I previously shared some rules change proposals NCAA coaches were asked to vote on. Yesterday I sat in on the Division III general meeting at the AVCA Convention. One of the things shared with us was the results of that polling. Here’s how things went.

Reduce permissible substitutions: Majority oppose (92% against in Division III)

Allow different ball materials: Majority oppose

Allow players to wear jewelry: Majority approve (referees also approve)

Allow for longer intermissions between Sets 2 and 3: Majority oppose

Screening: Majority want enforcement of the existing rule

Data transmission: Majority opposed allowing video

Stop calling double contacts on 2nd touch if it stays on your side: Majority oppose (58%)

Allow teams to stay on the same bench if both teams agree: Majority agree

Change challenge rule from a fixed 3/match to 2, keep it if you make it: Majority approve

Allow for challenge of libero setting on/in front of 3m line: Majority approve

The poll results now go to the NCAA Rules Committee.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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