Core Values VBC has partnered with The Organization of Tri-ball Players and Outtatown Productions to co-host both adult and junior tri-ball events on their national tour. 


Haven't heard of tri-ball??? Tri-Ball is the fast and furious twist on regular volleyball, played on grass or sand. Played on a circular court (custom made by Park and Sun Sports) with three nets stretched from one center pole to create 3 uniform sections. Three teams of 3 players hit one volleyball over any net at any time. Strategy is a big part of the game. Every player is in every play of the game as the ball changes direction very quickly. It is very addicting. You have to Tri this game!

Core Values VBC will host 1-2 tournaments per year at the beginning and/or end of Tri-ball's national tours each summer. 

For more information please visit the official Tri-Ball website


Basic rules:

  • Coed teams of 3. Men’s and women’s tournaments are also possible.
  • Each team plays 9 games, on every section of each court system, playing every other team at least once.
  • The goal is have the lowest total points accumulated over 9 games. Team’s scores are added up at the end of 9 games
  • Games are timed to 15 minutes.
  • 3 contacts allowed per team.
  • Each team starts at zero.
  • Teams gain points in any situation, they would normally lose the ball in regular volleyball rules (if the ball lands on their side, if they do not get a serve over, if they hit the ball out, or have an infraction of the rules).
  • When the timer starts all courts at once serve.
  • The serving team serves until a point is scored against them
  • Serve then moves to the next team clockwise, who serves until a point is scored against them, and so on.
  • Teams must rotate positions (and stay there) every time they take possession of the serve. The server plays the LEFT side.
  • All serves and hits can go over any net.
  • Rally scoring with no receipt of serve with open hands, let serves are good, no contact with any of the net allowed, block does not count as a touch. No “deep dish” sets allowed.
  • You can attack a serve at the third team, but not back at the serving team. If a ball has arched flight, it is not considered an attack back to serving team.
  • The center pole is live play, but it can not bounce back on to your court on the third play.
  • If you hit the ball over your net and under the connecting net, it is a point against that team.
  • If you hit the ball into the second net and it runs the top or bottom of the net and drops out of bounds without being touched, it is a point against you.
  • If end of game is signaled during a play, you must finish out that point.
  • Grass and Sand Tri-Ball have identical rules. Only the court size differs. Grass nets are 32ft long and Sand nets are custom made to 22ft long.