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Volleyball Skills

UNDERHAND SERVE

OVERHAND SERVE

SETTING

 

HANDS UP EARLY SHAPED LIKE THE BALL

  • Wait for ball with hands 4 to 6 inches above forehead.

  • Thumbs and index fingers form a triangle through which you can see ball (triangular window).

  • Rest of hands form the shape of a ball.

    ONE AND FREEZE

  • The correct contact point is just above the forehead (hairline).

  • When contacting the ball, the hands move in one direction only.

  • Freeze with arms fully extended in the direction you want the ball to go. (Hands are the same distance apart upon completion as they were during coantct.)

  • Hands follow the ball.

    FOREHEAD AND HIPS

  • The correct body position is with the ball, forehead, and hips in a vertical line.

    FACE THE TARGET

  • With your right foot forward, square off to target with shoulders and feet before you deliver set

  • Face your sweet spot (for outside sets - the point on the left sideline that is 3 feet from the center line) for all of your sets

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    HITTING/SPIKING

     

    BOW AND ARROW

  • As you leave the leave the floor to jump, pull the hitting arm back with the elbow and hand at shoulder height or higher.

  • The hand should be open and relaxed, with the plam facing away from the ear.

  • The elbow should swing forward and raise above the head.

  • Then the arm and hand swing over the top as the heal of the hand contacts the ball.

  • This is followed by the palm and fingers, which then snap through the ball.

  • Contact point is slightly in front of and as high as possible above the hitting shoulder.

    APPROACH

  • Right - Left finish. (for right handers)

  • Left - Right finish. (for left handers)

  • Three step or four step approach (both o.k.)

  • Important to both approaches is to make the step preceding the step close a long and explosive one.

  • Also, important to both approaches is to keep the knees bent for all approach steps.

  • Finally, be sure to face your range spot when you make your step close.

    JUMP

  • Jump up (vertically) to meet ball.

  • Contact the ball at the peak of your jump with a straight arm.

  • Check landing spot, which should not be more than a distance of one foot past the contact point.

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