When first learning how to play volleyball, you need to understand the object of the game. The object of the game is to beat your opponents to a predetermined number of points.
In the old days, volleyball was played to 15 points and a point is scored only when the serving team wins the rally.
Today, rally scoring is primarily used which means a point is scored as a result of each play. Most volleyball games today are rally scoring and played to 25 points.
To win the game, you must score more points than your opponent and be leading by at least 2.
When first learning how to play volleyball, it's important to understand how to score points.
To score a point in volleyball, a team must win a rally. A rally is begun by a server serving the ball into play. The ball is served over the net to the opposing team.
The opponent then gets a maximum of three hits to return the ball back over the net.
A team wins a rally if
Indoor volleyball is played with two 6 player teams. Each team has 3 front row players and 3 back row players. The front row players mainly hit and block. The back row players mainly pass and dig.
The teams are separated by a net over which the ball must cross.
In the mens game, the net is positioned to 2.43 meters high.
In the womens game, the net is positioned to 2.24 meters high.
There are some basic volleyball skills and court positions that you must know before you start playing volleyball.
The skills listed here are just basic.
The basic skills for playing volleyball are serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking and digging.
The serve is what begins the game.
Passing the ball is the skill thats performed by the player receiving the ball.
Setting is the action of playing the ball to a teammate. Setting is usually done in an overhead motion using the hands. Players that have a hard time getting in good position to hand set may elect to set using a forearm passing motion. This is called bump setting.
Attacking or spiking is the action of sending the ball over the net to the opponent's court. Attacks are usually done by taking steps to approach the net to jump and hit the ball. The volleyball approach and hit is often thought of as the most fun skill in volleyball.
A block is the action of trying to prevent the ball from crossing the net into your court.
Digging is the action of playing the ball in a way that prevents the ball from touching the court after an attack by the opponents.
To get good at these volleyball skills require improving physical proficiency and hand-arm-and-eye coordination. Being able to effectively communicate with your teammates and having an understanding of how to play volleyball will highly influence how well you perform these skills.
On a very basic level, players on the team can be divided into 2 types.
Here are some basic volleyball positions you should become familiar with when learning how to play volleyball.
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