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Forum.Volleyball.Com >> Main Forums >> Strategies & Techniques >> Volleyball Play (Hand) Signals
Volleyball Play (Hand) Signals
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maeyks


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Join Date: 10/25/2010
Posts: 3
Location: Manila, Philippines

Posted: 10/25/2010 10:23:41 AM

hi there, I would like to ask if hand signals (signaling a play by a player to her setter) are somewhat standard in the game of volleyball?

I see sometimes a thumb's up sign, an "L" signal using the thumb and index finger, sometimes the thumb and the pinky finger is spread out with the remaining fingers closed, and sometimes using both hands...

I would just like to know. :D

maeyks

Ezra


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Join Date: 11/12/2006
Posts: 148
Location: Brisbane

Posted: 10/29/2010 7:11:25 PM

Every hit in volleyball has some form of hand signal attached to it, obviously so that the other doesn't know what you are about to run. I'm pretty sure that most places are different in what they call, but the three signals you describe are:

- thumbs up sign - A ball (short quick through the middle)
- L signal - B ball (longer quick set, drifts 1 metre away from setter)
- thumb and pinky - Pipe (back court middle attack)
sprouticus


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Join Date: 1/26/2010
Posts: 9
Location: Boulder, CO

Posted: 11/3/2010 10:05:38 PM

I think it's really interesting that there are different interpretations of the same hand signals. In my experience (indoor mostly in the US, some in the UK), I haven't ever seen a thumbs up signal for a play. The other common signals I know are:

- forefinger extended - as in the #1 = quick set for middle hitter right by the setter
- "L" signal = shoot set - a low, flat set all the way to the antenna that will be hit be the outside hitter
- thumb and pinky = slide - a lower right side set to be attacked by the middle hitter, usually when there is no right side hitter.
- pink extended - short quick set to be attacked by either the middle or right side player directly behind the setter
- thumb and forefinger together with the other three fingers extended = 31 set, a relatively low/flat set in between the middle and outside hitters that may be attacked by either the left side or middle hitter.



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schmooot


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Join Date: 10/30/2007
Posts: 6

Posted: 11/16/2010 2:16:42 PM

When I set a thumbs up is a backrow pipe...sometimes a fist pound is used as well to convey the same call. It realle depends on your setter and how he was taught.....I've made up symbols for my hitters too when none of us knew the sign to use
Ezra


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Join Date: 11/12/2006
Posts: 148
Location: Brisbane

Posted: 11/20/2010 3:15:33 PM

Yeah agree with that Sprouticus, even here in Australia the codes and calls can differ within 100kilometers lol... we base ours on what the national team uses and like you said, each country will be different otherwise it'd just be boring...




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