Blocking in volleyball is a defensive skill that front row players use to try and stop the opposing team from hitting the ball in your court when your team is on defense.
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#bigmood... Blocking negativity like....#nawson... Naw son, not today! . . . Have a blessed Thursday! . . . Notice how the middle blocker holds her hands (even as she moves across the net she keeps BOTH HANDS AT her chest level) as she watches the BSBH ( ball setter ball hitter) they aren’t below the net, and palms aren’t facing each other. . . Palms face the net Before jumping to block hands/palms are shoulder height... so they can get over and the net quickly Shoulders penetrate over the net quickly .. pressing palms over to take an area from the hitter to hit to . ❤️❤️
To block a ball effectively you need to be able to move closely and quickly along the net without touching it, to follow the ball that's set by the opposing setter to her opposing hitter in front of you.
Then you need to be able to time your block jump so your open palmed hands reach and penetrate over the net just before the opposing hitter hits or contacts the ball to stop it from crossing the net into your court.
One simple drill I do often for beginners is to have a player standing on a box on one side of the net.
Their hands and arms are penetrating over the net. I will hit into their blocking hands which should be angled towards the middle of my court before I hit the ball.
I will hit 10 - 12 balls into their block before giving them a chance to shake out their arms and do another set.
This gives the player a chance to get comfortable
In every practice I do and I teach my coaches to do a blocking footwork sequence drill at the net.
It's a series of multi patterned steps and movements that the players do while moving in and out of their "loaded" ready blocking position and moving along the net.
The focus is to
Now hopefully some of these drills volleyball players do in our training and classes will help you control your body so you can increase the number of blocks you successfully perform in a match.
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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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