Rules Clinics & Rules Changes

For the 2016-2017 season, NCVA will be offering the following clinic options.

1. Free Online Clinic

2. Private Rules Clinic, arranged by Club Director

** We encourage everyone to take the clinic online.

Any team or group of teams may also request a private rules clinic for a fee of $400. All rules clinics are conducted by a clinician who is certified and assigned by the NCVA office. All NCVA assigned clinicians must attend a special clinician’s clinic to be able to conduct a rules clinic.

All coaches are responsible for knowing and understanding the current rules. Each coach is also responsible for being able to officiate competently and keep score during a match. If a tournament director observes at a League Tournament and notifies the NCVA office that a team needs to attend a rules clinic, that team will be required to schedule a private rules clinic.

Teams participating in a National Qualifier (including the No Dinx Far Western National Qualifier) or in the Junior Olympic Championships must meet all requirements set by USA Volleyball. These requirements

  • All coaches must be IMPACT-certified.
  • Coaches and players must attend a rules clinic.
  • Coaches and/or players who work as a second referee, line judge, and/or scorekeeper must be certified on the court during a sanctioned match.

For your reference, we have provided a link to the Significant Rules Changes.


If you would like a printed version of the rules books listed below, please contact the NCVA. The links below contain the full version of the rule books for your reference.

Volleyball Rules – Indoor (Full Version)

NOTE: The application of rule 9.2.4 has been postponed following the USA Volleyball Board of Administration decision of April 5, 2013 and will NOT be in effect till further notice.

Sand Volleyball Rules (Full Version)

2015-2017 Rules Changes

2016-2017 Critical Rules and Interpretations

Libero Serving Guidelines

Libero Serving Rule


Want to be better at keeping score? Visit our How to Keep Score help page!


Online Clinic administered by the Club Director
a.    As a group – the entire club attends one session.
b.    As an individual – each member completes the clinic online in their own

Online clinic option for PLAYERS

Online clinic option for COACHES

To register:

  1. Login to your membership account
  2. Click on Region Clinics
  3. Select Register Now next to the clinic you need (either players or coaches)
  4. Enter all required fields
  5. Select Submit at the bottom of the page
  6. Click on the USAV Academy button (right bottom side of page) to access the clinic

Follow the instructions until you have received confirmation that you have completed the clinic and required test.