Volleyball Game Tips

Strategies for Players To Use During A Game

These volleyball game tips should help players use the entire court to

help them score points.

In a game of volleyball, if you're a hitter who's having a hard time

scoring a point or a sideout against the opposing team, remember that

you can hit the ball to the deep corners of the court, especially in a

long rally.

Three professional volleyball players that were teammates of mine on

three different teams, Jana Jurosova from Yugoslavia, two-time

American Olympic volleyball player Elaina Oden and three-time

American Olympian Paula Weishoff would remember to do this all

the time during a volleyball game.

When everyone else on our team would be hitting the volleyball hard but

we'd still be getting dug by the opposite team's defense, my teammates

that I just mentioned would be scoring easy points by hitting the

volleyball to the deep corners.

They would always remember that as the rallies got longer the

opposing volleyball team's defensive players would start to cheat

up closer and closer to the ten foot line on their side to dig our hard hit


That would be a natural thing for them to do because our volleyball

players would be cranking hard on balls, just hitting them as hard

as they could around the ten, eleven, twelve foot area in their

court which forced the opposing team's defensive players to move up

closer towards the net to dig those balls.

By moving up to play defense the opposing team's players began leaving

their right back and left back deep corners exposed.

In any given volleyball game, Paula, Elaina and Jana would always

remember that and they would hit the ball high aiming it  for those DEEP


When competing in a match, the best part about remembering to hit

the volleyball to the deep corners is that you don't have to be a tall

female volleyball player to do this.

Also, you don't have to always hit the ball extremely hard to make a

deep corner shot effective.

No matter what your size or physical ability, in volleyball practice,

you should learn to hit the ball high and long.

You will also want to do many repetitions in volleyball hitting drills so

that your body and arms learn and memorize what strength it takes for

you to get the ball to fall into the deep corners consistently.

Before your volleyball game, or in practice I recommend warming up

and playing deep court doubles, or three against three or four players

against four so that you can practice attacking the ball to the deep

corners of the court.

Playing a game of cross court doubles will help you increase your ability

to hit the deep corners of the court as well.

Have two volleyball players, a left side front row and a left side back

row player playing a half court (lengthwise) cross court volleyball game

against players in the same positions on the other side of the net.

The front row hitters can stay in those positions until the end of the set

or they can rotate every few points with their back row player. Both

front row and back row players are allowed to hit.

Another way of becoming an effective point scoring volleyball player is

to mix up your shots by learning to tip the good sets and to attack the

imperfect sets during a volleyball game.

Although it may be tempting, you don't have to tip the ball on every

good set that you get, especially if you find yourself in a one-on-one

situation against the opposing team's block.

But its a great option to take in a game of volleyball if you have a

two-man block up against you, because it will keep your opposing

team guessing about what you plan to do next.

If your setter sets you an imperfect set that's off the net, let's say the

ball is high and inside you will need to tweak your spike approach so

that you get inside the court faster to tip or hit the ball.

Try hitting this ball to attack it even if the set is inside, instead of

tipping it to just save it.

Get inside and hit it!

In volleyball practice, you should be learning to watch and really " read

and see" what is going on with your setter, so in a volleyball

game you should get to a point where you can tell when she is in


Stay ready to adjust a couple of steps with your spike

approach towards your setter if it looks like she won't get that ball all

the way out to you. In your volleyball match don't always expect

the ball to be set to you perfectly, but anticipate the need to move.

Then because everybody in the gym will expect you to tip the ball

because clearly you have to deal with an imperfect set, surprise the

opposing team's defense by hitting the volleyball on this broken play.

In a game of volleyball, learning to hit the ball during broken plays

is what separates good female volleyball players from great ones. Being

confident and aggressiveness are the key.

Be sure to check out more articles on volleyball strategies.

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