BALL HANDLING Case Book Guidelines: Only valid criterion for judgment is vision Did the contact result in catch, throw, or prolonged contact (like rolling) “Using an underhand, palms-open technique does not always result in an illegal hit” “A ball which spins off the first pad of the fingers or is merely deflected is probably legal”
VERBAL COMMUNICATION Partner –Collaborate with your partner about situations; pre-match and during play. Coach –All verbal communication should go through the captain (even if it’s loud enough for coach to hear) Captain –Use the verbiage of the rules. –Do not get into lengthy discussions where the captain runs back and forth across the floor to relay messages to the coach. Once is all.
Partner –Frequent eye contact between officials during the match; dead balls and transitions –Hand Signals (and “discrete” signals) Routines & habits (practice the right way) –“In times of crisis, we go back to ‘learned’ behavior.” –Develop personal routines R1 scan before beckon R2 managing tables and benches during dead balls When it comes to coaches, this is the only method of direct communication available. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
Verbal warning – tweet whistle SANCTIONS Warning 1 st Minor Offense Penalty 2 nd Minor 1 st Serious Offense Disqualification 3 rd Minor 2 nd Serious 1 st Flagrant Offense Point/LOR
WORKING WITH A NOVICE R2 Have a thorough pre-match discussion Be extra attentive during dead balls; prompt R2 if necessary Call blatant faults if you see them and R2 does not. Control bench area if necessary
BE CONFIDENT Know your roles and responsibilities When needed - sell the call Be willing to admit a mistake Move past your own/other’s criticisms Keep the match moving
BE CONSISTENT In ball handling violations In determining unsportsmanlike conduct Treatment of both teams
USE YOUR RESOURCES Federation Rule Book EOA Guidelines Get out and Observe (NCAA, USAV) Ask questions –Partner –Committee Members –Evaluators –Rules/Mechanics Interpreters –Commissioner