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Volleyball Timeout

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Introduction

We learned about the breaks that happen during a volleyball game. Let's finish the chapter by talking a bit more about timeouts. We also learned that Volleyball does not have a game clock, so there is no halftime. In this tutorial, we're going to learn about when players have breaks during the game.

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Timeouts

During the game, coaches are allowed to request breaks called Timeouts. We'll learn more about how many and what kind of timeouts there are in volleyball in Chapter 2.4: Volleyball Timeouts.

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Game Interval

In between sets, teams are allowed three minutes to switch sides and prepare for the next one, this is called a game interval.

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Game Delay

If any team takes too long or interrupts gameplay, they may be charged with a violation by the referee for a game delay. This begins as a warning, then turns into a penalty on the second offense.

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Injury Delay

If a player gets hurt during the game, the referee stops the game until the player is helped.

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30-Second Timeout

Each team is allowed two timeouts that are thirty seconds long. Coaches and players can call timeouts during the game.

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Technical Timeout

A technical timeout is a minute long timeout called by a referee. It is typically called when the leading team reaches eight and sixteen points during each set.

There are no technical timeouts during the fifth set.

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