To forearm pass a volleyball you
The forearm pass is usually performed by one of three to five players on a team that is receiving the serve from the team on defense.
Another example when you may have to forearm pass a volleyball is during the second contact, if you're a setter and you can't get your hands on the ball fast enough to set it.
You can form a platform and bump set the ball passing it instead of setting it to one of your hitters to spike the ball over the net.
Controlling the pass, also called "controlling the ball" or "volleyball ball control" is a big part of becoming a very good passer.
With your hips lower than the oncoming served ball you can get under it and give it lift from a better angle with your legs without swinging your arms.
When you're lower than the ball you can give it lift using your legs to help guide the ball.
When your hips are the same height or higher than the ball its harder to control it and the ball shoots over the net instead of to the setter or you shank it so no one can get to it.
Do not stand up to pass.
One common mistake passers make is to pull their shoulders back behind their knees when they make contact with the ball while passing.
In other words they stand up to pass the ball especially when the ball is served high at them.
Instead we teach passers to keep their shoulders over their knees when contacting the ball and let the ball come down low.
If you stand up or pull your shoulders back when passing, you also pull the ball back so it stays closer to you in the backrow.
The setter will have to chase the ball and work harder to get to it to try and set it instead of getting a pass inside the ten foot line which allows her to run an in-system offense.
You want to make a good pass close to or just inside the ten foot in Zone 3 so your setter doesn't have to come to the backrow to set a ball.
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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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