Serve Receive - Going Beyond the 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.
You have been thought to keep the ball
directly in front of your body when passing
The perfect volleyball serve receive form
Most likely you have heard to keep the ball directly in front of you - over and over again.
And your coaches are absolutely right: "the perfect volleyball
form" is your ultimate goal.
So that's how
receive the serve - every
However, very often in the match it is simply not possible.
Advanced Volleyball Serve Receive Techniques -
Going Beyond "The Perfect"
you take a closer look at the top players' techniques, you see them repeatedly serve receiving the ball from the right or left side of their body.
You'll also notice top players passing a ball high
above their waist level - maybe even above their head.
Since players are forced to use these "odd" serve
techniques frequently, players absolutely need to practice those
Those "odd" passing forms occur as often as
passing form" in the match.
This is not teaching players to use wrong
improve the player's capability to pass the ball.
accepted as "the perfect passing form".
For sure it
is easier to pass
the ball with "the perfect passing form".
And of course the goal still
is to perform "the perfect volleyball passing form", but
a serving has become a very dominant and powerful in the recent years,
players often do not have enough time to perform "the perfect passing
That is the reason why volleyball players
have to learn to pass
the ball all around their body.
Players also need to learn to control the ball
"all over 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
click the link below.
Passing Drills Overhead
www.teamusa.org - About Volleyball Passing