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Re: Backrow attack, not quite simple as it sounds.
- Subject: Re: Backrow attack, not quite simple as it sounds.
- From: Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 18 Aug 1997 08:38:19 -0500
- Newsgroups: rec.sport.volleyball
- Organization: Not likely
- References: <email@example.com>
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Teron Uy" <email@example.com> writes:
[excellent disection of the rules deleted]
[this situation was intensely discussed at a rules clinic yesterday in
Des Plaines, IL]
> Scenario 1:
> CALL?: Play continues
> Scenario 2:
> My setter jumps to set the ball but all she does is put up a fist hoping to
> set it straight up, it penetrates the net ( part on our side part on
> opponent's side), opponent blocks it back.
> CALL?: Play continues?
Play continues if there's a teammate in the middle. Was the flight of
the ball toward that teammate? If so, play continues. If not, BRA.
> How about this one(this occurred a lot with my team)
> Scenario 3: ( no one at the Festival called a violation and let play
> continue )
> Setter on 2nd contact, tips the ball towards the opponent. The ball
> penetrates the net ( part on our side and part on the opponent's side), the
> opponent blocks it back.
> CALL?: Backrow attack violation?
If the ball is tipped toward the opponent, the flight of the ball is
not towards a teammate. The exception of 18.1 does not apply, hence
this action is a BRA.
> It would seem that according to 18.1 and 18.3 that intent would matter.
> That is, it matters whether the ball was passed to a teammate or not.
Strictly, intent does not matter. It's the flight of the ball that
matters. Commentary 18.1 states "...if the flight of the contacted
ball is toward a teammate."
Hence, your judgement should hinge on where the ball is headed, rather
than having to guess the setter's intent. :)
Todd H. firstname.lastname@example.org
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
Todd's Volleyball Referee Page http://www.io.com/~tdh/vball/
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