We attended a volleyball game at the local university Monday night. This was our first time going to the university for any event, athletic or otherwise. We saw a lot of good jumping and had a great time. Our team was especially good at blocking and they won the first 3 games (fulfilling the 3 out of 5 requirement for winning).
Here are some questions and observations that came to mind while watching the game:
- Why do they group together between every single serve? There isn’t always something to congratulate themselves about.
- Libero definition and purpose (this was answered mid-game by consulting one of my best friends who had played college volleyball)
- At one point, the two refs made the opposite call and then BOTH switched their call to correspond with the other. So who then makes the final call?
- Why are their shorts so short!?
- What is the ideal height of a female volleyball player at the college level? Some of these ladies didn’t seem so tall.
- I watched two plays where they played off the bounce. I didn’t know that was legal.
- Do the knee pads squish the definition out of their quads? Why aren’t their legs better defined?
- Who is in charge of music? It’s LOUD.
- If you touch a ball while blocking and the ball goes out of bounds, who gets the ball?
- Is it rude to put my mostly clean, socked feet on the seat in front of me?
- What is the purpose of jump serving? Several girls did not jump serve and their serves appeared to have more power and precision.
- I find it very impressive that the blockers are able to leap up, block the ball and knock it down to the other side, retract their arms and land; all without hitting the net.
- Our side had matching shoes. The other team did not.
- Can the serve touch the net?