VOLLEYBALL

                                                   

TAKE A LOOK AT THE COURT IN THE FOLLOWING DIAGRAM:  LET´S START WITH THE VOCABULARY:

TECHNIQUES:

  • A Serve: Servicio o saque.
  • An Underhand serve: saque de abajo
  • A Set: Colocación de dedos.
  • An Overhand pass: Toque de dedos
  • A Forearm pass or a Dig: Toque de antebrazos
  • A Dive: plancha
  • A Spike or Smash: Remate
  • A Block: Bloqueo

ACTIONS:

  • To serve, to pass, to set…
  • To attack: atacar
  • To defend: defender
  • To switch or rotate: rotar

PLAYERS:

  • Front row player: delantero
  • Back row player: zaguero
  • Captain: Capitán
  • Libero: libero
  • Hitter or spiker: rematador


WHAT´S A VOLLEYBALL GAME LIKE?
Volleyball players hit a ball over a net using any part of their bodies.

Points are scored when a team can not return the volleyball over the net or prevent it from touching the court surface.
You don’ t need to have the posession of the ball to score.

Who wins?

The first team to score 25 points by a margin of two points, wins the set.

The team that wins two out of three sets wins the volleyball match.

How Long Is A Match?There is no time limit for a volleyball match.
There are two-minute breaks between each game; teams switch court sides after each break.

Team captains flip a coin to determine which side will serve first.

How many people play?

Each team has two rows of three players in the court, so six players.

What are the main faults?A fault occurs when:-The ball is held, thrown or pushed.

-A team contacts the ball more than three times consecutively.  Except when the first contact is a block.

-A ball touches a player twice in succession or the ball touches the body twice in succession.

-Players are out of position at service.

-A player touches the net.

-A player attacks the ball above the opponent court or steps in an opponent’s court.

 

 

 

SKILLS:

A) THE SERVE:

The serve begins play, and it can be decissive in a game. A missed serve counts as a fault.

There are many types: underhand, sidearm, or overhand, standing in a stationary position or jumping in the air.

We will learn the basic one, the underhand service.

THE FOREARM PASS (or Dig):

Use it to receive a serve or a low hit ball.

 -Place your body low, extend your forearms and pass it up to the “setter.”

-Join your hands together, making a fist with one hand and wrapping in it the palm of your other hand.

THE SET:

-The set is an overhead pass . With it, the setter passes the ball with a high arc to front-line players for them to spike.

 -There are many different types of sets: to the front, to the side, to the back…

 -Bend your elbows and your knees.

 -You must hit the ball with both hands together and simultaneously. Don’t let the ball touch your palm. This is called a push, and is a violation. If you hold the ball or you strike itl unevenly with either hand, you’ll be in violation.

D) THE SPIKE (or Smash):

 -The spike is a powerful overhand smash into the opposite court.

-Jump with both feet, as you aim to the ball with your left hand (if you are righthanded).

-Do not touch the net, and land on both feet.

 thespike

 

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