Volleyball Rule Clarification
(National Federation of State High School Associates: Back Row Play 9-5-3-4)
A back row player (on or in front of the attack line), cannot contact the ball completely above the height of the net and complete the attack.
A back row player shall not:
a. Participate in a completed block
b. Attack a ball which is completely above the height of the net while positioned:
1. On of in front of the attack line or its out-of-bounds extension;
2. In the air, having left the floor on or in front of the attack line or its out-of-bounds extension.
Note: An illegal back-row attack shall not be called until the ball has completely crossed the net or is contacted by the opponent. (9-4-4)