4 Important Volleyball Skills A Good Volleyball Defensive Player Has 

A volleyball defensive player like a libero or defensive specialist needs to be aggressive in the backrow while passing, digging and communicating well.  


A good defensive player definitely needs to have three important skills including




If you're a defensive volleyball player like a

  • libero,
  • defensive specialist 
  • back court defender

another very important skill you need to have is to have a very aggressive attitude in the backrow.


Let's start with the mental attitude, since its super important. 

Aggressiveness is a mindset.

It comes from how you think and feel about playing defense while you are on the court.


3 Things A Defensive Player Tells Themselves While Playing Defense


A good libero or backcourt volleyball defensive player tells himself or herself things like:

  • "This is my court and there is no way, no how am I going to let a ball fall on my court without giving 100% effort in keeping it off the floor."
  • I'm going for EVERY ball that's hit or tipped near me."
  • "No balls fall on my court today!"


Since digging a volleyball is the last line of defense used by a team's backrow players in an effort to keep the opposing team's attacked ball from hitting the floor, its important for backcourt defenders to go "all out" in covering large parts of the court floor to pick up any balls the opposing team hits.




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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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