Do you have a tough overhand serve that scores from the service line or do you choose to be known for easy lob serves?
Sending an easy, high lollipop, rainbow arc ball over the net twenty feet in the air, that takes forever to come down, which anybody's grandmother can pass and make into a play.
Players usually opt to do that because it's safe.
Of course, the serve can be risky at times, but that's what practice is for.
As a tough volleyball server, your job is to be comfortable serving anywhere and anyone from behind the service line with pace and precision in order to score points.
You want to be able to hit those targets from anywhere behind the service line.
Where do servers aim their overhand serve to score points?
As a tough volleyball server you want to be able to serve the seams.
The seams are the areas of the court between where the primary passers are positioned when they are receiving serve.
By serving the passers deep to the line corner these passers who are also hitters have to work harder to get back up to their normal position just outside of the ten foot line to make an attack hit.
The idea is to make passers move out of their comfort zone so its difficult for them to make a perfect pass to their setter.
You are trying to force the opposing team out of system, so they are forced to send over an easy ball to your defense or they make an error.
And that's what a tough volleyball server does.
That process starts with your serve.
That's a big opportunity that you should plan to take advantage of every time you go back to the service line.
When you are the one serving it is your turn to shine.
That means it's your turn to create a winning situation for your team.
You have a chance to do it all by yourself.
Some players think that being a tough volleyball server means you need to really be sneaky and try and fake out the serve receive by not showing where you are going to serve.
On the contrary I say...let everybody know where you are going to serve.
Face Your Target.
Place everything that you have, your feet, hips, shoulders, tossed ball in the direction of where you plan to serve.
Face that player or that space on the court and just let it Go!
If ALL your energy is going in one direction you can create more force than if different parts of your body are going in different directions.
If everything is all lined up in one direction and balanced then you can focus on one last element.
After you toss the ball for your float serve
then you probably won't get that tough floater serve you are looking for.
which is usually pretty easy for the opposing team to pass.
Watch The Ball When You Contact It
In practice, watching where you contact the ball, when you contact it
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