2 Mental Volleyball Serving Strategies Vegas Players Use To Serve Aces

These two mental volleyball serving strategies we teach in our volleyball boot camp classes to use to increase your point scoring abilities from the end line. 

Using these volleyball serving tactics is important  because the serve is the only skill you control by yourself in volleyball.

Choose one or more of these mental serving tactics to increase your ace scoring chances the next time you go back to serve the ball.  


Volleyball Serving Strategies
Mentally Plan Ahead To 
Determine Early Where or Who You Intend To Serve 

As play develops, have an idea as to who the weak passers are on the other team.

We teach our Boot Camp players volleyball strategies that include talking about what they see happening on the court all the time. 

Not only do they have to see what's happening they have to remember what happened in past plays so when the time comes they know how and when they can exploit the weaknesses of the opposing team. 

Here some serving tips on things you should identify and look for as the your game  continues.. 

As I've travelled to various Las Vegas high school matches and have coached JV boys and girls teams I know that many coaches like to tell their servers where to serve.

This way, its the coach that establishes the volleyball serving strategies for their team depending on what they know about the opponent. 

But if your coach doesn't "call the serve" you can pick some targets to look for from the list of things I listed above. 

Volleyball Serving Strategies
Thoughts and Reminders

I mentioned earlier you first want to mentally decide to attack with your serve.

To make that easier here are some thoughts and reminders that you can ask yourself before serving in volleyball.

”I don’t want to serve the opposing team a ball that’s easy for them to receive and run an attack off of."

"I want to serve a ball that puts them in a difficult situation where I force one of the passers or to have to move out of their comfortable passing position to pass my tough or well-placed serve."

(Inky Hack)

"I want a specific passer to mess up or shank the ball or if I can't force them to do that then at the very least I want my serve to force the opposing team to give our team an easy ball that we can defend or pass and run an attack against them.”

"I can do better than just getting the ball over the net. if I want to make varsity I need to learn to be strategic and aggressive with my volleyball serve to increase the chances of scoring aces for my team." 

Usually one, all or a version of these thoughts should pass through your mind at during practices and then in your matches as you make your way back behind the service line to prep for your serve.

Do the mental stuff first as you are walking back to the service line to prepare for your serve.

You want to start practicing these mental volleyball serving strategies of

  • adopting a more aggressive attitude
  • attack with your serve
  • decide early where and who you are going to serve

when you’re doing your serving drills so that your game time serving will automatically be tougher which will increase the chances of scoring points and aces with your serve. 

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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 Serving Strategies:
Where Do you Go From Here?

Your three options are: 

  1. You can learn more about Serving Strategies 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. 
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Say 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.

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