Here are the fundamental, must-know rules of a volleyball game: Only 6 players on the floor at any given time: 3 in the front row and 3 in the back row. Points are made on every serve for the winning team of the rally (rally-point scoring).
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.
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Here's a general overview of how the overlap rules work in volleyball. Players must be in front of (or behind) ONLY their respective back-row (or front-row) counterpart. So left-front must be in front of left-back, middle-front in front of middle-back, etc. Left side positions have no front/behind concerns relative to middle or right side positions.
21 vs 15: To win a match, a team must win 2 out of 3 sets. Each set goes to 21 points, but you must win by 2 and there is no cap (we have had matches go 32-30). If each team wins one set, they enter the third set which only goes to 15 points (again, win by 2 with no cap).
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 Rules and Regulations: Net Violations. You cannot block a serve – You must allow the opposing team’s serve to come over the net. Blocking the serve is illegal and will result in a point for the serving team. Over the net violation – You cannot penetrate the net unless the opposing team is attacking.
5-1: A type of rotation with five hitters and one setter. 5 Set: A set directed to the right front hitter, utilizing a back set. Also called a red set. 6-2: A type of rotation with six hitters and two setters. 6 Set: A common set outside near the antenna that the setter is facing.
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.