AUGUST 6, 2023
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING YOUR EMAIL AND ARBITER CONSTANTLY: Those are where the latest updates and announcements will be. Please make sure to stay up to date on the latest information!
ONLINE RULES REVIEW AND PART II TEST NOW OPEN AND DUE AUG. 18
If you haven’t received your MSHSAA rules book packet yet, make sure to contact MSHSAA at 573-875-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM DIXIE WESCOTT, MSHSAA RULES INTERPRETER:
Not only should you be reading the rules book, but please take a look and find out information in the case book as well. There’s information there that may not be expressly written in the rules book, plus when the wording of the rule in the rules book might be unclear to you, sometimes reading examples of the enforcement of that rule in the case book may make more sense to you.
DO YOU NEED EQUIPMENT?
Get Official has closed their brick-and-mortar store in North Kansas City, and now you can only order online. If you want to order equipment/uniforms from Get Official, we have arranged for you to order online through Aug. 13, and we will have it available for you to pick up at the GKCOA meeting on Aug. 20 at Lee's Summit and avoid shipping costs. Here’s how you do it:
Place your order on www.getofficial.com.
When you get to the coupon code area, enter GKCOA23 to remove shipping costs – this code expires after Aug. 14!!
When you get to billing address, use your own address, but for the SHIPPING ADDRESS, use Lee’s Summit HS, 400 SE Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Doing that will let them know you will pick up your order at Lee’s Summit and they will put it in a separate pile—we will then go pick up that pile myself prior to Aug. 20 and bring it to the meeting that night.
If you want the order to be sent to you at home directly, that’s fine—but you will be charged shipping costs.
TOURNAMENT CREW CHIEF CHECKLIST
If you are listed first (Referee 1) in Arbiter for a Saturday tournament, congratulations–you are the crew chief! Here is a list of responsibilities that you need to follow:
IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME VOLLEYBALL IN PERSON BEFORE YOU OFFICIATE YOUR FIRST MATCH:
Also, we just learned that Warrensburg is hosting a jamboree on Mon., Aug. 21 at 5:30pm.
EXAMPLE OF ILLEGAL UNIFORM NUMBERS:
Schools have had four years to obtain uniforms that comply with the new rule regarding numbers (Rule 4-2-4c: The body of the number must clearly contrast from the body of the uniform regardless of trim).
If a team does not have legal uniforms, there are two options (according to Rule 4-2-PENALTIES on p. 20 of the rules book):
1. If a team does not have six legal uniforms to start the match, a loss of rally/point shall be awarded at the beginning of the match. No further penalty for uniforms for the rest of the match. A MSHSAA Special Report is required.
2. If a team has six legal uniforms to the start the match and a player who has an illegal uniform attempts to enter the match, unnecessary delay (administrative yellow card) is assessed and that player shall not enter the set until the uniform is made legal.
EXAMPLES OF LEGAL AND ILLEGAL JEWELRY:
MSHSAA MECHANICS MEETING BEGIN AUG. 14:
THE CLOSING SLIDE FROM THE LAST GKCOA MEETING: