The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV

What's the definition of dig in volleyball? To "Dig" the ball describes what it means to  "defend" the ball up in the air or keep the ball off the floor.  


On this page I explain the definition of dig in volleyball and you'll find a directory of digging and defense pages to help explain what to do on defense. 

The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV


To "Dig" the ball is a volleyball slang term that describes what it means to  "defend" the ball up in the air or keep the ball off the floor which requires you

  • to stay in a low athletic stance with your knees bent 
  • while using your forearms to deflect the ball up into the air after its been hit by a member of the opposing team 
  • in order to keep it from hitting your court floor.

The Definition of Dig in Volleyball: 

To dig a volleyball up in defense you keep an attacked ball by the opposing team off your court floor by extending your arms and hands under the ball to deflect it back in the air before it hits the floor. 


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Two Action Words For Volleyball Digging The Six Pack and The Facial
The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV


These two action words for volleyball digging that explain what's a "six pack" and the" facial" are digging actions explain how to dig a volleyball using your face.

How To Dig in Volleyball, What's A Double Hit, When To Dive in Defense
The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV


Learn how to to dig in volleyball by creating a platform with forearms holding hands together that're used to deflect a spike up in the air to be re-played.  


2 Dig Volleyball Definition Terms For Liberos and Defensive Players
The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV


The dig volleyball definition for two terms with explanations for an "up" and what "tagged" means which describe what happens in back court defense.


Words Related To Volleyball Digging A Ball What Does Lip A Ball Mean?


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. 

Lipping a ball is a strong impressive volleyball dig used to keep the ball off the floor. 

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. 


Volleyball Slang Words That Describe Digging Balls Without Your Hands
The Definition of Dig in Volleyball And Slang Terms For Digging on IYV


Words like "facial" or "chester" are frequently used volleyball slang terms that describe ways a player can legally dig a ball using body parts other than their hands. 

What does a "facial" have to do with how you dig a volleyball?

One of the slang terms used to describe taking a spike to the face, is a facial which actually is a special kind of 'six pack'.

When I say "special" I'm joking but still, it is similar to a six packbecause a facial describes what happens when a player digs a ball with their face.



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