Because the Berkshire Volleyball Association plays 3 set matches rather than the standard 5 set matches, we have had to modify some of the rules. You can view and download a complete set of the rules below:

Download BVA Rules


The Official Volleyball Rules are published by the FIVB. Occasionally these are reviewd and updated. The Rules of the Game page on their site provides a download of the rules as well as booklets that explain the most pertinent changes from previous versions. The page also provides guidelnes for applying the rules.

Download Official FIVB Rules


Below you can find a PDF download of our current scoresheets (A3). To assist in completing scoresheets accurately, we have also provided an example completed scoresheet:

Scoresheet PDF Download View Example Scoresheet

Rotation Slips

Below you can download the standard Rotation Slips from the EVA:

Download Rotation Slips

Entering a Team

If you’d like to enter a new team into the BVA league simply complete our contact form and let us know. We’ll then get in touch to explain what you need to do.

  • League subscription £60 per team
  • Goodwill deposit of £20 per team


We do not like giving out fines but in case there are situations where teams lose out on money because of avoidable situations regarding the rules we have the following fines in place:

  • Fielding illegal player(s) £15 per player
  • Default of match Half the cost of the venue is also payable to the host team £20 + 1 league point
  • Failure to supply five match officials £10
  • Failure to provide qualified first referee £10 + 1 league point
  • Illegal team uniform £10 per player
  • Failure to notify match results on time £10
  • Failure to post results with correct postage £10 + postage due
  • Not having a representative at the AGM £20
  • Late payment of fines £20 per 14 days

For clubs with more than one team:

  • Failure to attend a BVA committee meeting Warning Only
  • Failure to attend 2 BVA committee meetings £5
  • Failure to attend 3 BVA committee meetings £10
  • Failure to attend 4 BVA committee meetings £20

The fine for illegal team uniform is only applicable after a team has been warned on the first occurrence of such an offence.

A penalty has been added for the failure to use the correct postage when scoresheets are posted, as this causes undue work for the Competition Secretary, having to collect the letter from the Post Office and pay the postage due costs.