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Uniform Regulations - Volleyball

Art. 1…All teammates on a team shall wear:
  1. Like-colored uniforms consisting of shirts and shorts, pants or skirts, in one or two pieces, with the exception of the libero whose uniform shall meet the requirements in 4-2-2;
  2. Uniforms that are free of hard and unyielding items) buttons, zippers, snaps, fasteners, etc.);
  3. Uniforms, which may include compression shorts that are unadorned and of a single color similar to the predominant color of the uniform bottom/
  4. Uniforms as intended by the manufacturer, and have the following restrictions:
    1. Bare midriff tops are not allowed.
    2. The uniform top must hang below or be tucked into the waistband of the uniform bottom when the player is standing upright.
  5. Uniforms in the playing area.  Removal of any part of the uniform is unsporting conduct.
Art. 2…The libero shall wear a uniform top that is immediately recognized from all angles as being in clear contrast to and distinct from the other members of the team. The primary color of the libero’s uniform top must be different from any color that appears on more than 25 percent of the body of teammates’ uniform tops. In determining the body of the uniforms, the sleeves and collar should be ignored. The libero uniform shall have a legal number. The style and trim of the libero’s uniform top may differ from teammates’ uniforms, but the shorts must be like-colored to teammates.

Note: Beginning July 1, 2016, the libero shall wear a uniform top that is immediately recognized from all angles as being in clear contrast to and distinct from the other members of the team. The libero and/or his/her teammates shall wear a solid-colored uniform top. Regarding the solid-colored top:
  1. The solid-colored uniform top shall clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) or the teammates’ uniform top. Predominant color(s) is the color(s) appearing on approximately half of the uniform.
  2. Sleeves shall be the same color as the body of the uniform top.
  3. Piping/trim not exceeding 1 inch in total at its widest point may be placed along the seams and may be a different color(s) than the uniform top.
  4. Lettering and collars may be different color(s) than the uniform top.
  5. A single school name, mascot and/or player's name my be placed on the body of the uniform top, but shall not disrupt the integrity of the solid-colored uniform top. Designs are not permitted. A single mascot reference and/or school name may be placed on the sleeve(s), not to exceed 4 by 4 inches or 3 x 5 inches.
  6. Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specifications in Rule 4-2-4.

Art. 3…Each player, including the libero, shall be identified by a number on the uniform top which is not a duplicate of a teammate’s number.
Art. 4…The number shall be:
  1. Permanent and clearly visible.
  2. Not more than two digits (00, 0-99);
  3. A plain, Arabic numeral of a solid color, where either the body of the number (measuring not less than ¾ inch in width at its narrowest point) or the surrounding solid color(s) of trim (a contrasting border not to exceed ½ inch in width at its widest point) is a color that is in sharp contrast to the color of the uniform top.  A shadow on part of the number not to exceed ½ inch at its widest point is permitted but shall not be used to make the number clearly visible regardless of color;
  4. Located on the upper front and back of the uniform top;
  5. At least 4 inches tall on the front of the top and at least 6 inches tall on the back of the top;
  6. Placed so the top of the number on the front of the uniform is no more than 5 inches down from the shoulder seam; or placed so the number if centered no more than 5 inches below the bottom edge of any neckline ribbing, placket or seams on the uniform top.
Art. 5…If a visible number is worn on the uniform bottom, it shall be the same number as on the uniform top.
Art. 6…Appropriate playing shoes shall be worn.
Art. 7…Any visible garment (t-short, body suits and other similar garments) worn underneath the uniform top shall be unadorned and of a single, solid color that is similar in color to the predominant color of the uniform top. As per NSHF rules, a single visible manufacturer’s logo and/or single school name or insignia no more than 2¼ inches are permitted on the undergarment.
Art. 8...Players shall not wear undergarments or tights which extend below the uniform bottom.