After learning how to serve in volleyball the next goal is to learn how to
use your serve to score a point or how to put the opposing team in
difficulty so they can't run their offense to score a point.
Your goal should be to try and score a direct point from behind your
If you can't do that then you should try and make it difficult for the
The ability to score a point with your serve is called an "ace"
Scroll down to read more about what an ace serve is.
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If you score the coveted "ace" that means that at the beginning of a
In simple terms, the opposing team was unable to pass the ball, either it
hit the floor directly or a player mishandled the ball in such a way that a
second contact couldn't be made.
an ace, which is a direct point for your team.
This is the easiest way an individual player can score a point by
By learning how to serve in volleyball, in a way that's so hard to pass
the other team is unable to run their offense nor get the ball back over to
continue the rally.
Many teams rely on developing strong servers in order to score points
from the service line.
What's a "let" serve?
Originally the old rules were that when a server served the ball which
nicked or touched the top of the net, this would be considered a fault
and would be enough for the referee to blow their whistle and award the
opposing team the sideout and the chance to serve.
Once the server has completed their serve, the serve must
All of the above will result in the referee blowing their whistle and
awarding the ball to the opposing team, giving them to a chance to
serve and possibly score a direct point.