Your Free Ball Bump Pass in Volleyball Why Would You Speed It Up?

By lowering your bump pass in volleyball to a height of ten to 12 feet above the net,  you can deliver a ball right to your setter's hands at alot faster pace. 


A passer can speed up their bump pass in volleyball during serve receive or in transition in order to help change the pace of the game. 

Just like you can slow down the rhythm of the game, the opposite is true as well.

Does your team need to speed up the pace of the game?


By lowering your bump pass in volleyball to a height of ten to 12 feet above the net,  you can deliver a well-targeted ball right to your setter's hands at alot faster pace.


From the passer's platform to the setter's hands the speed of the pass can help determine how fast a team run's an offensive play.

The setter is not the only player who can control the rhythm of the game. You, as a passer can too.

You should practice this with your team's free ball attack and transition drill practices.

In practice, with free balls you can purposefully speed up your free ball bump pass in volleyball or even your down ball passes, as long as you pass the ball from a low balanced position without sacrificing accuracy, precision and control in order to run a faster paced attack.



Your girls team can run pre-determined offensive plays called by the setter when she sees an easy high free or down ball coming over into your court.

But remember, the play will work only if your setter gets the ball passed right to her.

Accuracy is the key.

Depending on your coach and your team's free ball passing ability, it may be best for your setter to be the one to call the free ball play. 

If the setter calls the play when she sees the easy free ball coming over to your court, then your passers, your libero and/or your defensive specialists in the back row will all know that she expects to be in position to set the ball for the fast counterattack.

Also, the middle blockers will be ready to speed up their spike approach in order to make this faster paced free ball counterattack play effective.


Nail - is the volleyball slang word for a perfect pass. The NAIL volleyball shirt is sold in my Volleybragswag ETSY shop. Click to get yours now.Nail - is the volleyball slang word for a perfect pass. The NAIL volleyball shirt is sold in my Volleybragswag ETSY shop. Click to get yours now.

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