2019 VOLLEYBALL RULE CHANGES IMPACT UNIFORMS, PREMATCH PROTOCOL
An overhaul of uniform‑related rules and an adjustment to team roster submissions were among the most notable rules changes identified for the 2019 – 20 high school volleyball season.
All rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 6 – 8 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
“The sport of volleyball continues to be in a really good place,” said Lindsey Atkinson, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Volleyball Rules Committee. “The rules committee focused its changes this year on improving the administration of the match by taking into account the feedback it received via the 2018 NFHS Volleyball Rules Questionnaire.”
The changes in uniform rules are a part of Rule 4‑2, which reorganizes the uniform rule to improve understanding and eliminate solid‑colored uniform requirements.