Are you ready to learn how to play volleyball so you can
make the teams you plan to try out for?
Whether your goal is to make your varsity, JV or a club team or even
prepare to play in college you've come to the right place.
You'll get your volleyball questions answered and you'll learn how to
improve your playing skills so you can help your team score points and
Are you ready?
On to the Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/v4tIg9XY5y— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) December 9, 2017
The volleyball serve is the first opportunity for you, the player, to score a
And, its the one skill, out of all six of the essential skills , that you, the
player can do, all by yourself without the assistance of another player
to help score a point for your team.
An ace is a serve that is so well placed that it lands on the opposing
team's court before an opposing player is able to play the ball.
Who’s ready?! pic.twitter.com/2antFaZs6d— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) December 1, 2017
Once the referee blows their whistle to begin a rally, the player on
the serving team in the right back position, which is also known as Zone
1, steps behind the service line and serves the ball over the net.
Beginner and inexperienced players will learn how to play volleyball just
by serving it over the net easily to begin the rally.
But the volleyball serves made by advanced players are tougher
and harder because they are trying to score a point with their serve.
As a beginner player you may first learn how to play using the
underhand technique with a closed fist.
As you become stronger and you gain more experience then you'll be
taught how to serve a volleyball overhand.
There are several different overhand service techniques and with more
playing time and more practice, I teach advanced players how to
One of the two most important skills to learn first is passing in volleyball
because if you can't pass then you can't play.
Passing is done when you hold both wrists together, and with both
thumbs side by side and pointing to the ground as you contact the ball
on the forearms of both arms.
Keeping your thumbs pointed to the ground, keeps your arms straight.
Your forearms, commonly known as "your platform", should be angled
towards the target you plan on passing the ball to.
When learning how to play volleyball, you need to understand that "the
pass" is used the majority of the time to get the ball to travel from one
player to a teammate, or over the net.
To pass well,a player who is passing in serve receive should be able to
When learning how to set a volleyball, you'll use an overhead contact
with all ten fingers shaped in a triangle around the ball to push it back
up towards the ceiling, so it travels from you to your intended target.
According to the rules of volleyball, during a rally, each team is
allowed only three contacts. On the third contact, the ball has to go over
the net to the opposing team's side.
What usually happens in volleyball is that a passer in the back row uses
their underhanded pass to contact the ball for the first contact.
responsible for delivering a "set" to one of her hitters so they can hit the
ball, for the third contact, over the net to try and score a point for the
set" to deliver the ball to the hitters on the team.
University of Kentucky, Freshman, volleyball setter
SEC Freshman of the Year
SEC Setter of the Year
This was Madison's first year in college.
That means last year, she was in high school!.
Inspiring Volleyball Setters Quote of the Day
If she can be that successful, why can't you?
Another SEC Freshman of the Year for the Wildcats. pic.twitter.com/lt1M8oKsb3— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) November 22, 2017
So once the serving team serves the ball into the opposing team's court,
the first contact is made by the passer on the receiving side who
passes the ball up to their setter.
the side of the team who first served the ball. They are trying to spike or
can score a point.
When learning how to play volleyball its important to learn the
Hard hitters with well-placed spikes score for their team all the time.
But smart hitters who see the court and know where to place the ball, out
of the reach of opposing players on defense, score just as many points.
So it doesn't always matter how big you are just how talented you are
and how well you see the block and the court when it comes down to
When you score a point with a hard hit, its called a "kill."
At the beginning of a rally if your team is serving, that means after the
serve goes over the net your team is on defense.
When a team is on defense they have their three hitters become
Since the block is the first line of defense against the attack or spike from
the other team, its the blockers job to try and stop the attack hit
As a defensive player at the net, which is what a blocker is, you will block a ball by
This eye sequence pattern is called BSBH or Ball - Setter- Ball - Hitter.
Its what both, the diggers. in the back row and blockers in the front row
do or better yet 'how they watch the offense' in order to try and be in the
right place at the right time in order to stop a ball at the net..or keep the
ball from hitting their court floor.
Both defensive player positions in volleyball will use BSBH while
While its the blockers job to try and stop the ball at the net, its the
responsibility of the players in the back row to keep the ball of the floor, if
the ball happens to get past their block.
University of Illinois, Senior, libero
Watch how low to the ground you can dig a ball...and
still play it with two hands, not one!
The technique used to keep the ball of the floor is volleyball
Similar to the passing technique, as a digger you'd position yourself
around the perimeter of the court, behind the block but in a spot where
you can see the opposing hitter when they are attacking the ball.
Watch Morgan Hentz, Stanford libero's volleyball digging exhibition...
A dig is made when you put your hand or arm(s) in front of the path of a
ball, while sinking your hips lower to the ground, below the level of the
You use your forearms to contact and deflect the ball up towards
the ceiling so a second player, ideally the setter, can make a second
contact on the ball.
What do you need to do now? You have three options: