Volleyball Spiking Rules. A spike in volleyball occurs when a player is able to hit the ball down to the other side of the court. A successful spike will land on the other side of the court or will deflect off a block into dead territory. Spiking is probably the most dramatic of all volleyball skills.
These volleyball attacking rules and regulations for the spike govern how an "attack hit" which is any playing action, that is not a serve or is not a block that drives the ball into the opposing court. Volleyball Attacking: if you choose to hit the ball hard, after taking your spike approach to the ball and jumping in the air to hit it, that's called a spike.
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Volleyball Spike Approach. Which players on the team perform the volleyball attack? To legally spike the ball when positioned at the net, you must be a front row player. So usually it's just the front row players on the team that spike the ball. Back row players can legally spike the ball from behind the 10 foot (3 meter) line.
A volleyball spike can be completed by either a back row player or front row player. A back-row player is not permitted to carry out a volleyball spike within the front zone. It’s not allowed for a libero to carry out a volleyball spike. A volleyball player is permitted to land within the front zone after a volleyball spike.
To spike a volleyball, position yourself behind the 10-foot line and watch the setter so you can move quickly when the ball comes over the net. Make sure to be in the correct stance, facing the ball with knees bent at a 30 degree angle toward the net. When you are ready to strike, approach the net and jump as the ball falls into position.
Note: Standard Indoor Volleyball rules apply unless implicitly mentioned in this document. The Basics. Maximum of three hits per side. Player may not hit the ball twice in succession. A block is not considered a hit. Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on serve. A ball touching a boundary line is good.
If they pick "serve" then they will be "awarded" the opportunity to serve first during the first set of the match. For the subsequent sets, teams will alternate who serves first. So if Team A won the coin toss and served first the first set, then Team B will automatically begin the second set with the serve.
You cannot hit the ball twice during a set. Such “double hits” will cost your team a point. As a back row setter, you cannot block or attack the ball or hit the ball at all above the net. You cannot jump up to hit the ball with your body elevated above the top of the net.