Countdown (Begins from advertised hall booking time)
- Hall is cleared from previous use.
- Erect volleyball net, posts and aerials; check height of net (2.43m – Men, 2.24m –Women)
- Ensure scorer’s table, chair, scoreboard, scoresheet and rotation slips are present.
- Scorer begins entering players’ and match officials’ details onto scoresheet.
- Use of National League players in a team MUST be declared now by the team(s) in question.
- 1st Referee calls captains to scorer’s table, conducts the toss and informs the scorer the outcome of the decision.
- Scorer should record the order of service.
- Captains and/or coaches should sign the scoresheet.
- 2nd Referee should give rotation slips to both team captains (or coaches)
- 1st Referee should signal start of official 10 minute warm-up period; hitting though position 4.
- 1st or 2nd Referee whistles for both teams to begin hitting through position 2.
- 1st or 2nd Referee whistles for both teams to begin serving practice.
- 1st or 2nd Referee whistles to signify end of warm-up period.
- Both teams should retire to their benches outside of the free zone.
- 2nd Referee obtains rotation slips from teams (if not already done) and passes them to the scorer who should immediately record them on the scoresheet.
- 1st Referee goes to position on the stand; blows whistle for teams to enter court.
- 2nd Referee checks each team’s position on court against their rotation slip.
- 1st Referee blows whistle for 1st service.
At the conclusion of Game 1, there should be no more than a 15 minute delay until the commencement of Game 2 first service. Thus, the countdown for Game 2 should start from the T-15 minute point stated on the countdown sequence above immediately following the end of Game 1.
Similarly, at the end of Game 2, no more than 15 minutes should elapse until the start of the first service in Game 3. The countdown for Game 3 should also start from the T-15 minute point stated on the countdown sequence above.
Note – The T-15 minute point is intended to allow the team that has just officiated some time for a gentle warm-up before
going over the net. More than a 15 minute delay between games will increase the likelihood of the hall hire being
exceeded. Guided by this timed protocol, total non-playing time should not exceed approximately 50 minutes in any standard 4 hour hall hire period.