Essentially footvolley is beach volleyball with football rules.  So each team is allowed up to 3 touches, and have to ground the ball in their opponents court to win the point.

There are many different formats and sizes of court – sand, grass, hard court etc..  And the most important thing is to just PLAY WHEREVER YOU CAN!

But the “official” rules for internationbal standard footvolley, played on sand, are as follows:

Points and Scoring

Points are awarded if the ball hits the ground in the opponents’ court, if the opponents commit a fault, or if they fail to return the ball over the net. Scoring is awarded using the rally point system (new volleyball rules). Match scoring is usually up to the event organizer’s discretion. Generally speaking matches are one set to 18 points; or best of three sets to 15 points (with third set to 11 points).

The Court

The court is 8 metres x 16 metres.   The height of the net varies based on the competition. The Official International Rule for the net height set is 2.2 meters or 7 feet 2 inches for the men’s competition. For the women’s competition, the height of the net should be set at 2 meters or 6 feet 6 inches.