Footvolley is a spectacular game with enormous technical skills, fun to play and requires a lot of stamina. It can be watched for hours without ever ceasing to amaze you.
Traditionally, the game is played by teams of two players (2×2), requiring great physical condition. However it can be played by teams of four but using the net height lower, making the match more dynamic and exciting to watch. The format has been developed taking the entertainment into account, focusing on the spectators and TV broadcast. The Footvolley 4×4 represents the change of paradigm and aims to help professionalize the sport.
In the sport of Footvolley the ball is served from the sand out of the lines of the court and each team is allowed 3 ball contacts alternatively, this means players cannot hit the ball twice in a row, being the third the one that sends the ball to the other side of the net. The ball can be hit with every part of the body except the arms and hands. The most common parts used are feet, chest and head. Footvolley is commonly played in pairs, but lately it is also being played in teams of 3 or 4. Players are not allowed to touch the net during the rally.
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 done 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 18 mts x 9 mts, although in some places 16 x 8 is also used. The height of the net varies based on the competition. The Official International Rule for the net height set is 2.2 mts for the men’s competition. For the women’s competition, the height of the net should be set at 2 mts.