Providing educational instruction and volleyball play in a comfortable and fun gay positive environment to any person regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.


VGVA plays according to NAGVA rules, which in turn are adapted from USAV and FIVB rules.

Every week, each team will referee a match and all players are expected to actively participate in officiating duties. This requires a good knowledge of the rules, an understanding of the responsibilities of each member of the officiating corps, and a commitment to honour the players by doing your best.

Members should familiarise themselves with at least two of the officiating roles in order to contribute to the proper conduct of the game.

Questions about rules or procedures may be addressed to our rules coach.

Referee roles