7.1 Misconduct sanctions

After a verbal warning for (minor) misconduct, the next level of warning is a yellow card'. This is issued against a particular player or official, but counts as a warning for the whole team. The next sanction for (minor) misconduct can then only be a red card (or more).

Important

No warning has to be issued before a sanction.

Players who are suspended or disqualified must be regularly substituted. If this is not possible, the team must be declared incomplete for the set and the remaining points must be attributed to the complete team. While a suspended player must take place in the penalty area for the rest of the set, a disqualified player must leave the competition area.

Markedsentence

A yellow card can only be given once per match and team.


It is up to the referee to decide when warning or sanctions for any misconduct are issued. However, the following table can serve as a guide. Unsportsmanlike conduct and aggressive behavior should, in any case, be sanctioned accordingly.

Type Occurrence Person Sanction Card(s) Consequence
misconduct first time any team member penalty red card point/service to the opponent
misconduct second time the same team member expulsion yellow/red card in one hand regular sub., penalty area
misconduct third time the same team member disqualification yellow/red card in two hands regular sub., leaves competition area
offensive conduct first time any team member expulsion yellow/red card in one hand regular sub., penalty area
offensive conduct second time the same team member disqualification yellow/red card in two hands regular sub., leaves competition area
aggression first time any team member disqualification yellow/red card in two hands regular sub., leaves competition area