VOLLEYBALL Origin: William C. Morgan of Springfield College in Massachusetts devised the rules of volleyball in 1895. Etiquette: The winner of a coin toss will choose serve or side of court to play. Players line up on end lines then run opposite directions toward the net and shake hands under the net before the start of the game.
RULES OF PLAY • Play to 25 win by 2 • 6 players for each team 3 in front 3 in back • At the time of the serve all players must be in their position • Players will serve out of RIGHT BACK positions and may serve from anywhere behind the endline • Each team has 3 hits to return the ball. • NO player may play the ball twice in succession unless the first play was a block. • Points will be scored any time a mistake is made • Side out is the term used to signify loss of serve. • A ball that lands on the side or end line will be considered in court and playable. • Front row players must keep both feet on the ground after a serve. ( NO BLOCKING OR SPIKING A SERVE)
Other Rules • No back court player may make contact with the ball above the net in front of the 10ft. Line. • Front row players must keep both feet on the ground after a serve. ( NO BLOCKING OR SPIKING A SERVE) • A player may not come into contact with the net in any way. • The ball may touch the net and still be played on the serve and off regular play. • Games are played in matches you must win 3 out of 5 games to win a match.
TERMS • Forearm Pass/ Bump- pass using forearms designed to get a set • Set- 2 hand overhead pass to a hitter for a spike • Spike- hard driven overhand usually hit above the net • Block- using 1 or 2 hands to keep ball from corssing the net • Lift- illegal hit, making longer than mometary contact with the ball • Point- given to winner of the rally or volley • Side out- loss of serve • Libero- defensive specialist, may go in for any back court player signified by wearing different uniform.
The Court sideline Serving area LB LF endline 10 ft. line CB CF RB RF