Stay on top of volleyball terminology with Volleyball.Com. ACE. – A serve that is not passable and results immediately. in a point. ANTENNA. – The vertical rods (normally white and red) mounted near the edges of the net. The antennas are mounted. directly above the sidelines and are not-in-play.
Typically the third contact when a player uses one open hand and swings at the ball to send it over the net is called a “hit/attack/spike”. The player who hits the ball is called the “hitter/attacker/spiker”. These three terms are used interchangeable.
Jungle Volleyball: Also known as picnic volleyball. Refers to a game of volleyball being played with participants that do not know how to play volleyball. Joust: Two opposing players playing the same ball at the net. A joust often occurs when a bad pass has been made resulting in the ball coming down at the top of the net. “K”
Guide of Basic Volleyball Terms. This is an alphabetical list, and it covers the basic terms that will come in handy at some point or the other during a volleyball match. ACE: A serve that no player of the opposition team touches before it hits the ground. It results in a point for the server.
This format is hardly ever used anymore. Double Elimination, Modern Crossover: If you hear somebody say “Double Elim,” this is likely the format they are talking about. This is the tournament format that the AVP currently uses. Lose two and you’re eliminated, until the Semis; then it’s win or go home.
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Back-One: When a volleyball is set quickly or low to the middle hitter or the right side hitter. Back-Two: A high set of the volleyball to the middle or the right side hitter. Bump : A first hit or pass that is used to set an attack. Carry: A fault in which the volleyball is held for too long of time in the player's hands.
An assist is usually the second touch on the ball. Attack attempt: An attack attempt is recorded anytime a player attempts to hit the ball into the opponent’s court. It could be spiked, tipped ...
A defensive play by one or more front-row players meant to intercept a spiked ball. The combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the spiked ball with the hands. Attack Block (Hard Block, Offensive Block) Returning the ball immediately to the attacker's court.