDDEN OBJECTS AND UNIFORM
5.3.1 Nothing should be worn that can be a cause for injury such as belts, ear rings, etc.
5.3.2 Players are allowed to wear sun glasses, but are responsible for any cause of injury that may occur regarding eye wear.
5.3.3 A player can not wear any unauthorized number. (Rule 5.1.5 and 5.1.6)