Video: Hall explains it all

Language, food and culture won’t be the only foreign things the Hawaii volleyball team will experience during its trip to Europe.

The Rainbow Wahine also will be using different rules and volleyballs during their matches with Italian, Slovenian and Czech opponents beginning Tuesday.

As associate head coach Jeff Hall explains in the video interview, FIVB rules will be in place as well as the Mikasa volleyball usedinternationally.

The FIVB rules are very similar to those used in at the NCAA men’s level particularly in the number of substitutions.


  1. hatakeman May 18, 2015 7:16 am

    Appreciate the heads-up feedback about the difference between U.S. and European women’s rules. Interesting about the different ball used. I tried researching the differences, only to come away with more questions. First, I understand the FIVB adopted the Mikasa ball as their official ball which has dimples, less panels, and is softer. They have the MC VIP 300 model and the MVA 200, but which is the official ball used for matches? Either? Molten, the official ball for the U.S., has the MS500 and the V5M50-3N models, plus several other balls such as the Super Touch model. The construction of this later model looks like a FIVB in its panel design. Which is the one used by the NCAA Women’s volleyball? Just wondering.

  2. Cindy Luis May 18, 2015 8:07 am

    1. I know that a number of NCAA women’s volleyball teams also use Mikasa. UH has tended to favor Tachikara

  3. 808 May 18, 2015 11:09 am

    Tachikara? I may be wrong, but I thought they’ve been using Spalding balls for the last several years, at least.

  4. wildcard May 19, 2015 3:06 am

    2. tachikara?? uh yeah #3 said it. it is spalding.

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