What Is the Volleyball Scoring System?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 10:37:29 PM ET

There are two standard scoring systems used for volleyball known as sideout scoring and rally scoring. In the sideout scoring system, the only team that can score points is the team that serves the ball. If the non-serving times wins the point, they do not score a point but instead only earn the right to serve for the next point. With rally scoring, on the other hand, either team can score regardless of who the serving team is.