Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For High Floater Serves That Rise When They Come At You

With these basic volleyball passing drills remember to anticipate where the ball will land, keep elbows straight, stay in athletic stance, angle your platform

With these basic volleyball passing drills remember to 

a) Anticipate where the ball is heading and quickly move to get the middle of your body behind the ball

b) Hold your wrists together keeping elbows straight to form a "platform" which is what you use to make contact with the ball.

c) With bent knees and in an athletic stance with hips lower than the oncoming ball, contact the ball with your platform keeping arms very straight so the ball contacts your arms only once.

d) Angle the platform by dropping your shoulder in the direction of where you want the ball to go before you guide it to your setter, or to another hitter or even across the net.

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For Passing A Tough Serve With Good Technique 

Remember after the opposing team serves, your setter when they come from their base position in serve receive up to the net they also watch their passer also known as “reading” the passer’s body language and the ball to determine if this is a pass that’s coming right to them or if they're going to have to chase the ball down because they didn’t pass it to the target. (out of system). . .

Clean arm movements with a frozen platform, quick feet to the ball, and precise body moves by the passer make it easier for the setter to read and anticipate where the passed ball is going to be.

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills For Deep Serves To The End Line Can Sometimes Trick You Trying Not To Get Aced

Love you Pacman!

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills Against A Wall For Beginner Players Who Need To Learn To Improve Passing Skills

Take two big steps away from the wall

Do not finish until you've passed 25 balls to that spot. They don't have to be in a row at first. Just get 25 no matter how long it takes.

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills Tips To Control The Ball To Your Setter Against A Tough Float Server

Controlling the pass, also called "controlling the ball" or "ball control" is a big part of becoming a very good volleyball passer.

One way we teach passers to control the ball is to drop their hips lower than the level of the oncoming ball which helps you contact the ball to forearm pass it from a lower point.

With your hips lower than the oncoming served ball you can get under it and give it lift from a better angle with your legs.

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Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.

If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list. 

Basic Volleyball Passing Drills 
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