VOLLEYBALL REVIEW SHEET
-The official rules call for 6 players on the court (per team).
-A net is suspended across a 60x30 court.
-The object of the game is to cause the ball to strike the floor on the opponent’s side of the court, or to cause faulty play.
-Each team is arranged with 3 players on the front line and 3 on the back line.
-When a team wins the service; all of its players rotate in a clockwise order to bring a new server to the right rear corner.
Dual matches (two varsity teams) will play the best 2 out of 3 games. “Game-point” for all 3 games will be 25 points. (You must win by 2 points.)
The “let serve” is a ball that when served, hits the net without touching the net antenna and continues across the net into the opponent’s court. The let serve is a playable live ball. The let serve is a strategy used to keep the game moving with fewer interruptions in play.
Serve: How to begin each new play. Serves may be underhand or overhand.
Bump: Generally the first pass in the series. The object is to “pass” the ball to another team player, or to get the ball over the net.
Set: Generally the second pass in the series. The object is to raise the ball with a soft easy pass about 1-2 feet above the net.
Spike: Usually the third pass in the series and generally the most effective way of scoring.
Block: When a player rebounds the ball off their hands (not hitting the ball)
Dig: Emergency return pass when a bump or overhand pass is not possible. This is not to be used as an alternative for a return.