Volleyball Serve Drills For Beginners To use To Weaponize Short Serves

Short serves can really disrupt an opposing team's planned offensive plays which is why we do these types of volleyball serve drills for beginners  

Want to know why short serves can really disrupt an opposing team's offense?

Because short serves are hard to pass because a player has to

  • quickly move forward towards the net which reduces the area they have to pass the ball
  • then they need to drop their hips while
  • adjusting the angle of their platform arms
  • using great passing technique to pass the ball

and keep it on their side of the net.

The forward movement has to be stopped early enough so that the momentum doesn't push the passed ball over the net where the setter can't set the second ball.

That's pretty tough to do if you don't regularly practice passing short serves.

Volleyball Serve Drills for Beginners:

Players serve balls To Zone 2 then shag their ball before going to the opposite side to serve to Zone 2 from the other side of the court. 

Where is Zone 2?

Zone 2 is the right front area of the court that goes from the furthest right side corner of the court starting at the net and continuing back to about two feet behind the ten foot line. 

The question is have you done enough short serve reps in practice to feel confident to rip a short serve…. at tie score in the fifth set?

In your volleyball serve drills for beginners ...did you serve 100 reps every day this week to make sure serving short is in your box of magic tricks?

Working On Short Volleyball Serve Drills Beginners - Serve, Jog and Chase Drill For A Timed Period

Or did you find a reason and excuse to distract you from taking the necessary.., sometimes boring steps… to get you closer to reaching your goals?

Check Out These Three Tactics and Strategies For The Short Serve When We Do Our Serving Volleyball Drills. 

Look in the mirror and be honest..

How much work did you put in .. this week and last week … to improve your short service game? Did you get 100 reps in each day?

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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. 

Volleyball Drills: 
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  1. You can learn more about Drills by visiting the Related Links below.  
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  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. 

Learn more about volleyball drills on these pages!

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