Serve Receive – Going Beyond Perfect
In the previous
volleyball serve receive and volleyball
passing drills pages, you have
learned the very basics of passing. You were taught how you should keep
the ball in front of your body when passing.
probably have heard from your coaches over and over again.
And your coaches are absolutely right: "perfect volleyball
form" is your ultimate goal.
So that’s how
you should receive the serve - every
However, very often in the match it is simply not possible.
Advanced Volleyball Serve Receive Techniques
you take a closer look at top players’ techniques they repeatedly end
up passing the ball from the right or left side of their body, high
above their waist level, maybe even above their head etc.
Since players are forced to use these "odd" serve
techniques frequently, players absolutely need to practice those
techniques also. We say those passes happen as often as
This is not teaching players to use wrong
improve player’s capability to pass the ball. They absolutely
accepted as “the perfect passing form”.
For sure it
is easier to pass
the ball with “perfect passing form”. And of course the goal still
is to perform “the perfect volleyball passing form”, but
serving has become a very dominant and powerful in the recent years,
players often don’t have enough time to perform that perfect passing
That is the reason why volleyball players
have to learn to pass
the ball all around their body.
A player should use these serve receive techniques:
when passer simply does not have enough time to
move behind the ball
some great outside hitters (wing hitters) use
techniques to their advantage. They maybe saving a step or two, which
allows them to go to swing the ball quicker after ball is passed.
to increase the passing percentage, being able
pass up also the most difficult serves
The similar principles compared to “perfect passing form” apply:
Movement to the ball (by shuffling)
Stop the movement
You might have to turn your body away from the
example when passing the ball from the right side, you’ll turn your
towards right side line and take a step back with your right foot.
Still having a balanced and steady position
with your both
feet, turn the platform towards the target (setter).
No swinging with arms, with steady platform
the ball to the target.
To find more information about Volleyball
Passing Overhead, click the link below.