Anyone have some tips??
Question:I'm a volleyball player and i'm a freshman in HS. I'm on the JV team, and I want to make the varsity team. Does anyone have any tips to improve my bumps and sets? I CAN NOT serve over hand and I NEED HELP!!! Does anyone know any tips to remember to improve my serve? Also, when we do spiking drills we jump up and hit it down, but when we're in an actual game, no one jumps, and they just hit it straight out. which method is correct?
1. Bumping: It is going to be the same motion. (If you are right-handed) stand with your right foot slightly ahead of your left. Get slightly on your toes so you aren't flat-footed. Now lean slightly, so your shoulders are forward. Just this stance takes practice to do naturally, so don't worry if you aren't an instant pro at the stance. When you have a ball coming, move to the ball (which is why you are on your toes), put your arms out in front of you, grasp your hands, and contact the ball on the forearms. Also, do not swing your arms. It is a transfer of motion from the legs that will get the ball where you want it to go. Finally, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. In my five short years of playing, I have passed thousands of balls, and I'm still no expert. It takes plenty of time; do not get frustrated.
2. Setting: Similar to bumping, a lot of this is about positioning. Funny thing is that I've been a setter all of my career and I can't explain how to set. I can show, but I really can't explain. Move to the ball, stay behind it (not under it), almost catch the ball on your fingertips, and allow them to act like a trampoline for the ball, shooting it off into whatever direction your hands and body are facing. Once again, PRACTICE. Lay on your basement (or other) floor and set to yourself. Make each set go between two and three feet.
3. Serving: This also hard to explain, but this is more because everyone is different. The first step in serving is the toss. A consistant toss leads to a consistant serve. After that, you have to swing at the ball and hit it at its highest point. Aim your hand to direct the ball up and over the net, with enough power to get there. Again, PRACTICE. Once you feel confident with one type of serve, it is time to try something different. I assume that your underhand serve is doing well, so start trying something new.
4. Hitting: A lot of times JV players don't get to hit in the game because the passes and sets don't allow them. You should be playing like you practice, but it doesn't always work out that way.
5. Communication. If you are hitting, and your sets aren't there, don't be afraid to tell your setter. Don't be rude; you'll never get set again. Tell the setter that the set wasn't good for a hit, and tell her where it needs to go. Communication builds chemistry, and that's what coaches want in a leader: communication. Talking to your team will make you stand out on the floor.
6. Improving: None of what I said is any good if you don't listen to your coach to get better. He or she is the only one who can actually see how you play and correct the problems in your form. Be willing to change how you play for your coach; they know what they are doing much better than you do.
On passing its all about footwork. You need to learn how to get your feet in the correct place to pass the ball. One major thing to help out is never swing at the ball. and where every your squared up (shoulders pointing and toes pointing) 90% of the time the ball will go there.
Last but not least. you want to jump to hit. Right now they are free balling over which is okay. When you get to the varsity level thats when people get rocked who free ball over (hit on the ground) Start jumping and sooner or later you will have an edge
1.When you serve. step forward into your hit and put enough muscle into it that it goes hard barely over the net. If you practice this, it will be very difficult for others to hit. You may hit it out of bounds if you use too much power but keep practicing it till you can have a couple inches to spare over the net, but hit it HARD. If you do this correctly, you will have a serve that goes straight then straight down at the player.
2. When bumping, remember to use your quad muscles to get into the approach. Never use just your forearms.
3. When spiking, remember to use a timing that you can use consistenly. To do this, you must practice the same routine of spiking over and over again till your body develops chemistry with the spike. This may take weeks or even months.
I hope this helped you out.
and for the overhand serve
u want 2 keed a open hand and make the ball hit the palm of your hand at least 10 inches above your head
for sets go stand next 2 a wall and just set it a nd bumb it against the wall or 2 yourself
if u want a chance 2b on the varsity team practice practice and practice and when u are done practicing practice somemore also if u want help on your overhand serve ask a coach 2 help u
when 1rst practicing and learning how 2 overhand serve start close 2 the net and step back every time u get it over till u are behind the line
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