Here are four tips on serving for volleyball players to add power to their overhand serve.
Visualize yourself serving a tough volleyball serve that lands in the court, right to the specific position you are aiming for.
Use the power of visualization as an effective mental tool before you serve.
See yourself going through the motions of your serving technique when you are off the court, so that when you are on the court, every serving motion comes naturally.
Believe it or not, this is a great way of conducting your serving practice when you are outside or away from the gym.
It's critical when you proceed through all of the serving steps, that you toss the ball the same way every time you serve.
That ritual could be
Whatever your tossing ritual is, work it out so you do the same thing every time.
This helps you
especially if you have to serve after a long rally.
Before you serve, you can follow two types of serving strategies. You can decide to either
If you decide that you are going to begin the play by attacking with your serve...
...then develop the ability to maintain the same mentality with your deep serves that you have with your spike.
Get aggro! Be aggressive.
Many players mistakenly think that every serve of the ball should be just to start the rally.
This type of serve looks like an easy lob, high over the net just to get the ball over, to let the other team start the play.
In reality, your serve should first be used to score a point for your own team.
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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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