What Is A Volleyball Dig And When Is It Done During Defensive Plays?
What is a volleyball dig? Its the way to keep the ball off the floor on defense when the opposing team hits a hard driven or softly contacted attacked hit.
What is a volleyball dig? When both arms are usually held together at the wrists so your arms form a flat surface, called a "platform" for the ball to bounce off of. In an emergency you can dig a ball with one hand as well. (Ralph Aversen photo)
What is a volleyball dig?
To dig a volleyball means you contact and intercept the ball, while your team is on defense by deflecting it up in the air with your arms held together.
You defend, or dig the volleyball once it crosses into your court after an attack hit by the opposing team, so they don't score a point.
What is a volleyball dig? You defend, or dig the volleyball once it crosses into your court after an attack hit by the opposing team, so they don't score a point. (Ralph Aversen)
The 'pass', the 'set', the 'serve' and the 'hit' describe offensive ways to contact the ball.
These are terms that describe ways you contact the ball to set it up for an attack hit into the other team's court.
The "block" and "the dig" are defensive terms used to describe ways to contact the ball. You 'block' or 'dig a volleyball' when you need to defend your court from the other team's attack. (Ralph Aversen photo)
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.
How To Play Volleyball: Where Do You Go Now?
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