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If you’re like many volleyball officials just starting out, you’ve played the sport in the past, you love the competition, and you’re looking for a way to stay involved. But you know there’s more to officiating than just knowing the rules. Officiating Volleyball offers up-and-coming and seasoned officials comprehensive guidelines for officiating matches with confidence.
Based on officiating mechanics endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Officiating Volleyball is the definitive guide for high school officials. You’ll learn what’s expected of you as an official, including your match responsibilities, procedures to follow, mechanics to use during the match, how to enforce infractions, and how to apply the rules in situations such as substitutions, player alignment, and the new libero position.
Officiating Volleyball is not a rules book--it’s a practical resource for implementing correct mechanics as developed and approved by the NFHS. Officiating mechanics are supported by nearly 100 photos and illustrations of positioning and signaling. Real-life cases demonstrate correct rulings, point out common officiating errors and how to avoid them, and challenge you to make the right call. A glossary of key volleyball terms is also included. It’s a resource sure to have a place in every official’s sport bag.
Part I Volleyball Officiating Basics
Chapter 1. Introduction to Volleyball Officiating
Chapter 2. Duties of Volleyball Officials
Part II Volleyball Officiating Mechanics
Chapter 3. Match Procedures
Chapter 4. Ball-Handling Violations
Chapter 5. Offensive Alignments and Overlapping and Screening
Part III Applying the Rules
Chapter 6. The Game, Court, Equipment and Uniforms
Chapter 7. Officials and Teams
Chapter 8. Play
Officiating Volleyball was developed by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) in cooperation with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
Based in Indianapolis, the NFHS is the rules authority for high school sports in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of officials nationwide and worldwide rely on the NFHS for officiating guidance.
ASEP is a division of Human Kinetics and has been a world leader in providing educational courses and resources to professional and volunteer coaches, officials, parents, and sport administrators for more than 25 years.
ASEP and the NFHS have teamed up to offer books, CDs, and online courses for high school officials through the NFHS Officials Education Program.