As a coach, navigating team parents who are new to the club system or volleyball in general can sometimes be challenging and time consuming. That's why it's important to offer resources to help educate parents so they have a basic understanding of the game, how the club system works, competition and tournament protocol, and basic skills and strategies. Watch as Brennan Dean, Club Director at Wave Volleyball Club, provides a thorough introduction to the sport to help ease parents into the system so you can keep your focus on your team's success.
This video includes descriptions for a few basic key terms that signal different aspects of the game:
Free ball: An emergency last contact for the opposing team that's sent over the net and is considered a "freebie" for your team. Free balls are an opportunity for your team to create a kill.
Down ball: An attack from the opposing team that's performed without a jump. In this scenario, blockers will rarely block as the ball is likely to be at a loopy trajectory.
First ball kill: When your team passes, sets and kills the ball and ends the point. Creating a team that can terminate plays is a critical part of game success.
Transition: When the ball is coming over and the front row hitters transition off the net in order to get in position to attack with a full approach.