Understanding the rules, terms, and many important aspects of a game would make it more enjoyable for us to take part in the game or to watch it. Volleyball is no exception, this game has a long list of terms that's being used all this time, and if you want to really enjoy and have a better grasp of this sport then at least you need to understand some of the most standard volleyball terms used during the gameplay. Below I have listed a number of the most common volleyball terms that could enrich your knowledge of volleyball information.

Ace: When no opposite team player can touch the ball after being served until the ball hits the ground and gives score to the server.

Assist: Helping teammate by setting the ball so he can make a scoring hit, it only counts if the next hit really scores.

Attacker: Also known as hitter or spiker which is the player who strikes the ball for scoring attempt.

Attack Line: The area about 3 meters away from the net often known as the ten feet line.

Back Row Attack: When a player jump from behind the attack line to attack the ball.

Block: A move to avoid the opponent's attacker to score by deflecting it back to the opponent's court.

Ball Handling Error: A violation when a player consecutively touches the ball twice or lifting/throwing the ball.

Bump Pass: Clasping fingers together and using the forearms to hit the ball either to pass it to the teammate or crossing the net.

Center Line: A line stretching right under the net that divides the court equally.

Dig: The act of saving the ball being spiked by an opponent's hitter by reaching for it and pass it to the teammate.

Double Hit: Touching/hitting the ball twice in consecutive.

Floater: Serving the ball by jus floating it and then hit without spinning or rotating the ball so the opponent cannot guess the direction of the ball.

Jump Serve: Serving by throwing the ball and then followed by a jump hit.

Red Card: A card shown by the referee that implies whether a team forfeits a serve or forfeits a point, or a player should leave the game.

Rotation: Players moving clockwise to switch position after a serve.

Serve: An action to start the gameplay, a player hit the ball from behind the end line to the opposite court.

Service Error: When a player doesn't serve correctly, whether the ball touches the net, the ball doesn't successfully cross the net to the opponent's court, the player's foot crossing the line, or the ball goes out of bound.

Setter: A player that set a good ball for the attacker to hit and score.

Side Out: A team gaining the right to serve after they score or after the opponent made a mistake.

Actually there are much more terms being used in volleyball, but as a start you at least have to know the volleyball terms listed here to have a better understanding of this incredible game.

Libby Deckard is an ex college volleyball player in Texas
12/26/2015 15:54:00

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