23 terms

ST: Volleyball Terminology

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How many players are on the court at a time
6
How can the ball be served
Underhand and overhand
How many points are games played to
25
How many points must you win by
2
When do teams rotate
When they win the serve back
How do players on the same team rotate
Counter clock wise
How many hits per side maximum
3
Can a player hit the ball twice in a succession
No, penalty double touching
Can you step over the line on a serve
No, called a "fault"
Ace
When the ball is served to the other team and no one touches it
Dig
When a player makes a save from a very difficult spike
Kill
When a team spikes the ball and it either ends in a sideout
Pass
Generally used as a team's first hit
Set
A two handed finger tip action directing the ball with the forearms
Attack
Any play adding force and or direction to return the ball to the opponent
Spike
To hit the ball into the opponents court with a forceful one hand overhead motion
Block
A play in which a players whose hands are raised above their head contacts the ball near the top of the net to prevent the ball from crossing the net
Game
First to 25 point winning by 2
Match
When a team has won 2 out of 3 games or 3 out of 5 games
Sideout
When the team that did not serves wins the point. It is called a side out because the ball changes "side" and players rotate "out"
Shank
When the serving team hits a good serve and the first returner of that serve makes a really bad pass resulting in a point.
Lebaro (Lee-Barrow)
A special player (in an alternate color uniform) on the team that is allowed to sub in and out of the game for whoever she wants. This person is usually a defensive specialist, typically small and quick, and plays almost always on the back line.
Sub Rotation
Players in volleyball are only allowed to sub in for the same player(s) that they sub with originally. If A subs with B then for the rest of that game those two can only sub in and out for each other.