Message sent to r.s.v.

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Hitting with other than hands writes:

> My daughter had an argument with her gym teacher about hitting the ball with
> someone's head.  Is this ever a legal hit?

Show these to both parties:

1998-99 USA Volleyball 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
   any direction.
   14.4.3 The ball may touch various parts of the body, provided that the
   contacts take place simultaneously.  EXCEPTIONS:
  During blocking, consecutive contacts may occur by
           one or more blockers provided the contacts occur during one 
  During the first hit of the team (not blocking), the
           ball may contact various parts of the body consecutively,
           provided that the contacts occur during one action.
          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.


Search this archive! | Back to Todd's Ref Page | Main Index | Thread Index