CORRECTIONS TO THE LINE JUDGE TRAINING MANUAL FOR 2012:
• Normally, pre-match protocols include the national anthem and player introductions. During those proceedings, line judges stand near the referees on the sidelines. One line judge stands to the right of the first referee near the first referee’s stand. The other line judge stands to the right of the second referee near the opposite net post. Before introductions begin, go with the referee on your side to that position; the line judge on the first referee’s side will take a game ball and flag, and place them on the referee stand until you are ready to go to work. The line judge on the second referee’s side leaves a game ball and flag on the score table – don’t hold equipment during the national anthem. Before the anthem and introductions start, give the antenna a quick glance to make sure it is secure and perpendicular. After the anthem and introductions, ensure quickly that the antenna is secure to the net and perpendicular, and then take a game ball and flag to a position about 10 feet past the end line, on the imaginary extension of the sideline.
Post-set and Post-match Responsibilities
• At the end of each set, if there is another set to be played, the line judges gather all game balls, and go to the timeout position near the first referee stand. Wait until the teams have changed courts/benches, and then walk across the court and return the balls to the score table.
• Depending on the playing venue, you may have a specific place to sit or stand between sets. If there is an extended intermission between Sets 2 and 3, you may leave the court area entirely. However, avoid any area where there is potential contact with team members or fans, and do not linger in front of the score table. Conversing with the scorekeeper or second referee between sets is not appropriate either, unless the second referee initiates a conversation regarding your line judge duties. Be prepared to return to duty when the clock timing the interval between sets is at the 0:30 1:00 mark. Take a game ball and flag to the starting position about 10 feet from the court on the imaginary extension of the sideline, and repeat the pre-match protocol.
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NAIA/NJCAA MODIFICATIONS - 2012
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