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Find all the volleyball digging information you are looking for on ImproveYourVolley from basic blocking skills, positions, rules, drills, tips and more.  

In the Volleyball Digging Information pages below, you'll find pictures plus short
summaries of all the information provided about blocking on the Improve Your Volley.com website. (Al Case)In the Volleyball Digging Information pages below, you'll find pictures plus short summaries of all the information provided about blocking on the Improve Your Volley.com website. (Al Case)

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Volleyball Digging Information
Digging Basics

When you dig a volleyball on your club or varsity team, you'll need to be okay with digging and defending hard hitting attackers on the opposing team.

8 Steps On How To Dig A Volleyball Up When Your Team Is On Defense

When you dig a volleyball on your club or varsity team, you'll need to be okay with digging and defending hard hitting attackers on the opposing team.  


The volleyball dig or digging a volleyball up in defense means that you are able to keep an attacked ball by the opposing team off your court floor.

The Volleyball Dig: What Is It, When To Do It and How To Dig A Ball

The volleyball dig or digging a volleyball up in defense means that you are able to keep an attacked ball by the opposing team off your court floor. 


Liberos and defensive specialists are backrow defensive players who can improve volleyball digging efficiency by using these tactics in practice drills.

Volleyball Digging: Liberos Learn How to Dig A Volleyball In Backrow


Liberos and defensive specialists are backrow defensive players who can improve volleyball digging efficiency by using these tactics in practice drills. 


Volleyball Digging Information  
Libero Positions


The libero volleyball player has specific qualities and specialized responsibilities in their defensive roles along with special rules created just for them.


Libero Volleyball Player Responsibilities, Roles, Qualities and Rules

The libero volleyball player has specific qualities and specialized responsibilities in their defensive roles along with special rules created just for them. 


Volleyball Dig Information
Digging Rules


The volleyball libero is a specialist in digging, passing and playing in the backcourt who wears a contrasting color jersey and has defensive responsibilities.

Volleyball Libero Facts Defensive Rules, Responsibilities and History


The volleyball libero is a specialist in digging, passing and playing in the backcourt who wears a contrasting color jersey and has defensive responsibilities.


Volleyball Dig Information 
Digging Drills

Also called 'Hit and Dig' volleyball drills these are used frequently in our volleyball practices to work on hitting and defense technique

Digging and Hitting Volleyball Drills To Help You Sideout and Score

Also called 'Hit and Dig' volleyball drills these are used frequently in our volleyball practices to work on hitting and defense technique


Dig and Spike Volleyball Drills You Do To Improve  Your Ball Control


We do volleyball digging drills everyday in our Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes so that liberos, defensive specialists and players who play in the backrow work on improving their digging skills.

Four Volleyball Digging Drills We Do In Our Weekly Boot Camp Classes


We do volleyball digging drills everyday in our Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes so that liberos, defensive specialists and players who play in the backrow work on improving their digging skills.


Volleyball Dig Information 
Digging Skills


Volleyball Skills For Digging: A List of 9 Volleyball Basic Dig Steps


Improve your volleyball skills for digging using this comprehensive list of volleyball basics for before, during and after you need to dig a volleyball. 


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

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.  


Volleyball Dig Information 
Digging Terms

The four digging volleyball terms explained for liberos and defensive players are

4 Digging Volleyball Terms Explained For Liberos and Defensive Players

The four digging volleyball terms explained for liberos and defensive players are

  • "up"
  • "tagged"
  • "touch" and
  • "lip"

which describes what happens in the backrow. 


Digging and defensive volleyball terminology and words for liberos, defensive specialists and backcourt players who need to learn more volleyball vocabulary.

Volleyball Terminology and Lingo For Liberos and Defensive Players

Digging and defensive volleyball terminology and words for liberos, defensive specialists and backcourt players who need to learn more volleyball vocabulary. 


The

Two Volleyball Terms Used To Describe Digging Balls Without Your Hands

The "chester" and the "facial" are two volleyball terms used to describe how you can legally dig a ball by using your face or your chest instead of your hands.


These two terms in volleyball, the six pack and the facial, describe digging actions liberos know because they explain how to dig a volleyball using your face.

2 Terms in Volleyball For Digging
Lingo Libero Volleyball Players Know

These two terms in volleyball, the six pack and the facial, describe digging actions liberos know because they explain how to dig a volleyball using your face.

Volleyball Dig Information 
Digging Tips

These 3 volleyball tips for digging a ball describe how to dig a ball without taking a step, taking one step and taking three steps away from your base in defense.

Volleyball Tips For Digging A Ball One to 3 Steps From You in Defense

These 3 volleyball tips for digging a ball describe how to dig a ball without taking a step, taking one step and taking three steps away from your base in defense. 


Volleyball Dig Information 
Digging Techniques

These 10 defense volleyball techniques are answered on how to dig a volleyball better, where to be in defense, and what to watch when the other team is hitting.

10 Defense Volleyball Techniques Used To Make Digs and Defend Better

These 10 defense volleyball techniques are answered on how to dig a volleyball better, where to be in defense, and what to watch when the other team is hitting.


Volleyball Digging Information 
How to Dig A Volleyball


Dig volleyballs that are 3-4 feet away from you by using the barrel roll technique we teach in Vegas Volleyball Boot Camp classes.

Dig A Volleyball Using The Barrel Roll Digging and Defense Technique 


Dig volleyballs that are 3-4 feet away from you by using the barrel roll technique we teach in Vegas Volleyball Boot Camp classes.


Dig more volleyballs by watching the the ball, the setter, the ball and then the hitter when the opposing team attacks the ball.  (Matt Pendleton)

Dig Volleyball Spikes By Watching The Ball, The Setter And The Hitter 


Dig more volleyballs by watching the the ball, the setter, the ball and then the hitter when the opposing team attacks the ball. 


Volleyball Digging Information 
How To Dig Tutorials


These digging volleyball basics teach you where to contact the ball on your arms, where feet and legs need to be and how to read hitters better in defense.

A Digging Volleyball Tutorial The Digging Basics For Defensive Players

These digging volleyball basics teach you where to contact the ball on your arms, where feet and legs need to be and how to read hitters better in defense.


To make a volleyball dig both arms are held together at the wrists so your arms form a flat surface, called a

A Volleyball Dig
Five Steps To Keeping A Ball Off Of The Court Floor


To make a volleyball dig both arms are held together at the wrists so your arms form a flat surface, called a "platform" for the ball to bounce off of. 


Volleyball Digging Information 
Digging Videos

To "dig" the ball is a slang term used to mean "defend" the ball up in the air which requires you to stay in a low athletic stance with your knees bent while using your forearms to deflect the ball up into the air after its been hit by a member of the opposing team in order to keep it from hitting your court floor.


Three Step Barrel Roll
Volleyball Digging Techniques


Usually done during warmups in order to get warm-up to play defense in the match.

For balls that are tipped to the middle of the court we teach the three step barrel roll technique to dig a volleyball.

The roll or barrel roll is one of the several acrobatic individual defense techniques you can use to collapse to the ground after finishing a volleyball dig that takes you off balance.


This technique helps you complete your defense action safely and most importantly...allows the play to continue without the ball hitting the floor.

The "roll" is used as a way to finish to the floor and recover your footing after digging an attacked or deflected ball you had to leave your feet and hit the ground for


One Step Sprawl
Volleyball Digging Information


Usually done during warmups in order to get warm-up to play defense in the match.

To dig a volleyball that's more than 2-3 steps away from you and low to the floor, you need to know

  • how to play balls up on the move, then
  • complete your digging action and
  • fall to the ground in a safe way that you get back up and keep playing without getting hurt.

For the balls hit or tipped close to you in defense we use the extension and pop up to drop our hips fast to beat the ball to the floor.

For balls spiked further away we teach the extension and one step to barrel roll to get to balls that go up over the block before they come down.



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