R1 RESPONSIBILITIES EOA VOLLEYBALLOFFICIALS CLINIC WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD
FEDERATION RULES EOA GUIDELINES COMMON SENSE REFERENCES
2014 RULE CHANGES • On R2-initiated calls, R1 awards point and then indicates player at fault, if necessary. R1 does not indicate nature of fault.
Contact partners (don’t wait on them) Keep contact numbers with you Find Host Administration Court safety/lines Partner briefing Pre-service scan SEASON REMINDERS
HOME SCORE TABLE VISITOR R1 IN-MATCH RESPONSIBILITIES R2 LJ 4 3 16 11 5 12 15 R1 SCANS…. 13 14 6 2 1 LJ Before the beckon the R1 SCANS….
Watching/anticipating the play Ball handling Net play/“bang-bang” plays Back row situations Communication Working with a novice R2 OTHER TOPICS
WATCHING THE PLAY JUDGE THE CONTACT
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”
BALL HANDLING • Avoid “automatic” calls • Zero in on contact of ball • Watch hands, not flight of ball • Give benefit of doubt to the player
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. VERBAL COMMUNICATION
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 1st Minor Offense Penalty 2nd Minor 1st Serious Offense Disqualification 3rd Minor 2nd Serious 1st Flagrant Offense Point/LOR 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
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 CONFIDENT
In ball handling violations In determining unsportsmanlike conduct Treatment of both teams BE CONSISTENT
Federation Rule Book EOA Guidelines Get out and Observe (NCAA, USAV) Ask questions Partner Committee Members Evaluators Rules/Mechanics Interpreters Commissioner USE YOUR RESOURCES