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2017 OHSBVA Rules Interpretation


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2017 OHSBVA Rules Interpretation

  1. 1. OHSBVA Rules Interpretation
  2. 2. OHSBVA State Leadership ⦿Executive Director: • Gary Hajek • • Liaison to the OHSBVA Board of Directors ⚫USAV National Referee ⚫PAVO National Referee ⚫R1 for D2 National Final ⚫OHSBVA State Tournament Referee ⚫OHSAA State Tournament Referee
  3. 3. ⦿ State Officials Coordinator and State Rules Interpreter: ⦿ Lucas Tuggle ⦿ ⦿ 740-815-7708 ⦿ As SOC, responsible for efforts to improve officiating around the state, working with each Region's lead coaches and officials, and serving as State Rules Interpreter, State Officials' Secretary (data management) and head referee/evaluator at the State Tournament • USAV Regional Referee • PAVO State Referee, National Line Judge and Certified Scorekeeper • OHSAA State Tournament Referee • OHSBVA State Tournament Referee OHSBVA State Leadership
  4. 4. ⦿ President: • Craig Erford ⚫Head Coach, Archbishop Alter High School ⦿ Vice President: • Sean Tierney ⚫Head Coach, Elder High School ⦿ Secretary: • Matt Snyder ⚫Head Coach, Stow-Munroe Falls High School ⦿ Treasurer: • Vicki Phillips ⚫Head Coach, Westerville South High School OHSBVA State Leadership
  5. 5. ⦿ Assistant State Rules Interpreter: • Rick Brown • ⚫USAV Regional Referee ⚫PAVO State Referee ⚫PAVO Certified Scorekeeper ⚫PAVO National Line Judge ⚫OHSBVA State Tournament Referee and Line Judge ⚫OHSAA State Tournament Referee and Line Judge OHSBVA State Officiating Staff
  6. 6. ⦿ Assistant State Rules Interpreter: Training/VolleyWrite • Michael Chandler • ⚫USAV Regional Referee ⚫USAV National Scorekeeper ⚫PAVO State Referee ⚫PAVO Certified Scorekeeper ⚫PAVO National Line Judge ⚫OHSBVA State Tournament Referee ⚫OHSAA State Tournament Referee and Line Judge OHSBVA State Officiating Staff
  7. 7. ⦿ Regional Referee Coordinator: • Josh Hall • USAV National Referee • PAVO State Referee • OHSBVA State Tournament Referee • ⦿ Regional Rules Interpreter: • Ashley Howerter, • USAV National Referee • PAVO State Referee ⦿ Regional Coach Representative: • Brad Seislove, Head Coach, Walsh Jesuit High School OHSBVA North Region Officiating Staff
  8. 8. ⦿Must attend a rules interpretation meeting to be able to referee OHSBVA matches – being here meets that requirement ⦿$20 registration fee for all referees – complete online on your OHSBVA account ⦿If don’t have account, contact Webmaster, ⦿Complete official’s registration form or keep website updated with current information Referee Requirements
  9. 9. Weekly Updates Rule Interpretations Important Information FROM THE STAND
  10. 10. ⦿OHSBVA primarily follows NFHS rules but some key rule differences and mechanics differences ⦿OHSBVA allows some different techniques that are considered “best practices” in officiating ⦿Annual refresher on rule differences between boys’ and girls’ high school volleyball rules is critical OHSBVA Rule Differences
  11. 11. OHSBVA Rule Differences What is considered a center line fault? Penetration beyond the center line under the net to touch the opponent’s court with a foot or feet is permitted provided that at least some part of the penetrating foot/feet remains either in contact with or directly above the center line and there is no interference. To touch the opponent’s court with any part of the body above the feet is NOT a fault provided there’s no interference with opponent’s play and no safety concern.
  12. 12. OHSBVA Rule Differences What is considered a net fault? A net fault occurs while the ball is in play and a player contacts any part of the net including cables or antennas with any body part. It is not a fault when a player’s loose hair or clothing touches the net, or the force of a ball hit by an opponent drives the net or cables into the player. A player must initiate contact with the net on a live ball for a net fault to occur.
  13. 13. OHSBVA Rule Differences Which coaching staff may stand, where and when? Any coach, but only one coach, may stand on a live ball to coach within the Libero Replacement Zone, no closer than 6 feet from the bench sideline, without blocking the view of the second referee or line judge and coaching in a non-disruptive manner. On a dead ball, all coaches may stand to coach the team as long as all coaches but one are being seated when the first referee is preparing to authorize service.
  14. 14. OHSBVA Rule Differences May a coach stand after a yellow or red card is issued to a member of the coaching staff or bench personnel? A card issued to any coach or bench personnel has no effect on the right for a single coach to continue to stand to coach while the ball is in play for the remainder of the match. Continued disruptive coaching is addressed through progressive sanctioning.
  15. 15. OHSBVA Rule Differences ⦿The red/white/blue Model V5M5000 Molten Flistatec Volleyball will be used for all OHSBVA tournament matches ⦿Players may participate in no more than six (6) sets against a common opponent (same school) on a given play-date ⦿Players may change shirts without leaving the court area
  16. 16. OHSBVA Rule Differences ⦿If pre-announced to ALL involved parties (participating schools, assigner and referees), a Varsity non-dual meet may use a best-3-of-5-sets format instead of a best-2-of-3-sets format. ⦿Substitutes and a team’s coaching staff may stand outside the team benches in line with the benches/chairs without being disruptive or interfering with play. Substitutes do not have to sit on the bench but may not stand in front of it.
  17. 17. 2016 OHSBVA Rule Changes: Review ⦿Unnecessary Delay • First offense: Warning (YUD - yellow card on wrist on side of offending team) • Second offense, same set: Penalty (RUD - red card on wrist on side of offending team), then signal point to opponent who will serve next ⦿No Substitution during a Time-out: Procedure • Players must return to court following a time-out • Substitutions take place at conclusion of T.O. after referees have completed end-of-time-out mechanics
  18. 18. 2016 OHSBVA Rule Changes: Review ⦿Administrative Error with Lineup • If lineup lists player who is wearing a number not listed on the roster or player is wearing a duplicate number, the offending team is charged with a substitution to correct the error
  19. 19. 2017 OHSBVA Rule Changes ⦿Time-out Administration • Time-outs end with R2’s warning whistle followed by horn sounded by timer • If teams are both back on court before :15 on the clock, R2 whistles, ensures players on court aren’t still being coached, then has timer sound horn • If both teams haven’t returned with 15 seconds left, R2 sounds warning whistle, then ensures time-out is ended by timer sounding horn
  20. 20. 2017 OHSBVA Rule Changes ⦿Time-out Administration • Teams have full 60 seconds for time-outs but should be returning to court by time horn sounds • Referees should be proactive in getting teams back on court to prevent delays and only assess delay sanction for teams that don’t cooperate • R2 pre-matches use of horn with timer so timer is prepared to hit horn or let clock reach 0:00 and have horn go off automatically • If R2 is tied up with table issues, R1 whistles warning when clock counts down to 15 seconds
  21. 21. 2017 OHSBVA Rule Changes ⦿Replay Administration • Replay considered to be a part of single playing action • Just as with re-serve, once replay signaled by R1, no requests (time-out, substitution, service order, lineup check) recognized until after replayed rally completed • Libero replacements (which are not requests) may NOT occur until after replayed rally
  22. 22. 2017 OHSBVA Rule Changes ⦿Change in Mechanic • Signal 20 for illegal substitution has been eliminated since the penalty assessed for an illegal substitution is covered in Signal 20 - Unnecessary Delay ⦿Officiating Shirts • White color only • OHSAA shirt or Certified Volleyball Official shirt may be worn as well as a plain white shirt • OHSBVA patch goes on the right chest area and would cover the OHSAA logo if wearing OHSAA shirt
  23. 23. Given to every official after paying local dues! REFEREE PATCHES
  24. 24. OHSBVA Mechanics ⦿NFHS mechanics with some exceptions ⦿Trying to get everyone to be on same page
  25. 25. OHSBVA Mechanics Lineup check by R2 before the start of each set When checking lineups at start of each set, R2 should stand at sideline of each team’s court with submitted lineups OR lineup card in hand to verify player positions. Don’t step onto court to see numbers but have players turn to show numbers as needed. R2 asks Scorer and Libero Tracker to also verify correct players/positions on court. To help R2 focus on ensuring correct players are on court in correct positions and to comfortably show captain numbers to R1, R2 should leave game ball at officials’ table. Once court verifications are completed, captains indicated, libero entry authorized and confirmed with table, lineups are returned to table. R2 verifies correct server with Scorer and rolls/tosses ball to first server. This tells R1 that R2 is about ready to turn court over to R1 so play can begin.
  26. 26. OHSBVA Mechanics Referee signal sequence when R1 whistles a fault If R1 whistles fault, R1 first signals which team won rally by extending arm in direction of team that won rally and will serve next (palm perpendicular to floor), then signals nature of fault (or replay) that caused R1 to whistle. If R1 whistles a net fault, after signaling which team will serve next, R1 should first signal net fault, then number of player at fault. All signals are quickly repeated by R2 except net serve and service beckon, which aren’t signaled by the R2 at all. If the R1 whistles a center line fault, no player number is required. This should only be shown if a question is raised.
  27. 27. OHSBVA Mechanics Referee signal sequence when R2 whistles a fault If R2 whistles fault, always steps to side of team causing fault before signaling nature of fault and signaling number of player at fault if it’s a net fault. R1 waits for R2 to complete the signal sequence and first signals which team won rally and will serve next, then number of player at fault if R2 whistled net fault and showed player number for a center line fault. R2 follows R1’s lead in showing which team won rally. R1 does NOT repeat fault signal when R2 whistles a fault other than when absolutely necessary to clarify the fault.
  28. 28. OHSBVA Mechanics R2 position at end of rally When R2’s whistle ends rally, steps to offending team’s side of net before signaling. When R1’s whistle ends rally, R2 steps laterally away from post for visibility and repeats R1’s signal sequence. R2 does not have to be on side of team that lost rally before repeating R1’s signals. When R2 needs to lead R1, pursuant to their pre-match, R2 centers with R1 and steps to side of team R2 believes lost rally, prepared to repeat R1’s signals. Eye communication with R1 helps R2 know when to lead R1. “Deer-in-the- headlights” look is a clue! R2 should lead R1 (per pre-match agreement) on tape shots near R2 that hit tape and perhaps block and then land out of bounds.
  29. 29. OHSBVA Mechanics Illegal attack signal (Signal #8) Completely extend arm straight up, above shoulder, hand open and then, bending at elbow, make downward motion toward court. One gesture is typically sufficient but a second gesture may be used if a team did not view initial signal. Not signaling too quickly can be helpful! Illegal block/screening signal (Signal #9) Extend both arms straight up from shoulders (elbows are bent), palms facing away from body. Signal 4 hits.
  30. 30. OHSBVA Mechanics Indication of which player(s) contacted net Indicate player at fault by showing player number (using number signaling chart in OHSBVA Player Number Signaling document on Officiating page). Zero (0) is signaled with a closed left fist on side of team at fault while double zero (00) is signaled with both fists closed. R2 shows player number to R1 or may gesture toward a group of players if it is not clear which player committed fault but it IS clear which team committed the fault. R1 then awards rally, does not repeat fault signal and then shows player number to the bench of team at fault. If R1 whistled fault, R1 shows number of player to the benches. R2 can clarify for a coach if required. Same signal as player committing center line fault OR ball lands inbounds. *Ball crossing under net
  32. 32. OHSBVA Referee Uniform
  33. 33. OHSBVA Referee Uniform
  34. 34. OHSBVA Partners with VolleyWrite How does VolleyWrite help? ▪ Scorekeeping/libero tracking input is simplified, so you can keep your attention on the court. ▪ The rules are built in, and illegal actions are noticed right away. ▪ You don’t have to know scoring notation. ▪ VolleyWrite can e-mail match results automatically. ▪ Volunteers will actually want to keep score. How to get more information: ▪ Visit their website at ▪ has links to instructional videos on YouTube to show you how to use it. ▪ If you would like to check it out before you purchase VolleyWrite, you can get a free two week trial of the Windows version through the Free Trial button on the home page at ▪ The free trial and purchases include help files which you can access from inside VolleyWrite using the round question mark button in the top right corner of each tab. Windows Version Special Pricing for Ohio schools: ▪ Current member schools can purchase a Windows seasonal key (which is normally $49.99} for $39.99 by entering the promo code OHSBVA2017 in the box on the left side of the screen. ▪ New programs will be able to request a free key via an e-mail message to iPad Version: VolleyWrite is available for the iPad through Apple’s iTunes store. Unfortunately, Apple does not allow free trials or discounts for our app. A one-week initial license is available for $1.99 and a season license is $49.99. P.O. Box 11370, Cincinnati, OH 4521 (513) 400-5937
  35. 35. VOLLEYWRITE OHSBVA State Championship official Scoring for 4 years. OHSAA Official Scoring Nationally Known
  36. 36. VolleyWrite ⦿Contact • • (513) 400-5937 ⦿OHSBVA Officials go-to person: • Michael Chandler,