The best volleyball serve is one that travels fast and low over the net to a spot on the court that makes it difficult for an opposing player to pass it to their setter.
Since the serve is your first opportunity to score a direct point, you want to make a tough well directed serve...either to a weak passer or to a strategic spot on the court that puts the opposing team's passers in difficulty.
In the pages below, you'll find more serving strategy where you learn what spots on the court to place the ball so you end up with the best volleyball serve that consistently scores points for you and your team.
The serve puts the ball in play once the referee blows the first whistle.
Before the first set of the match the team that wins the coin toss is the team that gets to serve first.
After you learn the 6 basic skills of volleyball you should focus on developing strong volleyball serving skills so you can score points from the service line.
Having strong volleyball serving skills is the game's "equalizer."
I like to say that to my players because from start to finish you and only you control every aspect and especially the outcome of the serve.
Whether one of the volleyballs serves you use is a standing float serve, jump float serve, standing top spin, jump top spin serve, or underhand serve...on these pages focused solely on how to serve, you'll find everything you need to know on Improve Your Volley.com.
In order to learn how to serve for points, you need to develop two things
Why do you want to develop a good volleyball serve?
Once you've learned the basics on serving then you want to take advantage of your serving opportunity because its the one skill in volleyball that you do alone - which you and only you... control...
for the opposing squad to easily run a play and score points against your team.
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I share alot of individual, partner and easy-to-do volleyball serving drills we do in class with my followers.
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.
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