As play develops, start to identify who the weak passers are on the other team.
Not only do they have to see what's happening they have to remember what happened in past plays so when the time comes they know how and when they can exploit the weaknesses of the opposing team.
When you go back to the service line you should deciding on how you plan on scoring a point with your serve. You can choose two types of float serve targets ...either serving
Here are 5 ways to identify good float serve targets...
I know that many coaches like to tell their servers where to aim their float serve.
This way, its the coach that establishes the volleyball serving strategies for their team depending on what they know about the opponent.
Here are some reminders to tell yourself before serving in volleyball.
”I don’t want to serve the opposing team a ball that’s easy for them to receive and run an attack off of."
"I want to serve a ball that puts them in a difficult situation where I force one of the passers to have to move out of their comfortable passing position to pass my tough or well-placed serve."
"I want a specific passer to mess up or shank the ball or if I can't force them to do that then at the very least I want my serve to force the opposing team to give our team an easy ball that we can defend or pass and run an attack against them.”
"I can do better than just getting the ball over the net. If I want to make varsity I need to learn to be strategic and aggressive with my volleyball serve to increase the chances of scoring aces for my team."
Usually one, all or a version of these thoughts should pass through your mind during practices and then in your matches as you make your way back behind the service line to prep for your serve.
Do the mental stuff first as you are walking back to the service line to prepare for your serve.
You want to start practicing these float serve strategies of
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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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