Olympics Volleyball

Indoor volleyball has been an Olympic sport for men and women since 1964. Beach volleyball became an Olympic sport in 1996.

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How long can you hold a ball for in volley ball?

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You cant hold the ball at all. It is classified as a carry and is a point for the other team. I hope this helped!


What does roof mean in volleyball?

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A roof is a term where you block your opponent's spike and the ball hits the floor immediately

Where can you find volleyball plays?

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Who are the Current Indian volleyball team players?

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[1] Y.subba rao {CAPTAIN} [2] Kapil dev [3] Srikant [4] Sube singh [5] Jitendra singh [6] Sanjay kumar [7] Shivrajan {LIBERO} [8] Mandeep [9] Pandiyan [10] Gurvinder singh [11] Avnish yadav [12] Raghuveer singh ALL ARE WONDERFULL PLAYER OF INDIA, IF INDIA WILL CHANGE THE COACH THAN WE CAN GET POSITION IN QUALIFING TEAMS FOR OLYMPIC.

Who is the most famous spanish volleyball player?

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There are several famous Spanish volleyball players. Some of these include Hector Soto, Virginia Cardona, Ernesto Rodriguez, as well as Luis Pedro Suela.

What are the two types of olympic volleyball games?

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Beach volleyball with 2 people and indoor volleyball with a team of 6 on the court.

How many total points can be scored in a game of volley ball?

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25 points with a minimum 2 points advantage.

In effect, this question is unanswerable. The reason, is due to two unknowns 1) the final score of each team and 2) the winning team must have a two point advantage over its opponent !

Dimension of volleyball ground in meters?

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Normal indoor/outdoor volleyball court is 9X9 meters court.......

Distance between the serve line and the mid line it is 9 meters per side.....

Distance between the mid line and attack line is 3 meters per side...........

What are the 3 contacts called in volleyball?

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you are only aloud to touch the ball 3times as soon as it comes over into yourside of the court. if you dont touch it 3 times alltogether out of your whole team and pass the ball to the other team it will not count.

How many people around the world play volleyball at least 1 time per week?

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about 800 million people play at least once a week worldwide

What are the positions for beach volley ball?

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Scoring: Beach volleyball are best played in three sets. The first two sets are played to 21 points. The final tie breaker is played to 15 points. A team must win a set by two points. There is no ceiling, so a set continues until the two point advantage is made. Right Side or Left Side: Two players evenly split the court. Left-handers usually perfer the right side, and right-handers vice versa. Play Front Court or Back Court: The better defender keeps to the back of the court to make digs, while the player in the front of the court spikes the ball and defends the front court. Playing the Game- Most players have what they call a "bag of tricks". They know if they go out there and wear themselves out in the beginning they have no chance in winning. That's why their are a variety of shots and defense moves, so that they can maintain their energy the whole time.

Who won the Silver Medal for Women's Beach Volleyball at the London 2012 Olympics?

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At the 2004 Games, the gold in indoor volleyball was won by China and the gold in beach volleyball was won by Kerri Walsh and Misty May of the United States.

What are the different between beach volleyball and indoor volleyball?

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There is actually a difference between the 2 balls.

Outdoor ball pressure is 2.5-3.2psi. Indoor balls are much harder at 4.3-4.6psi.

In other words a Beach volleyball is lighter then a indoor volleyball

What are the Terminologies of volleyball game?

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ACE - A serve that is not passable and results immediately in a point.

ANTENNA - The vertical rods (normally white and red) mounted near the edges of the net. The antennas are mounted directly above the sidelines and are not-in-play. Antennas are not usually used on outdoor nets.

APPROACH - Fast stride toward the net by a spiker before he jumps in the air.

ASSIST - Passing or setting the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill. This stat is normally only logged for high school, college, and National/Olympic team play.

ATTACK - The offensive action of hitting the ball. The attempt by one team to terminate the play by hitting the ball to the floor on the opponent's side.

ATTACK BLOCK - Receiving players' aggressive attempt to block a spiked ball before it crosses the net.

ATTACK ERROR - An unsuccessful attack which does one of the following: 1) the ball lands out of bounds, 2) the ball goes into the net and terminates play or goes into the net on the third hit, 3)the ball is blocked by the opposition for a point or sideout, 4) the attacker is called for a center line violation, or 5) the attacker is called for illegal contact (lift, double hit...) on the attack.

ATTACKER - Also "hitter" or "spiker." A player who attempts to hit a ball offensively with the purpose of terminating play in his or her team's favor.

ATTACK LINE - A line 3m from the net that separates the front row players from the back row players. Commonly referred to as the "10-foot line."

BACKCOURT - The area from the endline to the attack line.

BACK SET - A set delivered behind the setter's back, which is subsequently hit by an attacker.

BACK ROW ATTACK - When a back row player attacks the ball by jumping from behind the 3m line before hitting the ball. If the back row player steps on or past the 3m line during take-off, the attack is illegal.

BEACH DIG - An open hand receive of the ball, also called a "Deep Dish"

BLOCK - A defensive play by one or more players meant to deflect a spiked ball back to the hitter's court. It may be a combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the spiked ball with the hands.

BUMP - a common term for forearm passing.

BALL HANDLING ERROR - Any time the official calls a double hit, a thrown ball or a lift (except on a serve reception or attack). For our purposes, this category also includes any blocking errors (when an official calls a blocker for a violation such as going into the net, centerline violation, reaching over the net, etc.).

BUMP PASS - The use of joined forearms to pass or set a ball in an underhand manner.

CAMPFIRE - A ball that falls to the floor in an area that's surrounded by two, three, four or more players. At the instant after the ball hits the floor, it appears as if the players are encircling and staring at a campfire.

CENTER LINE - The boundary that runs directly under the net and divides the court into two equal halves.

CLOSING THE BLOCK - The responsibility of the assisting blocker(s) to join the primary blocker and create an impenetrable block in which a ball cannot fit between the two individual blockers.

CROSS COURT SHOT - An individual attack directed at an angle from one end of the offensive team's side of the net to the opposite sideline of the defensive team's court.

CUT SHOT - A spike from the hitter's strong side that travels at a sharp angle across the net.

DECOY - An offensive play meant to disguise the spiker who will receive the set.

DEEP SET - Set to be hit away from the net to confuse or disrupt the timing of the blockers.

DIG - Passing a spiked or rapidly hit ball. Slang for the art of passing an attacked ball close to the floor.

DINK - A legal push of the ball around or over blockers.

DOUBLE BLOCK - Two players working in unison to deflect an attacked ball at the net back to the hitter's side.

DOUBLE HIT - Successive hits or contacts by the same player. (Illegal)

DOUBLE QUICK - Two hitters approaching the setter for a quick inside hit.

DOUBLES - A game with two players on each side, most commonly played on a sand court.

DOWN BALL - A ball the blockers elect not to attempt to block because it has been set too far from the net or the hitter is not under control. A "Down Ball" is hit overhand and driven over the net with topspin while the player remains standing. "Down Ball," is usually called aloud by the defense when it becomes apparent the attacker has no chance of hitting a powerful spike.

FIVE-ONE - A 6-player offensive system that uses five hitters and one setter.

FIVE SET - A back set to the right front hitter.

FLARE - Inside-out path of an outside spiker who hid behind a quick hitter.

FLOATER - A serve which does not spin or rotate and therefore moves in an erratic path. This is similar to a "knuckle ball" pitch in baseball.

FOREARM PASS - Join your arms from the elbows to the wrists and strike the ball with the fleshy part of your forearms in an underhand motion.

FOUL - A violation of the rules.

FOUR SET - A set 1' from the sideline, and 1' to 2' above the net.

FOUR-TWO - A 6-player offensive system using four hitters and two setters.

FREE BALL - A ball that will be returned by a pass rather than a spike. This is usually called aloud by the defense instructing players to move into serve receive positions.

HELD BALL - A ball that comes to rest during contact resulting in a foul.

HIT - To jump and strike the ball with an overhand, forceful shot.

HITTER - Also "spiker" or "attacker"

HITTING PERCENTAGE - kills vs. attempts

INSIDE SHOOT - A playset or a 33.

ISOLATION PLAY - Designed to isolate the attacker on a specific defender, normally to exploit a weakness or give a hitter a chance to hit against a single block.

JUNGLE BALL - 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 attempting to play a ball above the net.

KEY - To predict a team's next play by observation of patterns or habits.

KILL - An attack that results in an immediate point or side out.

LINE - The marks that serve as boundaries of a court.

LINE SHOT - A ball spiked down an opponent's sideline, closest to the hitter and outside the block.

MIDDLE-BACK - A defensive system that uses the middle back player to cover deep spikes.

MIDDLE-UP - A defensive system that uses the middle back player to cover dinks or short shots.

MINTONETTE - The original name of the game of volleyball, created by William Morgan.

MULTIPLE OFFENSE - A system of play using different types of sets other than just normal outside sets.

OFFSIDE BLOCK - Player at the net, which is on the side away from the opponent's attack.

OFF-SPEED HIT - Any ball spiked with less than maximum force but with spin.

OUTSIDE HITTER - a left-front or right-front attacker normally taking an approach which starts from outside the court

OVERHAND PASS - A pass executed with both hands open, controlled by the fingers and thumbs, played just above the forehead.

OVERHAND SERVE - Serving the ball and striking it with the hand above the shoulder.

OVERLAP - refers to the positions of the players in the rotation prior to the contact of the ball when serving.

PANCAKE - A one-handed defensive technique where the hand is extended and the palm is slid along the floor as the player dives or extension rolls, and timed so that the ball bounces off the back of the hand.

PASS - see "Forearm Pass"

PENETRATION - The act of reaching across and breaking the plane of the net during blocking.

POINT OF SERVICE - A serve that results in a point (an ace by NCAA standards) as the serve is not returnable due to a bad pass by the receiver, this number includes aces.

POWER ALLEY - A cross-court hit traveling away from the spiker to the farthest point of the court.

POWER TIP - A ball that is pushed or directed with force by an attacking team.

POWER VOLLEYBALL - A competitive style of volleyball started by the Japanese.

QUICK - a player approaching the setter for a quick inside hit

QUICK SET - a set (usually 2' above the net) in which the hitter is approaching the setter, and may even be in the air, before the setter delivers the ball. This type of set requires precise timing between the setter and hitter.

READY POSITION - The flexed, yet comfortable, posture a player assumes before moving to contact the ball.

RECEPTION ERROR - A serve that a player should have been able to return, but results in an ace (and only in the case of an ace). If it is a "husband/wife" play (where the ball splits the two receivers), the receiving team is given the reception error instead of an individual.

RED CARD - a severe penalty in which an official displays a red card. The result of a red card may be a player is disqualified, the team loses the serve, or the team loses a point. A red card may be given with or without a prior yellow card as a warning; it is up to the official's discretion.

ROOF - A ball that when spiked is blocked by a defensive player such that the ball deflects straight to the floor on the attacker's side.

ROTATION - The clockwise movement of players around the court and through the serving position following a side out.

SERVE - One of the six basic skills; used to put the ball into play. It is the only skill controlled exclusively by one player.

SERVER - The player who puts the ball into play.

SERVICE ERROR - An unsuccessful serve in which one or more of the following occurs: 1) the ball hits the net or fails to clear the net, 2) the ball lands out of bounds, or 3) the server commits a foot fault.

SERVICE WINNER - A point the serving team scores when this player has served the ball. The point can be an immediate (in the case of an ace) or delayed (a kill or opponent attack error after a long rally). Therefore, the sum of the team's service winners equals their score.

SET - The tactical skill in which a ball is directed to a point where a player can spike it into the opponent's court.

SETTER - the player who has the 2nd of 3 contacts of the ball who "sets" the ball with an "Overhand Pass" for a teammate to hit. The setter normally runs the offense.

SIDE OUT - Occurs when the receiving team successfully puts the ball away against the serving team, or when the serving team commits an unforced error, and the receiving team thus gains the right to serve.

SIX PACK - Occurs when a blocker gets hit in the head or face by a spiked ball.

SIX-TWO - A 6-player offense using 2 setters opposite one another in the rotation. Setter 1 becomes a hitter upon rotating into the front row as setter 2 rotates into the back row and becomes the setter.

SPIKE - Also hit or attack. A ball contacted with force by a player on the offensive team who intends to terminate the ball on the opponent's floor or off the opponent's blocker.

STRONG SIDE - When a right-handed hitter is hitting from the left-front position or when a left-handed hitter is hitting from the right-front position.

STUFF - A ball that is deflected back to the attacking team's floor by the opponent's blockers. A slang term for "block."

TURNING IN - the act of an outside blocker turning his/her body into the court so as to ensure the blocked ball is deflected into the court and lands in-bounds.

UNDERHAND SERVE - a serve in which the ball is given a slight under-hand toss from about waist high and then struck with the opposite closed fist in an "underhand pitching" motion.

WEAK SIDE - When a right-handed player is hitting from right-front position or when a left-handed player is hitting from the left-front position.

WIPE - when a hitter pushes the ball off of the opposing block so it lands out of bounds

YELLOW CARD - a warning from an official indicated by the display of a yellow card. Any player or coach who receives two yellow cards in a match is disqualified. A single yellow card does not result in loss of point or serve.

How does volleyball scoring go?

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There are two different ways to score volleyball. The first way is called rally scoring. Rally scoring is where a point is given to the team that doesn't make the mistake, no matter if they didn't even touch the ball. For example: If a team serves it in the net, the other team gets the point. The other type of scoring, I don't know the technical term for it, it is where you don't get the point unless you make the other team make a mistake. For example: When a serve is served over the net, the other team shanks the ball off to the side, the serving team would get the point. But, if the serving team had served it into the net, there would be no point given.

Typically, most volleyball associations use rally scoring, the first type of scoring I described. I have personally never heard of any volleyball association us the other type of scoring. Also ,in club volleyball, some games may start at four points.

Why do girls playing beach volley ball wear such skimpy bikinis?

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Maybe in your opinion or how you see them they are skinny or where you see them at but not all are.

Skills in volleyball?

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Volleyball requires many athletic skills. You must be able to jump high (for blocking), to get low (to pass low balls), run quick (for unexpected balls), and have control of how you pass or hit the ball. Playing volleyball requires a lot of leg muscle and some upper body strength. Also you need a lot of stamina (usually a game is played the best 3 out of five games that go up to 25 points each).

Is volleyball the first game for girls?

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It is Girls' volleyball. There is a possessive because it's done by girls.

When done by boys, it's Boys' or Men's volleyball.

What is the height of a womens olympic volleyball net?

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It is 7 ft. and 4 1/8 in.

How do you tryout for the Olympic volleyball team?

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The qualifying process differs for each event for each country. As far as I know of, there are Olympic qualifying tournaments and trials that are held within each countries (i.e. the World Championship was held in Vancouver, Canada this June).

Usually the top 3 in each event will advance to the Olympics, assuming that they meet the Olympic qualifying standards.

PS. The top 8 nations can have up to 3 athletes in each event while other participating countries can only send 2 per event.

What is regulation size volleyball court?

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The regulation size of a volley ball court is 59 feet in length and 29ft 6in in width. Or the measurment in the metric system is 18x9 meters. Also in accordance with the new rules you have the three meter attack line on both sides from the net.

So that would be close to 30 and 60 !!