Learn volleyball skills and volleyball practice from Dr. Gylton Da Matta, a member of the International Volleyball Federation technical development committee. Watch how to integrate this drill into your volleyball lessons. The spike cross is the ability of the player to spike the ball cross-court; by emphasizing his/ her approach also in the same direction. A volleyball attack is when a player attempts to attack the ball towards the opponent's side of the court. An attack can be a spike, tip, set, or hit as an over-the-head contact.