Video Plays of the Week


April 2022

This month's video warns us of the hazard of taking shortcuts in our officiating.


February 2022

 In this month's video, we can see how boys volleyball differs from girls.  The boys are bigger, stronger and faster generally speaking.  This means that your eye speed and anticipation must be in high gear!  

The CHSAA Boys Volleyball Season starts on March 10th.


January 2022

I hope everyone had great holidays and a happy New Year!
This month, we go back to something we all need to keep an eye on; Net Faults!  Keep your eyes and concentration where they should be and not on the flying ball.

Missed Net Faults 2


November 16 - November 20, 2021

 Back row setters can be sneaky!  Watch this video featuring setters sending the ball  over the net on the second hit.


November 2 - November 6, 2021

As the fall season winds down, I'd like to offer you all a holiday gift.  Below is a link to my YouTube channel which has all of my uploaded videos. If any of you have questions about plays or techniques, please feel free to view or use as you see fit.


October 25 - October 30, 2021

 As you know, Liberos are limited as to what actions they may take.  This one, setting using finger action while in the front zone, can be hard to detect but is no less illegal.


October 11 - October 16, 2021

We're focusing on the R2 this week.  A good R2 can make the R1s job SO much easier!


October 4 - October 9, 2021

It is all of our responsibilities to recruit and retain good officials.  On average, each of us needs to recruit 5 officials in order to maintain the cadre, let alone provide for growth in the sport.  
Say Yes to Officiating


September 20 - September 25, 2021

 Do you know what to do if an injury happens during a match?  Being prepared with the answers lessens the stress on everyone.


 September 13 - September 18, 2021

This week illustrates a finer point in volleyball officiating.  Be aware of the situation!
Hopefully, this video can be an "Ah Ha" moment for some.  The R2 here graciously agreed to use this moment for her to help others.


September 6 - September 11, 2021

We need to communicate with coaches, especially when they are upset. Calm listening can go a long way to prevent brief outbursts from escalating to misconduct cards.


August 16 - August 21, 2021

This week, we'll see some ball handling, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


August 9 - August 14, 2021

Here's an oldie that we can all re-visit:


April 26 - May 1, 2021

 A good R2 can make the difference between having a good match and a bad match.  Although the R1 sets the tone and has overall control of the match, the R2 works hard on the administrative details during a dead ball and protects the R1 by establishing a rapport with the coaches.


April 19 - April 24, 2021

 Recognizing and calling overlaps is a skill many of us need to improve.  Whether we use a line-up card or not, we need to be more diligent in recognizing positional faults and calling them when appropriate.


 April 12 - April 18, 2021 

Judging whether a block is legal or not involves both the vertical and horizontal planes of the net.  This can be tricky but learn from these videos. 


April 5 - April 10, 2021 

Are you supporting your R1 by doing your job to the best of your ability?  It takes concentration and resisting temptation!


March 29 - April 3, 2021

Sometimes, as R2s, we get caught in awkward positions because the players and the ball goes in unpredictable directions.  Our job is to anticipate the possibilities and get in the best position to make a call.  This weeks video highlights how to do just that.


March 22 - 27, 2021

More interesting and informative videos to tease the brain:

Block/Hit #1 or 2 hits?



March 15 - 20, 2021

Here is a good video example of an illegal attack.  You must be centered on the net to judge if the ball is still in the plane at the contact.