2 Block Volleyball Tips Help Front Row Players Stop Balls At The Net

These two block volleyball tips will help you improve how you will stop the ball at the net including how to hold your hands, how to jump and what to watch. 


These block volleyball tips are for the traditional blocking jumping technique, not if you are using the swing block technique. 

You dramatically improve how to block a ball when you jump straight up to block, penetrate your arms and shoulders over the netwhile looking at the hitter as they hit and then to the best of your ability land in the same spot you took your block jump from. 


Block Volleyball Tips:
Don't Fly When You Jump


Some blockers jump "up" in one spot and come "down" in another one that's quite far from where they took off.

By controlling your body while you jump up to block your hitter you increase the chances of landing in the same spot from where you launched yourself in the air.



Why is this one of our more important block volleyball tips?

For several reasons...

First, because you have three defensive players behind you who are figuring out where to block a ball.


If your block jump is uncontrolled or if you are undisciplined in your block and you end up jumping all over the place YOUR teammates on defense aren't going to know where to set themselves up in the back court in team defense.

You can help your sisters out, if you come down in the same place that you jumped up from, every time you block a ball.


You can help your backrow defense out, if you come down in the same place that you jumped up from, when you block a ball.                 (Matt Pendleton photo)


The second reason this is an important blocking tip is because the middle blocker is relying on the outside blockers to help set upsolidly "closed" blocking wall.

As you well know, walls don't move around. They stay right where they were built.

It's your job as the outside blocker to position yourself in front of your hitter's body.

Get to your position and don't jump out again or move side to side. This way your middle blocker knows exactly where she needs to come to close up the block.



If you 'fly' or jump to the outside you aren't maximizing your block jump effectively and you'll never be able to close up that space between you and your middle blocker.

The other team's hitter will look like a celebrity spiker hitting between that hole you created between you and your middle blocker.






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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. 


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  1. Learn more about Blocking by clicking one of the links in the Related Links below. 
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
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