Here are a few volleyball serve techniques that should improve the
effectiveness of your float serve.
I want to share this serving info for players don't yet understand the
importance of developing string point-scoring volleyball serves.
Serving is the one individual skill in this game that you have complete
From the moment you pick up the ball behind the service line to once it
leaves your hands after the ref blows the whistle, you literally have the
ability to score points for your team if you use the correct serving technique.
For those of you having trouble with the overhand serve in
Many players don't even realize the power they have when they get
behind the end line to serve.
That's a huge mistake.
I ask my players all the time, why not take advantage of this
It's the first one every individual player has and many don't take
advantage of it so I ask you, why don’t players, toughen up their float
Well, if the idea of scoring a point with your float serve in volleyball
doesn't enter your mind then of course you would never think to try
and do it.
So let's change that.
From now on when it's your turn to rotate back to zone one on the
court to serve, as you are walking back to the base line you should
be mentally forming a serving strategy.
Don't underestimate the power of this float serve volleyball tip.
an aggressive ball to a certain spot or to a certain player on the court.
Why do you want to do this?
Because you want to take advantage of this singular opportunity to
make it difficult for the opposing team to be able to easily run a play
against your team.
course you won't do it, but if you don't do it, then you are passing up a
golden opportunity to help your team score an easy point.
Think about it!
When you hit the ball, you are in an aggressive state of mind, right?
Well, just like you are in an aggressive state of mind when
you spike a ball you want to recreate that same state of mind when
you go back to serve.
Here are some thoughts that professional volleyball players have in
”I don’t want to serve the opposing team a ball
that’s easy for them to serve receive
and run an attack off of."
passing position to pass my tough or well-placed serve."
"I want a specific passer to mess up or
shank the ball or if I can't
force them to do that then
at the very least I want my serve to
Usually one or all of these thoughts passes through a pro player's mind
at some time during their match when they are behind the service line
prepping for the volleyball serve.
So when I say that you should be attacking with your float serve I am
describing a mental process that you must adapt to first--even before
you prepare to physically do any serving.
You want to start practicing this mental process of adopting a
more aggressive attitude when you’re doing your serving drills
Your three options are: