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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Volleyball Rules Changes Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis

2 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Changes

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4 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Uniform Rule Note (new e.) A single school or mascot reference may be placed on the sleeve(s) of a solid-colored uniform top. It shall not exceed 4 by 4 inches or 3 by 5 inches.

5 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Second Referee Rule 5-5-3b(1) The second referee can make a call for out of bounds for an antenna fault on his/her side of the net without restriction to an informal signal. The R2 is in a good position to make this call.

6 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Time-Out Rule 5-5-3b (new 12) The second referee whistles, two short tweets, to end a time-out only if the audio signal has not sounded and both teams are ready to resume play prior to 60 seconds expiring.

7 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Line Judges Responsibilities Rule 5-9-2a Note When the server is on left third of service area, (a) the line judge moves directly back in line with the sideline extended or (b) if directed by the first referee, to the side of and in line with the end line extended.

8 NCHSAA Regulation  New season limit of 23 matches for Volleyball during the regular season.  Necessary since Volleyball will be seeded next year – no pre-determined brackets for Playoffs.  Reduces travel costs and puts in line with other sports that have seasonal limits.

9 NCHSAA Regulation  STAR Sportsmanship program no longer utilized for Ejections and Disqualifications.  New course is the NFHS Sportsmanship nfhslearn.com. This is a free course.  Must be completed before athlete returns to competition in addition to game(s) sanctions in accordance with the NCHSAA Ejection Policy.

10 NCHSAA Regulation  Any Coach who is ejected from a contest must take the NFHS “Teaching and Modeling Behavior” course before returning to competition in addition to game(s) sanctions in accordance with the NCHSAA Ejection Policy.  This is a $20 fee cost to the coach.

11 NCHSAA Regulation  Any coach ejected/disqualified from a contest must completely leave the confines of the stadium/arena. No electronic communication(s) is allowed.  Any student-athlete ejected /disqualified from a contest is allowed to remain in the team bench area for supervision purposes.  Any student-athlete serving an ejection suspension may be in the team area but not dressed in game uniform.

12 NCHSAA Regulation  All non-faculty and newly hired coaches must take the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” course prior to the first date of competition in their sport.  $500 fine per game for non-compliance.  All coaches are mandated to complete the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” course by August 1, 2015.

13 NCHSAA Regulation  ALL coaches must complete the NFHS “Concussions in Sport: What You Need To Know” course prior to the first date of PRACTICE in their individual sport.  $500 fine per game for non-compliance.

14 Coaching Leadership  In deference to personal sensitivity and potential social media exposure, coaches are asked to please instruct their student athletes to not change jerseys in the gym/bench area or other public areas.  Please have your athletes change clothes in a confined area not open to the public, i.e., locker room or restroom area.  Concern expressed by Volleyball Regional Supervisors and clinicians/interpreters in promotion of positive reflection of our sport.

15 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Volleyball Editorial Changes

16 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Signals Rule 5-2-1b Clarification in Rule 5-2-1b and the Officials Manual that there is no need for the first referee to mirror the second referee’s signal for the violation if the fault is whistled by the second referee.

17 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Court Protocol Rule (New c.) Specifically outlines the procedure for teams to follow after the deciding set coin toss and their location of team benches for the final set.

18 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Substitutes Rule a During a time-out, the coach may report a substitution(s). The R2 reports the substitution(s) to the scorer. The player(s) shall enter the set at the end of the time-out without following normal exchange protocol.

19 EDITORIAL CHANGE © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Other Editorial Changes The serve/receive and playing areas for set No. 1 are determined 9-4-6bAdded “provided the simultaneous contact was not the team’s third hit.” Informal SignalsAdded information regarding informal signals and reference to Officials’ Manual

20 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Volleyball Points of Emphasis

21 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Courts and Markings Rule The boundary lines of the court are strongly recommended to be one clearly visible color contrasting to the color of the floor. A shadow-bordered line may be used for the center line.

22 POINT OF EMPHASIS © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Informal Signals Hand signals for player numbers Referees need to discuss the use of informal and non- verbal signals in their own prematch conference Signaling of players’ numbers is very important Suggested standard for signaling players’ numbers is provided in detail in the NFHS Case Book and Officials Manual When a player is in the net, the referees will communicate the number of the player in violation Signaling provides assistance in communicating to coaches, players and fans as to the offender High school volleyball officials may not work with each other frequently, so consistency in the use of the hand signals is important

23 POINT OF EMPHASIS © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC Informal Signals from R2 to R1 for situation out of view of the R1 There may be occasions when there is a play that is the responsibility of the R1, but is clearly out of his/her view The R2 shall assist the R1 by ruling upon such a situation through a visual, informal signal During referee’s prematch conference, how such signals will be conveyed should be discussed Good eye contact between officials is imperative The R2 should hold the informal signal long enough for the R1 to observe and the R1 will accept or not accept if view not blocked Referees must be alert and communicate with each other when these situations arise

24 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Officials Manual Changes

25 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC End-of-Set Clarification in the Officials Manual for the second referee confirming with the timer to start three-minute clock between sets with the first referee’s second whistle, initialing the scoresheet and collecting new lineups for the next set.

26 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Solid-Colored Uniform Review

27 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance  Regarding the solid-colored uniform top: The solid-colored uniform top shall clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the teammates’ uniform top. Predominant color(s) is the color(s) appearing on approximately half of the uniform. Sleeves shall be the same color as the body of the uniform top. Piping/trim not exceeding 1 inch in total at its widest point may be placed along the seams and may be a different color(s) than the uniform top. Lettering and collars may be a different color(s) than the uniform top. Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specifications in the respective uniform rules. A single school name, club name, mascot name and/or player’s name may be placed on the body of the uniform top, but shall not disrupt the integrity of the solid-color uniform top. Designs are not permitted. A mascot, not to exceed 4x4 or 3x5 inches, may be placed on the front and/or back of the jersey. (Spartan head, tiger head, etc.) A single mascot reference and/or school/club name may be placed on the sleeve(s), but shall not exceed either 4 by 4 inches or 3 by 5 inches. (Beginning July 1, 2016 for NFHS)

28  Sleeves on solid-colored jersey shall be the same color as body of uniform  Cap-style sleeves shall meet this requirement if being considered as solid-colored uniform  A single school mascot or team reference may be placed on the front and/or back of the solid-colored jersey. The mascot/team reference shall not exceed 3x5 or 4x4 inches Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves Not to exceed 3x5 inches or 4x4 inches on sleeve(s)

29 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves Shall not exceed 4x4 or 3x5 inches to preserve integrity of solid-colored body Front Back

30 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance  Sleeves on solid- colored jersey shall be the same color as body of uniform  Cap-style sleeves shall meet this requirement if being considered as solid-colored uniform Non-compliant Sleeves different color from body sleeve

31 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance  The integrity of the solid color is disrupted by the change in color for the mascot in this example  Using a change in shades of the uniform color is not in compliance with “a solid color”  Exceeds 4x4 or 3x5 inches Non-compliant

32 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance  Solid-colored jersey could be white or gold, but no blue

33 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Non-compliant – design on solid-colored jersey

34 Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Can solid- colored jerseys be white, red or blue? No to all three colors Team members’ jersey, so what is the predominant color? Red, white and blue – no clear, predominant color  If a multiple-colored jersey does not have a predominant color, the libero’s jersey color must be different than any color on the teammates’ jerseys

35 The Rules Book, Case Book/Officials’ Manual, Scorebook and other volleyball materials can be ordered: Online at By calling NFHS Volleyball Publications

36 NFHS Volleyball Case Book Update The Case Book has undergone an extensive update – Old cases removed – New cases added – Existing cases revised Thanks to committee for their work on Case Book – Joe Campbell, TX– Carmen Hartley, ID – Christina Fiebich, MN– Sharon Hughes, NJ – Debi Hanson, OR– Ellen Townsend, NV Must have publication for officials and coaches!

37 NFHS E-books Electronic versions of NFHS Rules and Case Books are now available for purchase as e-books Apple users can visit iTunes for available books Apple, Android and Kindle users can buy e-books from Amazon.com and view them through the Kindle app $5.99 – Visit for more informationwww.nfhs.org/ebooks

38 Coaching Volleyball

39 Free! $20 $50 All NFHS courses can be accessed at

40 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Thank You for your support of High School Athletics!


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