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Re: Rules on tips
- Subject: Re: Rules on tips
- From: Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 03 Nov 1997 13:26:04 -0600
- Newsgroups: rec.sport.volleyball
- Organization: Not likely
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"Ken Huisman" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi there,
> Last week in my rec volleyball league we played against a team who when
> they tipped the ball it appeared they were getting awfully close to
> throwing the ball. We have no refs for that game so none of it got called.
> I was wondering if any volleyball referees could give me some guidelines
> that they use for judging when a tip is a throw or when it is a clean tip.
Without a referee, this is going to be a great source of frustration
for everyone who plays against this team! Getting the other team to
call themselves on this will be difficult at best. :-)
However, this aspect of ball handling was covered in a recent referee
clinic here in the GLR. While this is no substitute for watching a
large number of well-officiated matches to understand what is commonly
allowed, perhaps these guidelines will help:
Did the ball substatially change directions while in contact with
Was the ball over-controlled?
Was the duration of the contact something more than brief?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," the ball was
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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