USAV / Badger Region Rule Changes for 09/11 Season Note: The rule changes noted below are only “some” of the rule changes that will immediately impact the course of play for this season. To review the full document, “2009-2010 Domestic Competition Regulations, Significant Volleyball Rule Changes and Clarifications” go to: http://www.usavolleyball.org/content/index/2495 New Net Rule 11.3.1 Contact with the net by a player is not a fault, unless it interferes with the play. 11.4 PLAYERS’ FAULTS AT THE NET 11.4.4 A player interferes with the opponent’s play by (amongst others): - touching the top band of the net or the top 80 cm (2’ 7.49”) of the antenna during his/her action of playing the ball, or - taking support from the net simultaneously with playing the ball, or - creating an advantage over the opponent, or - making actions which hinder an opponent’s legitimate attempt to play the ball. * The interpretation of this is that contact with the top tape of the net during play is now interference. However, contact with any other part of the net during play is legal as long as there is no interference. Players may still not take support from the net while playing the ball or to create an advantage while playing the ball. 11.3.1: 1. Deleted 11.3.1: Contact with the net by a player is not a fault, unless it is made during the action of playing the ball, or it interferes with the play. Some actions of playing the ball may include actions in which the players do not actually touch the ball. 2. Replaced with 11.3.1: Contact with the net by a player is not a fault, unless it interferes with the play. * This confirms that touching the net is legal as long as there is no interference. 11.3.2: 1. Deleted 11.3.2: Once the player has hit the ball, he/she may touch the post, rope or any other object outside the total length of the net, provided that it does not interfere with play. 2. Replaced with 11.3.2: Players may touch the post, ropes, or any other object outside the antennae, including the net itself, provided that it does not interfere with play. * Players may continue to legally contact the rope and standard outside the net. However, players may now contact the net outside the antenna legally. Here is a resource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGCD8wE50Iw New Centerline Rule 1. Deleted 18.104.22.168: To contact the opponent’s court with any other part of the body is forbidden. 2. Replaced with 22.214.171.124: To touch the opponent’s court with any part of the body above the feet is permitted provided that it does not interfere with the opponent’s play. * This means that an player’s foot which is encroaching into the opponent’s court still has to be on or shadowing the centerline to be legal. However, now any other body part may legally contact the opponent’s playing area as long as there is no interference. USAV / Badger Region Scorekeeper Guide Changes for 09/10 Season General Score Sheet Changes 1. The Improper Request notation has been removed from the Sanctions section and relocated to its own section above the Sanctions section. 2. A signature box has been added for each adult team captain. For junior teams, a coach will be required to sign the score sheet at the completion of the set, in addition to the R1. Note: A PowerPoint presentation explaining the use of the Improper Request notation is available from the Badger Region website: http://www.badgerregionvolleyball.org/ScorekeeperReferenceMaterials.aspx Reference page #’s 25-26. Score Sheet Example: Badger Region Rule Adaptations 10/11 2. RULES OF PLAY and Badger Region Adaptations 2011 All competition sanctioned by the Badger Region is governed by the current edition of the USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations, with the following adaptations: 1) In all non-qualifying Badger Region junior events, the libero is allowed to serve as a one-year experimental trial, beginning in 2010-2011; 2) Pre-match team handshake: teams will line up on the end line and, at the referees signal; the teams will follow the sideline to the net and shake hands with the other team. Libero Service Rule Application – Scoring and Libero Tracking Libero Serving. The libero can serve in one rotation by replacing the player who is in position No. 1 at that time. When the libero serves, the points scored are marked in the running score with a triangle rather than a slash. Additionally, the first time a team’s libero serves in a set, a triangle is placed around the Roman numeral (I - VI) listed in the SERVICE ORDER section where the libero served. This indicates the only rotation where the libero can serve for the rest of that set. The Assistant Scorekeeper will triangle the service order position where the libero served. Score Sheet Example: Libero Tracking Sheet Example: Libero Replacements Replacements cannot occur during a timeout. A replacement is allowed after the timeout during the same dead-ball period. In one rotation, the libero can replace the player in position No. 1 and serve the next rally even if the libero is already on the court in replacement of another player. In this situation, the libero does not have to exit the court before replacing the player in position No. 1. Warm-up Procedure The same warm-up procedure that has been used in the past that would allow for the team, not holding the court for warm-ups, to ball handle off-court will be used. Badger Region Important Tournament Guidebook Changes 09/10 Replaced 24 hours with 5 business days Tournament Directors must notify team representatives submitting a tournament entry form within 5 business days of their acceptance, rejection (if filled) or on a waiting list to a tournament. Refund of entry fee/fees must be made within 5 business days. Replaced 1 week with 3 weeks A team that withdraws later than Monday (12:01AM), 3 weeks prior to the tournament is not entitled to a refund of their entry fee. Clarification of Scorer’s Table Personnel Note: Only the Scorer, Assistant Scorer and Flip Scorer are allowed at the Scorer’s Table. I-pods, cell phones, electric devices etc are not ALLOWED at the Scorer’s Table or with Line Judges. Note: An adult member of the roster is also allowed at the table. For training purposes, additional personnel may be present at the Scorer’s Table, if permitted by the R1 and R2.