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18. 07. 2016

Official volleyball rules PART 32: Referees - Refereeing corps and procedures

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Refereeing corps and procedures in volleyball.



The refereeing corps for a match is composed of the following officials:

–– the 1st referee, 
–– the 2nd referee,
–– the scorer, 
–– four (two) line judges.

For FIVB, World and Official Competitions an assistant scorer iscompulsory.


22.2.1 Only the 1st and 2nd referees may blow a whistle during the match: the 1st referee gives the signal for the service that begins the rally; the 1st or 2nd referee signals the end of the rally, provided that they are sure that a fault has been committed and they have identified its nature.
22.2.2 They may blow the whistle when the ball is out of play to indicate that they authorize or reject a team request.

22.2.3 Immediately after the referee’s whistle to signal the completion of the rally, they have to indicate with the official hand signals: if the fault is whistled by the 1st referee, he/she will indicate in order:

a) the team to serve, 
b) the nature of the fault,
c) the player(s) at fault (if necessary). If the fault is whistled by the 2nd referee, he/she will indicate:

a) the nature of the fault,
b) the player at fault (if necessary),
c) the team to serve following the hand signal of the 1st referee. 
In this case, the 1st referee does not show either the nature of the fault or the player at fault, but only the team to serve. In the case of an attack hit fault or blocking fault by back row or Libero players, both referees indicate according to and above. In the case of a double fault both referees indicate in order:

a) the nature of the fault, 
b) the players at fault (if necessary),

The team to serve next is then indicated by the 1st referee.

PREVIOUS, PART 31: Participants' conduct - Misconduct and its sanctions

NEXT, PART 33: Referees - 1st referee


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