Super Essential Volleyball Communication Skills Good Players Have To Have

Tips For Good Communication Skills on the Court


Good volleyball communication skills on the court during a  

game is crucial to your winning success.


Why? Because refusing to talk on the court is like playing volleyball with

a blindfold on.


How are teammates supposed to know "who" is going to do "what" if 

members of the team stay silent while the ball is in play. 


I first learned how important good volleyball communication skills

were when I travelled from my home state of California 

to play in college on a volleyball scholarship as a Lady Vol for

the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


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In high school, during girls games, I didn't talk much on the

court because I knew I was one of the main hitter's on the team and I

knew the my setter was going to set me the ball the majority of the

time.


As a freshman playing in college, the upperclassmen and the

captains on the team let me know very quickly that I was breaking one

of the most important rules of volleyball communication.


Volleyball Communication Skills Are Essential


By being silent on the court and maintaining my silence for my

own personal selfish reasons while playing, was not beneficial, for any of

the other players on the team.


They taught me that volleyball players need to know what each

other sees and what each other is thinking while each play is

developing.



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This is especially true since volleyball players can't read each

other's minds and there's very little time during the game for players to

guess whether one of their teammates is bringing an "off the court"

problem that has nothing to do with volleyball, on the court.


I wasn't talking on the court.

I didn't share any information with teammates which didn't help them

understand what I was thinking  or what I intended to do.


Being silent on the court and trying to maintain my silence for my

own personal selfish reasons while playing, was not beneficial to the

players on my team.


They taught me that college volleyball players need to know what

each other sees and what each other is thinking while the play is

developing and throughout the rally of the game, especially since

players can't read each other's minds.


Volleyball is a team sport, not an individual sport.

 Players who don't communicate with their teammates on the

court handicap and hamper their team's ability to win.


This is one of the most important of all the rules of volleyball

communication a player can learn.


Players on the same team should always talk to each

other and direct traffic among themselves while the ball is in play.


There are multiple situations where players who talk to each

other avoid problems of confusion, indecision and surprise on the court.


I learned this lesson from some of the best volleyball

players and coaches to play the game so now I'm passing this

information on to you.




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