This is a term used when the ball falls to the ground between three or more players. It comes from the image of a bunch of players huddled around a campfire.
Center Back Deep Defense
Block defense in which the center back plays deep in the court near the endline to defend against deep hits and deflections off the block. Also known as white defense.
Center Back Up Defense
Block defense in which the center back plays the block to defend against dinks and soft shots. Also known as red defense.
The imaginary line beneath the net that divides the court in two.
Altering either the speed of the ball or the distance it travels during the serve in such a way that the opponent doesn't recognize the change immediately.
Before the warm-up in the first game and before each deciding game, the first referee conducts a coin toss in the presence of the team captains. The winner of the coin toss chooses either:
(a) to serve or receive service of the first ball, or (b) the side of the court on which to start the game. The loser takes the remaining alternative and, for the second game in a 2 out of 3
match, gets to select from the above choices.
A defensive technique of hitting the ball just before it lands using a forearm pass while falling to the floor.
A decision to block in a specific area without waiting to see if the ball will be hit in that area.
An offensive strike involving two or more attack players acting in concert.
Ball that touches a player.
The playing area including the boundary lines but not including the service area.
To protect any area of the court to which the ball may travel. Backcourt players should try to cover the hitter, that is, back up their own hitters whose blocks may rebound to an unguarded part of the court.
Cross Court Shot
An attack that is directed from a corner of the attacker's net to the opposite sideline of the opponent's court. Also known as crosscourt attack.
These attack shots travel over the net at extreme angles. The balls often land in front of the attack line.