Volleyball serve receive, what is it?
At the beginning of a rally one team serves the ball and the other team does not. The team that is not serving has to "receive the serve. " A team that's "receiving the serve" is the team that's in "serve receive."
Once a team has served the ball into the opposing team's court, the opposing team, also known as the team in serve receive, has three contacts to get the ball back into the serving team's court.
The first (of the three) contacts is called a pass, traditionally taken underhand with both hands clasped together, one fist inside the other and with both thumbs pointed to the ground.
Usually in the back row, the passer uses the pass to transfer the ball ..from where she is...to the setter without catching the ball or without letting it come to a complete stop on her arms or in her hands.
That passer makes the first of the three contacts allowed to each team according to basic volleyball rules.
That first contact has a name. It's known as "passing in volleyball".
That player is the one who's "passing the ball" up to the setter, who's responsible for making the second (of the three) contacts.
According to basic volleyball rules this third contact needs to go over the net, crossing it and landing anywhere in the opposing team's court.
If it doesn't then the team in serve receive earns the point and gets the ball to serve. Now the team that was on offense (in serve receive) is now on defense and gets to serve the ball.
Service reception, or for a team to be "in serve receive" means the non-serving team is on offense, ready to "receive the serve" from one player on the defensive team who's in the service zone serving the ball.
The player who is about to serve the ball must be behind his/her teams' service line and according to most volleyball rules has 8 seconds to serve the ball into the "receiving" team's court, after the referee has blown the whistle to start the rally.
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