VOLLEYBALL REVIEW SHEET
Types of Contacts:
- Underhand Pass – the forearms are used to return a serve or a spike
- Overhand Pass/Volley –the hands in an ‘open position’ are used to ‘set’ the pass from above the forehead up to the player for a spike or to make a pass to the setter
q a player can receive serve using the overhand pass and a player can also receive a spike/hard driven ball using the overhand pass
- Spike – an overhead/throwing type action used to forcefully drive the ball downward on the opposite side of the net
- Block – a person jumps off two feet near the net and extends their arms/hands upward to stop a spike at the net (the hands may penetrate over into the other teams playing area)
- Serve – an overhand throwing/striking type motion…the skill is used to initiate the play/rally (it is also considered an offensive weapon and a player may serve from anywhere along the baseline)
Tips to Remember:
- Volleyball is a team sport. It originated in Holyoke, Mass., 1895 by W.G. Morgan and was considered a ‘gentlemen’s’ game.
- Communication is essential on the court.
- Each team is allowed 3 contacts per possession (this does not include the block).
- If the ball lands on the line, it is in.
- NEW RULE – RALLY SCORING - A team may score a point if they win the rally. It does not matter if you served or not. It is considered a ‘double positive’ play due to the fact that you not only win the point, but also you get possession of the ball to serve.
- An official indoor volleyball team has 6 players on the floor at one time.
- Players should roll the ball under the net when giving it to the other team between plays.
- In class play, servers should call out the score for everyone to hear prior to the serve. Call out your own score first.
- If the ball contacts the ceiling on its way over the net, it is a dead ball. If it contacts the ceiling and comes back on our own side of the net, it may be played, provided it was not the 3rd contact.
- A player may not contact the ball 2 times in a row (unless it is after a block).
- NEW RULE – LET SERVE- The ball may touch the net, and go to the other side and it is considered legal/playable.
- NEW RULE - The first team to get to 25 points wins the game, and the team must win by 2 points.
- An official match is either 2/3 for tournament play, or it is 3/5 for conference play.
- Players on the court rotate clockwise around the playing area.
- Underhand pass done with the palms open.
- Throwing the ball over the net (holding & redirecting the ball)
- Double hit (contacts the forearm & shoulder for example)
- Stepping ‘all the way over’ the centerline.
- Stepping over the baseline when serving.
- Touching the net with any part of the body.
- The ball is playable off of any body part.