Volleyball

Volleyball

Check the Scoreboard after each Rally

During our careers, each of us is bound to hear those irritating words shouted by parents or spectators or a team, “The score is...

Post-Match Pitfalls

We just want to be understood. It’s human nature, especially when it comes to officiating — we want people to know, understand and accept why we made a...

Train Your Brain 

Do you ever wonder if you have the correct type of brain for officiating? Do you find it easy to make a quick decision based...

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...

Set the Table

For years, we’ve never really acknowledged the importance of the scorer as an integral part of a volleyball officiating crew. It seems there has...

Keep-It-Flying Approach Is Challenging

One of the biggest areas of concern during a match for coaches and referees is ballhandling. Ballhandling decisions can make or break a match. In recent years, volleyball...

Be a Step Ahead When Calling Back-Row Blocks 

Back-row blocks are more common than one might think. To the casual observer, blocking is thought to be a player(s) at the net with hands above the head,...

Always Time for Teachable Moments

Whether it is during the prematch conference or a postmatch debrief, a formal evaluation or a self-evaluation, or in a classroom clinic setting, we...

Veteran Approach

As we prepare for each season, we study rules and interpretations, casebooks and officiating manuals, and attend preseason clinics and meetings. And once the season starts, we usually have...

Second Referee Is The Voice of Reason

A successful second referee needs strong speaking and listening skills. They must possess thorough rules knowledge that allows for quick, accurate answers during the heat of battle when...

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