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
Three professional volleyball players that were teammates of mine on
three different teams, Jana Jurosova from Yugoslavia, two-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.
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