Weekly Announcements

Re-Serve Procedures
NFHS Rule 8-1-6: “A re-serve shall be called when the server releases the ball for service, then catches it or it drops to the floor. The first referee shall cancel the serve and direct a second and last attempt at serve. The server is allowed a new five seconds for the re-serve. A tossed ball that contacts a backboard or its supports hanging in a vertical position over the serving area is an illegal serve and not eligible for a re-serve.” If a player tosses the ball in the air with the potential to contact the ball for service and either catches the ball or allows it to drop to the floor, it shall be considered an attempt to serve.

NFHS Fall Sports Officials Appreciation Week
The NFHS has announced that Fall Sports Officials Appreciation Week will take place October 1-7, 2023. Participate in falls sports officials’ appreciation week can be as simple or as extravagant as state associations and/or schools want it to be. This is a great service project for school student councils, spirit groups, KAY clubs, etc. Some ideas that have worked in the past: Appreciation banners/signage, gift cards/cookies/donuts/other items presented by teams, photo with officiating crew and recognize on school social accounts, read a PSA during the game, “Thank you” cards, etc. Help us show our officials how much we appreciate them!

Libero Lessons
Libero Uniform - Rule 4-2-2 states that the libero uniform top must clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the team uniform top, excluding trim. The libero’s uniform top cannot be made solely of the same predominant color(s) of the team’s uniform top, even if the like color(s) are place differently on the uniform top.

Contrasting is defined that if the team uniform is a dark color, then the libero uniform needs to be a light color. There should not be two light colors or two dark colors, even if they are different colors. Officials need to be able to identify the libero quickly and accurately when officiating.

Libero Substitution – Unless the libero is going back to serve, they must come out for one play if the coach is going to put them into a different position.

NFHS Rule 9-5-6: "A libero shall not:

  1. Complete an attack from anywhere if, at the moment of contact, the ball is entirely above the height of the net;
  2. Set the ball using overhead finger action while on or in front of the attack line extended, resulting in a completed attack above the height of the net;
  3. Block or attempt to block;
  4. Rotate to the front row."

REMINDER: NFHS Uniform Rules: nfhs-2023-24-volleyball-uniform-rules.pdf

Update Scores
Please be respectful of all coaches by updating your scores onto the KSHSAA website. Many coaches use this to monitor records and prepare for upcoming matches. It is each team’s responsibility to make sure those scores are current. This is often assigned to an assistant coach who can do this on the way home from the games.

Useful Websites
KSHSAA Volleyball Website: Volleyball (kshsaa.org)
KSHSAA Volleyball Manual: Volleyball.pdf (kshsaa.org)
NFHS Volleyball Website: Volleyball (nfhs.org)
NFHS Learn: NFHS Learn | Interscholastic Education, Made Easy


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Current Champions
Topeka-Washburn Rural
Overland Park-St. Thomas Aquinas
Shawnee Mission-Bishop Miege
Olathe-Heritage Christian Academy
Little River

[Previous State Champions]

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