2 and 4 Person Teams Men’s/Women’s

1. For 2025, Beach Volleyball event will be classified as an “OPEN Sport”. Teams do not need to qualify at a 2024 qualifier.

  1. Teams must be of one gender.
  2. Team roster shall be limited to (4) players for 2-person teams and (6) players for 4-person teams including non- playing coach.
  3. At the National Senior Games athletes may compete on up to two teams per event providing that the teams are in different age divisions that are scheduled to play on completely separate dates.
  4. Age divisions for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as of December 31, 2025.
  5. Teams are no longer limited to the number of out-of-state players on their rosters; however, roster changes shall be allowed only as permitted under Rule F. It is the captain’s responsibility to declare team residency subject to NSGA approval, at the time of registration.
  1. Depending on the number of teams registered, match play is 2 of 3 sets, with the first 2 sets to 21-points (win by 2) and a 15-point 3rd set (win by 2) if needed OR, for Pool Play only, 2 Sets to 21 (win by 2). The final playoff format will be determined at the discretion of the NSGA.
  2. Net height shall be in accordance with USA Volleyball rules. Same net height as indoor volleyball.
  3. Default during competition Rule Q will be strictly enforced.
  4. Awards will be presented for 1st through 4th place within each age/skill division.


Beach Volleyball

Sport Rules:

  1. All matches will be conducted in accordance with USA Beach Volleyball rules, except as modified herein. For a copy of the complete rules, please visit or call: (right)
  2. Team clothing should be of like design and color. Numbers will be provided at the competition.
  3. In the 4’s competition, a team must have at least three players present to start a game; otherwise, the game is forfeited. In the event of injury, a team may continue/finish with a minimum of three players.
  4. Net contact is only penalized if the player is in the action of play.
  5. The imaginary centerline can be crossed as long as there is no interference with the opponent.
  6. In pool play, USA Volleyball rules governing tiebreakers will be used.
  7. All players may attack at the net (but, never with open-handed tipping).
  8. Any setting action toward the opponent must be executed by being square to the direction of the ball.
  9. Sets that drift over the net (meant for a teammate, but unintentionally goes over) will be permitted.
  10. A hard-driven ball can have multiple contacts, if one attempt, in a defensive/reactive manner (not offensive action).
  11. May never block or attack a serve.
  12. Block contact counts as one of the 3 allowable hits per side.
  13. Play will only be halted for a threat of lightning or other unplayable weather factors (wind, darkness etc.) 14. Unlimited substitutions
2025 National Senior Games - July 24 - August 4, 2025 406 Days 15 Hours 31 Minutes 24 Seconds