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Re: Contact under the net, outdoor USAV rules? Blair) writes:

> >  O15.2.1.1 If a player crosses the center line and interferes with an
> >  opponent during the continuation of a play, it is a
> >  fault, regardless of the opponent's ability to play the ball.
> What if the contact occurs after the ball is down?  

Once the ball is down, the play is over.  Unless you do something that
would draw a card, no penalty can be assessed.

> So here is my question, if the ball was down when the contact occured,
> and the contact was minor (he landed on my foot in the sand - doesn't
> get much more minor) and he fell to the sand, what would the ruling be?

See above.

Best Regards,
                  Todd H.
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
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