Commonly used terms in volleyball include "free ball," "pepper" and "side out." Other commonly used terms in the game are "approach," "attack," "spike" and "block."Continue Reading
In volleyball a "free ball" is a ball that is volleyed over the net with the forearm or in an overhead pass. It is a free chance to attack the other team.
A warming-up session between just two players is referred to as "peppering." The players use the key skills of the game, including passing, setting and hitting, to volley the ball to one another without the use of a volleyball net.
"Side out" is a basic term from old-school volleyball used when the receiving team wins a rally. In modern jargon, the expression "point on serve receive" is used. When this takes place, the right-front player of the receiving team becomes the server.
An "attack" or "spike" is the action of attempting to hit the ball to the floor on the side of the opposing team. A "block" is a defensive attempt to send the ball back into the attacker's court. This action can be performed by up to three players simultaneously jumping in front of the attacker and attempting to hit the ball with their hands.Learn more about Classic Sports
Some volleyball cheers for teenagers are "ace, ace in your face" and "to the window, to the wall, we saw you shank that ball...shank you very much." Another good volleyball cheer is to yell one, two, three in line with the bump, set and spike.Full Answer >
In volleyball, a team scores a point by successfully grounding the ball on the opponent's court on the opposite side of the net. A team also scores when the opposing team commits a fault or receives a penalty. If the serving team wins a rally, it scores a point and continues to serve; if the receiving team wins a rally, it scores a point, and it serves next.Full Answer >
Mathematics can be used to either track the rally points or find out a way to serve the ball with the fastest spin. A spinning ball follows a curved trajectory, while a non-spinning ball does not. A spinning ball gives the player an edge on the receiver, since it is difficult to expect which direction it will take.Full Answer >
An underhand serve is a type of volleyball serve in which a player holds the ball with one hand and swings the other hand in an arc motion, striking under the ball with a fist to put it into play. An underhand serve is the most common serve for beginners.Full Answer >