2023-24 Volleyball Rules Changes


2023-24 NFHS Volleyball Rules Changes

2-1-9 (NEW), 12-2-5: Creates a coaching zone defined by the libero replacement zone extending beyond the end line and sideline extended.

Rationale: Defines and clarifies the area in which coaches may stand.


4-1-7: Allows small, secured stud or post jewelry to be worn above the chin.

Rationale: Maintains consistency with current trends of other NFHS and volleyball rules codes.


4-2-4b: Eliminates the use of uniform numbers with a leading zero (01, 02, 03, etc.) beginning in 2028.

Rationale: Clarifies legal numbers and eliminates confusion when signaling while aligning with other rules codes.


10-2-1: Allows requests for substitution by the head coach to be signaled or verbalized.

Rationale: Creates consistency by allowing either a verbal or non-verbal signal for as substitution.


12-2-6: Establishes that one assistant coach may stand within the coaching zone to provide instruction during dead-ball situations only.

Rationale: Allows an assistant coach to stand and coach during dead-ball situations in addition to the head coach. The assistant coach that stands may change throughout the match, but only one can stand at a time.


2023-24 Volleyball Editorial Changes

2-1-1, 2-1-3, 2-1-4, 2-1-5, 2-1-6, 10-2-1

2023-24 Volleyball Points of Emphasis

  1. Using the Lineup Card Effectively
  2. Coaches Zone Privileges


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