Interesting Volleyball Terms. Mintonette: The original name given to the game we now call Volleyball. Nectar: A perfect and sweet set. Paintbrush: When a hitter swings but then barely touches the bottom of the ball, dropping it over the opposing blocker. Lollipop: A lollipop is an easy serve that flies high into the sky and over the net.
This format is hardly ever used anymore. Double Elimination, Modern Crossover: If you hear somebody say “Double Elim,” this is likely the format they are talking about. This is the tournament format that the AVP currently uses. Lose two and you’re eliminated, until the Semis; then it’s win or go home.
Stay on top of volleyball terminology with Volleyball.Com. 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.
The "chester" and the "facial" are two volleyball slang terms that describe how to legally dig a ball by using your face or your chest instead of your hands. Volleyball Slang Terms That Describe Digging Balls Without Your Hands(photo CE Andersen)
DECOY: A move in which the actual spiker of the ball is disguised. This takes the opposing team by surprise. DIG: The act of reaching a ball spiked by the opponents and passing it to a teammate. DOUBLE HIT: An illegal move that implies that the same player has touched the ball twice in succession.
Jungle Volleyball: Also known as picnic volleyball. Refers to a game of volleyball being played with participants that do not know how to play volleyball. Joust: Two opposing players playing the same ball at the net. A joust often occurs when a bad pass has been made resulting in the ball coming down at the top of the net. “K”
10 Words That Don’t Mean The Same For Volleyball Players Pancake. Not a delicious treat served with butter and syrup. Instead, that last ditch effort to save a ball from hitting... Deep Dish. Not a mouthwatering dish, but a move that (when played indoors) will get you a warning from the referee. ...
A defensive play by one or more front-row players meant to intercept a spiked ball. The combination of one, two or three players jumping in front of the opposing spiker and contacting the spiked ball with the hands. Attack Block (Hard Block, Offensive Block) Returning the ball immediately to the attacker's court.