Frequently Asked Questions

This section will be updated during the season as questions arise. Please check here first for the answers to your questions. NOTE:Information below may have been summarized, rephrased to suit this FAQ section, or updated based on current season conditions and questions to aid in the information disclosure. Refer to the 2018 Operating Code for the approved Carolina Region policies and procedures. If there are any discrepancies not accounted for by in-season adjustments (i.e. for weather cancellations, etc), the 2018 Operating Code will be the final text for all policies.

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Registration Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Membership Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Clubs:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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General Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Juniors:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Adults:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Coaching:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Clinics:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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Tournament Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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  •  Regional Championship Event Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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  • National Bid Tournament Questions:
 

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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 Board of Directors Questions:

LIBERO UNIFORM RULE: (p. 66-67)
19.2 The Libero player(s) must wear a uniform (or jacket/bib for the redesignated Libero) which has a different dominant color from any color of the rest of the team. The uniform must clearly contrast with the rest of the team.  The Libero uniforms must be numbered like the rest of the team.
USAV 19.2a   The Libero(s) must wear a jersey that clearly contrasts with the jersey of their teammates.
USAV 19.2b  A jacket or bib can only be worn by the redesignated Libero.  If a jacket or bib is worn by the redesignated Libero, the uniform number must still be visible.
USAV 19.2c  Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specification in USAV 4.3.3.1.  Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/maroon, and white/light yellow are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.  NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2019 season, the color of the number must clearly contrast with the color of the jersey irrespective of any border around the number. 

NOTE:  USA Volleyball has set up a review process for questionable uniform combinations.  Clubs with questions about potential sets of uniforms can submit questions/pictures to the Rules Interpreter for review before ordering!  Please allow 5 business days to process your submission.  Go here (lower right of page) for more information and to submit your info.

The Libero is basically a way to get a defensive specialist into the game without having to use Team substitutions. Teams may designate the following: TWO Liberos for the MATCH or the team may designate ONE Libero for the SET (teams can also choose not to designate any Liberos for the match).  The Libero(s) must wear a different colored uniform than the rest of the team and may play along the backrow only.  There are specific things the Libero can and cannot do (cannot attack the ball while above the height of the net, and others – please see Rule 19 on pages 66-70 of the 2017/2019 USAV Domestic Competition Regulations for full explanation). Libero replacements are not counted as a Team Substitution. Each team may use up to 12 substitutions whether they use a Libero or not.

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