Chris W.
user 12510027
Group Organizer
Libertyville, IL
Post #: 3
NORTH SHORE VOLLEYBALL'S SKILL LEVEL GUIDE:

COMP (Competitive):
On the typical volleyball ratings scale, COMP players would be defined as CC skill level at an absolute minimum. COMP players typically have years of experience playing on organized/coached teams. This means that COMP players are able to:
- Have a firm grasp of all basic techniques; passing/platform, setting, blocking, approach/attacking, etc.
- Pass an easy serve or freeball to the setter almost 100% of the time, and handle most difficult/power/jump serves.
- Consistently serve overhand, often with power and accuracy of placement.
- Take approaches and attack sets downward and with power, for most players. Quicksets and other more advanced plays should be standard.
- Position appropriately on the court, including knowing where to be when defending a spike/dink attempt, blocking and double blocking, transitioning rapidly between offense and defense, etc. This also includes knowledge of how to run 5-1 and 6-2 offenses and their positioning considerations.

INT (Intermediate):
On the typical volleyball ratings scale, INT players would be defined as approximately C level; REC players are not appropriate. INT players typically do not have experience playing on organized/coached teams, but have played for at least a few years in leagues and open gyms. Games are competitive and focused. This means the INT players are able to:
- Attempt a pass, set, and attack on each ball that comes over the net.
- Have a good grasp of all basic techniques with some room for improvement. Touches should mostly be controlled movements and not slapping/flailing/swinging wildly at the ball.
- Position defensively, often attempting a block on an attack or often digging the ball up.
- Spike or perform a roll shot that generally lands in the back third of the court.
- Keep the ball in play with a freeball when the pass or set is not accurate, to keep the volley going.

REC (Recreational):
These are recreational players who usually have limited experience and are just learning to pass, set and hit. All games are in a social, fun atmosphere. Passing, handling and setting calls are not very strict. Most serves are underhanded, soft and hit with limited control. On occasion there are attacks (spike attempts) and typically the ball is softly hit without control, hit into the net or if hit hard, hit out of bounds. Can pass or set to a target about on occasion, but not consistently. Most frequently the third contact (hit) is a hand set or bump (forearm) pass. Most people at this level are playing strictly for the social experience or to improve on basics and move to the next level.
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