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Volleyball Study Guide


A.      Server must serve from behind the yellow line.

B.      Ball may be served underhand or overhead.

C.      Ball must be clearly visible to opponents before serve.

D.      Server must announce the score before each serve.

E.       Served ball may hit the net and drop to the other side for point.

F.       Same server serves again if a point is won.


A.      Rally scoring will be used.  (This means a point is scored on every serve/play)

B.      Offense will score on a defense miss or out of bounds hit.

C.      Defense will score on an offensive miss, out of bounds hit, or serve into the net.

D.      Regulation games are played to 25 points and team must win by 2.


A.      Team will rotate each time they win the serve. (when they get the ball back)

B.      Players shall rotate in a clockwise manner.

C.      Regulation Volleyball has 6 players per team.


A.      Maximum of three hits per side. (Try to use them all)

B.      Player may not hit the ball twice in a row (A block is not considered a hit).

C.      Ball may be played off the net during a volley by a different player.

D.      A ball touching a boundary line is in bounds.

E.       If two or more players contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one play and the players involved may not participate in the next play.

F.       A player must not block or attack a serve.

  1. If a play is made on a ball that is out of bounds the play must continue


A.      Stepping on or over the line on a serve.

B.      Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully.

C.      Hitting the ball illegally (Carrying, Palming, Throwing, etc.).

D.      Touches of the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. If the ball is driven into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact an opposing player, no foul will be called, and the ball shall continue to be in play.

E.       Reaching over the net, except when executing a follow-through from a spike.

F.       Any part of the body goes under net.

G.     Failure to serve in the correct order.

H.      Blocks or spikes from a position which is from the back row.




  • Back of court – Wall and Blue center court line
  • Side courts – Yellow line on the side and gray line in the middle
  • Middle courts – Gray lines on both sides

IN or OUT:

1)      If ball lands on the line it is in

2)      Ceiling on own side can play

3)      Ceiling on opponent’s side is out of bounds

4)      Center poles are out

5)      If ball hits ropes or cargo nets do over


Volleyball Lingo



When the ball is served to the other team and no one touches it.

"Side out"

When the team that served the ball makes a mistake, causing the ball to go to the other team.


When a player jumps above the height of the net, and blocks the ball.


When a player jumps about the height of the net, blocks the ball, and the ball goes back at the person who attacked (spiked) the ball.


One armed defensive play to save a hard driven shot.


An offensive drop shot.


When a team spikes the ball and it either ends in a point or a side out.


Hitting the ball with an open hand.


Any violation of the rules of the game.


A skill that begins game play.

“Bump” (forearm pass)

A skill used to hit the ball when it is under the shoulder line.


A skill used to hit the ball when it is above the shoulder line.


An attempt by one or more defensive player to obstruct a spike at the net made by the opposing team.


A hard driven shot at the net made by an attacker/hitter.


When the ball is played back and forth between the two teams any number of times with no faults or points scored.


A front row player also known as a hitter.

“Double Hit”

When a player hits the ball twice in a row with no other player touching in between.


Newcomb Unit


Grades 3-5 will be playing the game of Newcomb.

See Study Guide for details.

“The Ho-Ho-Kus Public School is committed to a high standard of academic excellence in compliance with the
core curriculum content standards in a safe and nurturing environment that will allow students to maximize their
potential and prepare them to be responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.”

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