Volleyball Drills For Serving Overhand, Float and Jump Serve Technique

These volleyball drills for serving help you to work on getting the ball to specific zones on the opposing team's court using the float serve and jump serve. 


Volleyball Drills For Serving
What To Work on In Practice - Overhand and Floater Serve Practice


For more advanced players who you use the overhand serve technique like the float jump serve or the jump topspin serve or any similar overhand serving technique you would do the same thing in performing those volleyball drills for serving but with one difference. 

I'm going to assume you know how to get the ball over the net consistently so now you need to work on getting the ball to very specific areas or zones on the opposing team's court. 



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⁠ November Semiprivate Serving Training with Amber⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Working on serving the seam....The seam is the area between zones on the court. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ AC is working on serving the seam between Left Back (Zone 5) and Middle Back (Zone 6).⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ The Importance of Your Toss⁠ ⁠ Tossing in volleyball for your overhand serve needs to be consistent in height and placement in order for you to improve your volleyball serve skills. ⁠ ⁠ As you learn how to serve a volleyball, you will realize that getting the ball over the net depends also on developing consistent tossing skills. ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Consistent Tossing in Volleyball: Lifting Your Straight Arm⁠ ⁠ -With your left arm pointed at your target, toss the ball no more than two to three feet in the air.⁠ ⁠ -To toss keep the ball balanced in the open palm of your hand ⁠ ⁠ -Without bending your elbow, with a straight arm lower your arm three inches then lift it with your arm stopping parallel or two inches above your shoulder⁠ ⁠ -The heel of your hand will help guide the ball into the air as it travels straight up into the air...in front of your serving arm⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ Read more at: Consistent Tossing in Volleyball Is How To Improve Your Overhand Serve⁠ ⁠ ⁠ https://bit.ly/tossing-in-volleyball⁠ ⁠

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Volleyball Drills For Serving Short

Your volleyball drills for serving should help you to work on serving the three short zones closest to the net on the court, specifically zones 4, 3 and 2. 

When you serve the ball short that puts the opposing team in difficulty when they try and run certain offensive strategies so its your job to be able to serve short when your coach tells you to or when you see that's a good possible point scoring opportunity. 




Use the same format I described here on how to keep score of your total attempted serves vs the serves you actually make in. 

As an advanced player you can increase the amount of total serves attempted to a particular spot. 

Instead of 30, attempt 50 and challenge yourself to serve right to a certain zone. One more thing you can do is set a time limit.



Are you a tough volleyball server? ⁠

As a tough volleyball server, your job is to be comfortable serving anywhere and anyone from behind the service line with pace and precision in order to score points.⁠

When you do your volleyball drills for serving practice you want to do tons of reps to every single one of the six positions on the court.⁠

You want to be able to hit those targets from anywhere behind the service line. ⁠

Targets to aim for⁠ during your volleyball drills for serving:

-serve seams⁠
-serves the sidelines⁠
serve outside hitters deep in the court⁠

Some players think that being a tough volleyball server means you need to really be sneaky and try and fake out the serve receive by not showing where you are going to serve.⁠

On the contrary I say...let everybody know where you are going to serve.⁠

Face Your Target.⁠


How To Score Yourself During Your Volleyball Drills For Serving 

Give yourself 5 minutes and attempt to serve 50 balls to zone 3 and keep your score of how many you make and how many you attempt.

Your goal is to make a minimum of 25 which is 50% of ALL the balls you serve.

When you consistently start getting more than 50-60% of the balls to the chosen zone you know you are improving. 

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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. 



Volleyball Drills For Serving 
Where Do You Go From Here?


Your options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Serving by visiting the related links below.                            
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
  3. Or visit the pages in the How to Play Volleyball section in the drop down menu at the top of the page to get started. 
  4. Before leaving this page Say "Hi" to Miss Tattoo the Tiger wearing the #9 jersey below.  Miss Tattoo is the starting defensive and serving specialist for the All Beast VolleyBragSwag All Star team.

You might like these volleyball serving pages.



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