> I was at a DivIII Men's match. The first contact on Team R shanked..and was
> heading out of bounds ....outside the antenna....to Team S's out of bounds
So far so good...
> Player R2 dived under the guy wires and ref stand to try to bring the ball
> back, apparently.
Apart from the court being illegal 'cos of the guy wires, so far so
good (sorry, couldn't resist, ignore that comment)
> Player S4 is standing outside...perhaps ready to hit.....near the
> soon-dropping ball
> OK: here's the questions:
> 1) Someone explain the pursuit rule...when can you...when cant
If a ball is hit past the net, outside of the crossing space, heading
into the opponent's free zone, then that ball can be retrieved, again
outside of the corssing space within the team's 3 hits.
The opponent may not interfere with that action.
> 2) What's the rules on "inference".
You shouldn't infer anything, only call what you see. Sorry again. I'm
in a weird mood. Interference I presume...
> 2a) What happens is R2 slide to make an attempt...and S4 got in his way???
> intentionally? unintentionally?
Fault on S4 if he interferes. Intention irrelevant.
> 2b) What happens if R2 bashed into S4?
Unless it was an unsportsmanlike act (which it doesn't sound like
here) then nothing.
> 2c) What ref hand signals coincide with what violations, if any.
Ooh, good one. Any failure of R2 to get it back, is "OUT". S4 touching
it is either OUT or just signal the other team, no fault signal. I
> BTW: in 1 5 game match.....I saw this "odd" pursuit business happen at least
> 4 times. (That's for the folks who told me...."don't worry about this
> rule...you'll never see it...oops)
Never trust people who tell you that. You know the old saying: The
problem with million to one chances is that they happen nine times out
NB As my sig warns - my comments relate to FIVB rules. I presume that
when the USA adopted this one, they copied it pretty much from the
FIVB although I wouldn't be surprised if there were subtle differences
- especially in the area of 'intention'.
< NB Unless otherwise stated, all my comments on rules refer to FIVB rules >
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