The MPA Volleyball Committee has added an item to their annual volleyball bulletin requiring all host schools to provide ADULT (over 18 years of age) line judges for all regular season VARSITY matches. No exceptions.
MAVO has prepared and offered these tools for your staff so they can be prepared to be able to do the best job possible during your home matches. Please pass these on to everyone who may be working at your matches this season.
FOR NFHS VOLLEYBALL SCORE KEEPING
It is required that scorekeepers and assistant scorekeeper (Libero Tracker) be at the scorers table no less than 20 minutes prior to the start of each match.
Scorekeepers are an integral part of the officiating crew. It is essential that scorekeepers be proficient in scorekeeping. The assigned R1/R2 officials should not be expected to train the scorekeeping staff.
The scorekeeper should:
The scorekeeper and assistant scorekeeper (Libero tracker) should:
Line Judges are an integral part of the officiating crew. They are an extra set of eyes for the R1/R2 and provide valuable information quickly and professionally. The position of Line Judge (LJ) must be taken seriously, and those who have a hard time staying focused on their job should not volunteer for this position.
Line Judges should:
NOTICE: Starting with the 2021 Maine High School Girls volleyball season, the Maine Principals Association is requiring all host schools to supply 2 (two) ADULT (18 and over) Line Judges for each home varsity match.
TIPS FOR BEING A GOOD VOLLEYBALL LINE JUDGE
TIPS FOR BEING A GOOD SCOREBOARD OPERATOR/TIMER
One person the entire gym relies heavily upon is the scoreboard operator/timer. The match doesn't run smoothly if the person in charge of posting the running score and timing isn't right on top of it the entire game.
PRE-MATCH TIMING SEQUENCE (the time in bold print requires a blast from the scoreboard horn/buzzer)
TIME OUTS: At the start of the first set set the scoreboard clock to 1:00. This is the maximum length of a time out. This way the clock is ready as soon as the R1 signals for a time out. Start the countdown clock. The clock should not be started until the R1 indicates the time out. Do not start it when the coach asks for it.
TIMING IN-BETWEEN SETS
(updated, January 6, 2023)