The forearm pass in volleyball describes how a player on the receiving team contacts the first ball served over the net by the serving team on defense.
Here are 5 "little" volleyball tips that will make a BIG difference in your passing performance.
Good volleyball serve receive skills require a player to keep a straight platform by keeping thumbs pointed to the ground.
If you review the photos of elite players both indoor volleyball and sand volleyball players when they serve receive you will notice that their forearm pass in volleyball "platforms" aka the inside of their forearms that they present... are so straight as a board you could use their arms as a flat table to eat on.
Keeping your thumbs pointed to the ground while holding them together when you make contact with the ball...is the key to keeping your arms straight when pass a volleyball.
To increase accuracy in your serve receive skills track the ball with your eyes while its in the server's hands all the way into your platform arms.
There are alot of things to look at when the server has the ball just before the ref blows the whistle.
There can be alot of things to be distracted by if you don't learn to concentrate and narrow your focus.
What do you focus on?
Once the server takes the volleyball in their hands and positions themselves to indicate where and how they are going to serve and then they start bouncing the ball in anticipation of serving it...it's at this point most elite athletes I know focus 125% ONLY on the ball in the server's hands.
From this point on, your eyes and mind and self talk and concentration should see and focus on nothing but the ball ALL THE way as it travels towards you across the net and INTO your platform arms.
Track the ball all the way into your arms keeping your head up but with eyes on the ball...so that you can see your straight platform.
Your three options are: