Every volleyball coach will have a different numbering system for their sets. This is known as ‘set numbers’. Before the ball is served by the opposing volleyball team, the setter makes eye contact with each of their hitters (front and back court) and gives them a hand signal signifying what set to expect. Some sets require the hitter to leave early and get in the air before they see where the set is going.
This volleyball play is where the setter will call a #1 for the middle blocker and a #2 for outside hitter. The basic idea is that the middle blocker is doing a quick attack with the outside hitter following right behind them for a #2.
The zones and heights were then combined to provide a two-digit specifier for each set. Thus, a standard high set to the outside (left) hitter is a 14 – zone 1, height 4. A middle quick is a 51 – zone 5, height 1. Now, for practical purposes most teams do not use the two digit calls in play.
There are 5 main categories of volleyball hits: Serves; Passes; Sets; Attacks; Blocks; Each of these volleyball hits play a role throughout a rally. Teams cannot function without the ability to perform each of these main types of hits. The 15 volleyball hits below represent the skills that any good volleyball player must possess.
Volleyball Hitting Terms - Offensive Systems. Four-Two Offense: A 4-2 offense is the most basic volleyball offensive system in which there is a 6 player offensive system with four hitters and two setters. Five-One Offense: A 5-1 offense is a 6 player offensive system with one setter and five hitters. Six-Two Offense: A 6-2 is a 6 player offensive system that uses two setters and six hitters.
(Quick review: if you ever wondered why it’s called a 4 set, now that you know the positions numbers on the volleyball court, you know that the left-side hitter plays from the 4 position… which means their set is also called a 4!) Middle hitter; You guessed it, the middle hitter hits from the middle of the court, in position 3!
As shown above, the closed left hand/fist is used to signal the number zero/“0,” a number used only in volleyball matches played using the NFHS rule set. To show double zero/“00,” the other number that is used only in volleyball matches played using the NFHS rule set, show left fist and right fist together. This appears to
8. Scoring Rules. During a volleyball match, the first team to reach 25 points, by at least two points in one set, wins the set. This means that if one team is up 25-23 in the first set, they would win that set. A volleyball match is usually the team to win two out of three sets in a game.