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.
Volleyball Hitting Terms: "One" or "Quick One". Two Set: A set in the middle of the court usually for the middle hitter to hit. Three Set: A quick set half way between the outside and the middle. Four Set: A set that is 1' to 2' above the net and 1' from the sideline.
Line is the side of the court closest to their line (if you are hitting from the right side of the court then the ‘line’ call is to the right side), and angle is the side of the court that is further/across from them (if you are hitting from the right side of the court then the ‘angle’ call is to the left side).
Down Ball. 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.
Volleyball terminology can be used by the players on the court, by the coaches, by the media, and by anyone talking about volleyball. If you want to understand, you have to learn it! Understanding the many volleyball terms will give you an advantage to learn, understand, and participate in the game.
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.
Terms of the Volleyball Court. Volleyball positions on a team consist of 3 front row players and 3 back row players. Players in the front row are attackers, blockers, and maybe a setter. Players in the back row are passers, diggers and also maybe a player setting. On a sideout, the players on the team that won the rally rotate positions clockwise around the court.
Volleyball court terminology can help learning volleyball. Court and Regulation Net Height. The court is 60 feet long and 30 feet wide. There is a net that divides the court in half. For Men's volleyball, the regulation net height is 7 feet, 11 5/8 inches. For Women's volleyball, the regulation net height is 7 feet, 4 1/4 inches high.