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Volleyball FAQs

GENERAL VOLLEYBALL FAQS

Can you deliver to a P.O. Box?

Yes, but all packages are shipped via United States Postal Service (USPS).

How come navy blue (and other colors) can differ across manufacturers?

Each manufacturer has its own interpretation of each color. Some manufacturers use more black in their dye when dying the navy fabrics, while others may use more white.

Why are not all sizes and/or colors listed?

If some sizes and/or colors are not listed than most likely means that the item is on backorder. As soon as we receive the products from the manufacturer we will list them back online. In other instances we may not stock the item in our warehouse. If you have questions regarding a specific item please call, chat or email us.

What are the dimensions of a volleyball court?

The dimensions of a volleyball court are 30’ feet x 60’ feet. The poles are 36' feet apart and the net height is 7.4 feet for women and 8 feet for men. For the most accurate net height, we carry the Net Setter that comes with a measuring chain along with net heights for all ages.

How come navy blue (and other colors) can differ across manufacturers?

Each manufacturer has its own interpretation of each color. Some manufacturers use more black in their dye when dying the navy fabrics, while others may use more white.

The order I received is incorrect. What do I do?

If you order is incorrect please call, chat or email us. Once we confirm the package was sent in error we will ship the correct order to you (free of charge) and email you a return label. If you have any more questions please click here to view our return policy.

Do you accept Purchase Orders?

We gladly accept Purchase Orders for orders over $250.00 from schools and some government municipalities. All POs must be drawn on an official purchase order form containing all pertinent information and signatures. There is a $250.00 minimum.

Please place your order online and then checkout using our Purchase Order payment method. You can then upload your PO at the confirmation screen, email or fax in.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

VOLLEYBALL SHOE FAQS

The Best Women's Volleyball Shoes

Most Versatile
Mizuno Wave Luminous – SHOP NOW
Premium "Hybrid Power" means every little movement is a big one. Combining ultra soft cushioning and secure fitting, brought to you by the DynamotionFit construction, the Wave Luminous will keep the opposition on their toes! A layered and textile design upper provides a lightweight frame with enough bounce to keep you in the air when you need it the most, with a high-density EVA inserts in the rear foot to provide a snug fit, and luxury comfort.

Best Value
ASICS Women's Upcourt 4 – SHOP NOW

Designed for indoor court athletes who are newer to the game, the UPCOURT™ 4 shoe delivers a combination of lightweight flexibility, support and durability. This shoe is constructed with synthetic leather overlays that promote better support and stability during abrupt transitions and braking, while the breathable mesh paneling delivers plenty of airflow to keep feet comfortable during matches. Lastly, the UPCOURT™ 4 shoe is designed to improve traction on court, featuring a rubber gumsole application to emphasize grip on indoor court surfaces.

Top Performance
adidas Women's New Crazyflight W - MID – SHOP NOW

Rise high above the competition. Dominate the volleyball court with endless energy in these adidas Crazyflight Mid Shoes. The grippy rubber outsole supports explosive moves while a mid-cut design keeps your ankles stable. The snug fit and EVA stability frame provide the platform. You bring the fire.

Best Outdoor
ASICS Women's Gel-Rocket 10 – SHOP NOW

Face down any opponent in the women's GEL-ROCKET™ 9 indoor sports shoe by ASICS. With forefoot GEL® technology for shock absorption and lasting comfort, this versatile shoe has the features you need to put in an outstanding performance. Extra cushioning is provided by the springy EVA midsole, with added rebound properties to give you a real boost as you race across court. For added stability, these shoes feature our TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® technology, a molded component under the midfoot area that works to control torsion, helping you change direction at lightning speed without the fear of twisting. Side support construction and full strobel lasting provide additional support as you make multi-directional movements, while the EVA sockliner molds to the shape of your feet over time, making each match more comfortable than the last. The sockliner can also be removed to accommodate medical orthotics. With the GEL-ROCKET™ 9 shoe in your matchday bag, you'll feel unstoppable on the court.

The Best Men's Volleyball Shoes

Most Versatile
adidas Men's D.O.N. Issue 3 – SHOP NOW
The D.O.N. Issue #3 demonstrates that on the path to greatness, it's all about Determination Over Negativity.

Best Value
ASICS Upcourt 4 – SHOP NOW

Designed for indoor court athletes who are newer to the game, the UPCOURT™ 4 shoe delivers a combination of lightweight flexibility, support and durability. This shoe is constructed with synthetic leather overlays that promote better support and stability during abrupt transitions and braking, while the breathable mesh paneling delivers plenty of airflow to keep feet comfortable during matches. Lastly, the UPCOURT™ 4 shoe is designed to improve traction on court, featuring a rubber gumsole application to emphasize grip on indoor court surfaces.

Top Performance
adidas Men's Dame 8 - MID – SHOP NOW

Champions are made on the court. It's all about preparation for when the game is on the line, and these Damian Lillard 8 trainer shoes let Dame's opponent know the work has paid off.

Best Outdoor
ASICS Men's Gel-Rocket 10 – SHOP NOW

Face down any opponent in the men's GEL-ROCKET™ 9 indoor sports shoe by ASICS. With forefoot GEL® technology for shock absorption and lasting comfort, this versatile shoe has the features you need to put in an outstanding performance. Extra cushioning is provided by the springy EVA midsole, with added rebound properties to give you a real boost as you race across court. For added stability, these shoes feature our TRUSSTIC SYSTEM® technology, a molded component under the midfoot area that works to control torsion, helping you change direction at lightning speed without the fear of twisting. Side support construction and full strobel lasting provide additional support as you make multi-directional movements, while the EVA sockliner molds to the shape of your feet over time, making each match more comfortable than the last. The sockliner can also be removed to accommodate medical orthotics. With the GEL-ROCKET™ 9 shoe in your matchday bag, you'll feel unstoppable on the court.

VOLLEYBALL KNEEPAD FAQS

What's the difference in volleyball kneepads?

There are many different sizes, sleeve lengths and padding options available so you can pick the best volleyball knee pads for you. Asics kneepads come in Junior and Adult while the Mizuno Kneepads come in sizes such as Medium and Large. Sleeve lengths range from the longest 10" (Asics Slider Kneepad) to the shortest 5" (Nfinity D30 Kneepad). Padding also varies from kneepad to kneepad. We offer low profile kneepads such as the Mizuno VS-1 Kneepad and the Asics 3.0G Kneepad, and also full coverage kneepads such as the Asics Slider Kneepad and the Mizuno T10 Kneepad.

What is your shortest volleyball kneepad?

The kneepads with the shortest sleeve are the Asics Ace Kneepad, Asics Competition 4.0 G Kneepad, Nfinity D30 Kneepad and the Under Armour Switch Kneepad. The sleeves range from 5" to 6" long but offers complete patella, lateral, and medial protection.

Do you offer youth kneepads?

Absolutely! Our top brands offer many different styles (and in come cases colors) to choose from!

What is your best selling volleyball kneepad?

For ages 12 and under our best selling kneepad is the ASICS ZD0926 Ace Low Profile - JUNIOR. This kneepad is economically priced and offers the most coverage for young players just learning the game. For high school/college-aged players, our best selling kneepad is the Mizuno SL2. This kneepad offers a low profile design with strategically placed padding to provide increased patella, lateral, and medial protection. The Mizuno LR6 has been our best selling kneepad for men's volleyball of all ages.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

VOLLEYBALL APPAREL FAQS

How do I determine my volleyball sock size?

Under every product we've provided a size chart. If you have questions about a specific size just click on the product and scroll down.

What is your best selling volleyball spandex short?

Our branded Asics, Mizuno, and Under Armour volleyball spandex shorts tend to sell better during club season. We offer several different styles and colors of each such as the Asics Court Short and Mizuno Low Rider. During high school season, our non-branded shorts sell very well. Some of our offerings include the AU1335 and AU1210.

Do you sell more volleyball spandex shorts that are 4” inseams or 2.5” inseams?

We sell more 4" inseams for games, but the 2.5" inseams sell better for practice and individuals. Two examples would be Asics Baseline (4") and Mizuno Low Rider (2.5").

Will my apparel shrink?

Under each product description the material that the garment is made of is listed. Much like any other item, if the garment is made of 100% cotton and washed/dried hot it will shrink. Each garment includes care instructions that you may refer to for specific washing instructions.

What are the differences in the Asics and Mizuno volleyball spandex shorts?

The Asics Baseline and Low Cut short tend to be made of a slightly thicker material. The Asics Baseline is constructed of 6 panels for a better fit, but has more visible seams. The Mizuno Vortex, Low Rider, Asics Low Cut, Asics Court Short are all constructed of 2 panels with no side seams.

Do you carry any volleyball spandex shorts that are not solid colors?

We offer the coolest new trend in volleyball shorts....printed shorts!! We are always updating our inventory and adding new prints so check out our Volleyball Shorts page. If you are looking for a print we do not carry please give us a call at (314) 842-7077 for more help.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

VOLLEYBALL EQUIPMENT FAQS

What is the difference between a volleyball hammock and volleyball cart?

There are two major differences between volleyball carts and volleyball hammocks - size and depth. Volleyball carts are a bit smaller in terms of space and also a bit deeper allowing them to hold 36 inflated volleyballs. Hammocks do take up a bit more space, but that is because the depth is shallower and it is easier to get balls in and out of the cart in order to run faster drills. We offer several different Molten, Mikasa and Tachikara ball hammock/cart options.

What are the differences between volleyball bags (small vs. medium)?

Size is the biggest difference between volleyball bags. We offer various size, colors and storage options.

What is your best selling volleyball bag?

Our best selling volleyball duffle bag is the ASICS Edge II Medium Duffel Bag. It is the perfect size to hold all your volleyball equipment. It features a shoe pocket to keep your dirty shoes away from the rest of your equipment.

Our best selling volleyball backpack is the Mizuno Organizer G4 Backpack. It features a small thin top pouch which is perfect to store a phone or ID, a deep front pocket for a ball or other personal belongings, and a large main pocket to keep shoes, knee pads, ankle braces and more!

I have limited help and club ranging from juniors to elite competition. What volleyball machine would you recommend?

We are one of the top dealers of the Attack Volleyball machines which in our opinions are the best in the market. There are three different models designed specifically to accommodate players of all ages and skill levels. In each of the product pages, there are helpful videos, comparative charts and machine specific information.

What is essential for a referee?

The three most essential items for a referee are a whistle, penalty cards and a net setter. The CMG Cushion Mouth Grip whistle is our most popular.

What are the differences between EVO, Mizuno DXS, Active Ankle?

The EVO Ankle Stabilizer is a lace up brace with unique stabilizing straps and cuffs that incorporate the three main elements of an ankle taping application: stirrups, heel lock, and circumferential closure. Stabilizer is left foot/right foot universal.

The Mizuno DXS Ankle Brace is a synthetic rubber/nylon sleeve that slips on with ease. This brace uses three different belts for stability and support. Optional plastic side supports insert for increased lateral stability. Brace comes in a left foot and right foot.

The Active Ankle has a solid U-Shaped design that relieves pressure from your ankle joint and a bilateral hinge that is designed for unrestricted front to back motion. Brace is left foot/right foot universal. It also comes in several models.

My volleyball player needs help passing. What equipment should I use?

We recommend the Pass Rite. The Pass Rite is an easy to use training tool that utilizes a durable elastic band that attaches to the passer's wrists and ankles preventing excessive upward arm movement. The small, lightweight Velcro wrist cuffs were designed to minimize ball contact interference. The elastic band is adjustable to accommodate any passer's height.

My volleyball player needs help serving. What equipment should I use?

We recommend the Volleyball Pal. This device consists of a Velcro strap that secures around the waist, a neoprene pouch that holds the Volleyball, and an elastic cord connecting the waist strap to the ball pouch. The smooth action of the elastic cord guides the ball back to the player every time. Use the Volleyball Pal to practice serving tosses or arm swing technique without ever having to chase a ball! Players can practice for hours without the help of another person.

What is the best selling volleyball book?

Our best selling volleyball book is Coaching Youth Volleyball. It covers many of the fundamentals of teaching beginners the game of volleyball.

What volleyball gear would you recommend for my first time player?

Generally speaking, we recommend an entry level court shoe such as the Asics Gel Rocket and a knee pad which could be a Mizuno T10 or Asics Junior Slider. If you are looking for an inexpensive ball to get them started, we recommend the Tachikara No Sting.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

VOLLEYBALL FAQS

What is the difference between indoor and outdoor volleyballs?

Indoor volleyballs are molded and the panels glued to the inner lining of the ball. The process makes the outside of the ball more smooth and consistent. As a result, the ball withstands the rigors of indoor use. Outdoor & Beach volleyballs tend to weigh slightly more and are hand-stitched. These two factors help protect the ball from the elements and high winds.

What is the difference between Molten, Tachikara, Wilson and Mikasa volleyballs?

Molten is the official ball of USA volleyball and the Men's/Women's NCAA Championships. Tachikara is the official ball of the NAIA and NJCAA Championships as well as many international professional affiliations. Mikasa was the official ball of the 2008 Indoor/Outdoor Beijing Olympics and the 2012 Indoor/Outdoor London Olympics. Wilson is the official sponsor of the AVP Outdoor volleyball tour. Spalding is the USA Beach Volleyball Official Sponsor.

What is your best selling volleyball?

Our best selling composite volleyball is the Molten L2. The best selling leather volleyball is the Molten Super Touch. For U12s our best seller is the Tachikara Volley-Lite. The Mikasa King of the Beach Official Tour Volleyball is our best beach & outdoor seller. Finally, our best training or heavyweight volleyball is the Molten MTV5MIT Setter Training Volleyball.

How much do volleyballs weigh?

A regulation volleyball weighs approximately 10 oz. We do also offer Tachikara Volley Lite, Molten VB-U12, and Mikasa Starter for ages 12 and under and the Tachikara TB18 and the Mikasa Setter ball for setters who are looking for a heavier ball to strengthen their fingers.

What is composite leather?

A composite leather is simply a man-made leather. It's texture and surface is produced to replicate the feel of natural leather, but can be offered at a lower price.

Who and why do some players use a lighter Volleyball?

The 12 and under age group typically play with a lighter volleyball in order to improve volleyball fundamentals. We offer the Tachikara Volley-Lite, Molten VB-U12 and Mikasa Starter.

What are the official volleyballs for high school?

Any ball with the NFHS stamp can be used for high school games. Since the Fall of 2010, this includes 2-color and 3-color volleyballs. Some examples we offer are the Molten Super Touch IV58L-3-HS, Molten Pro Touch V58L-3-HS, Tachikara SV5WSC, Mikasa VQ2000 and more.

How do I care for my indoor/outdoor volleyball (inflation, preserve leather)?

Volleyballs should not be left outside or in any harsh environment (car trunks, sheds, garages, etc.). Ideally volleyballs and equipment should be stored in a clean, dry location at room temperature. Additionally, volleyballs should be inflated to the recommended pressure. Each ball has a recommended weight printed directly on the ball. Generally balls are recommended to be inflated between 4-6 pounds of pressure. Over-inflating your volleyballs may lead to split seams and shorter life span.

My volleyball isn't holding air. What do I do?

Any ball that isn't used for a while will loose air, so first inflate it to the recommended pressure and use it. If this is not the case and your volleyball isn't holding air please make sure it has been stored for more than 48 hours in a clean, dry location at room temperature. If the ball is still not holding air, and under the manufactures warranty, call (314) 842-7077.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

BEACH & OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL FAQS

How is Beach Volleyball different than indoor volleyball?

There are just 2 people per team and no substitutions.

Sets are played to 21, and a match is best of 3. If a third set is needed, play to 15.

Teams switch sides every 7 points in games to 21 and every 5 points in games to 15 to try and make it fair for both teams when dealing with wind, sun, and other components of outdoor play.

Each team has 1 timeout per set.

A Technical Time Out is called by the ref when the score adds to 21. This allows both teams to have an additional break during the match and is a good indicator of how strenuous beach volleyball can be.

A ball cannot be taken with open hands (set) unless it is hard driven and downward, so sand players often practice multiple ways to take a ball overhead without setting with their fingertips.

Open hand tips are not allowed, usually tip with the knuckles (a "dink").

Many sand players choose to bump-set (forearm passing) and not use their hands. Officials are very strict about setting forms, plus, if a player using his or her hands to set the ball and the wind takes it over the net, it will result in a point for the opponents. Even if it is unintentional, it still counts as an open hand tip.

The block counts as one of the three hits, but the blocker can contact the ball a second consecutive time after the block, giving the other player just one hit to play the ball over the net.

Any contact with any part of the net is a violation.

Active coaching is limited to timeouts and in between sets.

Size of entire beach volleyball court (both sides combined) is 52 feet 6 inches x 26 feet 3 inches.

Do I need a special ball for Beach Volleyball?

Yes, outdoor and beach volleyballs are made for the tough conditions that can be associated with the outdoors. Top-of-the-line beach and outdoor volleyballs boast features like the ones below, to help make them last from sun up to sun down:

  • Water resistant / all-weather soft composite covers
  • Double cloth backing for shape retention
  • Hand stitched panels for durability. Beach volleyballs are hand stitched and are wound tighter, to help keep water and other elements from getting into the inside of the volleyball.
  • Keep in mind, not all beach and outdoor volleyballs are created equal.
  • Beach and outdoor volleyballs also come in a recreational or replica series. Here at All Volleyball, we go to great lengths to make sure we offer the highest quality products available, and these beach and outdoor volleyballs are no exception! While these recreational volleyballs look very similar to their premier counterparts, there are some differences, including:
  • Non-water resistance composite covers. These covers are still tougher than an indoor volleyball's cover, but most are not designed to be water resistant unless specifically listed.
  • Machine stitched panels. These volleyballs are produced at a faster pace in a way that helps lower the costs; however, machine stitches are not as tight as hand stitches. Machine stitched panels are also common in indoor volleyballs. In turn, the volleyballs are less durable and more susceptible to wear and tear than those that are hand stitched.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.

UNIFORM PERSONALIZATION FAQS

What makes your team sales process different than your competitors?

Because volleyball is all we do, we've developed a unique understanding of how school and club volleyball works. We have an entire section of our website full of exclusive programs, offers and packages designed specifically with you in mind. Visit our TEAM section and discover why we are true volleyball team experts.

I'm ready to pick out my gear, but we don't have our teams selected. How can I know I'll receive my order on time?

This is perhaps the biggest obstacle for teams and clubs, but we have many programs and processes in place to make this as easy for you as possible! Learn more about what we offer on our AVB Guarantee page!

Why do you charge a $15 less than minimum fee?

We charge a less than minimum fee if we are personalizing fewer than 10 items. Small orders generally take as much time as large orders but have higher costs due to the lower quantities. The less than minimum fee helps us recoup some of the additional costs and labor while still being able to offer a service that is needed to all of our customers. This is a common fee among all decorators and we have worked hard to make sure ours is one of the lowest in the industry due to our unique printing process. Please note: you do not have to pay this for libero jerseys so make sure to answer the question about libero jerseys correctly!

I don't have 2-3 weeks for printing. What are my options?

If you need your gear earlier than the date listed, please contact team sales at team@allvolleyball.com to see if we are accepting rush orders. Rush orders are subjected to an additional rush fee and a express shipping fee. These are only offered as scheduling allows. Please note that due to the nature of the embroidery process, embroidered items cannot be rushed.

Why does volleyball uniform printing take 2-3 weeks?

The primary reason the process can take this long is because we (and most companies in the volleyball industry) don't stock all the items that we offer. So when an order is placed, many times we will have to have this item special ordered from the manufacturer. On average, that can take 3-5 business days for the manufacturer to process the items before they ship. Once received, we have to allow time for printing and packing for shipping. (Please keep in mind 2-3 weeks for turnaround is quicker than most in our industry)

How do I add numbers to my jerseys?

In the personalization tool, you can select to add front and back numbers to your jersey. Click on either option and begin designing the font, color and size of your numbers.

How much does uniform personalization cost?

Personalization cost varies depending on the decoration elements you add to your gear. Check out our comprehensive overview of personalization costs and details.

Can I personalize my gear once I've added it to my cart?

The items already in the cart cannot be decorated once they are added. Therefore, you have to decorate your gear before placing it in your cart.

Can I print on a backpack?

Although our personalization tool asks if you'd like to print or embroider, you can only embroider backpacks. Embroidery on backpacks is more durable and looks better than printing.

Why can logo and Player Name printing take longer than Team Name printing?

There a few reasons why these two types of printing take longer. For logos, it takes longer to get a logo file ready for production because we have to make sure all the colors, lines and clarity of the custom artwork are correct. For player names, we have a couple extra steps to double-check out work to make sure the names can fit on the apparel and to make sure they are spelled correctly. Team names just make the process a little quicker!

What is a vector file?

A vector file is the best file to send us for your logo! It is a specific way your artwork is saved. Most people are more familiar with files such as a jpg, gif, png, doc. The reason a vector file is so important is that it gives us the ability to make the artwork bigger or smaller without damaging the image quality. It will also give us the ability to correct any colors, lines, etc that may be necessary when developing the printing process. Without a vector, while not impossible, making the necessary adjustments is more difficult. If you do not have access to this type of file, don't worry! We have a process to make it work but it will take an extra day or two to do.

Are there any jerseys that you can print and ship quicker?

It depends upon the time of year and if we are excepting rush orders at the time! Please send an email to team@allvolleyball.com to talk to a team sales specialist about it.

If I don't have a logo, can you create one for me?

We have our standard logo designs in our library that you can see on our Personalization Details page. You can order through our personalization tool by selecting "Choose from library" when selecting your options for logos.

What type of printing do you offer on volleyball warm ups, bags and shorts?

We can offer basically anything that we can for volleyball jerseys just in different locations depending upon the style. Take a look at locations on our Decorating Locations tab on the Personalization Details page. Please note that only embroidery is offered on bags.

I need to change my original order. Why is it subject to additional fees?

Once we have payment and approval, we start processing your order right away by ordering the items to come to our facility from the manufacturers and by creating the artwork to be produced. Anything we send back to our manufacturers may be subjected to restocking fees. Any changes to the personalization means producing brand new artwork. In general, we cannot use your first production of artwork for other orders because they are specific to your order. So when changes happen, there are additional costs as well as delays. While we're happy to accommodate any request that we can, we just want our customers to be aware there could be additional costs and delays.

Do we have discounts for quantity purchasing?

YES! We have quantity discount for nearly all of our items which are listed on the product page. We also offer our exclusive Forever Pricing Program for team customers.