The Rules of Volleyball - EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, The Rules of Volleyball. The object of the game is your team to win

three sets faster than the opposing team

teams are made up of 12 plays with six plays take to the court to any one time

they consist of a libero and two setters in the back row

and a left side, right side, and middle hitters

in the front row. To win a set, you must score 25 points

and be at least two points ahead. If the scores are 25-24 for example

the game carries on until one team has a two point lead. Sounds easy

so how to I score these points? To score points you must aim to hit the ball

over the net and onto the opponent's court.

The court is 18 meters long and 9 metres wide, and the area you're aiming for

is nine by nine meters. There's an attack line

three meters away from the net. The net is 8 feet about the ground for men

and 7 foot 4 inches for women. If the ball is hit onto the lines

this also counts as a point. Hitting the ball over the net

onto the floor to win points sounds easy enough, but in volleyball

your team is only allowed up to 3 touches of the ball. The first touch is known as the

pass or bump.

This is usually to control an attack from your opponents. The second touch is

known as a set

and is a set up so that an attacking player can make the final shot.

The third such is known as an attack or spike.

This usually is an attacking shot over the net aimed at your opponent's court

The team can take less than three touches if they want to

and the game is a back and forth affair with both teams setting up the ball

and attacking each other's court. In the sport of Volleyball however

it's very easy to lose points. There's a lot of things you can't do

in volleyball. You cannot hit the ball onto the ground outside the area of play.

You cannot hit the ball twice in succession. You cannot catch or throw the ball.

You cannot step over the line during a serve. You cannot touch the net

or run underneath the nets. You can't hit the ball into the antennas of the net

and as earlier mentioned: you cannot touch the ball more than three times.

All these errors results in your opponent being awarded the point

and the next serve. Once your team has won a point, all the players must rotate

clockwise to

stand at a new position. Once a team has won 25 points

and at least two points ahead, they win a set. The team that wins three sets

first ... wins.

If both teams have won two sets each

the fifth and final set only goes to 15 points. That's basically volleyball in a


but there's a few other things you'll need to understand before playing or going

to a game

for example ... BLOCK: When an attack is imminent

a defender can jump in the air try to stop an attack reaching the floor

You're not allowed to reach over the net but the advantage is that a block does

not count towards one of your three touches

should the ball end up on your side of the court. DIG ...

A dig is a play to stop the ball hitting the ground after an attack.

Players will usually dive onto the floor to rescue a ball. Unlike blocks

a dig does count as one of your three touches. LIBERO ...

A libero is a defensive specialist who can come on at any time

in place of any back role player. A Libero wears a different coloured jersey to the rest

of the team

and is usually the most agile player on the team. Their job is to rescue attacks by

performing spectacular digs

However, a Libero cannot serve the ball, a libero cannot make an attacking shot

above the net

And finally a libero cannot cross the attack line. Substitution ...

During stoppage in play, a team can substitute up to six players per set. To do

this they must inform the officials

who will count the substitutions. Players must re-enter in the the same position they came out


a Libero can be substituted an unlimited amounts times

And only one plaery can substituted at any time. Now this is a lot to take in, but as you

watch or play volleyball

the rules will become clear. If you found this video at all helpful,

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But in the meantime, enjoy volleyball!

Ninh Ly, @NinhLyUK, www.ninh.co.uk