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I've looked at FIVB indoor volleyball rules and FIVB beach volleyball rules.

I can't figure out which rules sections numbers lead to someone calling fault when:

  1. a hand-set has too much rotation
  2. a serve is received with an open-hand pass

I want to emphasize my only interest is to learn which FIVB or AVP rules section numbers apply, directly or indirectly, to the above.

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There is no particular rule for this; both those faults would just be considered as either a double touch

9.1.1 A player may not hit the ball two times consecutively

or a catch

9.2.2 The ball must not be caught or thrown

Those quotes from either the FIVB Beach Volleyball Rules 2015-2016 or the FIVB Indoor Rules 2015-2016; the wording and numbering is identical between the two rule books. The difference between the two rule sets comes in how strictly the rules are interpreted with the beach interpretations generally being much stricter.

  • The ref I asked yesterday said she considers these covered by 9.3.3, 9.3.4. Your answer sounds valid too. I'm convinced this is an interpretation issue and is subjective. – VolleyballAddictSandiego Feb 13 '16 at 15:37

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