Le belvédère : rules


1.1) Play area.

1.1.1 – The playing field is a rectangle measuring 15m x 7.50m delimited by 2 side lines and 2 end lines. When the lines are drawn on the sand, their width extends from one edge of the mark on the sand to the other.

1.1.2 – The net is placed in the center demarcating two camps of 7.50 m x 7.50 m.

1.1.3 – The service area is 7.5 m wide behind the baseline. It is limited laterally by the extension of the side lines.

1.1.4 – There is no defined free zone, but the ball is declared « out » if it enters the space above another field on which a match is taking place at that moment.

1.1.5 – Players must be careful not to carry objects that could cause injury.

1.1.6 – Each team must come with a ball.

1.1.7 – The teams will make sure to use the terrain designated by the organizer.


2.1) Registration.

2.1.1 – A team will only be able to participate in a tournament after payment of registration fees.

2.1.2 – Each player must be able to certify that he is fit to practice the sport and that he has personal insurance.

2.2) Composition.

2.2.1 – For Open tournaments, a team is made up of 3 players and possibly a substitute.

2.2.2 – The “Junior” tournament is open to players under the age of 15 (FFVB M13 and M15).
For this tournament, the team will be registered in the category of the oldest player (upgrade allowed).

2.2.3 – The “estivants” tournament is open to beginners and players whose level is not higher than the departmental level.

2.2.6 – A player can only be registered and participate in the game on one team.

2.2.7 – In the Open Amateur tournament, points advantages are granted.


3.1) Number of points, number of sets.

3.1 – The sports management of the tournament will decide these terms for each phase of the tournament (number of sets per match, pool, etc.).

3.2) Forfeit, absent or incomplete team.

3.2.1. – A team absent or incomplete on the designated field 15 minutes after the announcement of the start of its match will be declared forfeited on the tour.

3.2.2. – If a team becomes incomplete or withdraws during a match for any reason, it will lose the set or match in progress.

Special case of tables: the incomplete or forfeited team will keep the points acquired and their opponent will be awarded the missing points to win the match.

Special case of pool:

– If the team does not forfeit (see 3.2.1.), its opponent will be awarded the missing points and sets to win the set or match. The incomplete team will keep the points and sets acquired.

– If the team is forfeited, its results will not be taken into account so as not to distort the coefficients of its pool.


4.1) In-game formation.

4.1 – There must always be 3 players in game.

4.2) Positions.

4.2 – There are no positional errors. At the time the ball is struck by the server, each team must be placed inside its own court (except the server).

4.3) Rotation.

4.3 – When the receiving team wins the right to serve, a new player from this team will serves, in a rotation order defined at the start of the set and respected throughout this set. Each player therefore serves following this rotation order.

In case of a rotation error, the service will have to be redone by the player who was to perform it and any points scored by the offending team will be canceled.

4.4) Replacement of players.

4.4.1 – A player from the initial formation can only leave and then re-enter the game once per set.

4.4.2 – He can only enter play again in place of the player who replaced him.

4.4.3 – An exception to this last rule may be made in case of injury.
An injured player who has benefited from this replacement exception will no longer be able to participate in the game during the same phase of the tournament.

4.4.5 – After being used on a team, a substitute may no longer participate in play on any other team in the same tournament.

4.4.6 – An injured player can be replaced by a player not noted on the registration form provided that this player is not already registered in a tournament of the same day (same category or different category).

4.5) Warm-up before the start of the match.

4.5.1. – If the teams were able to have another court, they will have a warm-up period of 3 minutes at the net, otherwise they will have 10 minutes.


5.1) Touches of the ball.

5.1.1 – The F.F.V.B. indoor regulations will be applied for the number of touches of the ball and their characteristics. Exception: during a defensive action on a ball served or attacked in power, the ball may be held for a very short time.

5.2) Penetration under the net.

5.2.1 – A player may enter the opponent’s space and field as long as he does not interfere with the opposing team in a game action.


6.1) Time out.

6.1.1 – Each team is entitled to 1 timeout per set, including for sets of 21 points. A timeout lasts 30 seconds.

6.2) Side changing.

6.2.1 – The teams change sides every 5 points totaled to the score of the two teams (sets of 25 points) AND every 7 points in case of a 21-point set. The shutdown should not exceed 30 seconds.

6.3) Interruption due to injury.

6.3.1 – If an injured player cannot return to play quickly and it is not possible to make a regular or exceptional replacement (see article 4.4), a recovery time of 3 minutes will be granted.

6.3.2 – This procedure can only be repeated once for the same player in the same set.

6.4) Exceptional interruptions.

6.4 – In case of an interruption due to exceptional conditions (bad weather, tides, defective equipment, etc.), the tournament sports management, in agreement with the organizer, will make the decisions necessary for the smooth running of the event.
If the match resumes on the same day, the scores recorded during the interruption remain acquired.
With the exception of the specific rules mentioned above, the F.F.V.B indoor volleyball regulations will be applied.


7.1) Nomination of arbitrators.

7.1.1 – For the 1/2 finals and finals, the matches may be directed by referees designated by the organizer.

7.1.2 – Up to and including the quarter-finals and unless there is an exceptional decision by the tournament management, matches will be refereed by one of the members of a team from the same group. For each match, this team will be designated by the tournament sports commission. This team will also be responsible for keeping the score.

7.1.3 – In the so-called “consolantes” tournament phases, self-arbitration will be used.

7.2) Litigation.

7.2.1. – In case of a dispute over the application of the laws and in the absence of a designated arbitrator, the dispute may be brought to the attention of the referee who will make a decision.

7.2.2. – For all other disputes, they may be brought to the attention of the Disputes and Discipline Commission made up of the organizing president or his representative, the referee, the tournament director, a representative of the players who will rule .

7.2.3 – In case of repeated disputes during the same match, a team may request the nomination of an official referee by the tournament referee.

7.3) Game sheets.

7.3 – At the end of the matches in a group or round, the captains, after having signed the match sheets for approval, will send them to the sports commission for recording.

7.4) Claims.

7.4 – Any complaints will only be investigated if they are brought to the attention of the organizer (sports commission) no later than 30 minutes after the results are posted.


8.1) Sports organisation.

8.1.1. – The sporting process (composition of the pool, number of pool, tables, etc.) will be established at the start of each tournament by the organizers according to the number of teams entered and local constraints.

8.1.2. – For exceptional reasons and for the smooth running of the tournament (bad weather, significant delay in the progress, etc.), the sports commission of the organization may modify the sporting formula at any time (number of points per set for example).

8.2) Rankings.

8.2.1 – In each group, the classification is first made according to the number of matches lost. In the event of a tie, the teams are ranked using the coefficient « total points won in all their pool matches / total points lost ».

8.2.2 – The ranking of the teams at the end of the pool matches is carried out according to the ranking in the pool (so first the first in each pool, then the second, etc.). In the event of a tie, the teams are ranked using the number of matches lost, then in the event of a new tie using the coefficient « total points won in all their pool matches / total points lost ».
In the event of a new tie, if the 2 teams are in the same group, the winning team of their meeting will determine the best ranked of the 2. If the teams are in different pool, we will use the ranking of the previous round to determine the best classified.
If it is the 1st round, a precision exercise will decide between the teams (service on a target: the 3 players of each team will try to hit this target. Ranking following these services. In the event of a tie, a player from each team serves, then ranking, then 2nd player of the team, etc.).

8.2.3 – The tables are established by the classification given by the method of article 8.2.2., whether we use a classic table or a “beach Estivales formula” table.

8.2.4 – The ranking at the end of the tables is given by the level of elimination in this table. In the event of a tie, there will not necessarily be a placement match; we will then use the coefficient “points won in the last match / points lost”.

8.3) Amateur tournament.

The Amateur tournaments will take place over two days for the main tournament. The sporting formula will depend on the number of teams registered.
The tournament will be split into 2 tournaments on the 2nd day: 1 « Major » tournament and a « Minor » tournament.

Participants :

In this tournament, bonus points are awarded as follows:

  • 45 years old (born between 1970 and 1979) = + 1 point
  • 55 years old (born between 1969 and before) = + 2 points
  • 15 years old (born in 2009 and after) = + 1 point
  • Feminine = + 1 point

The bonuses are cumulative, so a woman over 45 years old will bring +2 points to her team.
Example: a team with a 30 year old man (+ 0 points), a 45 year old man (+ 1 point) and a 47 year old woman (+ 2 points) will start the 25 point set with 3 points.


9.1 – Any person who does not comply with these regulations risks downgrading and exclusion from the Tournament.

9.2 – LISSP declines all responsibility for thefts which may occur during the event.

In the event of a bodily accident, any player must contact the organization.

9.3 – The organization reserves the right to modify the course of the tournament depending on requirements due to weather conditions, tide or any cause it deems useful.

9.4 – Players authorize the taking and use of photos and videos by members of the organization.

9.5 – LISSP authorizes players to wear the colors of their sponsor except in the final if a designated sponsor imposes its colors.


10.1) Players behaviour.

10.1.1. – Participants must behave respectfully and courteously in a spirit of fair play towards opponents, the public, referees and any person who is a member of the association, volunteers of the organization.


The organization takes out insurance with AXA to cover possible accidents linked to problems other than sporting issues. Any licensed player is covered by his own federation, to which he must contact in the event of an accident.

Any non-licensed player undertakes upon registration to have taken out insurance to protect him in the event of an accident occurring during the event.