A volleyball dive or roll doesn't help you dig a ball but it helps you protect your body and land safely on the ground AFTER keeping a ball off the floor.
Learn how to dive in volleyball because it will help you
protect your body and
land safely on the ground
AFTER you've chased down a ball that's been
hit into or around your court and
you've deflected it into the air to keep it off the floor.
Players (Jacob and Amber) in my Boot Camp Class work on their volleyball dive technique as they start left back in the court and wait to see the hitter tip the ball to the middle of the court before taking three steps towards the ball and lifting both feet off the ground while one hand plays the ball and the other hand (or both hands) are used to lower their body to the ground so they control their body as they land without crashing to the floor.
Learn How To Dive in Volleyball To Help Improve Your Digging Skills
Amber and Sophia working three step foot work ending in an extension to their side
one hand down the other plays the ball
followed by a barrel roll
left hand playing the ball and right hand playing the ball
getting lower to the ground with each of the 3 steps taken
covering the court in 3 big steps
Great job you guys!
You flick your wrist up so the ball comes up 5 - 6 inches, high enough for someone close to you get it up higher.
Using your left hand that's on the ground and the forward momentum you have from moving and running forward to the ball.. you push yourself over so your body completes a full 360 degree turn while on the ground
When you finish on your stomach you gather both feet under your body and with hands underneath your shoulders you push yourself up to a standing position.
For a ball that's falling to the left side of your body...do the opposite.
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.
How To Dive in Volleyball : Where To Go From Here
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