The setter in red is at the net, trying to save the ball. She is back row and clearly in front of the line. As long as the ball is above the height of the ne...
If a high percentage of back row swings result in kills – or at least balls that put your team out-of-system – blocking is probably a good idea. If not, then you’re probably better off not doing it. What do we mean by “high percentage”? Well, let’s think in terms of other hitters. At what % of successful attacks would you think it’s worth it to block a front row hitter. That should be your basis for comparison.
Back row block by the setter #9. The first time he goes up, he does not touch the ball, so legal play. The second time he goes up, he is clearly blocking, an...
Beverly Oden. Updated June 06, 2018. A back row attack in volleyball occurs when one of the three back row players attacks the ball and contacts it at the top of the net. In a back row attack, the back row player jumps from behind the white line, also known as the ten-foot line, or the three-meter line and contacts the ball.
Only players that are on the front row will be involved in blocking. Players on the back row in the rotation are not allowed to contact the ball above the height of the net, so blocking won’t be possible. When you block, you’re reaching above and over the net, to try to intercept the ball before it can come across onto your side.
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Back row players jumping up to block is considered an illegal block and you forfeit the point. However you could try to soft block basically go directly under and stay under the plane of the top tape and get the ball up by deflecting it off your hands. This would likely count as a first touch by the ref so it isn't really useful.
In short to block a volleyball we would want to do the following actions. Have our hands up at shoulder level and squat down ready to spring upwards with an explosive jump. As we spring upwards we extend our arms above our heads, keeping our arms just a little less than ball width apart.