Are you a beginner volleyball player trying out for the junior varsity or varsity team?
Learn these six essential volleyball skills that every beginner should know before stepping on the court: setting, passing, serving, hitting, blocking, and digging
What is the serve?
The serve is your first opportunity to score a point against the opposing team. Its the only skill out of 6 that you perform by yourself and don't depend on anyone else to help you score a point.
To serve the ball is sent over the net to start the rally by the player in Zone 1, the right back area of the court either with an over the head contact after tossing the ball in the air or with an underhand serve technique.
The pass or the bump is used to describe the most commonly used technique to transfer the ball from one player to another or over the net.
The pass is a service reception technique usually made when your team is on offense done by
What is a set?
Basic Volleyball Skills on Spiking
The first two slow and the last two bigger and faster steps that propel you in the air gathering momentum as you go, to lift you above the top of the net so you contact the ball at its highest height to attack or hit it down into the opposing court.
As you become a better spiker and your hitting technique improves, you will learn to spike faster and quicker sets that are lower to the net.
Basic Volleyball Skills on Blocking
The three defensive players in your front row are blockers standing with their hands at their shoulders watching the opposing team pass the ball then set the ball, then hit the ball..
When they hit its the job of the blockers to block the ball back into their court so that it doesn't come over the net.
If the block stops the ball at the net and the ball goes back to the opposing teams floor, that's a point for the block, your team, your team gets to rotate and serve.
If the block does not stop the ball, then your three players in the back row have to dig the ball up to keep the rally going.
A dig is what happens when the ball gets past the defensive team's front row blockers who couldn't stop the ball at the net.
Now its the responsibility of the three back row players on defense to keep the ball off the floor.
They do that by "digging the ball".
The dig" is an underhand technique that describes the first contact of a ball in a rally that's been sent over the net with power.
To "dig a ball" you are in a defensive position, most frequently in the back row, with wrists and thumbs clasped tightly together creating a platform with your forearms which contacts the underside of the ball.
The "platform" arms are angled toward the area where the ball needs to travel to.
What you just read was just a warmup!
Just like in volleyball practice, you do a little stretching to warm up your muscles before getting into the real meaty part of practice.
Learn to do tons of reps and go over each drill repeatedly until you get it right.
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