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Flag Volleyball

Flag Volleyball, not quite as cool as the newest forms of volleyball like Spikeball

ESPN Summer Spike 2018

or Crossnet the four square of volleyball.

Crossnet the Four Square for Volleyball

Actually, is not even a new volleyball type game. I’m sorry to say, this post is not quite as exciting; in fact, it’s boring. It’s not a combination of Flag Football and Volleyball which would allow you to tackle your opponent while the ball is in flight. Flags for volleyball are more for tournament directors, but it will affect us all at club volleyball tournaments.

How many times do we go up to a court to ask, “What match is this?”. Inquiring the time of this match. “Is it the 10:00, 11:00, or 12:00 match?”, “Is this court running ahead or behind?”

A simple solution is to hang a simple flag on the net. A blue flag to designate even hours (8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 2:00, etc.) and a red flag for odd hours (9:00, 11:00, 1:00, etc.). An Official will hang the flag over the top of the net, very similar to the current court number ‘flag’, such as in the below image showing court 83.

This would certainly help me, as a college coach, to better navigate tournaments and I wouldn’t complete feel like I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

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