Volleyball

Volleyball

Libero Do’s and Don’ts

A libero (LEE’-beh-ro) in indoor volleyball is a back-row defensive specialist. Since they only play in the back row, those players are often shorter...

Spirit and Intent Influence Interpretation

When considering the rules, spirit and intent influence interpretation. It would be easier if every rule was black and white. No wiggle room. We...

Match Scoring is One of Your Most Important Tasks

Hey, referees. Remember years ago, when you used to show up at a match, went about your pre-match duties and focused on your responsibilities...

Situational Awareness Suits Volleyball Officials

Have you ever looked back on a tough situation in a match, one that maybe you wish you had handled better, and said to...

Movement and Coverage Tips for the Second Referee

Volleyball referees don’t move a lot during play, compared to referees in other sports. But there are a lot of challenges involved in calling...

The Changing Role of Volleyball’s Second Referee

To the casual fan, the role of the second referee can appear to be minor: check lineups, call nets and manage timeouts and substitutions....

Shorten Your Learning Curve

As a young or newer referee works to master the art of officiating, she or he soon finds out that, while the rules are...

5 Rule Differences Every Referee Must Know

Many volleyball referees work multiple sports. While it is difficult to keep all the rules straight from sport to sport, it is unlikely a...
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Timing and Tact Crucial to Constructive Feedback

One of the best parts about belonging to the cadre of volleyball officials is the chance to be around others who love the game...

Get in the Groove with Your Partner

There is nothing like throwing a perfect game as a pitcher or calling the perfect game as a referee. Just like in baseball and...

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