EOS Issues

Hello everyone,
I know it is late in the season but I have a few things to review:

1). Please contact me immediately if there are safety issues in the facilities.  A number of middle schools seemed to lack padding around the poles.  This is a very serious issue….we could be liable if something happened.  I do not want to put anyone’s safety in jeapardy.  I can only fix what I know is broken.

2) I can’t believe we are still having issues with this:
FRESHMEN play 2/3 games, ALL to 25 if they are playing on their own gym floor.  The deciding game is ONLY played to 15 when JV and Varsity follow on the same gym floor!

3) Officials point to the center line when there is a center line violation by a player and/or when the ball passes over the center line during a rally, NOT on a serve!

4) Next week begins league tournament play.  I am responsible for scheduling a number of tournaments but many team’s final standings have yet to be determined.  Please check your schedules throughout the weekend.  Some of you will have matches as early as Monday.

Enjoy the remaining season.
Thank you,
Heather

Timeout Procedures

Fellow Officials,
There is inconsistency in the T-O procedure. It is important that all read below until you fully understand what’s required. Discuss with partner at next match to make sure you both are on the same page.
1)  R2 starts a T-O with a double-whistle, moves to side of request, displays the correct T-O signal mechanic in front of chest, and then presents to the R1 the # of T-O’s used by both teams out in front of chest. 
2)  R1 also displays correct T-O mechanic and acknowledges R2’s T-O’s used with a head nod. (R1 does not display T-Os used at this point.) 
3)  R2 verifies the 1:00 min clock has started.
4)  R2 then confirms scorekeeper(s) has entered the score in the right box for the right team, and that they entered a “T” or a “Tx” in the current “square” prior to next serve.
5)  R2 asks Libero Tracker if the Liberos are In/Out for each team. Pay attention when teams retake their court.
6)  R2 moves to receiving side sub-zone to monitor the clock and each team bench area.
7)  R2 blows a double-whistle warning at 0:15 seconds OR earlier.
8)  R2 observes teams. If either team is delaying under 5 seconds, move to their side to respectfully ask coach/team to “please take their court.” If a team is late to court well after end-horn, R2 respectfully gives a verbal warning to coach that next time a delay sanction may be issued.
9)  R2 from the receiving side sub-zone with teams ready on court, cues the clock operator for the End-Horn and at the same time gives back the # of T-Os used out in front of head to the R1. (No double-whistle after horn.)
10) R1 now mirrors R2 showing # of T-Os used out in front of head.
11) R2 verifies 1:00 min back on clock, scans full court, line judges ready, both team benches for any issues and then gives back the court to R1 with the appropriate hand.
Please make sure your double-whistles are 2 loud short bursts that don’t run into each other.
Please make sure both teams have 6 players on each court before you cue the End-Horn, otherwise wait and let horn go automatic when under 5 seconds.