August 29, 2019

Please refer to the following table for the differences between rules during High School and Club season:


March 4, 2019

Rule 12.5 in the Volleyball Canada Rulebook addresses the issue of a serving team preventing their opponent from seeing the server and the flight path of the ball.

The rule states:

  • The players of the serving team must not prevent their opponent, through individual or...

January 25, 2019

Every official knows the importance of the rules of the game. Regardless of sport, there are some unwritten rules you should follow as well.

The following from our friends at is recommended reading:

16 Unwritten Rules of Officiating

January 24, 2019

Tripleball is a variation on standard volleyball that is typically used with beginning / younger players of the game.  Tripleball gets its name from the 3-ball sequence that is used.  The sequence is as follows:

  1. Team A serves the ball to Team B to initiate a ra...

January 24, 2019

As we transition from the school volleyball season into club volleyball, it is important to review the differences in rules and procedures between the two.

There are also rule and procedure changes from the last club volleyball season to this season.  Volleyball Alberta...

January 14, 2019

Retired international referee, Malcolm Mousseau, is currently living and working in Calgary.  Malcolm was invited to participate in the Ottawa podcast, From the First Chair.  Malcolm addresses officiating and the relationship between the coach and the referee.


December 18, 2018

Team A serves a speedy jump-float to Team B.  The Team B libero makes a fantastic attempt to pass the ball, but the resulting pass has a slight shank to position 4.  The setter for Team B is entering from position 1 and needs to make a speedy course correction to get t...

Judgment. It’s a word that referees use on a regular basis, and it is the key factor when making ball handling calls. While it is easy enough to say, it is much more difficult to apply. By definition, judgment is “the ability to make considered decisions or come to sen...

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