Facing Your Range
Setting up your approach so that you have all your options open during an attack.
A play in which an attacking team pretends to smash, but then dumps, volleys, or sets the ball.
Head official who has control over the match.
Federation Internationale de Volleyball; it was formed in Paris in 1947 by representatives of 11 countries.
A volleyball strategy for six-player matches where five of the players are hitters and one is a full time setter.
A hitter hides behind the quick hitter and makes an inside-out approach.
A serve that darts in an unpredictable path. The ball has little or no spin. The ball's path is erratic and very difficult to pass.Also known as float serve.
The movement of the arm after the ball has been contacted.
The penalty incurred when the server's foot touches the playing surface, including the baseline, before contacting the ball, or any other player's foot touches the opposing court.
A pass with both arms together where the ball bumps off the forearms. Also known as bump pass, bump.
The alignment of players in attack or defense.
Any violation of the rules.
A six-player format using four hitters and two setters where the setter always comes from the front row.
A slow, arcing shot that the receiving team is "free" to attack as it likes.
The area between the attack line and the net. Only front court players can spike from inside this area.
The three players nearest the net, whose official court positions are 2, 3, and 4.