Second Referee Responsibilities Meeting with the scorer & libero tracker Assisting the R1 with BRA, BRB, ball down and assisted hits that the R1 might be screened from. Calling TOs & Subs Nets Centerlines Dealing with coaches
Arrive courtside in full uniform at least 30 minutes prior to start of match and inspect the playing area with the first referee Make sure you have necessary equipment (whistle, lanyard, and timing device) Attend captain’s meeting Time warm-ups (if R1 assigns this duty to you) Meet with R1 and discuss responsibilities Talk with scorekeeper & libero tracker R2 Techniques – Pre-Match
Talk with Scorekeeper Keep it brief! Substitution procedures Ready Signals Wrong Servers Sanctions
R2 Techniques - During Match Check line-ups before set begins - let R1 know who floor captains are Make eye contact with R1 before and after each rally Watch receiving team on serve - look for position faults Transition to blocking team’s side of net on each rally (DO NOT lean on the pole) - look for net violations and center line violations
R2 Techniques - During Match Scan benches in between rallies - look for coaches calling a time-out Communicate with coaches as necessary Administer subs and time-outs from a position near the scorer’s table Time all time-outs (1 min) - whistle at 45 sec – whistle again at 1 min to get teams back on the court Time interval between sets (3 minutes); whistle with 30 seconds remaining to get teams back on the court
When Team A requests a time out, the R2 will: – Step to Team A’s side of the net – Whistle and signal time out R1 copies the signal – Show the first referee the number of time outs taken by each team – Begin timing the 1 minute – Check with the scorekeeper Time Outs
Exceptional Substitution 1.A player (except the libero) who cannot continue playing due to injury or illness should be substituted legally. 2.If this is not possible, the team is entitled to make an exceptional substitution. 3.Which means that any player who is not on the court at the time of the injury, except the libero or his/her replacement player, may be substituted into the game for the injured player.
Priority for exceptional substitution By the starter or a substitute who has played in the position of the injured player, or by any substitute who has not already participated in the set By any substitute on the bench, regardless of position previously played By any other substitute or By the libero
Request after whistle and beckon for serve Delay in completing the substitution Returning substitution trying to go in the wrong position Relax and have fun!! Denying Requests
Technique for calling a net Whistle Step to the side of the fault Signal the player’s number Signal loss of rally signal after R1 initiates‘ R1 or First Referee Technique when R2 or Second Referee calls a net 1.Signal net 2.Repeat the player’s number 3.Give the loss of rally signal
COACHES When do you communicate with coaches – Before the match At the captains meeting Request line ups and rosters – During the match To answer a question about a call Tell coach taken 2 time outs Tell coach taken 15, 16, 17, & 18 th substitution
Back Row Attack Can you recognize the back row attack? What are some questions you should ask yourself? – Where is the player – front row or back row? – Is the ball above or below the height of the net?