VOLLEYBALL CHANGES FOR 2012-2013
June 26, 2012By Terry Werner of Northwest Montana A Conference
MONTANA HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
1 South Dakota Ave
Helena, MT 59601
(406)442-6010 / Fax (406)442-8250
2012-13 VOLLEYBALL RULE CHANGES
NOTE Beginning July 1, 2016 either the libero or his/her teammates shall wear a solid colored
uniform top that is clearly in contrast from the predominant color(s) of the teammates’
uniform top. The solid color uniform top shall meet specific design requirements.
5-4-3b(22) The coin toss for a deciding set shall be conducted by the second referee in front of the
10-3 PEN 1 Illegal alignment is now charged when an illegal substitute is identified in the set after the
whistle/signal for serve.
NOTE State associations have the authority to determine the number of electronic media
timeouts that may be taken and when they may be taken during the match.
2012-13 MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES
4-2-7 Clarifies the application of restrictions on visible undergarments worn with the uniform top
(t-shirts, body suits and other similar garments).
5-4-3b(2) Completes the listing of responsibilities for the second referee when repeating the first
9-7 Terminology is updated throughout rules to change “foul” to “fault.”
9-8-7i Clarifies play when ceiling suspended net system uses poles to retract net.
2012-13 Volleyball Editorial Changes: 5-1-3, 5-4-3b(16), 7-1-4 Penalty 1, 11-1-2
2012-13 POINTS OF EMPHASIS
1. Placement of net antennas when vertical tape marker is used Libero uniform
2. Host school responsible for providing and training assistant officials
3. Players to take positions on the court without delay
4. Only one manufacturers logo per uniform piece
5. Importance of line judges
6. Substitutes and libero entry to the playing court