For better volleyball passing you need to control the ball and deliver it to your intended target by using fast footwork that will improve the accuracy of your forearm pass.
Adopt the following two habits that professional players use and that we teach in our Boot Camp classes, in order to get a higher percentage of better volleyball passing reps to your setter.
If you are late in getting positioned behind the ball then you have to do a better job of moving your feet and getting stopped behind it, so you have a greater chance of controlling the ball to the target.
For beginner and intermediate level players when you are not positioned behind the ball, in many cases you have to swing your platform outside of your body to pass it.
For those beginner players who are working on getting better volleyball passing technique and haven't yet developed great body control or ball control skills, this usually means either your body will be off balance or you will end up using too much of your upper body and arms to try and get the ball to the target.
The lesson here is to avoid trying to do two things at once.
You definitely don't want to swing you arms when you pass the ball so what you DO want to do is to anticipate faster where the ball is going to land once it crosses the net to you side and then to move your feet faster to beat the ball to that spot.
What happens when you run and and pass at the same time?
Your forearm pass becomes less accurate and it'll be harder to get the ball to your target, your setter.
In most cases, the ball will go immediately over the net, which gives a free ball to your opposing team.
Something you don't want to happen.
The passing action should be performed from a balanced position with both feet on the ground whenever possible.
Wherever it looks like the ball is going to cross the net and land in your area, which may be only a side step or two steps away from you, you want to beat the ball to THAT spot.
Then you want to try to be stopped so your momentum is not moving you forward.
Ideally, you want to stop moving by the time the ball contacts your platform.
First you want to stay light on your feet so that you can run, shuffle or side step to get to where you anticipate the ball is about to land.
Then your feet should be stopped, planted and balanced underneath you with your shoulders and body squared and parallel to the net.
A quick review..
It does happen quickly, but as you get better volleyball passing technique facing easy serves, you'll see a marked improvement in your passing skills and your ability to get the ball to the target.
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