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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This is a list of common volleyball lingo, slang and jargon terms. # 4-2 5-1 6-2. A. Ace Antenna Approach Attack Block. B. Back Row Attack Beach Dig Beer Blash Block City Bump Pass Butter. C. Campfire Chicken Wing Cobra Cut Shot. D. Deep Dish Dig Dink Dinosaur-Dig Double Block Double Contact Double Hit Dump. E. End-Line. F. Fishing Five-One Flare Flipper Float Serve Four-Two Free Ball. G. Goofy. H.
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In some volleyball terminology a rally is synonymous with volley. Volley A volley is keeping the ball in play and returning it to your opponent without committing any playing faults. Rally Scoring When a match is played with the rule of sideout scoring, every rally results in a point being scored, either by the team serving or the team receiving.
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.
The libero is a defensive specialist given much court space to cover to pass and/or dig up balls in the backrow. (White and Blue Review) A libero in volleyball can be compared to a pinch hitter in baseball. The libero is a defensive specialist given much court space to cover to dig up balls in the backrow.
Also called a shoot set. 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.
Slang Terms. Bang / Bounce / Thump: A ball spiked very hard with a steep downward angle. Beer: When an attacked ball goes through a defenders legs. After being "Beered" the defender then owes the attacker a beer. Blash: When a ball is blocked and the ball travels faster from the blocker to the floor than the attacker to the block. Made famous by Cameron Billingham, the term comes from a combination of the words 'Block' and 'Smash'.
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 ...