7.1 THE TOSS
Before the match, the 1st referee carries out a toss to decide upon thefirst service and the sides of the court in the first set.
If a deciding set is to be played, a new toss will be carried out.
7.1.1 The toss is taken in the presence of the two team captains.
7.1.2 The winner of the toss chooses:EITHER
18.104.22.168 the right to serve or to receive the service
22.214.171.124 the side of the court.
The loser takes the remaining choice.
7.2 OFFICIAL WARM-UP SESSION
7.2.1 Prior to the match, if the teams have previously had a playing court exclusively at their disposal, they are entitled to a 6-minute official warm-up period together at the net; if not, they may have 10 minutes.
For FIVB, World and Official competitions, teams will be entitledto a 10 minute warm up period together at the net.
7.2.2 If either captain requests separate (consecutive) official warm-ups at the net, the teams are allowed 3 minutes each or 5 minutes each.
7.2.3 In the case of consecutive official warm-ups, the team that has the first service takes the first turn at the net.
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