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Re: AVP Rule interpretation (My vent on spin)

Andrew Scott <> writes:

> Bart Blair wrote:
> > Please don't take this personally, but I HATE when people say this.
> > Technically, spin or lack there of means very little when judging the
> > leaglity of a set.  It has, however become one of the standards that
> > we
> > use.
> > 
> > If what you said is true, then can you please explain how I can set a
> > wildly spinning (in any direction) ball and it can come out with no
> > spin.  
> 	Don't take this personal, but I think if you have to ask such a
> question you need to have more training...

Andrew,  you're out of line here.

I think Bart makes an excellent point here that is overlooked by many
novice referees.  As any good clinician will tell you, spin does not
automatically signal a double contact.  It can be a clue, but not a
condemnation.  The USAV outdoor rules specifically state this: Rotation of a set ball may indicate a held ball or
        multiple contacts during the set, but in itself is not a

In fact, the absence of spin on a set from a heavily spinning pass can
be a clue to a _held_ ball.

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