At the beginning of a rally, if your team is on defense, after the referee blows their whistle and your team
serves the ball into the other team's court, the players in zone 2, zone 3 and zone 4 on your side should be laser focused on keeping your
opponent from spikingthe ballacross the net and into your court.
So that when they move along the net also known as moving laterally, whichmeansfrom side-to-side along the net before jumping toblock aball theiropponent is trying to hit, they are in a well balanced position to stop the ball.
What should your feet be doing and where should they be positioned?
You want to start in a balanced position with your feet so that they are parallel to each other.
Olympic gold medalist, David Lee gives a master class on the block in volleyball.
They should be perpendicular to the net so that you can maintain a balanced position that will allow you to move quickly to your right, to your left or backwards off the net to get back in defense or to transition so you can begin your spike approach if necessary.
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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