Reverse coed volleyball is similar to regular coed volleyball in many ways. But there are some key differences that make it fun to play, especially if you have women or girls on your team who like to spike.
Most places that run reverse coed tournaments seem to include teams of two, four or six to a side. The players are evenly divided between men and women.
Similarities To "Regular" Volleyball
The rules for scoring, legal and illegal hits and serving are the same as ''regular" volleyball.
Reverse coed volleyball can be played on the grass, beach or indoors. Besides boundary lines, you need to have ''ten-foot lines"--those are the lines that are parallel to the net, and are ten feet from it on both sides of the court. The net is about seven feet, four inches high. It is a bit lower than a "men's net" and a "regular coed" net.
The Big Difference
In reverse coed volleyball, women are encouraged to hit (spike). Men can only spike from behind the ten-foot line, which can give give women more of a chance to play offense. Men are not allowed to block.
In coed volleyball, if a ball is touched more than once on a side--for example, bump, set, spike--at least one of the touches has to be by a woman. So, you'll often hear teammates yell "GIRL, GIRL, GIRL!" to each other if guys make the first two contacts.
In reverse coed volleyball games, another rule is that a guy must touch the ball at least once. So you'll hear teammates yell "GUY, GUY, GUY!"
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