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									Clara LeFevre
Professor Shimbeck
Communication 1010
March 28, 2010

                                     Informative Speech Outline

         I.   Imagine you are watching a volleyball game or MINTONETE-the original name of VB.

              A. Have you ever felt lost while watching a volleyball game?
              B. Are you familiar with the positions on the court and what exactly each player does
                 and is responsible for?

        II.   Today I will be sharing some of the most common rules on volleyball along with a few of
              the positions and then of course each player’s responsibility on the court.

              A. Most common rules in volleyball-
                 1. All serves must be made behind the line or it is called a fault foul.
                 2. Attack line- also known as the 10 ft. line.
                 3. Fish: a person who gets stuck in the net.
                 4. Floater: a ball that is served with a lot of top spin and can suddenly drop or shift
                     its flight.
                 5. Net violation: illegal for any part of the player's uniform or body (except for the
                     hair) to contact the net.
                 6. Center line violation: player encroaches on opponent's court under the net; no
                     violation if some part of the foot or hand (i.e. the heel) remains in contact with
                     the center line.
                 7. Tip: placement or redirection of the ball with the fingers, sometimes referred to
                     as a dink or dump; a tip is counted as an attack attempt and, if successful, a kill.
                 8. Pancake: one-handed defensive save where the hand is extended and the palm
                     is slid flat (like a pancake!) along the floor as the player dives for the ball; timed
                     so the ball bounces off the back of the hand.
                 9. Lift/carry
                 10. Pepper
                 11. Screening: Deliberate (and illegal) attempts to obscure the start of a teammate’s
                     serve by obstructing an opponent's line of sight.
                 12. Tool: deliberately hitting the ball off the block to score a point--sometimes
                     called a "wipe."

              B. Positions on the volleyball court
                 1. Setter-
                      (The setter is much like the quarterback in football or the point guard in
                      basketball. She is in charge of the offense. She decides who should get the
                      ball and when. It doesn't matter how good a team's hitters are if it doesn't
                      have a setter that can consistently deliver a good ball to hit.) She is easily the
                      most important player on the team!
Clara LeFevre
Professor Shimbeck
Communication 1010
March 28, 2010
                       a.   Hitters (Right, Left, and Middle) - Right: Team’s weak side hitters hit
                          from the right side of the court and are usually not the primary
                          attackers on the team. Weakside hitters may also be referred to as
                          weakside blockers.
                       b. Left or Outside: Teams outside hitters are usually the primary
                          attackers on the team. These hitters attack balls that are set to the
                          left side of the court. Outside hitters may also be referred to as
                          outside blockers.
                       c. Middle: Team’s middle hitters hit balls set at the net in the middle of
                          the court. Middle hitters are sometimes the primary attackers on
                          the team. Middle hitters are commonly used as a decoy to freeze
                          or confuse the opposing team’s blockers. A middle hitter is also
                          referred to as a middle blocker or just middle. Middle blockers are
                          often in charge of front row players to coordinate team blocking

                   2. Libero/Defensive Specialist: The libero plays a special roll in team defense
                       and passing. The libero is the player on the volleyball team that can
                       come into the game and replace any player on the back row. The
                       libero is sometimes called a defensive specialist or DS. The libero may
                       be put in the game to pass for a weaker passer or to help cover the
                       court by making great defensive plays. The libero may also serve in
                       one rotation and also wears a different color jersey than the rest of the

               C. Each player’s individual responsibility on the court
                  1. Hit/Spike
                  2. Set
                  3. Pass/Bump
                  4. Block

        III.   Conclusion
               “Learning these simple positions and some of the rules will give you a better
               understanding of the game and help you the next time you are sitting at a volleyball
               match.” In closing today we discussed:

               1. Different rules and things associated with the game.
               2. The positions on the court
               3. And last but not least, certain jobs that the individual players are responsible for
Clara LeFevre
Professor Shimbeck
Communication 1010
March 28, 2010

                                                 Reference Page

Oden, B. (2010). Volleyball positions- setter. Retrieved from

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Rogers, L,. (n.d.). Quasi- official glossary of volleyball terms. Retrieved from

Strength and Power for Volleyball LLC, . (2006). Volleyball positions. Retrieved from

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