Rules, Mechanics, and Other Resources
2017-2018 NHVOA, NHIAA, NFHS Rules & Resources
The following documents were presented at the Rules Interpretation Meetings held in August 2017.
2017-2018 Rules Interpretation Presentation
2017-2018 NHVOA Adopted Protocols
2016-2017 NHVOA/NHIAA Policy and Procedures Manual
2015-2016 NHIAA Unified Policy and Procedures Manual
2016-2017 NFHS Volleyball Videos:
Last two pages refer to specific volleyball rules
Volleyball Rules Videos (Login required)
Officials Numbering System Video
How to score a Volleyball Match Power Point
NHIAA Protest Form
NHIAA Disqualification Form
NHIAA Physical Contact Form
NFHS Officials' Insurance Summary
2016-2017 NHVOA/NFHS Rules & Resources
The following documents were presented at the Rules Interpretation Meetings held in August 2016.
2016-2017 Volleyball Major Rule Changes
2016-2017 Comments on the Rules
2016-2017 Points of Emphasis
2016-2017 NCAA & Preps School Rules
Colleges and Prep Schools use NCAA Rules
2016-2017 NCAA Volleyball Rules
2016-2017 NCAA/PAVO/NFHS Rule Differences
Video Resources Coming soon!
Supervisory Evaluation Rubric Now Available
The NHVOA has released the Evaluation Form used by evaluators when observing officials at a match. The Evaluation will be used as one indicator to determine the Supervisory Evaluation used to determine ratings. You can download the forms by clicking on the links below.
NHVOA Guidelines to Consider for Blocking Schools
The NHVOA Executive Committee recently established these guidelines to consider when deciding whether an official should block a school from their schedule. Here are the guidelines:
Officials should block themselves from schools under the following situations:
NHIAA: Guidelines and Conflict of Interest
If an official is assigned to a game (regular season or tournament) there are times when the assignor may not be aware of potential conflicts of interest and we must rely on athletic directors and the officials themselves to call this to the assignor’s and the NHIAA’s attention. This is not an indictment on the professionalism or integrity of any official but rather about perception. If there is an honest mistake made or a questionable call it is impossible for many people to not feel that the call was the result of inherent bias. And this cuts both ways, for the home crowd could feel betrayed by the call and of course the other side will cry conflict of interest. If you are an official and could be perceived, rightfully or wrongly, to carry a bias you should remove yourself from the game. Some examples of such conflicts are listed below and this is not all inclusive: