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Re: Down/2nd Ref.

Lee Bartlett <"lee.bartlett"@(remove)> writes:

> > I have *heard* about R1's allowing the R2 to call back-row attack or
> > block.  This frightens me.  I don't allow this myself.
> > 
> > - Michael Lehnertz
> I do not know about rules in the USA (where I assume the above post
> originated) but in FIVB rules it is the R2's responsibility to call back
> -row attacks or blocks.

The responsibility for whistling, deciding, and signalling back row
attacks/blocks is indeed part of USA Volleyball rules.  Rule
to be exact.

In practice, however, I've encountered many up refs prefer to whistle
back-row faults themselves and request down refs to discretely signal
the attack when they see it.

The up ref, from his/her elevated position, is better able to judge
whether the ball was competely above the height of the net during a
back-row attack, or if the back-row player reached above the net
during an apparent back-row block.

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