Short Volleyball Player Spikes How To Vary Your Attack Hits To Score Points Against Big Blockers

These three short volleyball player spikes offer different attack hit strategy options like deep tips, cut shots and roll shots to score against big blockers.  

Vary Your Volleyball Ball Attack To Score Points Against Big Blockers With These 3 Types of Short Volleyball Players Spikes (Ralph Aversen)Vary Your Volleyball Ball Attack To Score Points Against Big Blockers With These 3 Types of Short Volleyball Player Spikes (Ralph Aversen)

This strategy is perfect for smaller athletes looking for short volleyball player spikes options.  

In order to score a point, you don't always have to hit the ball hard.

There are other types of volleyball ball attack hits you should know how to do that still require a spike approach but do not require you to make a fast and quick armswing to drive the ball with force into the opposing court. 


    Short Volleyball Player Spikes
How to Roll Shot the Ball So It Falls Behind The Block


The Roll shot  - is done after a spike approach and with the heel of your hand of your hitting arm which contacts the bottom of the front half of a volleyball while moving your shoulder in an upward motion which gives the ball a forward rolling motion.

This lifts the ball up and over the block and the rolling motion helps the ball fall quickly to the ground. 

The roll shot is usually the third volleyball hit and is used to send the ball over the net in a rally. 

Favorite places for hitters to tip the ball usually are

  • behind the block

    Short Volleyball Player Spikes
Sharp Cross Court - The Cut Shot


The Cut shot  - is a ball hit at a sharp angle into the opposing court by a spiker.

For example if a hitter in Zone 4 hits a ball to Zone 2 in the opposing team's court, that's a cut shot in indoor volleyball.  


        Short Volleyball Player Spikes How To Use Your Fingertips To Tip The Ball Deep in the Court


The Tip - is done after a spiker makes their three or four step approach to the ball as if to hit it hard, but with the hitting arm slows down their armswing and

  • contacts the ball with the soft pads of their fingertips 
  • to push the ball over the block and 
  • into an open space on the court. 

Favorite places for hitters to tip the ball usually are

  • behind the block and/or
  • to the middle of the court 
  • deep to the corners of the court

where its harder for diggers to get to the ball. 



Volleyball Ball Contact Strategy: 
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