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Serve’s Up in NCAA Volleyball

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules.

The NCAA has rules about the balls used in Women’s Volleyball. According to the NCAA Rules and Interpretation Handbook, Rule 3 sets the standard.

3.1 Size and Construction
3.1.1 Size and Weight
The ball is not less than 65 centimeters (25.6 inches) or more than 67 centimeters (26.4 inches) in circumference, and shall weigh not less than 260 grams or more than 280 grams (9 to 10 oz.).
3.1.2 Construction
The ball must be spherical with a flexible, smooth leather or leather-like cover of 12 or more panels with a separate bladder. It will be uniform and light in color, or a combination of colors; at least one-third of the surface must be white or light.
3.1.3 Pressure
ARTICLE 3. The pressure of the ball must be between 0.3 and 0.325 kg/sq. centimeters (4.3 to 4.6 lbs./sq. in.).
3.2 Uniformity
All volleyballs used in a match must have the same characteristics regarding color, circumference, weight, inside pressure and manufacturer.

NCAA Rules and Interpretation Handbook
NCAA Official Website – www.ncaa.com
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