The volleyball bump also known as passing in volleyball is usually the first contact a player makes when their team is on offense and the ball has just come into their court because they received serve from the opposing team.
Being able to bump in volleyball is one of the two most important skills to learn as a high school player, so on this page I wanted to talk about why its important not to run and pass the ball at the same time.
Of course, when coaching volleyball the majority of the time I talk about what you should be doing.
Well, when I'm in a passing practice, I tend to see alot of things players should NOT be doing and today I wanted to talk about one of the most important things to avoid doing.
Check out my reasons for why you as a middle school or high school player should learn not to run and bump the volleyball at the same time.
Do not run and pass at the same time.
Beginner players make this mistake alot.
Here's what you should be doing.
As a passer you should
Wherever it looks like the ball is going to cross the net and land in your area, whether its
Move fast or learn to move faster!
3. you want to try to be stopped so your momentum is not moving you forward.
Ideally, you want to use fast footwork so you are stopped moving by the time the ball contacts your volleyball hands and super flat platform.
When you don't do this and you run at the same time you are attempting to do your volleyball bump most often two things happen:
This is something you don't want to happen.
You don't want to give the opposing team an easy ball. Your goal is to always get an accurate and settable ball right to your setter so she is able to easily run the team's offense.
Your passing in volleyball will improve when your volleyball bump is made when you make two separate and distinct movements.
This has been an important message by your favorite volleyball coach! That's me!!
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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.
Your three options are:
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