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    RotW

    When an illegal Libero replacement is made, the assistant scorer waits until after the contact of serve and then notifies the second referee of the illegal replacement.

    A. Correct

    B. Incorrect

    Answer: Incorrect

    Reference: 19.3.2.9; Referee Techniques #28

    At 19-18 in set 1, it is discovered that Team B #18 is on the court through an illegal substitution. The officials determine the illegal player first entered the court several rotations earlier, and all points scores by Team B from that point forward should be removed.

    A. Correct

    B. Incorrect

    Answer: Incorrect

    Reference: 15.9.2.3

    As the second referee is checking line-ups at the start of a match, it is discovered that a team did not list a Libero number on the line-up sheet. What is the correct action?

    A. The team may immediately designate a Libero.

    B. The team must play with no Libero for the current set.

    C. The team must play with no Libero for the remainder of the match.

    D. The team may designate a Libero, but the Libero may not play for the first rally of the set.

    Answer: A. The team may immediately designate a Libero.

    Reference: USAV 7.3.4, USAV Casebook 7.3.2

    The Team S Libero is near the net next to a front-row teammate. The Libero and her teammate jump to block an attack-hit by the opponent. The Libero does not reach higher than the top of the net during this action, but her teammate blocks the ball to the opponent's court. What is the correct decision?

    A. Point Team S - The Libero did not touch the ball, so no fault has occurred.
    B. Point Team S - The Libero did not reach higher than the top of the net, so she’s not considered to be a blocker; no fault has occurred
    C.
    Point Team R - The Libero attempted to block
    D.
    Point Team R - The Libero was part of a collective block

    Answer: B. Point Team S - The Libero did not reach higher than the top of the net, so she’s not considered to be a blocker; no fault has occurred

    Reference: 14.1.1, 14.6.2, 19.3.1.3

    The Team A coach asks if she has a time-out remaining, and the 2nd referee informs the coach the team has one time-out remaining. The coach immediately calls a time-out, and the scorer then notifies the 2nd referee that Team A has already used both time-outs in this set. What is the correct action?

    A. Immediately end the time-out and assess Team A an improper request
    B. Immediately end the time-out and sanction Team A with a delay
    C.
    Immediately end the time-out with no penalty to Team A
    D.
    Allow the time-out since the 2nd referee gave the coach incorrect information that was immediately acted upon

    Answer: C. Immediately end the time-out with no penalty to Team A

    Reference: USAV 24.2.7.d.

    Team R player attacks the ball near the antenna. Team S touches (blocks) the ball at the same time as the ball contacts the antenna. What is the correct decision?

    A. Point Team S
    B. Point Team R
    C.
    No fault
    D.
    Replay

    Answer: A. Point Team S

    Reference: 8.4.3

    Which of the following is permitted when a rally is stopped and replayed due to an injury?

    A. A time-out request by the injured player’s team after the initial evaluation period
    B. A substitution request to replace the injured player
    C.
    If the Libero is currently on the bench, a Libero replacement to replace an injured back-row player
    D.
    Any of these are permitted

    Answer: D. Any of these are permitted

    Reference: USAV 17.1.1

    Team A designates two Liberos on the Set 1 line-up sheet, #6 and #14. During play in Set 1, #6 is injured and unable to play. When is Team A allowed to re-designate a new Libero?

    A. At the start of Set 2
    B. After a completed rally
    C. Only if #14 is declared unable to play by the coach or captain
    D.
    Immediately

    Answer: C. Only if #14 is declared unable to play by the coach or captain

    Reference: 19.4.1.1, 19.4.3

    S #5, a back-row player, jumps with one foot touching the attack line and attacks the ball while it is completely above the top of the net. A collective block consisting of Team R's back-row setter and a front-row player touches the ball, and the ball lands in Team R's court. What is the correct decision by the referees?

    A. Illegal back-row attack by Team S; Team R wins the rally
    B. Illegal back-row block by Team R; Team S wins the rally
    C.
    Double fault; replay
    D.
    Ball in-bounds; Team S wins the rally

    Answer: C. Double fault; replay

    Ruling: The attack by the back-row player became an attack-hit fault when the opposing team touched the ball, and a blocking fault was committed simultaneously by the collective block of Team R's back row setter and front row player. The rally ended when the ball was contacted by the block.

    Reference: 13.1.3, 13.2.2, 13.3.3, USAV 13.3.7, 14.1.1, 14.1.4, 6.1.2.2, USAV Casebook 13.06

    Team R's setter jumps and sets the ball near the top of the net. After the setter has released the ball, a Team S blocker reaches beyond the net in an attempt to block and touches the Team R setter's hands. What is the correct decision?

    A. Point Team S
    B. Point Team R
    C. No fault
    D. Replay

    Answer: C. No fault

    Reference: 11.1.1, 11.4.1

    While attempting to retrieve a teammate's errant pass, R6 reaches beyond the sideline of an adjacent court that is in use. Without contacting that court at any time, R6 plays the ball while it is entirely above the adjacent court and passes it back into Team R's court. R2 then makes the team's third contact and attacks the ball to the floor of Team S's court. When should the 1st referee whistle to stop play?

    A. When the ball enters the playing space above the adjacent court.

    B. When the ball lands on the Team S court.

    C. When R6 contacts the ball while it is in the playing space above the adjacent court.

    D. When R6 reaches beyond the sideline of the adjacent court.

    Answer: B. When the ball lands on the Team S court.
    Reference: USAV 9.b.
    Rationale: Similar to playing a ball that's over the crowd, an adjacent court is a non-playable area, but since the ball never hit the ground, it is still in play. It is not a fault to play a ball over a non-playable area, provided that the player is still in contact with the playable area.

    When the R2 calls an illegal block, they blow their whistle, show the illegal block signal, then indicate the offending player with an open hand. The R1 then awards the point and R2 mimics the awarding of the point.

    A. Incorrect

    B. Correct

    A. Incorrect
    Rationale: If the R2 whistles an illegal block, they do not indicate the offending player with an open hand. They simply show the illegal block signal, then mimic the R1 when awarding the point (similar to a centerline violation).
    Reference: 22.2.3.2; Referee Techniques #4b.

    During Set 2, a Team B player is injured an unable to continue playing. There are two substitutions on the bench, #6 and #19, both of whom have played in this Set in a position other than the injured player's position. What is the correct action to be taken by the referees?

    A. Substitute either #19 or #6 for the injured player. The injured player may not return to the match.

    B. Substitute either #19 or #6 for the injured player. The injured player may not return to Set 2.

    C. Substitute either #19 or #6 for the injured player. The injured player may return to Set 2 w/ approval from a trainer or medical personnel.

    D. Grant Team B a special three-minute injury time-out. If the player is still unable to play, Team B defaults the set.

    A. Substitute either #19 or #6 for the injured player. The injured player may not return to the match.
    Reference: USAV 15.7

    In the HOA region, in 15-and-over play, when a match has a paid official (R1), which of the following is a place the work team coach can be? (Choose ALL that apply)

    A. R2

    B. Scorer of record

    C. Present at the scorer's table, but with no official job

    D. Assistant Scorer (libero tracker) of record

    E. Score flipper

    A. R2

    B. Scorer of record

    Rationale: The coach may be R2 or scorer of record in 15-and-over play. The coach may NOT just sit at the scorer's table unless there is a career R2.

    Which of the following is the correct technique for administering an improper request by the R1?

    A. Place a yellow card over the opposite wrist, on the offending team's side of the court.

    B. Place a red card over the opposite wrist, on the offending team's side of the court.

    C. Place your palm over the opposite wrist, on the offending team's side of the court.

    D. A "wave-off" - a sweeping motion with the arm extended, open hand, palm facing away from the body, on the offending team's side of the court.

    C. Place your palm over the opposite wrist, on the offending team's side of the court.

    Reference: Officiating Techniques, Points of Emphasis, & Match Procedures #8, p105

    Which of the following is the correct way for an R2 to request a delay sanction?
    A. Verbalize the request for a delay sanction (e.g., "I need a delay sanction for Team A."
    B. Display the delay sanction signal, without a card, in the chest area.
    C. Display the delay sanction signal, with the appropriate card, in the chest area.
    D. Display the delay sanction signal, without a card, overhead.
    E. Display the delay sanction signal, with the appropriate card

    Answer: B. Display the delay sanction signal, without a card, in the chest area.

    Reference: Officiating Techniques, Points of Emphasis, & Match Procedures 20.e. (p. 107)

    Team A substitutes #3 for #8. After the substitution, A #3 serves two points and then serves the ball into the net. Team B serves for a point, and it is then discovered that Team A #3 has already been in the set in a different position. What actions should the referees take?
    A. Correct improper substitution & cancel substitution charged to Team A. Award Team B an additional point. Team B continues to serve.
    B. Correct improper substitution & cancel substitution charged to Team A. Remove the two points scored by Team A #3. Team B continues to serve.
    C. Correct improper substitution & cancel substitution charged to Team A. Assess a delay sanction to Team A. Team B continues to serve.
    D. Correct improper substitution & cancel substitution charged to Team A. No points are removed or rewarded. Team B continues to serve.

    Answer: D. Correct improper substitution & cancel substitution charged to Team A. No points are removed or awarded. Team B continues to serve.

    Reference: USAV 15.9.2.3a, USAV 15.9.2.3b

    The 2nd referee tells the Team B coach that he has two substitutions remaining, so the team chooses to make one substitution. The scorer then informs the 2nd referee that this was the team's 12th substitution. The coach says he would not have made the substitution if he had realized it was the 12th substitution. What is the correct action?

    A. Since the coach immediately acted upon the misinformation, the coach can withdraw the substitution with no penalty.
    B. The coach can withdraw the substitution, but will be assessed a delay sanction.
    C. The coach can withdraw the substitution, but will be assessed an improper request.
    D. The team will be given one additional substitution since the 2nd referee gave incorrect information that was immediately acted upon.

    Answer: B. The coach can withdraw the substitution, but will be assessed a delay sanction.

    Reference: USAV 24.2.7.f. - When a team acts upon misinformation but the action does not result in an excessive substitution or time-out, the request is considered legal and is not grounds for the team to change or withdraw the request. A delay sanction is assessed if the team withdraws a legal request that has been acknowledged (whistled) by a referee.

    Officials Schedules

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    List of Venue Information and delivery dates

    1. VENUE ASSIGNMENTS  --- 20:00 Wednesday before the event
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    Pre-Nationals

    MAVS - Lenexa

    Courts are numbered on the Alpha List 21-28 and correspond to MAVS courts 1-8.
    MAKE SURE YOU GET THE AGE APPROPRIATE BALL BEFORE GOING TO YOUR COURT
    No Step-In Line for 12s since they are using the lighter ball
    Saturday - Best of 3, Start at 4-4
    Sunday - Best of 3, Start at 0-0
    TIME MANAGEMENT WILL BE CRITICAL! ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY

    V01 06/10/22 11:30 Sat/Sun Schedule Alpha List - MAVS Volleyball Facility

    V01 06/10/22 11:30 Sat/Sun Schedule Grid - MAVS Volleyball Facility

    Sports Pavilion Lawrence

    Saturday - Best of 3, Start at 4-4
    Sunday - Best of 3, Start at 0-0
    TIME MANAGEMENT WILL BE CRITICAL! ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY
    You will be paid for R1 matches only.
    R2 and Scorer are part of your training/evaluation
    If you are assigned as an "A" you are an observer/evaluator.
    If you are assigned as an "L" you are a shadow observer,
    you will complete an Observation sheet independent of the Assigned Observer.
    Then you will participate in the debrief of your partner
    SATURDAY - All Candidates and Observers should arrive 1 hour prior to their first assignments

    V01 06/10/22 11:30 Sat Schedule Alpha List - Sports Pavilion Lawrence

    V01 06/10/22 11:30 Sat Schedule Grid - Sports Pavilion Lawrence

    V02 06/11/22 22:30 Sun Schedule Alpha List - Sports Pavilion Lawrence

    V02 06/11/22 22:30 Sun Schedule Grid - Sports Pavilion Lawrence

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    Regionals

    V01 03/25/22 10:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Davies VB Complex - Regionals 10 Select, 11 Select

    V01 03/25/22 10:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - New Century Fieldhouse - Regionals 12 Premier

    V01 03/25/22 10:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - OKUN Fieldhouse - Regionals 14 Select

    V01 03/25/22 10:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Sports Pavilion Lawrence - 11 Premier, 13 Select

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    regionals

    V01 03/18/22 15:45 Sat/Sun Schedule - Davies VB Complex - 12 Select

    V01 03/18/22 15:45 Sat/Sun Schedule - New Century Fieldhouse - 13 Premier

    V01 03/18/22 15:45 Sat/Sun Schedule - OKUN Fieldhouse - 17 Premier

    V02 03/19/22 11:45 Sat/Sun Schedule - Sports Pavilion Lawrence - 14 Premier, 16 Select

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    HEART CHALLENGE CUP

    V01 03/10/22 17:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Davies VB Complex -17s

    V02 03/11/22 11:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - New Century Fieldhouse - 16s

    V01 03/10/22 17:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - OKUN Fieldhouse - 15s

    V01 03/10/22 17:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Sports Pavilion Lawrence - 12s, 13s, 14s, 18s

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    V01 02/24/22 20:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Farha Andover - Keeper of the Plains 14s, 15s

    V01 02/24/22 20:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Farha South - Keeper of the Plains 16s, 17s, 18s

    V01 02/24/22 20:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Wichita Hoops - Keeper of the Plains 12s, 13s

    Keeper of The Plains Officials/Staff Dinner Dinner Sat. 6:30pm

    Wichita Brewing East
    535 N Woodlawn Drive
    Wichita KS 67208
    (316) 440-4885
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    Schedules For This Weekend (No Venue Changes for Officials)

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    V02 02/18/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Anthony Rec Center - Border Series 11s and 15s

    V01 02/17/22 16:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Eisenhower Rec Center - Border Series 13s and 17s

    Venue Assignments (subject to change if tournament changes)

    Officials Venue Assignments 02/16 22:30

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    Head/Lead Referees will assign R2 for Gold Final at All Venues

    Schedules For This Weekend

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Davies

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Homefield

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Mavs

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - New Century

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Okun

    V01 02/11/22 10:30 Sat/Sun Schedule - Sports Pavilion Lawrence

    Schedules For This Weekend (No Venue Changes for Officials)

    SUN V04 01/29/22 14:20 Sat/Sun Schedule - 417 Athletics

    SUN V04 01/29/22 14:20 Sat/Sun Schedule - The Clubhouse

    V02 01/28/22 18:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - CY Sports

    V02 01/28/22 18:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - The Fieldhouse

    V02 01/28/22 18:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Ozark Jr High School

    V02 01/28/22 18:00 Sat/Sun Schedule - Ozark Middle School/Strafford Sports Center

    Venue Assignments (subject to change if tournament changes)

    Officials Venue Assignments 01/26 16:00

    Rte 66 Officials Dinner Sat. 7:00pm

    Archie's Italian Eatery
    1410 E Republic Rd
    Springfield, MO 65804
    (417) 720-1763
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    Hays Middle School - Sat:16s; Sun:14s;

    Hayes High School - Sun:18s

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    V01 01/21/22 13:30 Sat/Sun Schedule Sports Pavilion Lawrence

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    V03 01/07/22 16:00 PLQ 12s/13s New Century Schedules

    V02 01/07/22 15:30 PLQ 15s/16s Sports Pavilion Lawrence

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    PLQ 17s & 18s Schedule

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