Three Volleyball Serve Skills Vegas High School Players Know How To Do

There are three basic volleyball serve skills, the underhand, the standing float serve and the jump float serve which Vegas varsity players, should know how to do.

There are three basic volleyball serve skills, the underhand, the standing float serve and the jump float serveThere are three basic volleyball serve skills, the underhand, the standing float serve and the jump float serve


There are three types of overhand volleyball serve skills that Vegas players need to learn how to do...

  • the floater serve 
  • the topspin serve 
  • the jump float and 
  • the jump spin


These serving skills are important to learn because when done correctly they are fastpaced with or without spin, and designed to be difficult for passers in serve receive to pass the ball to their setter. 


Volleyball Serve Skills
The Floater Serve


With the floater volleyball serve:

-place the ball in your tossing hand.

-with your left hand toss the ball 2-3 feet up in the air in front of your front foot   

-with the right hand (for right handers) use the middle of your open palmed serving hand to contact the middle of the ball while you keep a rigid wrist, flat hand and widespread stiff fingers. 





Sophia performs the standing float serve during Fridays Advanced Skills clinic at Vets.  


Imagine giving a friend a "high five" keeping your elbow above the level of your ear while you rotate to contact the ball. 

When using this serving technique the ball crosses the net quickly with no spin and alot of float movement in the air.

Then the ball drops suddenly to the floor making it increasingly difficult for a passer to track and pass the ball. 


Volleyball Serve Skills
The Topspin 


The topspin volleyball serve is another type of overhand volleyball serve. 

The primary difference in performing the topspin serve is

a. the wrist isn't stiff when contacting the ball but is bent so the serving hand contacts the top third of the ball.

Contacting the top third of the ball creates spin and along with a quick armswing motion that "follows through" after contacting the ball insures the ball crosses the net with a lot of pace and velocity like a spiked hit.

This makes it necessary for the passer to drop their hips quickly below the level of the ball to attempt to pass the ball like you would a dig.


Volleyball Serve Skills
The Jump Serve


The jump serve comes in two popular varieties:


Brooklyn performs the jump float serve during semi private training lessons. 


Jump serves are performed with a toss that's 6 - 8 feet in the air followed by a three, sometimes four step spike approach used to launch yourself in the air before serving the ball in one of the two ways described above. 


The Jump Serve (Mark Shaken Photo)The Jump Serve (Mark Shaiken Photo)


Volleyball Serve Techniques: Where Do you Go From Here?


Your three options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Serving by visiting the related links below.                            
  2. Follow the suggested reading on our Sitemap page Learning How To Play (Sitemap)
  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. 
  4. Before leaving this page Say "Hi" to Miss Tattoo the Tiger wearing the #9 jersey below.  Miss Tattoo is the starting defensive and serving specialist for the All Beast VolleyBragSwag All Star team.



Related Links:

10 Floater Serve Volleyball Tips Better Serving Scores More Points

How To Serve A Volleyball Better: Improve Your Float Serve Technique

8 Volleyball Serve Rules on The Toss and When and Where You Can Serve 

Your Serve In Volleyball Use Our Ten Step Checklist To Serve More Aces

The Volleyball Serve Is Your First Opportunity To Score A Point

Three Volleyball Serve Skills Vegas High School Players Know How To Do

3 Mental Volleyball Serving Strategies Vegas Players Use To Serve Aces

Three Volleyball Serve Tactics and Strategies For The Short Serve 



Meet Tatoo the Tiger, Serving Specialist on VolleyBragSwag's All Beast Team

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

The Weekly Award-winning Las Vegas Volleyball Boot Camp Class Schedule


Watch!

as the Volleyball Voice Boot Camp Classes receive the 2018 Nevada Recreation and Park Society award for

Best Sports Program in Nevada 



Boot Camp Volleyball Class Requirements

  • No online registration for Volleyball Voice Boot Camp classes
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before class begins
  • Pay $10 at front desk
  • Kneepads mandatory
  • Classes close at 6:05, latecomers will not be admitted
  • You WILL sweat

Click for info on Semi-Private Training with Coach April

Private and Semi Private Lessons with Coach April
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays