Learn how to dig a volleyball, better by attending specialized libero volleyball camps during the summer.
In addition to reading the tips and articles on volleyball digging on this site planning to attend a libero camp during the summer is a great way to improve your defensive skills and to learn how to dig better.
Defensive specialists, liberos and players who want to learn how to dig a volleyball better have
their own specialized camps where they can go to learn digging technique, while improving defense skills, communication in defense tips while becoming better back court players.
With the growing numbers of female players specializing in
the libero position, there has been an increasing assortment of libero
camps created around the country for all levels of
players who want to learn how to dig and play better defense.
The libero camp can come in the form of a one-day or multi-day clinic offered to those players who are concerned about sharpening and improving their digging and defensive back court game.
The back court skills usually covered are forearm passing, serve receive, individual defensive techniques like the sprawl, the extension, the roll and the dive as well as the study of different team defensive systems.
As a player interested in attending one of these camps you should have a list of goals you want to accomplish when attending a one day libero camp or clinic which should include learning how to dig a volleyball consistently to your front row setter or at least to the middle of the court where she can get to it pretty easily.
There are other defensive goals you can create for yourself which could include
In some parts of the country, colleges and universities offer specific defense camps for tall girls.
These are usually in the form of a "clinic" that is designed to give taller players that usually only play front row, the opportunity to touch alot of balls in serve receive, a lot of repetitions in dig drills in the back row and the possibility of learning how to dig a volleyball in an atmosphere where everybody has something in common.
Since I believe that players should really try to become all-around players, being able to play front row and back row is an invaluable skill and definitely increases the possibility of you getting more playing time.
Anything that keeps you off the bench is a good thing, right?
You are still trying to make the varsity team or get more playing time. To do that, you need to become an invaluable part of your team.
Knowing how to play front row positions and backrow positions will help you do that.
This type of camp also usually provides instruction on defensive movement, correction of a player's platform and ball contact point, as well as different volleyball dig techniques.
If you are a tall volleyball player that only plays the three front row positions and you want to avoid being subbed out every time you go back to serve, you are going to have to learn how to dig in volleyball and you may be interested in attending this type of defense camp.
Before I continue, I want to review some tips I've mentioned in previous articles which I hope will help you to choose the right libero camp.
First one was to choose a camp with a low coach-to-player ratio.
Anywhere between a 1:6 (excellent) to 1:12 (average) should give you a good opportunity to touch a lot of balls and to get your questions answered.
Another was to attend a libero camp (or the camp of your choice) at one or more of the colleges you may be interested in attending in the future so you can get a feel for what it will be like to play at that school.
The last tip I wrote about was to find a libero camp (or a skills camp of your choice) that offers an experience that you can not recreate at home by yourself.
So if a camp promises to give you an opportunity to learn how to dig a volleyball by doing a lot of individual drills or conditioning that you can do at home, find another libero camp that offers more drill progressions where you go from simple drills to complex drills with five other people involved or that offers more game- like playing situations, situations that you can't do by yourself at home.
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