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Volleyball Hitting Stat Clarification

If a hitter hits the ball out-of-bounds, but the opposing blocker is call for net violation before the ball lands out-of-bounds, does the hitter get both an attempt and a hitting error recorded or ...
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Beachvolleyball: When can you block an opponent beyond the net?

In beachvolleyball, the rules about blocking a ball beyond the net and what is considered an attack hit are a bit unclear to me. Here are the relevant rules: (from https://www.fivb.com/en/...
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Volleyball point system

In a volleyball league system, 3-0 and 3-1 win gives 3 points, 3-2 win gives 2 points, 2-3 loss gives 1 point, and 1-3 and 0-3 loss gives 0 point. I thought this system is very strange because winning ...
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In volleyball, is spiking off the blockers head considered a touch?

So, I know a block is considered a contact made close to and above the net. That being said, I was playing and my teammate spiked the ball through and touching a blockers arms (above the net) and ...
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Where should the volleyball hit your arms in a bump?

This YouTube video teaches how to pass through a volleyball bump. However, I noticed that the ball hits very close to the man's wrists, not much on his forearm. Where should the ball be hit correctly ...
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Are you allowed to set the ball over the net sideways instead of forwards/backwards in indoor volleyball?

I looked through the indoor volleyball rulebook, and can't find anything on this in there, through Google, nor in any previously asked questions here. I was told many times before that you cannot ...
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Can you interfere with the opponent's action on your side?

A player from team A makes a desperate attempt to get the ball by running on opponent's team side of the net (outside the court, I believe they are not allowed on the opponent's court?). A player from ...
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What is this corner marking for?

Source: Wikimedia What is this corner marking for, since the serve can now be done from anywhere behind the service line?
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Why don't some people serve from directly behind the line but sometimes one or more meters behind it?

Since most people serve from directly behind the line I was surprised to notice that it's not always the case. Why would someone serve from further back?
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What fault occurs if a volleyball forearm pass is made without the hands connected?

I'm wondering, what would the call be if a player attempted a forearm pass but didn't have their hands connected? would it be a carry ball, a double hit, a foot fault, or 4 hits?
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Why do Setters jump before setting the volleyball?

Every time when the Setter is just about to set the ball he jumps and then sets the ball. What is the rationale behind jumping?
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What is the plane of the net in volleyball?

If a volleyball hits the top tape of the net but no part is over the net, is that considered crossing the plane?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Attacker makes blocker touch the net in volleyball. Who should be awarded the point?

In the Rio 2016 Olympic volleyball final match's third set, a Brazilian player was spiking very close to the net. After his spike, his arm followed down, contacting the arm of the Italian blocking ...
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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 do you differentiate good sets from bad sets?

As a referee, How do you differentiate good sets from bad sets? I'm a beginner volleyball ref. One of my main challenges is identifying double hits. I scanned the USAV rules and didn't see anything ...
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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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What is the difference between an Outside hit and Pipe hit in volleyball?

What is the difference between an Outside hit and Pipe hit in volleyball? What position can hit a pipe during the game?
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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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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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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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