When you learn how to bump a volleyball, you are learning how to transfer the ball from one player to another or over the net
To control the ball and deliver it to your intended target consistently (most often this is to your setter) you need to improve the accuracy of your forearm pass.
Here are my 10 volleyball tips you can use to maximize your serve receive and passing skills.
1. Keep your feet shoulder - width apart, with your legs slightly bent.
Having your right foot 1-2 inches in front of the left lets you move quickly in any direction.
2. Create your platform by wrapping your left hand around your right fist, with your thumbs pointing straight down to the ground.
This positions your elbows and arms in a straight platform.
3. Contact the ball on your forearms.
Check that your thumbs are always pointing to the ground, which helps you maintain the straight platform needed to pass the ball.
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4. Keep your elbows straight while in serve receive.
Straight elbows maintain a wider platform, giving you maximum control of the ball.
5. Press both wrists together when passing, without breaking them apart no matter how hard or easy the serve.
Make ball contact above the wrists and below the elbows. Contacting the ball on your wrists won't allow you to control the ball.
6. Keep both arms together when you learn how to bump a volleyball.
Keeping them together instead of breaking them apart and passing with one arm helps guide the ball better to the target.
7. Square your shoulders to the target.
Face your body to the net and angle your platform towards the target before contacting the ball. This eliminates adjusting your arms once making contact with the ball.
8. Remember your goal is to keep from swinging your arms during the serve receive.
Most serves in high school, club or college are fast enough so very little additional arm movement is needed for the ball to reach the target.
9. Finish your pass with your serve receive platform below your shoulders not above your head.
This allows you to control the ball when keeping your arms and shoulders within your body range.
10. Move your feet first to position yourself behind the ball as much as possible.
Get your body behind the ball instead of reaching with your arms. "If you've heard your coach say "pass with your feet first"" they mean to let your feet not your arms be first in guiding you in serve receive.
You need to learn how to bump a volleyball in order to make your freshman, JV or high school varsity team and it's important for you to learn how to move quickly to get to the ball.
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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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