These are 5 volleyball beginner passing drills players should remember to do or not do in order to improve their passing skills including
While passing many beginner passers think its a good idea to bend their elbows to scoop the ball to the target or they swing their platform when passing thinking that's what's going to help get the ball where they want it to go.
You want to keep from doing either of these two movements because you won't be able to control the ball especially when you come up against tougher faster serves.
Keep your elbows straight when passing no matter what...
When you form your platform with your forearms and thumbs pressed together side by side and pointed to the ground this keeps your elbows straight. When passing you always want to keep your elbows straight and not bend them when you're contacting the ball.
Your "platform" is where the ball contacts your forearms in order to transfer the ball to your intended target.
You want your platform to be held stable and sturdy and not pass the level of your belly button once you've passed the ball.
When you keep your platform too close to your body you are forced to swing your arms when you contact the ball.
When using correct passing technique you want to avoid swinging your arms when you pass because you are in less control of the ball and you increase the probability of the ball going right back over the net or staying close to you instead of being directed to the setter who's waiting at the net.
As a passer you should work on
and getting enough information from what all these things are showing you so that once the ball is served you visually follow the path of the ball when its travelling to the net and then move to where you see the ball is going to land once it gets to your side ...and move fast enough to that spot BEFORE the ball gets there.
That's what we call beating the ball to the spot....
If you get to the spot at the same time as the ball ..that's considered "late' because now you have to rush to pass the ball but if you're at the spot BEFORE the ball it gives you more time to get set up and create your perfect passing platform.
These volleyball drills to improve passing are to help you when you pass...
When passing don't forget you want to
Remember, to pass a ball, you should
It does happen quickly, but as your forearm passing gets better by using this sequence, you'll see a marked improvement in your passing skills and your ability to get the ball to the target.
Two servers vs One passer server vs passer drill
One server is at full court and one is at midcourt and as soon as the passer passes the second server serves so there's a specific rhythm for a predetermined amount of total serves.
Passer must get a certain amount of passes to the target.
Servers can work on
Two groups of three players
Goal: To review the passing responsibilities in each passing zone - left back and right back passers.
Left back passers passing in Zone 5 have to take the their deep left seam and short balls in front of them while right side passers work on passing their left deep seam (depending on where the server is, right deep seam if the serve is coming from Zone 5.)
I'll instruct the throwers to throw 10 balls to work the left deep seam so throwing to the left of the passer to make them have to shuffle deep to the end line before passing the ball with good technique.
Everyone rotates so the target passes next, the passer goes to throw and the thrower is now the target catching passes.
After three warmup rounds with throws...remember I'm also coaching and checking the thowers to make sure their throwing arm is using the same correct technique used when doing a float serve. ...then the first server goes back and now serves again using a standing floater.
After everyone does this then one more round with the server working on their jump float serve.
This is a great passing warmup drill in order to practice controlling the ball.
During warmups I give players several callouts so they can pass to themself and then
Another combination of bump-set-spike call outs I'll make during warmups will include a way to side set, front bump and back bump.
Coach April Chapple's Volleyball Passing Tips For Youth Volleyball Players
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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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