Hitter Volleyball Tips:
A Spiker Checklist of Hitting Steps To Take

The Ultimate Spiker's List of Actions To Take Before, During and After You Hit the Ball

Hitter Volleyball Tips The Ultimate Checklist of Actions To Take. (Pro Player April Chapple spiking during the Italian Championship Finals Division I)Hitter Volleyball Tips The Ultimate Checklist of Actions To Take. (Pro Player April Chapple spiking during the Italian Championship Finals Division I)


This is a breakdown in an easy-to read format of the steps to take as a spiker from the moment the opposing team serves to after you finish your attack. 


8 Hitter Volleyball Tips
Before The Serve - What You Should Do


Know the defense used by your opponent.            

  • This is important so you know what shot or hit will most likely score a point  or get the sideout against your opponent.
  • Are they playing man-up defense with a digger behind the block?
  • Rotational defense where the sharp cross court is open or man back defense? As a hitter you need to know 


Look at your setter to call the play or to get instructions about the set you are going to hit next


Know ahead of time what your normal transition hitting assignment is throughout the rally.


8 Hitter Volleyball Tips
Ball Is Served - What You Should Do


Are you the passer?


If you're not the passer, use verbal and/or nonverbal communication to talk about the serve to your teammate who is passing. 

  • You should always be talking about what is happening whether you are passing or not


8 Hitter Volleyball Tips
Ball Is Passed - What You Should Do


Are you ready to handle a bad pass?

  • Move to your starting position for your proper hitting assignment
  • If time permits while the ball is traveling when its being passed, take a quick look across the net to see the position the blockers are taking

     

8 Hitter Volleyball Tips
Ball Is Set - What You Should Do


Are you the attacker? 

  • Get in good position to the ball to give yourself options to attack
  • If you aren't the attacker, be ready to cover your hitter and expect the ball to be blocked


8 Hitter Volleyball Tips
Ball Is Attacked - What You Should Do


If your attack ends the rally (in a kill or an error) remember to glance across the net to see where the open spots on the opposing court are while the opposing team is still in their defensive positions


If the ball is still in play, quickly get to your transition blocking assignment.


Scroll down to read more articles on how to improve your hitting. 

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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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Where Do you Go From Here?


No need to guess where you need to go now? Here are three options: 

1. Learn more about Spiking by clicking the related links below.

2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)

3. Or visit the pages in the How To Play section in the drop down menu at the top of the page to get started

4. Before leaving this page Say "Hi" to T.T. Mugb the Volleybragswag Lion wearing the #7 jersey below. 


Related Links:

Hitting Spike Approach Fundamentals Learn To Hit Harder

Hitting Drills To Beat The Block, Hit Corners, Mix Up Shots

Hitter: Learn How To Be The Smart Spiker on Your Team

Three Hitting Strategies To Use To Sideout Or Score Points

Hitting and Spike Attack Terminology Vegas Hitters Know

Volleyball Spike Tips: Improve Approach, Armswing and Hitting Accuracy

How To Spike A Ball Strategically Like A Pro

Volleyball Hit Strategy: Attack Strategies Smart Spikers Use To Score

Three Spikers Volleyball Tips Outside Hitters Use To Beat The Block

14 Volleyball Spike Tips That'll Quickly Improve Your Spiking Skills

10 Volleyball Hitting Tactics Short Hitters Use Against Big Blockers 

8 Hitter Volleyball Tips: A Spiker Checklist of Hitting Steps To Take


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