– Any volleyball game with people who don’t really know how to play volleyball. A common euphemism for this type of game is “Picnic Volleyball.” JUMP SERVE – A serve that is started by the server tossing the ball into the air and jumping into and hitting the ball in its downward motion. JOUST – When 2 opposing players are simultaneously
DECOY: A move in which the actual spiker of the ball is disguised. This takes the opposing team by surprise. DIG: The act of reaching a ball spiked by the opponents and passing it to a teammate. DOUBLE HIT: An illegal move that implies that the same player has touched the ball twice in succession.
Typically the third contact when a player uses one open hand and swings at the ball to send it over the net is called a “hit/attack/spike”. The player who hits the ball is called the “hitter/attacker/spiker”. These three terms are used interchangeable.
Mintonette: The original name for the game of volleyball, given by William G. Morgan. Husband-and-wife Play: Slang phrase referring to a ball that drops between two players who fail to communicate. Closing the Block: Teammates close the space between two blockers to prevent the ball from passing between them.
Basic volleyball terminology for understanding the game. Roof, facial, tool, game, match, point, rally, volley, substitution, time-out, coach, screening
This is a tough one, so stay patient. Lift: A lift is another illegal call that can be tricky to understand and catch in match play. A lift is called one of two ways: 1) The athlete ‘lifted’ the ball with an open, flat hand, or 2) The athlete held the ball in their hands too long while hand setting.
Volleyball positions terminology. Setter, outside hitter, libero, middle blocker, strong side, weak side, defensive specialist, right back, middle back Volleyball Positions Terms of the Volleyball Court
If you prefer one word names, here are good one word volleyball team names: Hitlist – Don’t be on theirs. Shockwaves – Will be felt when this team scores. Hurricanes – Expect a storm. Gosh – You’ll be in awe. Cougars – Perfect for a women’s team. Pandemonium – Bringing with them the end of the ...