Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know

Learn the terminology volleyball hitters and attackers in volleyball know when spiking the ball softly like tip, dink, cutty, tomahawk, joust, pokey and poke.

When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court.Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know. When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court.
Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know.

Dink - how to use 5 fingers to softly touch your balls for points.  
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Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know
Tip/Dink

dink - how to use 5 fingers to softly touch your balls for points.  
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tip/dink

A tip and a dink are ways to use your fingertips to push the ball over the block into an open space on the opposing team's court in order to sideout or score a direct point in a rally.  

Instead of using a hard attack which usually requires a three or four step spike approach (unless its a downball) ...to tip or dink a ball a hitter in midair will use the same spiking armswing... then at the last minute will decelerate the speed of their arm swing so instead of a hard hit they use a soft touch ..using fingertips to guide the ball over the net.


Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know
Poke/Pokey


poke/pokey

When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court. 

The "poke' or a 'pokey' are often used on the beach where there's more open space on the court to guide the ball to.

The pokey is also used as an emergency hitting option when an attacker didn't get their feet close to the ball during their spike approach or the ball is floating close to the opposing blocker's hands ....so the hitter uses the longer reach of their arm to contact the ball as a last resort in order to 'soft' attack it over the net. 

Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know.

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When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court.Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know. When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court.
When a hitter decides to poke a ball they close their fist and turn it sideways so they can use the knuckles of their pointer finger and middle finger to "poke" the ball over the net and over the block, guiding it to an open space on the opposing team's court.
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Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know.
Tomahawk


tomahawk

Cover your right fist with your left hand then raise your arms above your head to control the ball contacting it with the outer edges of your hands now balled into fists. This is how to tomahawk a ball.  

Elbows stay at 90 degree angles and as you push your clasped fists towards the ball (towards the ceiling) similar to what you'd do to extend your arms to the ceiling if you were setting...control your arm movement to the ball so that the ball goes up high in the air between you and your intended target. 


Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know.
Cutty


cutty

--a cutty or a cut shot is a ball contacted by a hitter on its side panels in order to redirect it so its hit at a sharp short angle into the opposing court by a spiker.

For example if a hitter in Zone 4 "cuts" a ball to Zone 2 in the opposing team's court, that's a cut shot in indoor volleyball.  


Common Terminology Volleyball Hitters And Attackers In Volleyball Know.
The Joust in Volleyball


joust

A joust in volleyball occurs when both a blocker and a hitter contact the ball when its above the net, at the same time.



When a hitter receives a trap set from their setter, and by that I mean that their setter has delivered a ball that is drifting to close to the net and the opposing team's block, the setter does not have have time to swing so instead they will attempt to block the ball seeing that half the ball is on their side and half the ball is on the opposing side..while still above the net



Yes, this decision making process happens very quickly. At the same time the opposing team's blocker who's waiting at the net like a shark about to breach..comes up to roof the ball as well..because...well because that's what they are there to do...block....Now both players are basically blocking the same ball in an attempt to push the ball over to the opposing team's court so that it hits the floor for a point. 

Click here if you want to know the secret to winning a joust in volleyball every time you're at the net. 



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