How do you properly pass a volleyball?
Passing in volleyball is the way to get the ball from one person to another or from one side of the net to the other side by using your forearms as a tool that creates a flat platform to make contact with the ball.
Passing occurs most often as the first of three contacts the team in serve receive uses to set up their attack against the defensive team.
Keeping the thumbs pointed to the ground when contacting the ball keeps your arms straight.
This guides the ball to
depending on where you want the ball to go.
Before the rally starts, a player will position her body in an athletic stance, which many coaches call the "ready position."
Feet, Knees, Legs
Feet are just outside the shoulders, with knees slightly bent in a loaded position so its easy to move right, left front or backwards to get to where the ball has been served.
Shoulders are over the knees and arms are held out in front of you.
Your shoulders and upper body should be leaning forward a bit and parallel and squared to the net while you face the server.
You don't want your arms too close to you nor do you want them too far away from you.
We tell our clients and boot campers that you should be able to fit a volleyball ball under your armpits.
That's the perfect distance that your arms should be held away from your body in your ready position.
Whether you call it the volleyball bump, the serve receive, the underhand pass or the forearm pass every player needs to master the art of controlling the ball while consistently passing it to the intended target.
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