MINTONETTE – The original name of the game of volleyball, created by William Morgan. OFFSIDE BLOCK – Player at the net, which is on the side away from the opponent’s attack. OFF‐SPEED HIT – Any ball spiked with less than maximum force but with spin.
Volleyball Terminology and Glossary The Courts Each court is divided into two unequal zones, from front court and the back court, by the attack lines, which are located three meters (9’10”) from the center line. Each court is 30’ in width and length. The Team and Substitutes Six players per team are allowed on the court at any given time. The
VOLLEYBALL IS A COMPETITIVE SPORT Competition taps latent strengths. It exhibits the best of ability, spirit, creativity and aesthetics. The rules are structured to allow all of these qualities. With a few exceptions, Volleyball allows all players to operate both at the net (in attack) and in the back of the court (to defend or serve).
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The volleyball weighs between 9 and 10 ounces. VOLLEYBALL LINGO AND TRANSLATIONS Ace When the ball is served in bounds to the other team and no one touches it. Side out When the team that served the ball makes a mistake, causing the ball to go to the other team. Roof When a player jumps above the height of the net and blocks the ball.
Basic Volleyball Hits • Bump/Forearm Pass/Underhand Pass – Used to pass the ball to a teammate. Hands together; keep arms straight; bend your knees, do not swing your arms; contact ball with the flat part of your forearms • Set/Overhead Pass/Fingertip Pass – Used to set up a teammate for a spike. Create a triangle with your
Presented by: Tina Jasinowski, Alter Girls' & Boys' Varsity Volleyball Coach Page 2 fundamental skills checklist serving lift - palm flat and facing up, "lift" the ball not higher than a ball width (or two) above head step – small, natural step with opposite foot (right-handers: step with left) taken at same time as ball is "lifted"
Here is volleyball terminology everyone should learn. Volleyball Game (Set) A volleyball game or set is played to a predetermined number of points. Games must be won by at least 2 points. For example, if a game is being played to 25 points, if a 24-24 tie occurs, the game isn t over until a team leads by 2 points. Volleyball Match Matches are a made up of games. Match play usually consists of competing until one team wins 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 5 games.
– Any volleyball game with people who don’t really know how to play volleyball. A common euphemism for this type of game is “Picnic Volleyball.” JUMP SERVE – A serve that is started by the server tossing the ball into the air and jumping into and hitting the ball in its downward motion. JOUST – When 2 opposing players are simultaneously