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Re: Overhead bump: Great Lakes region
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- Subject: Re: Overhead bump: Great Lakes region
- From: Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 22 Aug 1997 08:56:39 -0500
- In-Reply-To: Kristian Milec's message of Sat, 16 Aug 1997 18:53:08 -0700
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Kristian Milec <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I know that the GLR has only bumps on the serve allowed. the problem is
> that when I bump overhead, the ball goes sailing back to the other side
> of the net. Is the ball to be contacted with the palms facing up
> (meatier part of teh forearm), or with palms facing each other (the
> bones contacting). thanks
To answer your question, I would suggest contacting the ball with your
palms facing up to expose a meatier and flatter area of your
However, I suspect that you are citing a local rule from the league in
which you play.
The Great Lakes Region plays by the same USA Volleyball rules as any
other region--you can double contact any first ball provided the
multiple contact is made in a single attempt to play the ball:
1997-98 USAV indoor rules:
14.4 Characteristics of the hit
14.4.1 The ball may touch any part of the body.
14.4.2 The ball must be hit, not caught or thrown. It can rebound in
14.4.3 The ball may touch various parts of the body, provided that the
contacts take place simultaneously. EXCEPTIONS:
220.127.116.11 During blocking, consecutive contacts may occur by
one or more blockers provided the contacts occur during one
18.104.22.168 During the first hit of the team (not blocking), the
ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively,
provded that the contacts occur during one action.
22.214.171.124 Commentary The first hit of the team includes
reception: (a) of the serve; (b) of an attack hit
by the opponent [this may be a soft or hard
attack-hit]; (c) of a ball blocked by one's own
team and (d) of a ball blocked by the opponents.
During the team's first hit successive contacts
with various parts of the player's body are permitted
in a single action of playing the ball. These
include contacts involving "finger-action" on the ball
and contact with the foot. The ball, however,
may not be caught and/or thrown.
As another poster mentioned, the serve reception rule you mention is
most often seen in Rec. leagues, not sanctioned USAV GLR competition.
For instance, the local Motorola Volleyball Club states that you must
receive serve with your arms locked together--either by a regular
forearm pass, or by the "tomahawk" overhead contact that you describe.
Todd H. email@example.com
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
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