The block does not count as one of the three hits as long as the player's or players' hands were above the top of the net during the block. If their hands were not above the net, it is considered one of the three hits. After a legal block, the first hit can be taken by any player, including the player who just blocked the ball.
Block contacts can be by more than one player and consecutive, as long as it is all one action. So if the ball is coming over, and two different players jump up and both make contact with the ball, it is one block. This is important because block contacts are not counted as team hits.
A block does not count as a touch so someone can tip it in a block and there will still be three hits left. How many times must the ball be touched before it goes over in volleyball? it only has to...
Rules of Beach Volleyball for Doubles and Triples: A blocking contact is counted as a team hit. The blocking team has two more contacts to return the ball after a blocking contact. Multiple blocking contacts made during a single blocking action are legal and only count as one team hit. In Reverse Coed, males may not participate in a block.
Block assists are awarded if two or more players go up for the block, even if only one makes contact with the ball. Blocks can NEVER total more than the opponent’s hitting errors.
I've always believed, and thus ruled, that a block doesn't count towards one of the three team hits. But in the FIVB Beach rules for 2015-2016, it says "14.4.1 A blocking contact is counted as a team hit. The blocking team will have only two more hits after a blocking contact". Did I download the wrong rules?
Most reports count each solo block as “1” block and block assists as “0.5“ blocks. As I said, I like to track touches on the ball too, that way I personally know who is getting touches but doesn’t quite have it figured out yet. Remember, stats can be personalized for what you want to track, so don’t be ashamed to deviate from the norm!
- BA = Block Assists By Team (Simple count; # of Block Assists) - Total = Total Blocks By Team (Block Solos By Team + (Block Assists By Team / 2) ) - B / Set = Blocks Per Set By Team (Total Blocks By Team / Number of Match Sets) “OTHER”: - Freeballs = Freeballs By team (Simple count; # of Freeballs)