Posted On: 10/30/20 11:30 AM

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) just released the 2020-2021 Guideline for Return to Participation Guide. VHSL will delay decision to provide options on spring sports season until MayThe guide was signed off by Governor Ralph Northam and sets the precedents to allow a return to participation to sports starting as scheduled in December. The VHSL, in association with the NFHS, have also made rule modifications for volleyball. Volleyball's traditional season was moved from August to a February start in the 2020-21 academic calendar in an effort to curtail the spread of Co-Vid19 and allow time for safety protocols to be implemented to help with participant safety. Here are some of the significant modifications we can expect in the 2020-21 volleyball season:


  • The coin toss for non-deciding sets has been eliminated. The visiting team will serve first in the first set and will alternate until a deciding set becomes necessary. 
  • In the event of needing a deciding game, the coin toss will be called at the center of the court and called by the home team. 
  • The pre-match meeting will be limited to one coach and player for each team and must

Virginia All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Dig Virginia to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!