In order to learn how to serve for points, you need to develop two things
Why do you want to develop a tough serve?
Once you've learned the basics on serving then you want to take advantage of your serving opportunity because its the one skill in volleyball that you do alone - which you and only you... control...
for the opposing squad to easily run a play and score points against your team
The tougher your serve is the harder it is to run a point scoring play against your team.
You don't want to make an easy serve because you don't want to make it easy for the other team to score against yours.
"Think about what you want to do with your serve and how you want to do it" (Coach ApChap)
THINK, THINK, THINK
If you don't think about scoring a point when you serve, then you're less likely to do it.
But if you don't do it, then you are passing up a golden opportunity to help your team score an easy point.
Remember to THINK about making a tough serve, not an easy one.
From now on when you rotate back to Zone one on your way back to serve, as you are walking back to the base line you should be mentally forming this serving strategy.
You should make up your mind that you are going to go back and
serve an aggressive ball to a certain spot or to a certain player on the
When learning how to serve in volleyball you should picture yourself attacking the ball with your serve.
Think about it!
When you hit the ball, you are in an aggressive state of mind, right?
Well, just like you are in an aggressive state of mind when you spike a ball you want to recreate that same state of mind when you go back to serve a volleyball.
So when I say that you should be attacking with your overhand volleyball serve I am describing a mental process that you must adapt first----even before you prepare to physically do any serving.
To develop a tough serve you need
in order to improve how to serve in volleyball.
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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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