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Questions about beach volleyball, a variant of the sport of volleyball played on sand.

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Beachvolleyball: When can you block an opponent beyond the net?

In beachvolleyball, the rules about blocking a ball beyond the net and what is considered an attack hit are a bit unclear to me. Here are the relevant rules: (from https://www.fivb.com/en/...
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Can a player touch the line while the ball is landing - Outdoor Volleyball (Beach or Grass)

Scenario: The ball is heading towards a boundary line and the player is chasing it down. The player contacts the line boundary line and the line moves at the same time the ball lands. Typical example, ...
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Why don't some people serve from directly behind the line but sometimes one or more meters behind it?

Since most people serve from directly behind the line I was surprised to notice that it's not always the case. Why would someone serve from further back?
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Outdoor Volleyball: Is overhand contact with fingers on a serve legal?

Which USAV Outdoor Volleyball Rules regulate the action of receiving a serve overhand with fingers? This is a contentious topic where I play. I found a rule that allows double contact even when ...
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In beach volleyball what happens when a player hits the ball from under the net?

To map this out, players A and B are on team 1, player C is on team two. Player A bumps the ball over the net to team two's side. Player B reaches underneath the net and (otherwise legally) hits the ...
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Is it a foul when the ball pushes the net into blockers hands?

In case of beach volleyball, I am spiking the ball and it hits the net. The hit pushes the net and it touches the blockers hands. Would it be called a foul or not?
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Hand setting a hard driven ball (beach volleyball)

In FIVB Offical Beach Volleyball Rules 2017-2020, which rule allows for a double contact while using an overhand finger action on a hard driven ball? I see an exception for Extended contacts: 9.2....
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Does blocking in beach volleyball need to be harder than in indoor?

Question is about the rules of blocking the ball in beach volleyball and its differences from indoor. Is there any other block differences from indoor volleyball other than counting as one of three ...
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What does this beach volleyball "hand motion" represent?

Was playing beach volleyball when the winning team's players started jokingly using their hands to symbolize sort of a mortar-and-pestle, with one hand grinding circularly in the other bowl-shaped one....
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Why do the olympic beach volleyball teams not set?

I have been watching a lot of the Olympic Beach VolleyBall, and I noticed that they almost never set the ball using an overhead set (two hands open position over their head.) Has this type of set ...
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In sand volleyball, if a ball hits the line but the mark is out, is it in or out?

We play on the sand and there is a dispute as to how to judge a ball in or out. If the ball hits the line, so that the line clearly moves, but then strikes the sand an inch out of bounds, is the ball ...
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Precisely which rules disallow spinning sets and open-hand passes?

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: a hand-set has too much rotation a ...
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Is it legal to go under the net to play a ball going out, back in play in volleyball?

Is it legal to go under the net, on the other players side in indoor volleyball to play a ball that was going out? From my understanding, you would have to hit it around the net, then another team ...
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Is a double-touch in beach volleyball OK as long as it's part of one action?

There was the same question for indoor volleyball, but in the case of beach volleyball: If the other team pass, set, hits it over to me and I kick it and then it hits my chest (but it's only one ...
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