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Volleyball Referee

In volleyball, the officials and referees have control of the game. There are four (4) officials for a volleyball game:

Each official and referee is responsible for interpreting the rulebook for a different part of the volleyball game, however the 1st referee always has the final say.

As a volleyball fan, no need to worry about what each of the officials do. If you're curious, we'll cover them in future volleyball tutorials.

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Table of Contents

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Faults and Violations

The officials will call faults or violations on a player or a team as they happen during the game.

When players or teams break any rules or make mistakes the referee will call a fault or violation. They usually result in a side out: possession of the ball and a point for the opponent.

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Official Signals

You'll hear the 1st or 2nd referee blow a whistle when a rule is broken. The referee will then announce why play has stopped. The referee will use hand signals to indicate which rule was broken.

Line judges stop play by raising a flag.

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