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.
This is a list of common volleyball lingo, slang and jargon terms. # 4-2 5-1 6-2. A. Ace Antenna Approach Attack Block. B. Back Row Attack Beach Dig Beer Blash Block City Bump Pass Butter. C. Campfire Chicken Wing Cobra Cut Shot. D. Deep Dish Dig Dink Dinosaur-Dig Double Block Double Contact Double Hit Dump. E. End-Line. F. Fishing Five-One Flare Flipper Float Serve Four-Two Free Ball. G. Goofy. H.
Slang Terms. Bang / Bounce / Thump: A ball spiked very hard with a steep downward angle. Beer: When an attacked ball goes through a defenders legs. After being "Beered" the defender then owes the attacker a beer. Blash: When a ball is blocked and the ball travels faster from the blocker to the floor than the attacker to the block. Made famous by Cameron Billingham, the term comes from a combination of the words 'Block' and 'Smash'.
Refs : Collective noun for those officiating at a volleyball event - including referees and lines people. Often mocked for wearing predominantly white shoes on a beach volleyball event. Rufio : A cheer done in volleyball, famous from the movie Hook, where a player blocks the opposing player straight down on the opposing players' side. Players scream, "Rufio, Rufio, Ru-fi-OOOOOO!!!"
C / D : A back row set aimed at the right side of the court. Chaos: An outside in which the middle runs a one, the outside comes for a two off the middle's shoulder, and the wearkside runs around the back to hit an outside 3. Dick: Similar to the "Bick", But for the right side of the court (D ball).
Back-One: When a volleyball is set quickly or low to the middle hitter or the right side hitter. Back-Two: A high set of the volleyball to the middle or the right side hitter. Bump : A first hit or pass that is used to set an attack. Carry: A fault in which the volleyball is held for too long of time in the player's hands.
It results in a point for the server. ASSIST: Setting the ball up for a teammate who attacks the ball and then scores a point. An assist is counted only if the very next shot results in a point. ATTACK: The act of actually approaching the volleyball and hitting it, in order to gain a point.
This volleyball term "dig lips" or "digging lips" is volleyball jargon referring to a defensive player who digs a hard hitter multiple times in the same play. Funny Volleyball Jargon: Some players who want to compliment a teammate who's digging well say that player is "digging lips".