Volleyball passing is how you contact the ball with both of your arms held together at the wrists so the ball lands on your forearms which you use to guide it to a specific target, either getting it to another player or to transfer the ball over the net.
Passing the ball is a skill which does take a lot of practice.
of the six new skills, that you need to master, if you want
to learn how to play volleyball, and especially if your goal is to make your varsity team, then passing a ball needs to rank high on your list of priorities.
One of the best ways you can improve your volleyball passing accuracy when you're in serve receive is to stay in a low body position before and during the performance of the skill.
Whether you are a defensive specialist, a libero or a front row player who has to pass the volleyball alot in serve receive you will increase your chances of getting the ball to your intended target, if you maintain a low position while you are in the process of passing.
Once the referee blows their whistle blows, if you're passing the ball, you shouldn't stand up.
You should keep your knees bent in a loaded position and shoulders leaning forward so they are over your knees so that you can move quickly in any direction in order to receive the serve and pass the ball.
Why does this increase your chances of passing a ball accurately to your target?
So, if you have a problem with accuracy while you are passing a ball then remind yourself to stay low as the ball crosses the net and travels towards you.
Another way you can build better volleyball passing skills is to pay attention to the body positioning of the server on the opposing team.
Here's the deal.
If you are on the team that is receiving the serve, you should be checking the position of the opposing team's server's lower body, her feet and especially her hip position which will provide you some clues as to where the server will serve.
For a few more clues as to where the server may serve the ball, you can also check out where the server's shoulders are facing and where her tossing arm is pointing.
That's a clue, Sherlock!
This is a
pretty good indication that a short serve is coming.
When you notice the server doing this, then you want to adjust accordingly, by taking a step closer to the net so that you won't be taken by surprise by a ball landing just inches from the net on your side.
You position yourself to be ready to cover any short serves that come in your area.
There's no getting around it, if you play volleyball, then you are going to have to learn to be vocal and communicate on the court with your teammates.
You need to be ready to take responsibility for balls that are served or passed into your area.
That means balls within one or two feet of you and balls that are served between you and the teammate next to you.
Taking vocal responsibility allows your teammates to set up early for whatever they need to do next.
You can also tell your teammates something else.
You can communicate to them what type of serve you think the opposing team's server is about to serve.
If you see someone stepping up really close to the service line then you should tell your teammates in a loud voice "Watch out for the short serve!"
This mentally helps your teammates to prepare to move quickly if the short serve comes. This way you are doing your part to let your team know that the short serve is possibly coming.
I really hope these volleyball passing tips help you to improve your passing skills.
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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.
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