OSSO Social Sand Volleyball 4s Rules

1. General League Rules and Information

  • A team must have a minimum of 6 people on the roster
  • In case of severe weather, official word about cancellation will be emailed between 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm
  • Teams must use the designated balls provided by OSSO



2. Pregame

  • At least 4 players must be present to begin a match including 1 female. Registration will be Open until the End of Week 2. Only registered players may compete with your team for a game to count!
  • Roster checks maybe enforced at any time, if your team is playing with a sub, your game will be an automatic forfeit.  (You are allowed to still play the game and enjoy the court for your allotted time slot, but it will count as a loss in your overall standings!)

  • If a team is more than 10 minutes late that team will forfeit that match, but may still play in their allotted time slot for fun (and may have to buy beers for the other team)
  • Captains or designated players of each team will either toss a coin, chug a beer, or rock/paper/scissors to decide which team serves first
  • All players must be wearing their designated OSSO team shirts/tank tops



3. Scoring and Match rules

  • Each match will be the best of 3 sets
  • The method of scoring will be the rally system. (each time the ball hits the ground, someone scored)
  • The first 2 set will go to 21 and the 3rd set will go to 15, all must be won by 2
  • Time will be called after the 45 minute time slot is up. Play will continue until a team is up by 2 and that team will be declared the winner of the match.



4. Game Play Rules

  • HAVE FUN!!!
  • Each team must have 1 female on the court at all times, otherwise the team without the girl forfeits, unless agreed upon by both captains
  • No more than 3 hits before returning
  • When it’s 2 hits or less and over, any combination of players my hit the ball
    • In any 3 hit combination, a female is required to be at least one of those touches or a point is awarded to the other team
  • Spiking the serve is not allowed
  • Lifts will be allowed unless deemed excessive
    • A lift is when the ball sits in your hands for too long, almost as if you caught it
    • Don’t catch it and throw it
  • There will be no rotation errors called
    • A rotation error is when the ball over rotates after a set, again, it will not be called
  • A player may not touch the ball 2 consecutive times unless directly after an opposing team member blocked their original touch
    • A block does not count as a hit
  • If the ball touches the out of bounds line it is considered in
  • When the ball is returned, it must stay between the ends of the net
  • An incidental or minor touch of the net will not be called, unless deemed excessive (Don’t molest the net)
  • Teams must rotate to change servers. All players on the court must serve in rotation.
    • Teams will change servers after they have scored on an opponent’s serve



Calls made by the OSSO Referee are final! There might be a questionable call from time to time. Relax, you’ll live.



Pearl Beach - Tulsa is a completely 21+ facility. Children are not allowed in the facility.