prolonged contact. Two Set: A vertical set that travels from 3 to 5 feet above the net. ATTACK LINE – A line 3m from the net that separates ... – The original name of the game of volleyball, created by William Morgan. Center Line: The boundary that runs under the net and divides the court into two equal halfs. WIPE – when a hitter pushes the ball off of the opposing block so it lands out of bounds. Multiple-attack: Offense consisting of plays where two or moreplayers attack at different places on the net at different times. attacker jumping up into the air and then hitting the ball in a downward Trap Set: Set close to the net that gives the blocker the advantage. JUMP SERVE – A serve that is started by the server tossing the ball into the air and jumping into and hitting the ball in its downward motion. ACE – A serve that is not passable and results immediately in a point. SERVER – The player who puts the ball into play. A red card may be given with or without a prior yellow card as a warning; it is up to the official’s discretion. May change positions with another blocker in the process. Stuff: A ball that is deflected back to the attacking team’s floor by the opponent’s blockers. Opposite: Player opposite the setter. Overpass: A ball that is passed across the net. Hitting Percentage: A statistic derived from total kills minus total attack errors, divided by total attempts. Cross-Court Shot Attack Block: Receiving players’ aggressive attempt to block a spiked ball before it crosses the net. Attack Line: A line 3m from the net that separates the front row players from the back row players. Beach Volleyball Major Series (, Volleyball terms & Volleyball terminology. B: a back-row attack between the left sideline and the midline ofthe court (A-B-C-D). M: Back-row attack on the courts midline (“Pipe”). Round-House Serve: The arm moves in a windmill action, and the ball is contacted directly over the hitting shoulder. Free Ball: Returning the ball to the opponent without the intent to get a kill (slow, arcing, pass rather than a spike). Where O’ Where is the 2016 Club World Championship going to be?? A judgement call. Front row players are players who are allowed to block the opponent and attack the ball in the attack zone. It may be a combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the spiked ball with the hands. Antennas are not usually used on outdoor nets. Back row: the three players who court position is near the baseline. If it is a “husband/wife” play (where the ball splits the two receivers), the receiving team is given the reception error instead of an individual. One-footed slide: Approach to the attack that includes a one-footed jump along the net. Attack: The offensive act of hitting the volleyball. A dink is a soft shot done by the fingertips used to SERVE – One of the six basic skills; used to put the ball into play. Pipe Set: A back row attack from the middle. “Down Ball,” is usually called aloud by the defense when it becomes apparent the attacker has no chance of hitting a powerful spike. Assist: Passing or setting the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. Hitting the ball at a strong downward angle into the opponents court is called a spike. Set: The tactical skill in which a ball is directed to a point where a player can spike it into the opponent’s court. point for his/her team. Multiple Offense: A system of play that uses sets other than just outside regular sets. Assist: Helping a teammate set up for a kill. Double Hit: Successive hits by the same player. WEAK SIDE – When a right-handed player is hitting from right-front position or when a left-handed player is hitting from the left-front position. Hard-driven SpikeA hard-driven spike is a hard hit ball that travels forcefully down towards the opponents court. FREE BALL – A ball that will be returned by a pass rather than a spike. BEACH DIG – An open hand receive of the ball, also called a “Deep Dish”. Attack Attempt: The attempt by a player to terminate a play by hitting the ball to the floor on the opponent’s side. A line shot is attacking the ball down an opponent's sideline. Thrown Ball: A ball that comes to rest at contact, or is not cleanly hit. Overhand Spin Serve: The server contacts the lower mid-section of the center of the ball; he uses the heel of the hand to initially contact the ball and then uses wrist snap to roll the hand over the ball, imparting topspin. A volleyball attacker is also called a hitter or spiker. Soft block: a technique in which the blocker angles his hands backward in order to deflect the ball and slow its speed. Break: Abrupt change of direction in the attacker’s approach. The point can be an immediate (in the case of an ace) or delayed (a kill or opponent attack error after a long rally). A “Down Ball” is hit overhand and driven over the net with topspin while the player remains standing. Read Block: Blocking scheme where the front row players watch the setter in order to determine where to block. OVERHAND SERVE – Serving the ball and striking it with the hand above the shoulder. The ball is usually contacted with the heel of the hand. SIX PACK – Occurs when a blocker gets hit in the head or face by a spiked ball. Decoy: An offensive play meant to disguise the spiker who will receive the set. Ideally, the spiker contacts the ball while the set is rising. SERVICE ERROR – An unsuccessful serve in which one or more of the following occurs: 1) the ball hits the net or fails to clear the net, 2) the ball lands out of bounds, or 3) the server commits a foot fault. Tool: When an attacker hits the ball off an opposing blockers arms out of bounds. ASSIST – Passing or setting the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. of attack line during take-off and the ball is contacted when the ball FOREARM PASS – Join your arms from the elbows to the wrists and strike the ball with the fleshy part of your forearms in an underhand motion. Results in automatic ejection and a point/side out for the opponent. Red And Yellow Card: Given by the official to a player or coach for a major violation. This is also referred to as hitting angle. A cut shot is like a The combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the  spiked ball with the hands. Setter: The second passer whose job it is to position a pass to the hitter. A: a back-row attack near the left sideline (A-B-C-D), Ace:  A serve that results directly in a point, usually when the ball hits the floor untouched on the receiving team’s side of the court Angle: cross-court. FLOATER – A serve which does not spin or rotate and therefore moves in an erratic path. Back slide: a quick slide behind the setter. CUT SHOT – A spike from the hitter’s strong side that travels at a sharp angle across the net. An individual attack directed across the net at an angle from one side At advanced levels,the team uses no more than two (back-row)receivers. Standing SpikeA standing spike is attacking a ball from a standing position. Rally Scoring: Scoring method where points can be won by the serving or receiving team. READY POSITION – The flexed, yet comfortable, posture a player assumes before moving to contact the ball. Attack Line: A line three meters away from, and parallel to, the net. Three-Meter Line: The line extended across the court to signify the point which a back row player must leave the ground behind to attack the ball.