At the beginning of a rally one team serves the ball and the other team does not. The team that is not serving has to "receive the serve. " A team that's "receiving the serve" is the team that's in "serve receive."
Usually in the back row, the passer uses the pass to transfer the ball ..from where she is...to the setter without catching the ball or without letting it come to a complete stop on her arms or in her hands.
Service reception, or for a team to be "in volleyball serve receive" means the non-serving team is on offense, ready to "receive the serve" from one player on the defensive team who's in the service zone serving the ball.
The player who is about to serve the ball must be behind his/her teams' service line and according to most volleyball rules has 8 seconds to serve the ball into the "receiving" team's court, after the referee has blown the whistle to start the rally.
10 Volleyball Serve Receive Tips: A Checklist To Better Volleyball Passing
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with your legs slightly bent. Having your right foot 2-3 inches in front of the left lets you move quickly in any direction. Do the opposite if you're a lefty.
Present your platform by wrapping your left hand around your right fist, thumbs pointing straight down to the ground. This positions your elbows and arms in a straight platform
Avoid turning to the target to pass to it. Keep shoulders angled to the target and drop your inside shoulder so when the ball contacts your platform its re-directed to the area you want it to go.
In this case its to your setter waiting in Zone 3.
Contact the ball on your forearms. Check that your thumbs are always pointing to the ground, maintaining the straight platform needed to pass the ball
Keep your elbows straight while in serve receive. Straight elbows maintain a wider platform, giving you maximum control of the ball
Press both wrists together when passing, without breaking them apart no matter how hard or easy the serve. Make ball contact above the wrists and below the elbows. Contacting the ball on your wrists won't allow you to control the ball.
Keep both arms together when passing the ball. Keeping them together instead of breaking them apart and passing with one arm helps guide the ball better to the target
Square your shoulders to the net. Face your body to the net and angle your platform towards the target before contacting the ball. This eliminates adjusting your arms once making contact with the ball.
Remember your goal is to keep from swinging your arms during serve receive. Most serves in high school, club or college are fast enough so very little additional arm movement is needed for the ball to reach the target.
Don't turn to face your target when you're passing the ball. Once you get to the ball keep your shoulders parallel to the net and drop your inside shoulder so your platform is angled to the target.
Finish your pass with your serve receive platform below your shoulders not above your head. This allows you to control the ball when keeping your arms and shoulders within your body range
Move your feet first to position yourself behind the ball. Get your body behind the ball instead of reaching with your arms. If you've heard your coach say "pass with your feet first" they mean to let your feet not your arms be first in guiding you in serve receive
Passing Volleyball Tips: Where Do You Go From Here?
What do you need to do now? You have three options: