The function of the hand grip you use to forearm pass or bump set a ball is to
..so you can better control the ball to your target.
Hand grips come in 3 forms.
The secret to better passing is to keep your elbows straight and as locked and close together as possible.
Remember with your forearms you want to create a table top where the only thing the ball has to do is bounce off of your table top and back up to the intended target.
The best tip to keeping your elbows straight is to position your wrists with your thumbs always pointing down to the ground in the most efficient way possible.
For some players that looks like placing the fingers of their right hand into the palm of their left so their fingers are turned upward towards them and they are crisscrossed.
Now they close their hands together so the thumbs meet, touching side by side.
If they are right handed they then should see the first three fingers of their right hand extend past their left thumb.
For others, their hand grip is made by making a fist with their right hand and turning it sideways so they see their thumb on top of their fist.
Then they place that fist into the palm of the opposite hand until the two thumbs meet and are lined up side-by-side.
The fingers of the left hand should come across the fist and touch the knuckles of the right hand.
There are those who modify the fist grip and have their two index fingers pointing to the ground (old school) while holding their wrists together.
Some players choose to hold the thumb of one hand with the other while keeping their wrists together.
Then there are a few elite players with out-of-this-world ball control skills, manage to have no grip at all.
Here's the deal, since you will be
in this wonderful game called beach volleyball ...you want to have your own personal volleyball hand grip to be one that
To maintain the most control of the ball during your pass... the number one important thing is to
You want to use both arms to pass, not just one.
Your goal is to be able to put the ball where you want it, whether the ball comes to you as an easy serve or whether you have to dive for a hard hit down ball.
Since your platform is where the ball makes contact, it needs to
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