Any quick and easy tips on volleyball for a begginer?
im going to a volleyball camp and im trying out 4 my skool team and im competing with people who have been playing all summer. and im a begginer and dont know much
SERVING: if you are over hand serving never toss the ball to high or low, make sure it is a lil infront of you and not stright obove your head, and bring stright through.
BUMPING: when you are bumping always aim towards the person you are bumping to, and dont jump when you hit it, and hit on your sweet spot, not your wrist, not your...well just hit in inbetween your wrist and elbow.
SETTING: I myself am not a setter but alot of it is your hands make sure your hands are in the shape of a triangel, aim w/ your thumbs.
SPIKING: practice your approch jump high and time perfectly.
(not much info on spiking, i'm more of a server that spiker.)
And don't run into people, I've been in a 4 person collision, it's not fun. Well, it's fun, but you don't want to play for a while afterwards
A good book i read on volleyball (not so much as how to play but how to get help when you need it) is called "Can I Play" by J. Dillard I recomend it to anyone that likes the game of volleyball.
Stand facing the net with the foot opposite the hitting hand forward.
The ball is held at waist level.
The player leans forward as they swing their arm foreward and contact the ball.
The hand holding the ball is dropped just before the contact.
The player hits underneath the ball with the fist or heel of the hand.
The hitting arm follows through in the direction of the target.
High ball toss.
Same foot as hitting arm forward.
With firm wrist, arm toss the ball 18 inches - so that the ball falls to the spot just inside of the lead foot and in line with the hitting shoulder.
HAND UP AND BACK BEFORE THE TOSS
Elbow and hand are at shoulder height or above throughout the entire serving motion.
Shift weight to lead foot, or step forward, as you make contact with the ball.
SWING TO TARGET
Wrist firm throughout serve.
Contact with heel of hand through middle back of ball.
The contact should sound like a "thud", not a "slap" sound.
Hand follows ball to target.
Finish with hand alongside or within body line.
BOW AND ARROW
As you leave the leave the floor to jump, pull the hitting arm back with the elbow and hand at shoulder height or higher.
The hand should be open and relaxed, with the plam facing away from the ear.
The elbow should swing forward and raise above the head.
Then the arm and hand swing over the top as the heal of the hand contacts the ball.
This is followed by the palm and fingers, which then snap through the ball.
Contact point is slightly in front of and as high as possible above the hitting shoulder.
Right - Left finish. (for right handers)
Left - Right finish. (for left handers)
Three step or four step approach (both o.k.)
Important to both approaches is to make the step preceding the step close a long and explosive one.
Also, important to both approaches is to keep the knees bent for all approach steps.
Finally, be sure to face your range spot when you make your step close.
Jump up (vertically) to meet ball.
Contact the ball at the peak of your jump with a straight arm.
Check landing spot, which should not be more than a distance of one foot past the contact point.
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