Proper Procedural Rules for Volleyball Referees
Only the first and second referees are allowed to blow whistles during a match.
The first referee may give the scorer the option to use an audible device to notify the volleyball referees of "out of rotation" faults.
The First Referee - Rules for Volleyball During the match, the first referee performs their duties on a referee stand located at one end of the volleyball net. The first referees view must be approximately 50 cm above the net.
First Referee Authority - Rules for Volleyball The first referee directs the match from beginning to end. The first referee has authority over all members of the officiating crew and team members.
During the match, the first referees decisions are final. The first referee has the authority to overrule decisions of the officiating crew when it is noticed that they are mistaken.
The first referee may replace a member of the officiating crew who isn't performing their duties appropriately.
The first referee has the power to make decisions on any matters that involve the game including those not provided in the rules.
The first referee shall not allow any discussion about his/her decisions.
However, the first referee may give an explanation on the application or interpretation of the rules based upon which the decision was made. This request must be made by the teams game captain.
If the game captain doesn't agree with the explanation, the captain may protest the decision.
The first referee is responsible for determining whether the playing area equipment and playing conditions meet playing requirements.
First Referee Responsibility - Rules for Volleyball Prior to the match, the first referee
During the match, only the first referee is authorized to...
At the end of the match, the referee checks the score sheet and signs it.
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