Footvolley combines rules that are based on those of beach volleyball with ball-touch rules taken from Association football.  Essentially footvolley is beach volleyball except players are not allowed to use their hands and a Mikasa ball (or football) replaces the volleyball.

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 is 29.5 feet x 59 ft. 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.