Volleyball - Lingo
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Assists are also a very important statistic for guards in basketball.
Attacks from the back row must originate behind this line
6 man teams can have three front row attackers and even back row attackers behind the 10 foot line
If the back row player steps on or past the 10 ft. line, then the attack is illegal and ball is awarded to the other team
Give me a short backset, Sinjin
Each player involved receives credit for the block
Usually a two-handed maneuver where the ball is deflected onto the opponent's courtBlocks that deflect out-of-bounds are failed blocks
It appears that the circle of teammates is staring dumbfoundedly into a campfire
Come on ref !! She totally carried that ball !!
There is no violation for standing ON the center line, only for crossing over it
Close cousin to the dreaded "six-pack"
No, it is not a secret set to the ready and able coach of your team!!
A defense should always cover the hitters
Hit it cross court, Randy! Nobody’s there!
“great cut shot, Mike, you hit it well inside the 10 foot line!”
Contact lasts long enough for the player to read the label and check the ball pressure (it’s NOT a pizza)
The equivalent of a “bunt” in baseball
Just dump it anywhere, Tim
Hey ref, aren’t you going to call that fish?
Similar to a “knuckleball” in baseball
A good defense should “eat up” free balls !
- Too much friendly fire will get you benched!
“Nice heat on that ball partner!”
The situation probably will not improve until one of the parties apologizes
The coach mutters, “The force is in her – and ever strong it is!”
A joust well-done is simply a push against the other player’s hands until the other player lets go!
Beginners please do not try this one at home!
The only game down here at the beach today is that one court of jungle ball
How many kills did you land this game?
Reminiscent of King Kong swiping biplanes out of the air
That set was a total lift, ref
Line shots are one of the most difficult shots to defend
Gets its name from the lip-like appearance the defenders arms make when they are placed together for a dig
If you serve too many of them, you will get licked!
Just put it away in Monument Valley, Chris
Be wary, Tom is a total net master
The ball is then awarded to the other team
This is a very deceptive and effective hitting technique
The ball then bounces off the back of the hand … hence the “pancake”
Hey Paul, do you want to pepper for a few minutes before we play?
Hitting against tall Tim is like hitting in a phone booth!!
Usually a player who has not mastered any finesse shots yet
Drew loves those quick sets
Every rainbow hopes to hit the “pot of gold” open court near the back line
Results in the player/coach being disqualified, and the team losing the point
Colin, you can hit it on either side of that redwood!!
The ball usually smashes straight back down on the hitter’s floor unless there’s great coverage by the hitter’s teammates
Dude, stop screening! I can’t see the serve
We need a few service aces to get back in this game Karch
Sets are two-handed, but the world’s elite setters can set one handed in a bind
Nice shank Pete! Come on, get with it!!
Also the name of a clothing line, started in Santa Monica, California
Ouch! That six-pack must have hurt!
Brian cranked that one and it sizzled John’s pits
Dan, slice it – nobody’s covering short
The intent of every spike is to score an immediate point and stop the rally
Meaning when a left-handed player is hitting from the right-front.
The best stuff-blocks hit the floor before the spiker lands
This team’s like Swiss Cheese, hit it anywhere you want!
Designed to confuse blockers and parents
Popeye is a total tapemaster
Looks like we’ll be playing team advil next
Just tip it anywhere, Don
No wonder I couldn’t hit that ball … it was a total trap set!!
They scored 10 straight points, they were in a UC state
Southern California is the Mecca for Volley Dollys
Without regard for the blocker’s location, the score, the ball position, or the coach’s express instructions
The ref has both yellow and red cards to pull as he/she sees fit
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