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. Penalty In a back row attack, the back row attacker must jump from behind the three-meter line.
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A backrow player can attack the ball (above the top of the net) as long as she jumps from behind the ten foot line. She can land from her jump in front of the ten foot line, it is the take off ...
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When a back row player attacks the ball by jumping from behind the 3m line before hitting the ball. If the back row player steps on or past the 3m line during take-off, the attack is illegal.
What's most important about the volleyball back row attack is that the hitter has to take off, meaning, they have to start their spike approach and be in the air to contact the ball...from behind the ten foot line. That's what keeps attacking from the back row a legal hit. To be clear, if the hitter lands behind the ten foot line after attacking the ball, then no problem.
It is also important to fully understand the back row attack rule. Rule 9-5-5 states, “A back row player shall not: Participate in a completed block; attack a ball which is completely above the height of the net while positioned on or in front of the attack line or its out-of-bounds extension; or in the air having left the floor on or in front of the attack line or its out-of-bounds extension.”
UAH head volleyball coach Keith Giboney provides ChargerTV with some insight into some of the less understood rules of volleyball in this two-part series.
When they are behind the 3m line, or back row, they may only attack from behind the 3m line and occupy a primarily defensive position. In 6 vs. 6 volleyball you see the greatest specialization of players with positions dedicated to passing/digging, setting and attacking/blocking.