Questions about the sport of volleyball. Beach volleyball should use the [beach-volleyball] tag.

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Can a player rotate from the back line after the serve and become a blocker?

Can a player rotate from the back line after the serve and become a blocker? Or is the designation of backline player at the time of the serve?
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Record match point saved in volleyball with rally point system?

What is the record of saved match points in a volleyball match now that the rule is the rally poin system? I mean that the team who saved match points finally wins the match
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Can I block on the opponent's side?

Is it legal to block the ball on the opponent's side? That it, the stricken ball reaches my hands before it reaches the net.
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Is it ethical to serve really hard?

This is something that's been bothering me for a while. We play volleyball socially and the team is mixed gender, aged 20 - 50+, mixed level (from complete beginners to two advanced players who join ...
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Contact of a player with the net

The FIVB rules state that: (11.3.1) Contact with the net by a player is not a fault, unless it interferes with the play. (11.4.4) A player interferes with the opponent’s play by (amongst others): ...
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The “four hits” fault

Let me describe a specific situation: Team A serves the ball. Team B executes three hits to return it - they pass the ball, set it and then attack. After the attack, the ball touches both the top ...
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What counts as a foot fault when serving and when attacking from the back court part?

In volleyball, what exactly is considered a foot fault when a) serving and b) attacking from the back court part (i.e. by a player from the back row)? Three possible options come to mind: players ...
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How do you decide whether a ball is in or out

In volleyball, how do you decide if a ball is in or out? Is it like in tennis, where you would look at the ball from the top perspective at the moment it touches the ground and see if it crosses the ...
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Double hit in volleyball

In volleyball, if the other team pass, set, hits it over to me and I kick it and then it hits my chest, (but it's only one action/motion) would that count as a double hit fault? What about if the ...
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In volleyball when is it considered “Reaching over the net”?

In volleyball, when is it considered "reaching over the net"? If my team serves, and the other team passes it close to the net, and I am front row. Can I reach over and kill it? What about if just ...
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What is a block in volleyball?

What exactly constitutes as a block in volleyball? Let's say if it's an overpass by the opposing team and a blocker tips it down (with two hands) but the opposing team still returns it. Is it a block? ...
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What constitutes a legal block in volleyball in regard to it not counting as the first hit?

Today in a match the setter set the ball too low for me to spike it, so I just dinked it over. The bottom of the ball was lower than the top of the net at the point where I made contact. When the ...
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Which part of hand is used to do a volleyball smash?

I have tried different hand formation and tried different positions of hand to hit the ball, but the smash either goes out of court or is very low powered.I just don't get how to hit it. So that its ...
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Volleyball terminology for attacks styles or positions of the court [closed]

What are some terms used when playing volleyball? For example, as a Portuguese speaker, I would like to know how some attacks styles or positions of the court. The one you are talking about that the ...
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Overhand reception in indoor volleyball

Volleyball rules are going to change for the 2013 season. For example, the overhand reception of service would be forbidden (like it is in beach volleyball). What are the additional details that ...
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Can we use leg in Volleyball?

I have started playing volleyball recently. I dont know much rules of this game. Recently while playing one of us lofted the ball by leg and another player parred the ball. Isn't it foul? How can we ...
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What is the logic behind re-serving in volleyball and tennis?

I have seen plenty of times a re-serve being awarded instead of giving the point to any of the team in both volleyball and I think tennis, too. (I'm not sure if it's still the same in tennis). I had ...
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Why odd number of players? [closed]

Almost all the games and sports involve odd number of players. And most the games involve 11 players, eg: football,cricket,hockey etc. And other games like basketball and all have 5 which is also odd ...
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What has triggered the evolution of 6-0 formation in volleyball?

I have been playing volleyball since childhood. I started off with a 4-2 formation (2 defenders and 4 spikers). Then we moved on to 5-1, i.e. 5 Attackers and a defender. But nowadays I have seen a few ...
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Screening in volleyball

The volleyball rules prohibit screening during a service (preventing the receiving team from seeing the ball or the serving player; rule 12.5), however, during any professional game you can see ...
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How to boost vertical speed / jump height

As a basketball player it is important to have a good jump height (for scoring, rebounding, blocking). I've tried some plyometric exercises and are jump skipping often. But I do not have a good idea ...