How To Serve In Volleyball Two Tactics To Score More Aces and Points

 My two mental volleyball strategies explain how to serve in volleyball while planning strategically on where to serve to score more direct points and aces. 

How to serve in volleyball by using these serving strategies. These are important because the serve is the only skill you control by yourself in volleyball.

Choose one or more of these two mental serving tactics to increase your ace scoring chances the next time you go back to serve the ball.  

How To Serve in Volleyball 
Serve Aggressively By Deciding Early 

One of the first mental serve strategies in how to serve in volleyball is to remember to THINK about making a tough serve, not an easy one. 

From now on when it's your turn to rotate back to zone one on the court to serve, as you are walking back to the base line you should be mentally forming this serving strategy.

"I'm going to place the opposing team in difficulty by making an aggressive serve"

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 court.

How To Serve in Volleyball: 
Why Learn How To Serve Tough

Why do you want to develop a tough serve?

Once you've learned the basics in how to serve in volleyball you want to take advantage of your serving opportunity, which you alone control...and make it difficult for the opposing squad to easily run a play against your team.

The easier your serve is, the easier it is for the opposing team to run a point scoring play. 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)

If you don't think about scoring a point when you serve, then of course you won't 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.

How To Serve in Volleyball
Attack With Your Serve

When learning how to serve in volleyball you should  imagine that you are 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 float serve I am describing a mental process that you must adapt first----even before you prepare to physically do any serving.

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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. 

How To Play Volleyball:
Where Do you Go From Here?

Your three options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Serving by visiting 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 Volleyball section in the drop down menu at the top of the page to get started. 
  4. Before leaving this page Say "Hi" to Miss Tattoo the Tiger wearing the #9 jersey below.  Miss Tattoo is the starting defensive and serving specialist for the All Beast VolleyBragSwag All Star team.

Say Say "Hi" to Miss Tattoo the Tiger wearing the #9 jersey below. Miss Tattoo is the starting defensive and serving specialist for the All Beast VolleyBragSwag All Star team.

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