Questions tagged [volleyball]

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

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Reaching Beyond the net [duplicate]

I'm 6'3 with long arms and a very good vertical. If I see the ball and the opponents are attempting to set the ball pretty high and slightly close to the net, can I hit that ball straight down?
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What counts as a foot fault when serving and when attacking from the back court?

In volleyball, what exactly is considered a foot fault when a) serving? 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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Two-handed “attack” return on a serve?

So I went over the Volleyball Canada rulebook for 2018-2019, but I couldn't find anything about a certain situation that occurs often when I play volleyball with friends/colleagues. What will ...
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Playing again by the same player after hitting the net

After receiving the service the ball hits the net. It is legal to continue as long as you are within the 3 hits limit. But can the same player continue after hitting the net? Player 1 hits the net, ...
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Is it a fault: penetrate under the net when the feet are completely in opponent's space, but not on the court?

It is easier to watch this video (vk.com, Russian social network) than explain Libero of Sada Cruzeiro flew to the opponent's side but didn't touch the court with his feet. At the same time, his feet ...
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Can a back row setter reach into the plane to play the ball?

A first hit is over passed towards the net and passes partially through the plane of the net. The back row setter is tall and jumps to pull the ball back with a closed fist. Is this a legal hit? Or ...
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Referee reaction for blocked service

Blocking a service obviously is not allowed and barely present in competitive volleyball. but it is one of the possible errors. how will the main referee show that (as per, brushing finger tips for ...
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Average volleyball athlete height in NCAA

What's the average height of the male and female volleyball athletes by position and division in the NCAA?
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Why are the NCAA volleyball seasons for men and women different?

In the NCAA, the women's volleyball season runs from late August/early September until December. The men's volleyball season runs from January to early May. Why the difference? Is it due to the women ...
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Blocking beyond the net on a “missed” attack hit

What is the correct call on the following case: A set that was going the cross the net anyway, the blocker reached beyond the net, the attacker missed the ball, and the ball touched the blocker on the ...
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For how many points in a game volleyball is played?

In volleyball how many points to be win normally by a team to take that game?
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Why do so few U.S. colleges and universities (and high schools) have volleyball for men?

When I was younger, it seemed the U.S. Men's volleyball teams (and the women's teams) were usually at or near the top of world competitions. Nowadays, it seems that U.S. Men's volleyball has slipped a ...
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Can be ball be set over the net on the first touch?

When my opponent first serves a ball, can I set and pass the ball over the net? My friend told me that this is a fault - but the ball was coming towards my face, so I don't see what else could I do.
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Getting hit twice while digging a spike [duplicate]

In what situation it's becomes legal to touch the ball twice? if a player is defending a spike and dug the ball and it hits arms and chest at the sametime? What about receiving a powerful jump ...
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Is it considered a dig when receiving a block attempt ball in volleyball?

Team A hits the volleyball on an attack. Team B attempts to block, sending the ball back across the net to Team A. Team A receives the ball. Is this considered a dig? Also if Team A attacks the ball ...
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I am a volleyball player and I need better endurance. Please help!

Okay. I play volleyball in Southern California. I consider myself a high level athlete but there is a problem (or what I think is a problem). I know this is kind of silly but whenever I take private ...
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what workout should I do to have a high vertical jump? [closed]

I'm a volleyball player but i lack the required vertical jump. So can you please suggest the best workouts for a high vertical jump ?
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Do the official USAV rules for coed volleyball require a female touch?

Is there an official USAV rule that states that in coed, indoors, 6-versus-6 volleyball, at least one of the 3 touches allowed by a team has to be done by a girl? My league has stated that if no girl ...
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Can you jump off the wall in volleyball?

In indoor volleyball, the ball can not be played off of the wall. In a rec league, a ball recently was sent high and off to the side of the court. It was going to make contact with the wall about 7-8 ...
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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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Is it legal to go under the net to play a ball going out, back in play in volleyball?

Is it legal to go under the net, on the other players side in indoor volleyball to play a ball that was going out? From my understanding, you would have to hit it around the net, then another team ...
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Do the official USAV rules for mixed volleyball require all rotations to be same gender?

I am playing in a mixed league, and they state that if a team has more than 6 people, they can use a rotation substitution, but that A player must substitute for the same gender (i.e. men sub for ...
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What's the English term for setter positions in volleyball?

When speaking about the positioning system in volleyball in German, we usually say the word "Läufer" (lit. "runner") and append the number, X, of the position of the setter, to refer to a certain ...
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How is spike speed measured in volleyball?

I've been eyeballing a volleyball match right now (apparently, it's world championships :), and have noticed that they show "spike speed" for spike replays. How is that speed measured? Is the ball ...
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Volleyball: Can an attack hit be considered a block

Team B receives serve and over passes the volleyball towards team A. The ball is high and crosses the plane of the net in the front zone of team A's court. The middle blocker of team A approaches in ...
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Is a zero- or minus-tempo attack actually possible?

In a tv show called Haikyuu, the protagonists perform a zero tempo quick, where the hitter is already in the air when the setter funnels the ball directly to their hand. Is this possible in real life? ...
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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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Can a back row player joust at the net without jumping?

A tall back-row player executes a legal back-row attack, ending up near the net, and is immediately in a position to "joust" for a tight ball by simply reaching above the net, without jumping, winning ...
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Is it a double hit in volleyball to play the ball rebounding from the net?

In volleyball, if the ball is rebounds from the net, can the player who hit the ball into net hit the ball twice, or is this a double hit?
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Can you block and hit the ball over the net in volleyball? [duplicate]

So playing with friends the other day and this happened. Team A set the ball for their attacking player (3rd touch), he tried to dink the ball behind the blocker. It was a horrible touch and the ...
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In beach volleyball what happens when a player hits the ball from under the net?

To map this out, players A and B are on team 1, player C is on team two. Player A bumps the ball over the net to team two's side. Player B reaches underneath the net and (otherwise legally) hits the ...
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In a video challenge in volleyball, does the challenging team have to specify the challenged fault?

Assume the following situation: In a high-class (high enough for a video challenge system being in place) volleyball game an attack hit goes out of bounds and the referee assigns the point to the ...
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When is the setter allowed to leave his position?

Every player has to stay in his position and may not violate the positioning rules until the opponent's server has touched the ball (of course, assuming that the referee has blowed his whistle). ...
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Is blocking a soft hit considered a block? [duplicate]

If team B attempts to block a ball and team A tips the ball rather than attacks the ball but the ball does come in contact with Team B, is that considered a block contact or first contact? I would ...
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Is an advantage for a left-handed to play volleyball?

Are there any objective advantages to a left-handed in playing volleyball?
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Does a point end if the volleyball hits the net?

While score keeping a game of volleyball, one of the plays confused me: the ball hit the net and went over, but it still counted as a point. Is this the correct ruling?
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Volleyball - Is this reaching over the net?

This is a follow-up question to the "In volleyball when is it considered reading over the net" question posted a few years ago. Subject of this question, is the accompanying play starting at time ...
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How to block when the ball is over the net?

Can player B touch the ball in any of these situastions? The ball is traveling to the opponents field after receive. Setter A is close to the ball. Blocker B is not putting their hands over the net in ...
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What is an attack hit in volleyball?

What exactly constitutes an attack hit in volleyball? For example, if I set the ball to someone else for an attack hit, and the set goes too far and it is blocked by someone on the opposing team with ...
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Why does one player on a volleyball team wear a different jersey?

Why does one player on a volleyball team have a different color jersey than the rest of the teammates? I notice that this player only plays on the back row and never plays in the front row, and that ...
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In volleyball, which part of the hand should you hit the ball with in an underhand serve?

I searched much of Google, but sites mostly talk about other types of serves, and the underhand serve only gets a couple of quick lines. Even when they do talk more about the underhand serve, they don'...
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Does blocking in beach volleyball need to be harder than in indoor?

Question is about the rules of blocking the ball in beach volleyball and its differences from indoor. Is there any other block differences from indoor volleyball other than counting as one of three ...
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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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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 determines a 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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What are the FIVB Club World Championship qualification criteria?

What are the qualification criteria for the FIVB Club World Championship (both male and female)? For example, how was it decided which clubs competed in the 2016 male tournament played in Betim and ...
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Foot fault on a jump serve in volleyball

When a player does a jump serve can land on the baseline or not? I had a case tonight when a player do a jump serve and landed on the baseline I was told it was not a foot fault, is it correct?
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What is the “paddle” for during a volleyball substitution?

During volleyball matches you can often see a huge rotation of players. The player who enters take a paddle and gives it to the player who comes out. What is the significance of the paddle?
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How much long-term damage is typical for professional volleyball to do to your hands?

Do most retired players in their twilight ages have especially twitchy hands or lack of motor control with their fingers? Is it known if volleyball can cause this?
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What features should I look for in prescription eyewear for playing volleyball?

What features should I look for in prescription eyewear for playing volleyball? What type of store could I find it at?