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