How Many Players Are in a Volleyball Team?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 8:14:21 AM ET
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The game of volleyball is played with two teams, each composed of six players. Members of each team attempt to score by landing a ball over a dividing net onto the opponent team's court, according to the University of Texas at El Paso Recreational Sports Department volleyball rules.

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While each team is composed of six players, a minimum of four players is required to start a volleyball game, according to University of Texas at El Paso. If the teams are involved in a co-ed game, they must have an equal or greater number of females to males on the court.