Keeping the thumbs pointed to the ground when contacting the ball keeps your arms straight.
You would then use your "platform" to make contact with the ball, angling your arms to your target, which guides the ball to your setter or to another hitter or even across the net, depending on where you want the ball to go.
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Before the rally starts, a player will position her body in an athletic stance, which many coaches call the "ready position."
Different players adopt varying styles but generally your ready position should be an athletic stance which allows you to move quickly in any direction.
Your feet should be slightly wider than the width of your shoulders, and your knees bent slightly. Your shoulders and upper body should be leaning forward a bit and parallel and squared to the net while you face the server.
Many college and professional volleyball women choose to extend their arms in front of their body or out to the sides with their elbows bent at a 30 degree angle with their palms open towards the sky.
I believe that whether you keep your elbows in front of you, keep your hands on your knees or have them out to the side is a personal choice.
I teach my players and students to place their hands on their knees as the resting ready position in serve receive.
In my career I've tried both and I found that the one that I used the most was the one that allowed me to use my arms in a running motion, faster, so I could quickly run to the ball if I needed to, before presenting my platform to pass it.
For me, holding my arms in front of me or putting my hands on my knees allowed me to do this faster.
You want to be as quick on the draw as possible and you want to take the least amount of time to go from your ready position to actually contacting the ball, so you need to figure out which stance will allow you to do that.
When you pass a volleyball, you are transferring the ball from one player to another, or over the net
Your three options are:
Perrrfect form I told my libero to take notes (@simgeakoz ) and I'm going to let this be #mondaymotivation for all the liberos out there you're welcome. - It's crazy that after 8 months we're heading into our final 4 weeks of the season and playing in the finals of CEV CUP (2 games) and the finals of the TURKISH LEAGUE (best of 5) anddd we just landed in Minsk, Belarus for game 1 of the Cev cup finals. One day and game at a time. #toughertogether