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1 Membership and Training Guide
NFHS Volleyball Referee Membership and Training Guide

2 Table of Contents Mission and Philosophy Requirements Pay Information
Points of Emphasis (current) The Rules Policies and By-Laws Training Acknowledgement

3 Mission The mission of TASO Volleyball is to serve the students of middle schools and high schools in the Texas by providing knowledgeable and well-trained officials for their volleyball matches. Philosophy While providing a level playing ground for all players is our overriding mandate, we hope that our officials will be not only teachers of the game, but also students of the game. By learning and understanding the game, officials will be better able to facilitate, not only fair matches, but also matches that are enjoyable for the players, coaches and spectators.

4 Requirements Minimum Age Dues Assigning Fees Transportation Dress Code
Must be 17 years of age Dues State and local Chapter dues paid annually as determined by your local Chapter. Assigning Fees Assigning fees for matches worked may be assessed for matches worked according to local Chapter policies Transportation You must have reliable transportation to get to local schools for match assignments. Dress Code Professional dress for matches is required – black slacks(no jeans or “khakis”), white TASO shirt, black belt, black socks, all-black shoes TASO Rules Test The annual TASO Rules Test must be completed with a passing score. Training All required training sessions must be attended per the annual training schedule. Meetings Attendance is required at meetings that are held prior to and during the season for the purpose of training and education. Electronic Communications Almost all communications to members is conducted via and postings on TASO and local Chapter websites. Members are responsible for monitoring and responding to notices posted/sent by TASO and your Chapter. Equipment Officials are responsible for providing their own equipment for conducting matches. A black whistle, black lanyard, flipping coin, net chain and ball pressure gauge are required. Line judge flags are highly recommended. Red and yellow cards are provided.

5 Match and Pay Information
Regular matches are held on weekdays, with normal start times being 5:00 or 5:30 (must be available to be on site 30 minutes prior to match time.) The season usually runs from mid-August to mid-November, with middle school matches starting after Labor Day. The busiest days for regular matches are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tournaments are generally held on Saturdays, with some occurring on Thursdays and Fridays early in the season. Assignments generally last 2 to 3 hours depending upon the level officiated. Officials are paid per match and for mileage based on the current UIL guidelines. Officials are independent contractors and are paid by the school districts. Payments are generated based on pay sheets submitted when matches are worked. Per UIL policy, payment should be received within 45 days of the match worked. If you have not received payment within 30 days, you should contact your co-official to see if they have been paid and the school’s business office to ensure they received a pay sheet from the match in question. Mileage – the maximum mileage that can be claimed is the round trip mileage from your house to the school. Pay sheets are available through your local Chapter. All officials should maintain an accurate log of their matches for tax records and to verify receipt of payments.

6 The Rules Rule 1 The Game Rule 2 The Court Rule 3 Game Equipment
Match format Pre-match conference Artificial noisemakers Rule 2 The Court Substitution zone Libero replacement zone Overhead obstructions Out of bounds Rule 3 Game Equipment Ball Net Team benches Rule 4 Player Equipment and Uniform Casts/braces Hair control devices Legal uniform Rule 5 Officials: Responsibilities and Positions Officials uniform and equipment First Referee Second Referee Scorer/Libero tracker Line Judges

7 The Rules Rule 6 The Team: Composition and Positions
Captain Positions Rule 7 Roster and Lineup 10-2-1 Rule 8 The Serve Illegal Service Fault Rule 9 During Play Team benches Live and dead ball Contacting the ball Player Actions Net Play Fouls Replay Unnecessary Delay Rule 10 Substitution and Libero Replacement Substitution Requests/Procedures Substitutes Libero Replacements

8 The Rules Rule 11 Time-outs and Intermission Rule 12 Conduct
General Reviewing decisions Injuries Rule 12 Conduct Unsporting Conduct Scoring/Libero Tracking Scoring a match Libero tracker duties Signals Concussion Management Sports Hygiene Officials Code of Ethics Master the rules and mechanics Impartiality Cooperation Dress Punctuality and professionalism Safety of student-athletes Ethical approach in forums, chat rooms and all forms of social media Casebook and Manual

9 Points of Emphasis – NFHS 2013-2014
The new signal sequence requires the first referee to whistle, indicate result of play (loss of rally/point or replay), then give the correct signal for the fault. When the second referee initiates a call, he/she shall whistle, move to the side of the net of the offending team and signal the fault. When the call involves a player in the net, the second referee signals the net fault and indicates the number of the offending player to the first referee. The first referee, if in agreement, indicates the result of the play, followed by the signal for the fault, then displays the number of the offending player. Teams are no longer required to go to the end line at the end of the set. They are required to properly follow protocol by changing courts or proceeding to the team bench when indicated by the first referee. Team S calls a time-out. The second referee indicates the number of time-outs used by each team, and then proceeds to check the score. The libero tracker confirms with the second referee the status of each team’s libero at the beginning of the time-out. At the end of the time-out, the second referee indicates the number of time-outs used and, in addition to other responsibilities, observes the status of the liberos is unchanged. Teams are permitted to use electronic devices for statistical and coaching purposes. Electronic devices may not be used by a referee to review any decision. A towel tucked into the uniform waistband is permitted, provided there is no safety hazard. If the towel repeatedly falls onto the floor causing a delay in the match or otherwise presents a new safety hazard, the referee may instruct the player to remove the towel at that time. Personal music devices and other electronics worn by players during warm-ups and the match present a safety hazard and shall be removed. In addition, wireless communication between a coach and a player on the court would result in a distinct advantage to the player and is illegal. In the case of a team having an injured/ill player who is unable to play at the end of an official’s time-out regarding injury/illness and there are no time-outs or legal or exceptional substitutes available, the first referee may call a special injury time-out of up to three minutes for the injured/ill player to return. If the player cannot return by the conclusion of that special time-out, then the team shall play short for the remainder of the set. This will only apply to teams that have six players and no teammates for substitution or exceptional substitution. The player may return in the next set if ready to play. A player may be granted only a single injury time-out during the match. After verifying the players on the court are in their correct positions and authorizing the libero to enter the court, the second referee indicates the floor captain to the first referee by using an open hand to designate that player. The captain shall respond by raising his/her arm toward the first referee. The second referee shall initial the scoresheet after each set and for final verification of match results. (The first referee is no longer required to initial the schoresheet.) Prior to a deciding set, the second referee shall: 1. Double whistle and signal holding coin above head to call the captains to the officials’ table to conduct the coin toss, home team captain calling the toss. 2. Indicate to the first referee with an open hand and arm extended which team has the serve. 3. Signal to the first referee that the teams shall change courts or remain at their current benches.

10 Points of Emphasis - TASO
Professionalism Pre-match Arrive properly dressed on court 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for the match Cordial, but not overly friendly interactions with coaches – never giving one coach more attention than the other Any necessary corrections of equipment or uniforms are requested, not demanded Co-official Always respectful of your co-official and the job he/she is doing No official is more important than another During the match Always treat players and coaches with respect during the match – even when they are not respectful Never verbally address a coach or player from across the court – communicate through captains or your R2 Post-match Do not linger to visit with coaches, players or spectators R2 Positioning Transition to offending team’s side prior to signaling fault Transition to offending team’s side prior to repeating R1’s signals  Following NFHS Protocols (Especially for those who work other rule sets, please follow NFHS protocols and rules differences) R1 and R2 positions during pre-game introductions Use of lineup card to check starting lineup on the floor – not the lineup sheets or score sheet Assistant coaches and players must be seated during play Sanctions – differences in yellow and red cards, delays – yellow is not a point in NFHS Can play with less than 6 players – must have 6 to start Hard, un-yielding head bands not allowed - unadorned bobby pins no longer than 2 inches, flat clips and soft hair devices may be worn Head coach and captain(s) must attend pre-match conference Teams do not switch sides in the middle of a deciding set Libero - noted for each set on lineup sheets – may be changed from set to set – may be captain Coach can verbally request a substitution Coaches may enter court during time-out Service – 5 seconds – may be dropped or caught for one re-serve per player per team’s term of service A ball penetrating the vertical plane of the net over the net may be returned to a team’s playing area by a player on that team provided the ball has not completely crossed the vertical plane when the contact is made Official’s signals – sequence – illegal attack signal 3rd and 4th contact by the same player is “4 hits” Line judge positions during time outs – at attack line and sideline near R1 R2 signals net fault, then displays number of offending to player to R1. R1 displays number of offending player,

11 Chapter Policies and By-Laws
TASO By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Available at Chapter Policies and By-Laws All members should be familiar with their Chapter’s Policies and By-Laws available through the local Chapter The Policies and By-Laws should have information about: Registration requirements Meeting requirements Information about dues and assigning fees Board member responsibilities Election procedures Discipline procedures Code of ethics Match cancellation and missed match fees Scrimmage credit policy Training requirements

12 Instructions for completing the annual TASO Rules Test
Navigate to Log in to the member’s portal using your TASO ID and password. (Default password for first time users is TASO2002) Under MY TASO Links click on TASO rules test When answering questions on the test, do not scroll using your mouse as this may change answers you have selected. Once you have completed the test, you can log out, log back in and see your test score under MY TASO Tests. To review your test, click on your score There are five available tests – your final score will be updated to your highest via a manual process

13 2013 Training Acknowledgement
Match and Pay information The Rules Points of emphasis – NFHS, State and Chapter Chapter and TASO By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Electronic Communications I ____________________, agree that I have reviewed and am familiar with all of the items listed above for the 2013 season. ____________________________ ______________ Signature Date

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