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Re: Tossing the Serve
- Subject: Re: Tossing the Serve
- From: Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 05 Feb 1999 13:45:54 -0600
- Newsgroups: rec.sport.volleyball
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> I haven't had any problems with this one yet. The serve toss seems
> a pretty clear thing: the toss is almost always higher than head
> height, it's executed with one hand,the serving hand comes back, and
> the player's eyes track the ball. I've seen players dribble, toss
> the ball a few times at chest height or lower with both hands, but
> the big, slower, one-handed serve toss is clearly different. I'd
> say just call it fair - if you legitimately think that it was a
> serve toss and it's caught or dropped, call it. If the player
> complains, don't worry about it. The loudest complainers often know
> they're wrong.
The rules phrasing "clearly tossed and released" is rather
unambiguous, I think.
If challenged, all you need to say is "In my judgement, the ball was
clearly tossed an released. As such, it was a service attempt. Side
No successful protest will result on the basis of this judgement.
> Explain the rule, and yellow an argument.
I'd defer showing color unless the complainer was either a) not the
captain, or b) continued bickering after the explanation.
Todd H. email@example.com
USAV Regional Referee, Great Lakes Region, Palatine, IL
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