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USAV beach double contact, hard-driven (was NF:Blocking the Serve)
- Subject: USAV beach double contact, hard-driven (was NF:Blocking the Serve)
- From: Todd <email@example.com>
- Date: 01 Sep 1998 23:12:24 -0500
- Newsgroups: rec.sport.volleyball
- Organization: Not likely
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org><1998090101460300.VAA25059@ladder03.news.aol.com><email@example.com>
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Xref: nathan.enteract.com sent-to-rsv:155
email@example.com (Wally Hendricks) writes:
> In article <1998090101460300.VAA25059@ladder03.news.aol.com>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org (VBCoacher) wrote:
> >Hasn't the US allowed double contacts on the first ball for a
> >while...providing that it was a "hard driven ball"?
> There has never been a "hard driven ball" rule in indoor volleyball
> in USA VB or NAGWS jurisdictions (I cannot speak for federation).
> The "hard driven ball" rule is an outdoor rule only (in that venue
> you can also hold a hard driven ball- this is not allowed indoors).
> Many, many people have thought that the hard driven ball caveat
> existed when it did not.
Indeed. The phrase hard-driven is very often used, but seldom
understood correctly. It's no wonder because we have so darned many
Wally has taken care of USAV indoor and NAGWS; Joe has spoken to
Federation rules; and (predictably) here's me to give the USAV beach
For more information on the hard-driven ball rule in USA Volleyball
beach rules, check here:
<a href="http://www.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp?AN=373263374">AOL-ers click here</a>
The key: you can momentarily lift/carry a hard-driven ball under USAV
outdoor rules, but you cannot double contact such a ball with the
fingers. See the link above for the appropriate rules citations.
Todd H. email@example.com
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
Todd's Volleyball Referee Page http://www.io.com/~tdh/vball/
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