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AHSAA BALL HANDLING
Ball-Handling ► Ball handling JUDGMENT is perhaps the most important officiating skill for a volleyball referee. ► Ball handling requires a referee having a grasp of ball handling rules and an “eye” to make judgment calls
Ball-Handing ►Players are allowed to use ANY part of their body rather than an implement to play the ball, as long as the contact is legal.
What is Legal Contact? Legal Contact can be: ► Made with ANY part of the body. ► Must be hit cleanly ► Must NOT be CAUGHT or THROWN ► CANNOT visibly come to rest or involve prolonged contact
Quotes to Remember ► It does not matter what the player or the ball does before the contact is made or after contact is completed. ► What happens while the player is in contact with the ball doesn’t matter. ► Remember! “UGLY” is not a ball handling violation
► Unorthodox movement ► Poor technique during the contact ► Bad body position ► Contact sound ► And Please not “BALL SPINNING” ► One must have a “grasp of RULE” REMEMBER NONE OF THESE ARE CRITERIA FOR BALL HANDLING VIOLATIONS
Techniques ► One should IGNORE how the ball handler is positioned to the ball. ► ZONE in on ONLY the player’s body parts making actual contact with the ball. ► EVALUATE what happens during the entire contact
Techniques to Practice ► The Three R’s: READY! READ the ball handling action REACT to whistle a violation
Ball Handling ► Techniques to practice: ► Call only what you see. ► Don’t guess ► If you get screened from the action, get visual help from the second referee (R 2). ► The second (R 2) DOES NOT whistle ball handling FAULTS! (Always work as a TEAM)
CONSISTENCY ►A referee is expected to call violations on all blatant or obvious ball handling errors. ► Teams and players will adapt to whether it’s called tight or loose, as long its CONSISTENCY. ► Set your standard to the skill level or competition level. Whatever STANDARD YOU START the match with STICK TO IT for the entire match
Ball Handling Tips ► Do not follow a moving ball ► ZOOM forward with rapid eye where the next contact might occur ► During an attack quickly shift your view from attacker to net to defense ► Observe all of the hitters attack
► When ball passes blocker find defensive player who will be playing the ball ►Get ball! there before the
Review ► Good officials continue to be students of the game. ► The importance of knowing and identifying legal contact is using your judgment, knowledge, techniques, and consistency. ► Officials must understand coaches’ strategies.
Questions to ask YOURSELF § § Was the ball caught or thrown? Did the ball have prolonged contact? Did the ball visibly come to rest on a body part (s)? Was the ball over controlled or under controlled?
Any Questions or Comments?