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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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.
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.
General Volleyball Terms. We have organized these volleyball terms and descriptions for those of you who are interested in coaching volleyball. If you’re a new volleyball coach looking to expand your knowledge, this is one place to start.
A Set and a Match - The new terms in volleyball are a set is 25 points and it takes 2 or 3 sets to win a match. Usually the deciding set of a match is 15 points. A set is usually called a game of 25 points. Side Out - It used to be, you only got points when you served.
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