There are three types of overhand volleyball serve skills that Vegas players need to learn how to do...
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.
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.
Imagine giving a friend a "high five" keeping your elbow above the level of your ear while you rotate to contact the ball.
Then the ball drops suddenly to the floor making it increasingly difficult for a passer to track and pass the ball.
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.
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.
Your three options are: