photo by Luomen
You'll find pictures plus short summaries of all the information provided
about blocking on the following pages.
involve blocking with or without the help of teammate beside you.
Find out what it means to one-on-one block, to swing block and find
And yes, to answer your question, a triple block does involve three
And if you're also looking for information regarding blocking for short
players? Then this is a good section to review and to return to often.
Afterwards you'll be informed as to what you should be doing with your
shoulders, your head and how your hands and arms should be for the
proper volleyball blocking finish as well.
This is a body part-by-body-part review of proper block technique in
After that I tell you what and who you should be watching while blocking
a volleyball, and I include tips on how to time your block jump when you
are trying to stop an opposing team's hitter from spiking the ball.
Think about it.
If the timing of your block jump is such that you are reaching the
highest height of your jump while the hitter you are blocking is always
on her way down, then you will never be able to stop the ball
So if you are looking for tips on how to be a better blocker
by improving your timing against an opposing team's hitter, then
it's vital for you to read the information on this page.
is hitting the line against you or even more commonly how to
position yourself up to block someone who is trying to spike cross
court against you and your team.
Calling all volleyball photographers!
Included on the Volleyball Block page is a picture gallery of volleyball
players in all sorts of blocking action for readers who learn by picking up
visual clues and tips from seeing what collegiate and beach
players do in the images displayed.
If you're a college volleyball photographer, you have an invitation to
submit examples of your volleyball blocking photo action in this section.
After defining what the block actually is, I review additional blocking
terminology like closing the block, penetration, the seam and I
explain what a screen is before telling you what a middle blocker is,
what an outside blocker is and giving an explanation about what these
players responsibilities and roles are.
For more information dealing with skills and proper volleyball blocking
technique scroll down further for an explanation of this defensive net
skill many players find tricky to learn.
On the Block In Volleyball page I continue to define common
terminology that deals with specific actions that happen during the
Reading the block is an important skill all players should learn
especially shorter ones.
This ability to interpret what a hitter plans to do before or while she is
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