1. This refers to when the ball comes to rest in a player’s hand or if there is a prolonged touch with the ball. For example, this often occurs often when a player attempts to set the ball. When player attempts to set the ball and the ball comes to rest in the player’s hand (or they catch it), and then they attempt to throw the ball back into the air, it is then considered a held ball.
1. The setter is called for a foul with that held ball, when they let the ball rest in her palms, rather than setting and releasing the ball with her fingers.
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