Video Challenge to be used in School Volleyball in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 2, 2018 - The finals of the
National School Volleyball Championship will be played on
November 15 and 16 at the Antonio R. Barceló Coliseum in Toa
Baja, with the innovation of the use of the 'video check' system
for the first time in school history worldwide.
The finals of the Championship will be played in two days to
avoid the load of matches. The Senior and Junior categories will
have their finals on Thursday, November 15, while Juvenile and
Mini will be held on Friday, November 16. Both days the action
will begin at 4:00 PM.
"I want to thank Volileo Group for the willingness and support
for the youth by providing us with the Coliseum to play the
Final 8 in two days. The goal of Volileo is to turn Toa Baja
into the center of Puerto Rican volleyball, with the slogan 'Volleyball
All year round,' will be two big days for the Championship and
all the participants, "said the general director, Arnaldo
The Championship will be held from November 7 to 14 at the
Borinquén Coquí Cupey Volleyball Complex.
The Video Check will be used in Senior and Junior
The finals of Senior and Junior Men and Women on Thursday
November 15 will be historical for school volleyball not only in
Puerto Rico, it will be the first occasion that in the world is
used in these categories the so-called "Video Check".
The program 'Video Check' is known in the events of the
International Volleyball Federation as the 'Challenge', which
gives the opportunity to the teams to evaluate dubious plays of
the referees which includes: touch of the ball in the blocking,
fault at the net, illegal penetration below the net, the so-called
'pancake' in the lift of the ball and the balls inside or
outside the game area.
Each team is entitled to two 'Challenge' per set, by winning
your challenge the options are maintained to be re-used it in
the set, by losing the claim, lose one of the options.
"Excited that the Championship achieved this historic step of
being the first in the world to use the 'video check' in a
school volleyball event. Thanks to the administration of Volileo
for providing the equipment, in addition to the digital
billboards and the giant screen in the Coliseum. We are proud
that we will be the first in our area and in the world to use
this system in a school event ", explained Sánchez.
For the four matches that the video check will be used, Sánchez
said that three referees will be used. The verification of the 'Challenge'
will count with an international referee for its supervision.