There exist two different scoring methods used for the sport of volleyball. These two methods are sideout scoring (usually not in use anymore) and rally scoring. Both types of scoring come with their own set of parameters and rules that determine the winning team.
Volleyball Is Played With Six Players On Each Team.
There are two rows on each team with three players in the front and three players in the back. In rally scoring, points are made on every serve for the winning team. Inside out scoring, only the serving team can score a point. They serve the ball and each team gets a maximum of three hits while the ball is on their side, but a player may not hit the ball twice in a row. Further, a player cannot block or attack a serve inside the 10-foot line mark. Players can hit the ball with any part of their body, but they can not catch, hold, or throw the ball. They can only hit the ball.
Sideout scoring entails points awarded to the serving team only. When the opposing team commits a foul, hits the ball out of bounds, or fails to return the ball, the serving team scores a point. The ball is then returned to the serving team who resumes play after scoring points. Sideout scored games are played to 15 points with a two-point lead margin. Oftentimes, sideout scoring is capped off at 17 points to shorten the length of the game.
Rally scoring means that either team can score points, whether they are the serving team or the non-serving team. In rally scoring, there must also be a two-point lead margin for a team to win, however, rally scoring games are played to 25 points rather than 15. Another significant difference between sideout scoring and rally scoring games is that rally scoring games are best out of five games. If a fifth game is played, the first team to score 15 points wins.
There are several different ways for a team to score points in volleyball.
These include grounding the ball on the opposing team's side of the court. Causing the opposing team to hit the ball more than 3 times before it comes back over the net. Causing the opponent to hit the ball outside of the boundaries, when the opposing team commits a foul. And when the opposing team touches the net while playing the ball.
When it comes to being successful while playing volleyball, it is important to know the rules a play end up scoring.
Players must be aware of legal plays and illegal plays and what constitutes a point. Further, volleyball players must take into consideration the different techniques necessary to score points and prevent the opposing team from scoring points. Knowing the difference between rally scoring sideout scoring is important, although rally scoring is the new norm in volleyball play. The key differences between these two types of scoring are essential for winning the game.