NFHS Allows for Colored-Panel Volleyballs
By Sheila Henderson, Assistant Athletic Director | Friday, August 12, 2011 3:09 PM
As volleyball season approaches, coaches and players should be aware of a new rule change. Last year, Rule 3-2-1 of National Federation of High School rules for volleyball allowed state associations to choose the color of the competition ball. This new rule to allow colored-panel volleyballs takes affect at the beginning of 2011 season for Texas schools.
The ball cannot have more than three colors, and one-third of the ball must be white. Each panel must be a solid color. School districts will be allowed to choose the color for the panels. By rule the home team shall provide the game balls for competitions. The UIL regional and state tournament competitions will utilize the red, white and blue colored-panel ball.
The need for the colored-panel ball has increased as the game has become faster paced in recent years. The colored-panel ball makes it easier to track for players, spectators, officials and linesmen.
So, don’t be surprised by the array of colored balls being set in the air as teams begin their quest to make it to the State Tournament.
For a complete list of volleyball rule changes, please go to the following