AVP To Continue Use Of Experimental Rule Changes In 2017

In an email to players signed up for the Association of Volleyball Professionals' Huntington Beach Open on May 4-7, the AVP revealed it will continue the use of two rule changes it first implemented at the 2016 Chicago Open.

The email read as follows:

For the 2017 season, AVP is adopting and implementing a modified version of the two rule trials that were explored in the 2016 Chicago event. More details can be found in the online Rule Book in Athlete's Corner.

Quick summary:
  • Match point freeze session/s will be in effect
  • Let service will be allowed EXCEPT during the freeze session/s. 
  • A service replay will be awarded ONLY during freeze session/s.

In other words, when match point is reached by either team, the scoring will switch from rally to side-out, aka a team must be serving in order to score a point.

In addition, when side-out scoring is in place, let serves (when a serve touches the net on its way over) will not be allowed. If a let serve occurs, the server gets one re-serve.

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