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.
When a player who is standing on the floor and swinging with an open hand to hit the ball over the net, it is usually called a “down ball”. Traditionally a “down ball” means the blockers at the net should not jump and instead stay down on the floor when an opposing player is sending the ball over the net.
DECOY: A move in which the actual spiker of the ball is disguised. This takes the opposing team by surprise. DIG: The act of reaching a ball spiked by the opponents and passing it to a teammate. DOUBLE HIT: An illegal move that implies that the same player has touched the ball twice in succession.
Spike: One of the volleyball terms for a hit or attack. Strong Side: A right handed player hitting from left front, or a left handed player hitting from left front creates a strong sided attack. Stuff: A ball blocked directly back into the attacker and subsequently drops to the floor.
Some of these are volleyball cheers you can use in the stands and some we encourage to leave to Mark, but at least you will know what he is talking about. Sideout: Although we no longer use Sideout Scoring, the term/cheer ‘Sideout’ is still frequently used among fans, coaches, and teammates. Sideout means to get the ball/serve back from the other team serving.
Volleyball Glossary. Ace: A botched serve after which the opponent is awarded a point. Antenna: Vertical rods mounted above the sidelines and close to the edges of the net, and usually used for indoor courts. Approach: Moving quickly toward the net or ball in an attempt to make a play. Assist: Helping a teammate set up a kill.
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.
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.