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Center Line Violations
firstname.lastname@example.org (GORDON TAM) writes:
> what about ppl who cross the line? i mean the line that separates the
> teams..the line that is underneath the net. from what i know, you cant
> cross the line. but some ppl say that you can cross it as long as u
> dont touch the net..others say you can cross it as long as you dont
> touch a person on the opposite team. what is the rules on that?
This situation is covered is the rec.sport.volleyball FAQ at
The USA Volleyball 1996-97 indoor rules state:
16.3.2 Penetration into the opponent's court, beyond the center line to:
220.127.116.11 touch the opponent's court with (a) hand(s), foot or feet is
permitted, provided some part of the penetrating hand(s)/foot/feet
remains either in contact with or directly above the center line;
18.104.22.168 contact the opponent's court with any other part of the body
(except hair) is a fault.
For example, it is legal to have your toe on the opponent's court as
long as some part of your heel in on or above the center line, for
instance. If your foot or hand is completely across the center line,
it is a fault. Also, if your penetration into the opponent's space
causes interference, this is a fault regardless of whether part of
your foot is above the center line.
Outdoors, of course, there is no center line. You can cross into the
opponent's space provided you stay out of the net and do not interfere
with the opponent.
Todd H. email@example.com
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
Todd's Volleyball Referee Page http://www.io.com/~tdh/vball/
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