UNFINISHED BUSINESS FROM THE 8/11/19 MEETING:
A situation was discussed that we needed to look up in the rules book/officials manual before we gave a decision answer. The situation is if there was a pancake attempt that failed, but only the R2 could see it. The R2 should signal to the R1 in an attempt to draw out a whistle from the R1 to end the rally. The question was whether or not the R2 COULD whistle if the R1 doesn’t see the R2’s signal and if the R2 was 110% sure the ball hit the floor. After some research, Don Sleet emailed me the following statement:
“If the R2 sees that the ball hit the floor on an attempted pancake, they should conspicuously step to that side and discretely signal ‘ball inbounds.’ Hopefully, the R1 will see that and it is then up to the R1 whether or not to whistle it. If the R1 does not see the signal and the R2 is absolutely sure the ball hit the floor, the R2 may whistle it.”
Again, please make sure to pre-match this with your fellow referee. If you’re going to make an error, it’s better to let the rally finish, then discuss it at the stand afterwards, and then call the ball down later, as opposed to whistling a ball down and prematurely ending a rally when the ball should have been allowed to stay alive.
GET OFFICIAL TO BE AT THE GKCOA MEETING NEXT SUNDAY (8/25/19)
John, from Get Official, will be at the August 25 meeting at Winnetonka HS. John will arrive between 3:30-4:00. There will be some cash and carry items, however, for ease of shopping and pickup, especially if officials in need of MSHSAA shirts, please place orders at http://www.getofficial.com in advance no later than Sunday, August 18th, for pickup at the August 25 GKCOA Volleyball meeting.
Please use Coupon Code GKCOA19, which will trigger them to know to bring the order to the meeting.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
After the overlap portion of the meeting last week, let’s see if you can look at this serve receive formation (no numbers, just the formation) and determine if this is a legal formation or not. I was videotaping ball handling scenarios at the Oak Park team camp a couple of weeks ago and happened to see this from the first referee stand. Scroll down to the bottom for the answer.
Here is a list of jamborees beginning this week. If you want to observe, please contact the host school and get on their pass list. When you arrive, make sure to make contact with the referees, sit near the scorer’s table, and ask questions during the evening. Some schools may even need line judges, so you may be able to actually jump in a work a little bit as well.
Wed., Aug. 21 – 5:30pm at Lee’s Summit
Thurs., Aug. 22 – 4:30pm at Raytown South
Fri., Aug. 23 – 4:30pm at Cristo Rey
Fri., Aug. 23 – 5:00pm at Raytown
Sat., Aug. 24 – 10:00am at Cameron
Mon., Aug. 26 – 5:00pm at Center
Mon., Aug. 26 – 5:30pm at Sherwood
Mon., Aug. 26 – 6:00pm at Smithville
Mon., Aug. 26 – 6:00pm at Excelsior Springs
Mon., Aug. 26 – 6:30pm at Missouri Western in St. Joseph
Tues., Aug. 27 – 5:00pm at Lee’s Summit West
Tues., Aug. 27 – 5:30pm at Blue Springs
Tues., Aug. 27 – 5:30pm at Fort Osage
Tues., Aug. 27 – 6:00pm at Staley (webcast by GKCOA – details TBA)
Tues., Aug. 27 – 6:00pm at William Chrisman
Wed., Aug. 28 – 4:00pm at Lexington
- FROM THE GKCOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: MAKE SURE YOU ARE UP TO DATE WITH YOUR MSHSAA AND GKCOA DUES AND REGISTRATIONS! GKCOA members with assignments from GKCOA have until Tues., Aug. 27 to make sure all their requirements are up to date regarding MSHSAA and GKCOA registration or else assignments will be removed from your schedule.
- When Don and David ask you to email them with your open dates, please do so. It takes far less time when we have open dates from an official in front of us and we can quickly go to that date on Arbiter to look for openings. Otherwise, we have to go back and forth between an official’s Blocks page and back to the Assigning pages.
- If you receive assignments from schools which do not assign by Arbiter, then you will need to manually block those dates. Otherwise, officials will still show as available.
- Please check on dates in your Arbiter that show red/blocked, but for which you are still open. We have had several officials not accept assignments within the time frame and Arbiter blocked the date for them. We need as many open dates as possible.
- Please view the Notepad icon toward the right hand side of the assignment. If this icon is orange, there is a message there about details of the assignment.
- We will need all hands on deck for Sat., Oct. 12. Please update your Arbiter accounts. On this day we have eight 8th grade tournaments, two C-team tournaments, two JV tournaments, and two varsity tournaments. For those currently assigned to the 8th grade tournament, those locations will change. The 8th grade ADs have a meeting on September 4th and will notify us of the selected hosts schools. We will try to work with those individuals who are assigned to get them to the school near their home.
MSHSAA PART II EXAM
The Part II exam is now available, due on Mon., Sept. 9. Like last year, we will not go over the Part II Exam questions individually during a GKCOA meeting this year. We will ask if anyone has a question about the exam at the meeting next Sunday. REMEMBER, on the MSHSAA website, each person’s order of the questions will be different and the multiple choice answers may be in a different order. So, if you work in partners or groups on your own on the exam, please make sure don’t blindly transfer your answers from one person’s exam to your exam!
CORRECTIONS ON PREVIOUS GKCOA AGENDAS
- The window that the MSHSAA post-season application will be open will be Sept. 6-13. An incorrect date appears on previous agendas.
- GKCOA Meeting #4 will take place on Sun., Sept. 8 at LEE’S SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL, not Winnetonka.
THE GKCOA BALL HANDLING SURVEY!
Remember our focus on ball handling this season! By now, you should have read the definitions in the rules book and case book/officials manual of various type of ball handling. We will get into the weeds a bit about ball handling at the GKCOA meeting on Sun. Aug. 25.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to Oak Park’s varsity team camp and got up on the stand and filmed a number of different scenarios regarding ball handling. In addition, I used some clips from an NFHS video course called “Officiating Volleyball: Ball Handling” that does a better job of illustrating certain scenarios. So, I’ve selected a few clips for you to watch and make your own calls on the legality of these contacts. This will be anonymous. Don’t spend forever on this and rewind each clip over and over again…just like in a match, make a snap judgment and go with it, then mark your answer on the survey.
Please try to have your responses sent by Fri., Aug. 23, and I will have the results at the GKCOA meeting on Sunday for us to discuss at greater length.
CLICK HERE to take the GKCOA ball handling survey!
ONE MORE VIDEO FROM THE OAK PARK TEAM CAMP
Is there anything illegal going on in this video? We’ll talk about it at the meeting on Sunday!
Remember the next GKCOA volleyball meeting will be on Sun., Aug. 25 at Winnetonka High School (exact room TBA) with the new officials meeting beginning at 3:30pm with all officials going from 4:30-6:00pm. Don’t forget about Get Official being there–get your orders in by TODAY (Aug. 18) if you want them delivered to the meeting – see the Get Official announcement above.