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 straight spike is the ability to hit the ball straight with full control of the direction, alignment, and accuracy by the player. 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.