In volleyball a turnover is a mistake made by a team that results in a side-out. There are four key errors to watch out for:
When making a hit, a few things can result in a turnover:
A double hit is a mistake made when one player hits the ball two (2) times in a row without it hitting another teammate first. This results in a turnover.
As we learned before, each team has to get the ball back over the net in a maximum three (3) hits. That fourth hit, results in a turnover.
When passing, a few things can result in a turnover:
if the ball goes out-of-bounds
if the ball goes into the net
if the ball comes to a rest during the pass
If the ball stops or comes to a rest during contact with a player, this is called a lift, carry, or hold. The player's contact with the ball must be brief. If the referee sees a carry, the other team will get the ball.
A shank is a slang term for a poorly done pass. If a pass goes somewhere other than the player intended, it may go out-of-bounds and result in a turnover unless a teammate can save the ball.
When trying to block the ball, a few things can result in a turnover:
Players on defense are NOT allowed to try to block the serve.
Back row players are NOT allowed to make blocks or assist with blocks.
Liberos are known as defensive specialists, but they CAN NOT make blocks or assist with blocks.