According to the FIVB Rules of the Game, the ball is a catch if it does not rebound from the contact, meaning that it bounces off the fingers and/or hands. This rule also applies to passes and hits, as well as sets. Determine whether or not the ball was hit with an open hand.
CATCH: The volleyball is caught or thrown. It doesn't rebound from the contact. DOUBLE CONTACT: A player contacts the volleyball twice (2 separate attempts) in succession or the ball contacts various parts of a player's body in succession.
Volleyball Glossary. Ace: A botched serve after which the opponent is awarded a point. Antenna: Vertical rods mounted above the sidelines and close to the edges of the net, and usually used for indoor courts. Approach: Moving quickly toward the net or ball in an attempt to make a play. Assist: Helping a teammate set up a kill.
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.
The tip is a shot that is used in indoor volleyball to try and catch out the opposition. The tip involves gently placing the ball onto the opponent’s side by either playing the ball just over the top of the blockers reach so it lands directly behind them or by pushing the ball just past the blockers reach so it lands tight to the net.
CATCH OR LIFT Slowly lift the forearm, palm of the hand facing upwards DOUBLE CONTACT Raise two fingers, spread open FOUR HITS Raise four fingers, spread open NET TOUCHED BY A PLAYER Indicate the respective side of the net REACHING BEYOND THE NET l ac ehndb ov t, p m facing downwards PENETRATION Point to the centre line DOUBLE FAULT & REPLAY
This is the most commonly used signal in Beach Volleyball because of its stability and benefits. The partners each know which area of the court they are responsible for and what type of attack is likely. However, this strategy is quite aggressive and takes a lot of time to perfect.
However screening or blocking the line of sight is actually illegal in volleyball. With that being said there is a rather loose interpretation of this rule. What I mean by this is players are allowed to group together and raise their arms as long as the receiving team has a clear line of sight to the server and or service flight path.