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February 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 162

How Do Officials Score Volleyball Games?

For quite some time, volleyball games, or sets, are being played to 25. You may recall that the games were only to 15, but that rule has changed. The reason is because volleyball games are scored using something called speed score. This basically means that every time a team wins a rally, that team is awarded a point. Therefore, volleyball games (sets) are now played to 25. At the junior level matches are played best out of 3 and the third game goes only to 15 points instead of 25. Collegiate and adult volleyball is played best of 5 games, with game 5 going to up 15.

How Many Players are on the Court at One Time?

Indoor volleyball teams will have six players on the court at a time. A roster allows for 14 players on the team overall. Players on the bench my sub in the game for a player on the court whenever necessary. In beach volleyball, there are only two players on a team and only two players on the court at all times.

Are There Rules Associated With Serving?

Players may choose to serve however they would like. Overhand, underhand, and jump serves are all options. Players must stay in the serving zone when performing the serve. This area is simply behind the end line and in between the sidelines. The same rule here applies to beach. Be sure to maintain the service order when serving.

What are the Rules that Deal with Attackers?

Players are allowed to hit, or spike, the ball at any time during a rally except the serve. Players can not jump and attack a ball that is being served to their side of the net. The attack is generally the third touch for a team and it is generally the best way to get a point. Back row players are allowed to spike the ball but they must jump behind the ten foot line. It is ok if they land in front of this line but they must jump behind it.

What About Illegal Contacts with the Ball?

Due to the fact that there are an extremely high amount of violations, they cannot all be covered here. A few important ones include: teams may only contact the ball three times before the ball crosses the net, setters have to contact the ball smoothly and not make a double contact, players may not go under the net and interfere with players on the opposite side, and blockers my not hit the top of the net while blocking.

That is it. Three of the best serves in volleyball. Learn how to do them to become effective.

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