It's not every day you see a four-way volleyball net. So its reasonable that you may have tons of questions. Things like "how do you play?", "what are the rules?", "how many people can play?" and "how big is the net?"
Well our friends over at BetterAtVolleyball just put out a huge article that covers all things CROSSNET. From setup, to gameplay, to everything in between they have you covered. Here's one of our favorite questions that we get asked all of the time:
How To PlayCROSSNETVolleyball – Here Are The Rules
CROSSNET is a game for 4 or more players. You can play the game by following these steps and tips:
To start the game, the CROSSNET is set up at the correct height.
4 players must then take their positions, one in each square. If there are additional players, they must form a line along the outside area of square 1.
Players then focus on getting to the 4thsquare while scoring 11 points.
The game kicks off with the player positioned in square 4 serving the ball across the nets to square 2. So this means the direction of the service is diagonal.
The player in square 2 must return to the ball over the net toanyof the other squares. From this point on, the basic rules of volleyball apply (most of them at least).
The game continues with players rallying the ball until one of the players misplays. A player who misplays is“out”and must return to square 1 or, in the case of more than 4 players, must join the back of the line formed outside square 1, while the rest of the players rotate into the empty space in a clockwise direction.
Players who are in a higher position square do not rotate with the rest of the players.
Players in square 4 only leave square 4 if they misplay or another player gets them out.
Unlike volleyball, CROSSNET players only have one hit to get the ball over the net and into another square.
The player in square 4 scores by getting other players out or when other players get each other out. Players in square 4 can also earn additional points by being the last player to touch the ball before another person fails to deliver the ball over the net.
The overall winner of the game is the first player in square 4 to score 11 points.
If there is a tie, additional rules apply. The CROSSNET game includes a “win by 2 points” rule. This means that if any 2 players reach 10 points at the same time, the winner is the player that can get 2 more points than the other opponent.
When a player is out, they join the back of the queue or return to square 1.