Pepper – a warm up drill between two players. The players pass, set, and hit back and forth to each other in that order. This is a common warm up drill before a game or practice.
Free Ball – an easy ball that is returned over the net by a forearm or underhand pass. This ball is called free because it’s a free opportunity to get a good pass, set, and attack against the opponent.
Kill – when a player hits the ball and it hits the floor on the other side of the net or is shanked off of an opponent’s arm.
Stuff block – when a player jumps above the net and blocks the ball back down to the ground on the side of the hitter.
Ace – a serve that hits the floor without anyone touching it or when a player shanks the serve (Shank – when the ball bounces of a player and can no longer be played)