After blocking, volleyball digging is the last line of defense,
used to keep a ball that's been attacked by the opposing team,
from hitting the floor on your team's side.
Digging volleyballs and doing it well is important if you want to be a
court and especially while in the back row.
Three straight pic.twitter.com/qmyK7bkgJo— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) November 22, 2017
Here are some individual defense tips for liberos and other back
When you get the chance to play Pepper with a guy with good ball
control skills, do so.
Playing with a male or someone bigger, better or stronger than you are
Surround yourself with people/players who are better than you are,
learn from them and have them make you work hard and you
will become a better volleyball player.
Use the pepper drill to increase your game focus and concentration
Here's your chance to ignore pre-existing pre-game distractions like
playing in a venue with a small court, warming up in a confined space,
lot of distracting elements happening around you.
The better you get at increasing your focus in warmup, the better you
get at focusing and concentrating during a game.
This way crowd noises, and whistles and cat calls and other game time
distractions will have little effect on you.
Hitting the ball with a low elbow in pepper means you increase the
chance you’ll hit the ball low in hitting warm-ups and continue hitting the
ball low in a game.
Pepper warmup is the best opportunity for you to practice the
individual volleyball skills using the technique you need to use in a
Many players take pepper for granted and since the ball is
coming at them slowly, they flake, and ignore using the proper
Every opportunity you have to touch the ball should be used to
contact the ball correctly.
Bending your knees, keeping a straight platform, passing the ball with
your legs, setting the ball high... all these volleyball defense
game time-- you've already performed these skills in the same way you
need to perform them in competition.
Okay here's where you need to go now! There are three options: