Update - September 29, 2016
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The latest trend in hair decoration is feathers woven into the hair. The WIAA interpretation is that this is not allowed in the sports of volleyball and cross country. This is due to the metal attachment that is often used to attach the feather to the hair. While it is possible that there are feather attachments that are not "hard and unyielding", for the sake of consistency and expediency, all feathers in the hair are illegal.
Several of the teams in the 7th and 8th grade leagues have started to use the 6-2 offense which has the setter coming forward from the back row. Some have been getting called for rule violations and are confused with the rule. We discussed this at our Oct 27th board meeting and received clarification of the rule.
We/MAISL believed that the setter just couldn't block or attack the ball but the rule listed below, clarifies that the "attacking" part of the call is based on the position of the ball when it's hit, combine with where the back row person is positioned on the court.
WIAA Volleyball-- Rule 9, section 5 article 5.
A back row player shall not;
A; participate in a completed block
B; attack a ball which is completely above the height of the net while positioned;
1. On or in front of the attack line or its out of bounds extension
2. In the air, having left the floor on or in front of the attack line or its out of bounds
Note; An illegal back row attack shall not be called until the ball has completely crossed the net or is legally blocked by the opponent.
Ms. Deanna Grahn – Volleyball Program Commissioner
2010 WIAA Volleyball Rules Bulletin #2
Please see the posting on the "Documents Page". We have taken excerpts from the bulletin and they are posted for your review and for the continuing education of our coaches and referees
RE: Player substitution for an injured player
If I have substituted all of my players into a game and another player is injured and needs to come out of the game, am I allowed to use one of my players on the bench (who has already paired with someone else by substitution) to fill in the spot or do I have to play short?
You may use one of the players on the bench for the injured player. However, the injured player cannot re-enter the game nor can the player coming off the bench sub back in for the first player they were subbing with throughout that game.
Player C has not subbed in for any other player nor has a player subbed in for C. A subs for B and B is on the bench. C gets injured. C is out for the game nor matter how good she feels. If all of the players on the bench have already subbed in for another player, B may come in for C but must remain in the game in C's place and may not sub back in for A throughout the game nor can any other player sub in for C because all subs would have been used up. In essence, B becomes C.
Player X has subbed in for Y. X gets injured. X is out for the duration of the game no matter how good she feels. Y comes in for the remainder of the game and no one may sub in for Y in place of X even if there are unused players on the bench (unless Y gets injured too - in which case I would wonder why these kids are so injury-prone.)
WIAA Volleyball Rules Bulletin
Please see posting on the "Documents Page" for this update. We have taken excerpts from this bulletin and posted them for your review and use as a
tool for the continuing education of our coaches and referees
5th Grade Service Line
The 5th Grade League will be able to serve from a line 20' back from the net.
A "Do Over" will be allowed on the first service (overhand or underhand) of each rotation. The
ball must be between the antenna and over the net to qualify as a valid serve. If the first serve does not meet this criteria, the player is allowed a re-serve. A serve outside the antenna will warrant a re-serve