2014-15 Volleyball Coaches Clinic

Volleyball Clinic
Chiquana Dancy, Director
Sports, Championships & Student Services
Important Dates
Date of 1st Practice: Friday, August 1st
Date of 1st Contest: No earlier than
Monday, August 18th
Playoff Dates
Reporting Deadline:
1st Round:
2nd Round:
3rd Round:
4th Round:
October 16th (6 AM)
October 18th
October 21st
October 23rd
October 25th
October 28th
November 1st
Dead Periods
Winter: Oct. 29th through Dec. 1st
Spring: Feb. 16th through March 15th
2015-16 Summer Dead Periods:
June 29th - July 5th
July 20th - July 26th
Board Approved Items
Any student-athlete who is ejected or disqualified from
a contest is required to complete the NFHS Sportsmanship
course before being eligible to return to competition.
New Regional Supervisor of Official: Robin Forehand of
Northeastern Volleyball Association
Board Approved Items
Dropping pod system for seeding for 1A schools
Clarification that “once the seeding process is
completed and the brackets have been finalized, no other
team or individual will be substituted in or added to the
brackets as a result of a change in the reported record
(incorrect or adjusted).”
A 23-match regular season limitation for volleyball
Season Limitation
This does not change the tournament format.
Whatever equates to a match in tournament
competition must be counted towards the 23-match
season limitation.
Weekly/daily limitations have not changed
Conference tournaments are not included
Official Statistics Provider
– Records and standings for post-season qualifications
• 2014-15: MaxPreps Record = Official Record
• Incorrect record subject to DQ from playoffs
– All game results MUST be entered by Saturday,
October 15th at 11:59 p.m.
• Triple check your record!
– Instructions can be found on the NCHSAA website
Qualifying for the Playoffs
• All classifications will be a 64-team bracket
• Qualifiers
– Automatic
• Must finish 1,2 or 3 in straight conference, 1 or 2 in a
– At Large
• Based off highest 22-game winning percentage
Playoff Seeding
• Once the 64 qualifiers have been determined
– Split East and West based on geography
• Seed the East then the West based on the following:
Seed all #1’s by 22-game record
Seed all #2’s by 22-game record
Seed all #3’s by 22-game record
Seed all “at large” teams by 22-game record
• 1 v 32, 2 v 31, 3 v 30, etc.
The quality of responsible behavior characterized
by a spirit of generosity and a genuine concern for
opponents, officials and teammates.
• Wholesome athletic environment
• Good Sportsmanship > Victory
• Modest in victory, gracious in defeat
• Respecting judgment and integrity of game
• Role modeling good behavior
NFHS Rules Changes
Mark Dreibelbis – Associate
Commissioner/Supervisor of Officials
Rule 4-2-2 Note (new e.)
A single school or mascot reference may be placed on the
sleeve(s) of a solid-colored uniform top. It shall not exceed 4
by 4 inches or 3 by 5 inches.
Second Referee
Rule 5-5-3b(1)
The second referee can make a call for out of bounds for an
antenna fault on his/her side of the net without restriction to
an informal signal. The R2 is in a good position to make this
Rule 5-5-3b (new 12)
The second referee whistles, two short tweets, to end a
time-out only if the audio signal has not sounded and both
teams are ready to resume play prior to 60 seconds
Line Judges Responsibilities
Rule 5-9-2a Note
When the server is on left third of service area, (a) the line
judge moves directly back in line with the sideline extended
or (b) if directed by the first referee, to the side of and in line
with the end line extended.
Line Judge
Rule 5-9-4 Note 2
PlayPi c®
• In 2014, flags shall be
used by line judges,
unless determined by the
state association to use
hand signals
NCHSAA Regulation
• Any Coach who is ejected from a contest must
take the NFHS “Teaching and Modeling
Behavior” course before returning to
competition in addition to game(s) sanctions
in accordance with the NCHSAA Ejection
• This is a $20 fee cost to the coach.
NCHSAA Regulation
• Any coach ejected/disqualified from a contest must
completely leave the confines of the stadium/arena. No
electronic communication(s) is allowed.
• Any student-athlete ejected /disqualified from a contest is
allowed to remain in the team bench area for supervision
• Any student-athlete serving an ejection suspension may be in
the team area but not dressed in game uniform.
Coaching Leadership
• In deference to personal sensitivity and potential
social media exposure, coaches are asked to please
instruct their student athletes to not change jerseys
in the gym/bench area or other public areas.
• Please have your athletes change clothes in a
confined area not open to the public, i.e., locker
room or restroom area.
• Concern expressed by Volleyball Regional Supervisors
and clinicians/interpreters in promotion of positive
reflection of our sport.
Court Protocol
Rule 9-2-3 (New c.)
Specifically outlines the procedure for teams to follow after
the deciding set coin toss and their location of team benches
for the final set.
Rule 10-2-5a
During a time-out, the coach may report a substitution(s).
The R2 reports the substitution(s) to the scorer. The
player(s) shall enter the set at the end of the time-out
without following normal exchange protocol.
Courts and Markings
Rule 2-1-2
The boundary lines of the court are strongly recommended
to be one clearly visible color contrasting to the color of the
floor. A shadow-bordered line may be used for the center
Informal Signals
Hand signals for player numbers
• Referees need to discuss the use of informal and nonverbal signals in their own prematch conference
• Signaling of players’ numbers is very important
• Suggested standard for signaling players’ numbers is
provided in detail in the NFHS Case Book and Officials
• When a player is in the net, the referees will communicate
the number of the player in violation
• Signaling provides assistance in communicating to
coaches, players and fans as to the offender
• High school volleyball officials may not work with each
other frequently, so consistency in the use of the hand
signals is important
Informal Signals from R2 to R1 for
situation out of view of the R1
• There may be occasions when there is a play that is the
responsibility of the R1, but is clearly out of his/her view
• The R2 shall assist the R1 by ruling upon such a situation
through a visual, informal signal
• During referee’s prematch conference, how such signals
will be conveyed should be discussed
• Good eye contact between officials is imperative
• The R2 should hold the informal signal long enough for the
R1 to observe and the R1 will accept or not accept if view
not blocked
• Referees must be alert and communicate with each other
when these situations arise
Clarification in the Officials Manual for the second referee
confirming with the timer to start three-minute clock between
sets with the first referee’s second whistle, initialing the
scoresheet and collecting new lineups for the next set.
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
Regarding the solid-colored uniform top:
– The solid-colored uniform top shall clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the
teammates’ uniform top. Predominant color(s) is the color(s) appearing on
approximately half of the uniform.
– Sleeves shall be the same color as the body of the uniform top.
– Piping/trim not exceeding 1 inch in total at its widest point may be placed along the
seams and may be a different color(s) than the uniform top.
– Lettering and collars may be a different color(s) than the uniform top.
– Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other
specifications in the respective uniform rules.
– A single school name, club name, mascot name and/or player’s name may be placed
on the body of the uniform top, but shall not disrupt the integrity of the solid-color
uniform top. Designs are not permitted.
– A mascot, not to exceed 4x4 or 3x5 inches, may be placed on the front and/or back of
the jersey. (Spartan head, tiger head, etc.)
– A single mascot reference and/or school/club name may be placed on the sleeve(s),
but shall not exceed either 4 by 4 inches or 3 by 5 inches.
(Beginning July 1, 2016 for NFHS)
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves
Not to exceed
3x5 inches or
4x4 inches on
Sleeves on solid-colored jersey shall be the same color as body of uniform
Cap-style sleeves shall meet this requirement if being considered as solidcolored uniform
A single school mascot or team reference may be placed on the front and/or
back of the solid-colored jersey. The mascot/team reference shall not exceed
3x5 or 4x4 inches
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves
Shall not exceed
4x4 or 3x5 inches to
preserve integrity of
solid-colored body
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
Sleeves different color from body
• Sleeves on solidcolored jersey
shall be the same
color as body of
• Cap-style sleeves
shall meet this
requirement if
being considered
as solid-colored
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
• The integrity of
the solid color is
disrupted by the
change in color for
the mascot in this
• Using a change in
shades of the
uniform color is
not in compliance
with “a solid
• Exceeds 4x4 or
3x5 inches
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
• Solid-colored jersey could be white or gold,
but no blue
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
Non-compliant – design on solid-colored jersey
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance
jersey, so what
is the
Red, white and
blue –
no clear,
Can solidcolored jerseys
be white, red or
No to all three
 If a multiple-colored jersey does not have a predominant color, the
libero’s jersey color must be different than any color on the
teammates’ jerseys
Coaching Volleyball
All NFHS courses
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Thank You for your support of
High School Athletics!
Eligibility & Compliance
Que Tucker – Deputy Commissioner
• Power Point
– Required viewing for all coaches
– Should be done with the athletic director
– Includes opportunities to discuss concussions/sudden
cardiac arrests/Sickle Cell Trait, etc.
• Preseason Meeting
– Required attendance by all parents
– Time to share rules, regulations, expectations, philosophy
– Time to get all required signatures--pledges, Gfeller-Waller
information, etc.
• Eligibility Checklist
– Use to ensure school has done its due diligence
Clinic Attendance
• Head coaches in football, soccer, volleyball,
basketball, wrestling, swimming, baseball,
softball, and track & field and lacrosse must
attend an NCHSAA approved State Rules Clinic.
– Must be completed prior to coaching in the first contest; subject
to $400 fine, in addition to a $500 fine if he/she actually
coaches in the contest
– Can be satisfied at the NC Coaches’ Association Clinic being
held here in Greensboro—July 21-24
Clinic Attendance
– If the head coach cannot attend the NCCA clinic or is not
hired until afterwards, the requirement can also be met at
one of the statewide officials’ clinics, which are posted on
the NCHSAA Website under clinics. Please note that
several volleyball and soccer clinics for officials occur prior
to the NCCA Clinic.
• Athletic directors cannot satisfy this
requirement by attending a rules’ session in
place of the head coach
Coaches’ Education
• NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course
– Currently, all non-faculty and newly hired coaches must
take the Fundamentals of Coaching Course; certificate of
completion must be on file at the individual school
– Complete prior to first contest; subject to a $500 fine;
continuing to coach without completion = another $500
– All coaches must have satisfied the requirement to take
this course by August 1, 2015.
Coaches’ Education
• Concussion Management Certification
– Effective August 1, 2014, the NFHS Concussion Course
(free on-line course) or an equivalent course must be
completed by all coaches
– Prior to the first date of practice for that sport;
subsequently, the certificate of completion must be on file
at the individual school; subject to $500 fine
Coaches’ Education
• “Education is a journey, not a
Coaches’ Education
– Accredited Interscholastic Coach (AIC)
• Requires completion of 4 courses:
–Fundamentals of Coaching
–1st Aid, Health & Safety for Coaches
–Sport Specific Course or Teaching Sports
–Concussion in Sports (Free)
Coaches’ Education
– Certified Interscholastic Coach (CIC)
• Completion of AIC requirements
• Plus:
–Teaching & Modeling Behavior
–Engaging Effectively with Parents
–Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment
–Strength & Conditioning
–2 additional courses (User Choice0
• NFHS Sportsmanship Course
– Replaces the Star Sportsmanship Course for
any ejected/disqualified player
– Free, on-line course (nfhslearn.com)
– Certificate must be sent to NCHSAA
Gfeller-Waller Concussion Law
• Requirements of the Law:
– Concussion signs and symptoms
• Given prior to participation
• Parents/athletes sign indicating “receipt of”
– Return to Play (RTP) form signed by a physician licensed to
practice medicine
When in doubt, sit them out”
– An up-to-date Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
• Must be on-file
• Must be posted
• Must be updated annually
Transfer Policy
• Now one year old
• If a bona fide change of residence—no
transfer waiver necessary
• Transfer packet with forms are on-line;
password protected
• Work with athletic director to ensure students
meet residence rule requirements
Master Eligibility Form
• Added a column in order to indicate a student
“meets local promotion standards”
• Changed the attendance column to indicate a
student “meets local attendance policy”;
note that the statewide 85% rule has given
way to the local requirements relative to
Have a Great Year!
• Get involved with student services
• Visit the NCHSAA website often
• Pick-up your card as you leave today
– Enter your code into the computer immediately to
get credit for attendance
– Avoid $400 fine for your school
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