Do you know Volleyball?

20 de nov. 2012, 0:14 publicada per Ignasi Pena Moré   [ actualitzat el 20 de nov. 2012, 0:17 ]

It’s a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. It was created in 1895 by William G. Morgan as sport and recreation. This happened a year before the Olympic Games in Athens.

The basic rules:

1.     Server must serve from behind the restraining line (end line) until after contact.

2.    Ball may be served underhand or overhand.

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

4.    Served ball may graze the net and drop to the other side for point.

5.    First game serve is determined by a volley, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.

6.    Serve must be returned by a bump only. No setting or attacking a serve.

Volleyball vocabulary:

*        "Ace" 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.

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

*        "Stuff" 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.

*        "Dig" When a player makes a save from a very difficult spike.

*        "Kill" When a team spikes the ball and it either ends in a point or a side out

Authors: Sara Ballester, Rubén Lechuga i Sònia Degollada