Dominican Republic and Cuba to play at U23 WCH
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, September 8, 2017 – Teams of Dominican
Republic and Cuba will represent NORCECA Confederation at the
2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship set to begin here on
The Dominican Republic has finished with silver and bronze
medals in the first two editions of the age-group competition.
A new scoring system for volleyball under review from the FIVB
will undergo further testing after the first extensive
assessment at the respective men’s competition last month in
Matches in Ljubljana will be played to best-of-seven sets with
each set to 15 points (with at least a two-point difference
needed). Three ranking points will be awarded to teams winning
4-0, 4-1 or 4-2. Two points go the winner of a 4-3 match with
one point for the loser.
If successful, this new scoring system could mark a historical
turning point for volleyball - much as the introduction of the
Rally Scoring System did in the late 1990s.
t is hoped that the new scoring system will reduce overall
duration of matches, while making each set more attractive and
exciting - much as tie-breaks are under the current regulations.
The interval between sets is reduced to two minutes (from
three). Teams will switch ends after the second set - and also,
if needed, after sets 4, 5 and 6. They will also switch ends
after a team reaches the eighth point in the seventh set.
In addition, there will be no technical timeouts - just two
regular thirty-second timeouts per team per set.
During and after the Ljubljana competition, players, coaches,
referees and officials will be evaluating the new system through
a questionnaire, while duration and scoring statistics will
again be gathered and analysed.
In addition to the scoring system, a new serving regulation will
be tried out in Ljubljana, with the server not allowed to land
inside the court after a jump service.