These double block volleyball tips are for the traditional block 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 net, while 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.
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.
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.
The second reason this is an important blocking tip is because the middle blocker is
relying on the outside blockers to help set up a solidly "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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