What is the ready position for passing in volleyball?
The four steps to passing in volleyball starts with a passer who adopts a volleyball stance for passing
to another player or over the net.
The Volleyball Stance For Passing
Different players adopt varying styles but generally your volleyball ready position should be an athletic stance.
Step 1. Hands on Your Knees
I teach my players and students to place their hands on their knees as the resting volleyball ready position in serve receive.
You have your hands on your knees while the server is bouncing the ball and going through their pre-serve routine.
This gives you a chance to
Just before the server tosses the ball bring your hands off your knees to the volleyball ready position described at the beginning of this page.
Just as the server is about to toss the ball bring your hands off your knees to the volleyball ready position described at the beginning of this page.
Many college and professional players choose to
I believe that whether you
is a personal choice.
In my career I've tried both and I found that the one that I used the most was the one that allowed me to use my arms in a running motion, faster, so I could quickly run to the ball if I needed to, before presenting my platform to pass it.
For me, holding my arms in front of me or putting my hands on my knees allowed me to do this faster.
The key to remember is that you want to be as quick on the draw as possible and you want to take the least amount of time to go from your ready position to actually contacting the ball, so you need to figure out which stance will allow you to do that.
Your three options are:
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